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The New Bedford Area

Chamber Focus Business News for and about Members of the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce

Inside May - June 2016 Message from the CEO ..........................2 Connecting Activities..............................3 Emerging Leader Awards......................4 Good News ..............................................6 Welcome New Members ......................10 Featured Member Discounts ...............13 SCYPN Events.......................................14

May - June 2016

Chamber to Recognize Businesses with Awards at June Good Morning SouthCoast! The Chamber will be introducing two new awards at the June Good Morning SouthCoast. Traditionally in June the Chamber has presented the Small Business of the Year Award. This year we want to recognize large businesses and non-profits along with small businesses as they all make valuable contributions to our local economy and help support our community. The 2016 Small Business of the Year, Non-Profit/Educational Institution of the Year and Large Business of the Year awards will be presented at the Chamber’s next edition of Good Morning SouthCoast! which is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Rachel’s Lakeside, 950 State Road, Dartmouth. This event brings together local business leaders to celebrate the accomplishments of businesses and non-profits in our community. Each of the nominees will be recognized at the event and the winners will be announced.

• Chamber Hosts Successful Job Fair page 8 • Chamber Employee Celebrates 35 years - page 13 • Update from the Southeastern MA Visitors Bureau - page 14 • Upcoming Events from the SouthCoast Young Professional Network - page 14

Large Business (more than 50 employees) Small Business (50 employees or fewer) AHEAD Acushnet Company SERVPRO Horacio’s Flour Girls Baking Company US Drywall Inc Quahog Republic Whalers’ Tavern Waring-Sullivan Homes of Memorial Celia’s Boutique Tribute and Rock Funeral Home SEASTREAK Hope Yoga Studio/LA Cycle Studio The event will also feature a presentation Doctors Express from keynote speaker, Randy Helm, inThe Pasta House Fairfield Inn & Suites, WayPoint Event terim chancellor of UMass Dartmouth. Peyton Randolph (Randy) Helm, former Center Muhlenberg College President, was apNon-Profit/Educational Institution pointed interim chancellor of UMass Dartmouth beginning in March of this New Bedford YMCA year. Helm retired last year after leading UMASS Charlton College of Business Muhlenberg College for 12 years and New Bedford Symphony Orchestra was named President Emeritus by the Devin Laubi Foundation College’s trustees at Commencement Child and Family Services last May. Better Community Living Rail to Boston Coalition Before his Muhlenberg presidency, Interise Helm served as vice president for colThe award nominees are:

ment at the University of Pennsylvania.

At Muhlenberg, Helm presided over an era of growth and transformation, during which applications and enrollment increased, as the colconKeynote speaker, Randy lege tinued to Helm, interim chancellor of gain acclaim. UMass Dartmouth. Muhlenberg’s endowment more than tripled -- rising from $70 million to $247 million – with that growth fueled by a $110 million capital campaign Helm oversaw. Helm was also credited with improving campus facilities and student life and developing a new curriculum. Muhlenberg also became more diverse during Helm’s presidency. continued on page 8

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