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Under the Dome
An Update from the State House

Quick Overview of Last Week
Straws - The Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee held S.292 SubA for further study following a backlash from environmental groups over the inclusion of state preemption language in the amended version of the bill. Business groups requested preemption in order to avoid traps that come with the potential of 39 different rules.

Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting  Grand Opening  

 Wednesday, May 8, 2019
5:30 pm
Please  welcome and support Edward   Jones Investments - Dane Selke, CFP on his new location at  66 Gooding Ave.,      Bristol at   5:00 pm 
                 Let us know you are coming  click here!

Let's Connect! 
  Monthly Mingle Hosted by 
Atria Aquidneck Place

May 15, 2019 |  5:30 - 7:00 pm
Located at:
 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth, RI  02871
$5 Chamber Members / $10 guests
Monthly Mingle Networking events are fun, affordable ways to network with fellow Chamber members and their guests, and to get a view inside the workings of a fellow member's business. Sign up for this monthly opportunity to break the ice, put names with faces, chat, exchange business cards and gain new allies in the local business community.Registration required

Promote Your Business to RWU Students

Chamber Businesses:  Drop off your marketing brochures by June 3rd, and we will hand out to students and parents at Roger Williams University Orientation as we  welcome first time college students to campus 

If you are interested in helping at our table, June 10, 13, 17, and 20 from 7:45 to 9:00 am, please call the Chamber office at 245-0750, or email

 East Bay Chamber Calendar of Events

8. Weds.  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Edward Jones Investments  - Dane Selke, 66 Gooding Ave, Bristol 5:30 pm 
14 Tues.  WEBOND Women's Meeting, Chamber office 12:00
15: Wed.  Monthly Mingle: Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth, 5:30-7:00 
16:Thurs.  Board of Directors Meeting, 8:00 am at Herreshoff 
16:Thurs.  Meet & Greet at Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol 9 am
16:Thurs.  L earn How SBA can Help Your Small Business 10 - 12, Chamber office, Warren
22 Wed.  Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening, Bookkeeping Towne, 6:00 pm at Sprout in Warren
28 Tues. WEBOND Women's Meeting, Chamber office, 12:00
31: Coffee & Commerce  tba
12: Wed. Monthly Mingle:  People's Credit Union, Bristol 5:30 - 7:00 pm
20: Thurs.  Board of Directors Meeting: 8:00 am
18:  Thurs :  Board of Directors Meeting: 8:00 am
7: Wed: Monthly Mingle: Portside Tavern, Bristol , RI 5:30 - 7:00 pm 
8 Thurs. Chamber 101, Chamber Office, 16 Cutler St., Warren 8:30 am
15: Thurs: Board of Directors Meeting: 8:00 am
21: Wed. Clam Boil, Warren Armory, Jefferson Street, Warren 5:30 - 7:00 pm


Join us for the National Small Business Week Virtual Conference, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE. This free online conference (May 7 and 8; 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET), offers exclusive educational webinars, mentoring sessions, networking opportunities and downloadable resources. Register now to get all of the best parts of an in-person conference - without the steep price tag (and the hassle of traveling)!
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Learn how the US Small Business Administration can help your small business 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM  

This workshop, presented by expert members of the local SBA and SCORE teams, is designed to help entrepreneurs understand the various SBA programs and services available to help them as they start, expand, grow, and recover their businesses. This overview presentation covers: 
 Introduction to the SBA and SCORE
 SBA Resource Partner Network -- Business Training, & One-on-One Mentoring  Access to Capital - Loan & Surety Bond Programs  International Trade/Exporting Assistance 
 Selling to the Federal Government - Contracting Certification Programs (such as 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone), and Women-Owned Small Business)
  Emergency Preparedness, & Disaster Assistance Loans

The workshop is free of charge, but registration is required: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Please contact Lana Glovach at 401-528-4575 or with any questions you may have about the workshop.
Women's Empowerment Business Owners Network
  Tuesday May 14. 2019
Topic: Taking the Next Step In Securing Long Term Care Is Easier Than You Think   
presenter  Brenda Santos
12:00 - 1:00 
 $5 Admission | Brown Bag Lunch
People's Credit Union Marketing Manager, Courtney Hunter, 
Receives Credit Union Difference Maker Award
 from Cooperative Credit Union Association

MIDDLETOWN, RI - April 30, 2019 - People's Credit Union Marketing Manager, Courtney Hunter, was recently recognized with the Credit Union Difference Maker Award by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. The Credit Union Difference Maker Award recognizes individuals for their contributions at work as well as in the community.
Hunter has been continuously engaged with the local community as well as providing the Credit Union membership with banking solutions for financial success. She is a past recipient of the East Bay Community Action Program's Vision Award and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jamestown Arts Center, the Advisory Board of North Kingstown High School's Career & Technical Education Academy and the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County's Advisory Council.
People's Credit Union's President and CEO, Ellen Ford, notes, "Courtney works extremely hard on behalf of our members, our employees, and the community; she believes in the credit union philosophy of "people helping people," and has been a role model not only because of her career success at People's but also due to her consistent efforts to give back to the community."  

Thank you Chamber Members for your renewal, and your continued support
Harbor One Bank, member since 2011 
Staton's Landscaping Inc, member since 1983 

  *highlighted in red denotes members over 20 years*

Market Your Business to  New  Homeowners! 

We Put Your Marketing Materials in the hands of new Homeowners! 
AND - You receive the list of names and addresses of the homes we deliver to!  

You provide the marketing material  we collate and hand deliver in cloth bags to all the new home owners in the East Bay area. $400 / the  Year! 
Sign up now for 2019 
Email to sign up, or call us at 245-0750. 
 Welcome to our Lobby! 

 Chamber Members did you know you can put brochures and business cards in our lobby? 
 Let our visitors know who you are, and what services you offer!  We have been handing out brochures to newcomers, and visitors, and need more info about YOU! 

Drop off your info, or mail to the East Bay Chamber.  16 Cutler St., Suite 102, Warren RI 02885
Ebates for your business and personal shopping 

Ebates is a website that will allow you to get cash rebates back on most of your online shopping. Perfect for your business shopping and travel and even better for the holidays that will be here soon.
 C lick here to  go through the Chamber's affiliate link to sign up, get a $10 credit to your account and a $5 gift to the Chamber once you make your first purchase.   Learn more >>>