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Chamber Events

September 15, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


September 15, 2015
Business After Hours


September 17, 2015
Success Express Workshop Series
How to Improve Your People, Processes and Performance through Workforce Training


September 24, 2015
Membership Breakfast


October 06, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


October 08, 2015
Mega Young Professionals Joint Networking Event


October 15, 2015
Success Express Workshop Series
Are You Ready to Deal With Lenders?


October 22, 2015
High Speed Connections Breakfast


October 29, 2015
Multi Chamber Mega Networking
Joint Business After Hours


October 29, 2015
Chamber Overview


November 06, 2015
Success Express Workshop Series
The 4 Fundamentals of Running a Business


November 10, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


November 19, 2015
Membership Breakfast with Mini-Grants Presentation


December 02, 2015
Success Express Workshop Series
Develop Your Leadership Potential


December 09, 2015
Holiday Business After Hours


December 15, 2015
BFF: Networking Luncheon & Holiday Shopping Extravaganza


December 17, 2015
Chamber Overview


January 12, 2016
BFF: Business Forward Females


January 13, 2016
Success Express Workshop Series
The Formula for Business Success: PBEPC2E


January 21, 2016
Legislative Panel Discussion with Corridor Nine Delegation


February 05, 2016
Chamber Overview


February 09, 2016
BFF: Business Forward Females


February 10, 2016
Success Express Workshop Series
The Workplace Minefield of Legal Misinformation


March 04, 2016
Chamber Overview


March 08, 2016
BFF: Business Forward Females


March 24, 2016
Scholastic and Business Awards Recognition Breakfast


April 06, 2016
Business Expo


April 12, 2016
BFF: Business Forward Females


April 14, 2016
Success Express Workshop Series
Tech You Should Know: 5 Technologies Critical to Your Business


April 28, 2016
High Speed Connections Membership Breakfast


May 06, 2016
Chamber Overview


May 10, 2016
BFF: Business Forward Females


June 14, 2016
BFF: Business Forward Females


September 22, 2016
Membership Breakfast with Guest Speaker


October 07, 2016
Chamber Overview


October 27, 2016
High Speed Connections Membership Breakfast


November 17, 2016
Mini-Grants Breakfast


December 16, 2016
Chamber Overview



FREE Business Counseling


The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce can bring you the assistance you need towards reaching your business goals with the guidance of professional counselors available in our office. With the services of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Service Corp of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E) we can provide you the solutions to your small business challenges and needs.


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S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

All counseling sessions are free and confidential. Counseling is provided in-person at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber office on almost all aspects of business including the following:

  • Start-up
  • Business plan preparation
  • Business financing
  • Cash flow and cost analysis
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Manufacturing operations and control
  • Retail management
  • Information Technology

Please call 508-836-4444 to schedule an appointment.  Counselors are available at our location on Wednesday mornings (with the exception of the third Wednesday of the month.) If this time is not convenient for you, we can negotiate a time that would best fit your schedule.


About SCORE

SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner of the United States Small Business Administration.


SCORE was founded in 1964, currently has 389 chapters in locations throughout the United States and its territories and has approximately 10,500 volunteer members nationwide. Both working and retired executives, professionals and business owners donate their time and expertise as business counselors. More information on the national SCORE organization is available at www.score.org.

 

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SBDC (Small Business Development Center)

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides free, confidential, one-to-one management and technical advise to prospective and existing small businesses throughout the Commonwealth. The MSBDC provides specialized services in the areas of capital formation, minority business assistance, business and industry data, international trade and procurement technical assistance which further augment services.


Counseling is provided in-person at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber office on almost all aspects of business including the following:


  • Feasibility Studies and Start-up Issues
  • Business Plan Development
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Marketing and Sales Strategies
  • Financial Plan Development
  • Financing Options and Loan Packaging
  • Buy/Sell and Valuation Assistance
  • Technology and E-commerce Assistance
  • Equity Business Plans 

Please call 508-836-4444 to schedule an appointment.  Counselor, John Rainey, is available at our location every other Tuesday afternoon. If this time is not convenient for you, we can negotiate a time that would best fit your schedule.


About SBDC

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Department of Business and Technology under Cooperative Agreement number 8-603001-Z-0022-28 through the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Management.  SBDCs are a program supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions or services of any external parties or activities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance.