Monday, January 7, 2013
David C. Chavern, CEO of US Chamber of Commerce, to be keynote speaker at event.
Monday, January 7
The Northern RI Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Dinner at Twin River in Lincoln on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Twin River event center with dinner and speakers to present at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per person and sponsorship tables are available. The keynote speaker will be the David C. Chavern, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the United States Chamber of Commerce. Chavern serves as chair of the Chamber’s Management Committee and is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as long-term planning. This includes responsibility for a range of policy, financial, administrative, and legal operations. He also oversees several revenue operations, including corporate …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Small Business Owners - Comment with Saturday hours, locations.
The Northern RI Chamber of Commerce and the Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance are gearing for Small Business Saturday this weekend in Woonsocket, distributing about 100 mats for local business owners to advertise the day outside their doors. Small Business Saturday, two days after Thanksgiving, is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that the community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. Whether you're a brick-and-mortar retail store, restaurant or online-only business, you’re a part of it, just by being a small business owner. To participate, you just have to be open for business this …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Woonsocket's second cash mob event draws about 50 people.
Woonsocket's cash mobbers turned out in a force of about 50 Monday night to direct their spending power at the recently opened East Side Edibles, followed by dinner at The Burrito Company. The event was hosted by the Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance and the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce. The Cash Mob idea is to get a large group of people together who agree to spend at least $20 at each venue. "Here's how it works. Spend $20. Have fun. Meet new people," said Jeanne Budnick of Pepin Lumber, a member of the BVIBA, addressing the crowd of about 50 that had gathered at the parking lot across from Landmark Medical Center on Cass Avenue. John Gregory, president and CEO of the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, said the day was …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Participants are asked to meet at 186 Cass Ave. parking lot across from Landmark at 6 p.m.
The Northern RI Chamber of Commerce and the Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance are bringing the cash mob back to Woonsocket tonight. The Cash Mob idea is to get a large group of people together who agree to spend at least $20 at each venue. The larger the crowd, the larger the impact on the local economy. Back in April, the organizations put together a cash mob and turned its wallets and pocketbooks on Kay's Restaurant and Vose True Value. More than 100 customers surpised and thrilled shop owners and organizers. “This is a great way to do our part to help stimulate the local economy,” said John Gregory, President and CEO of the Northern RI Chamber, in the event's press release posted on the C hamber's website. To join up …