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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


Under the Dome
An Update from the State House

Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) Finishes Work
The eight and a half hour meeting of the Department of Revenue staff, the Senate Fiscal Policy staff and the House Fiscal Policy staff showed just how dedicated these individuals are to making the best budget estimates possible.  The bottom line:  Rhode Island is expected to end the current fiscal year with $4,017,910,000 in state revenue which is up $24.8 million from the estimate made in November of 2018. 
 
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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 info@eastbaychamberri.org
You are invited 
Monday, May 20th ,Bristol's Economic Development Coordinator is holding a coffee hour at Bristol Bagel from 7:30AM-8:30AM. Business owners are encouraged to stop by and meet with Chris Vitalie one-on-one to get general assistance or ask questions before the workday. 
You are invited to attend an informational meeting on the upcoming repair project for the 
Silver Creek Bridge.
Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30am. Bristol Maritime Center



Small Business Week kicked off
with a Business Walk

Chairman, Mark DeVine participates in a Business Walk on May 7th in the East Bay to kick off Small Business Week, meeting with businesses who gave open and honest feedbackThe hope is that this walk helped community leaders to better understand the needs of the business community, so they can make more informed decisions and provide resource and support to help business retention and growth.  www.connectgreaternewport.com




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 Lana.Glovach@sba.gov with any questions you may have about the workshop.
  

Congratulations

Dane Selke, joined by  Bryan Dunphy and Andrea Tremblay of  Edward Jones,
on his grand opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held May 8, 2019 at his new location at
 66 Gooding Ave in Bristol! 
Ribbon Cutting at Edward Jones.

  
 
  
 East Bay Chamber Calendar of Events       www.www.eastbaychamberri.org/events

May
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
June
12: Wed. Monthly Mingle:  People's Credit Union, Bristol 5:30 - 7:00 pm
20: Thurs.  Board of Directors Meeting: 8:00 am
July 
18:  Thurs :  Board of Directors Meeting: 8:00 am
August
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

  
 

  
 
Thank you Chamber Members for your renewal, and your continued support
  
401 Gourmet Caterers, member since 2018
Bristol County Rehabilitation Services, member since 1996
Bristol House of Pizza , member since 1993
F & S Electric, member since 1990
Gil's Appliances, member since 1985
Striper Marina, member since 1996
Windmill Hill Golf Course, member since 2000

  *highlighted in red denotes members over 20 years*


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs  10,000 Small Businesses  is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. 


Program results show that  10,000 Small Businesses  graduates consistently grow their revenues and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. 
Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as 
negotiation,  marketing, and  employee management that can immediately be put into action. 

In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level.
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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  info@eastbaychamberri.org 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 >>>