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 UNDER THE DOME 
Update from State House
  Last Thursday, Governor Raimondo released her plan for State revenue and spending.  The 621 page, $10 billion plan deals with everything from sales tax expansions to bonds to health care.  There are 22 separate Articles in the budget. 





Coffee & Commerce wit h Governor Gina  Raimondo  

Friday, January 31, 2020
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Location: WaterRower, 520 Metacom Ave., Warren, RI
$5 Chamber member, $10 non member   
Join us for an informal conversation with Gov. Raimondo.  She will be  addressing the educational system in RI, and  discussing   strategic initiatives and agenda that she'll put  forward in her budget

                            Registration Required~ 

Vendor Tables   available  Contact 245-0750
Ad space in Souvenir book deadline Feb. 14th.  
 

Tax Tip from
Michelle Hughes, CPA 
654 Metacom Ave. Suite 3 Warren
401-289-3888

The Secure Act, recently passed Congress in Mid-December, aims to increase the number of retirement savers and the amount they put away each year.
The act is designed to make it easier for small businesses to band together to offer 401(k) plans and offering tax credits to those firms that do; requiring businesses to let long-term, part-time workers become eligible for retirement benefits; and repealing the maximum age for making contributions to traditional individual retirement accounts (right now, that's 70½).
The Act would allow workers with 401(k) plans to withdraw up to $5,000 from their account, penalty-free, to cover the cost of having a baby or adoption.


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

January
31:  Friday:  Coffee & Commerce with Gov. Gina Raimando,  520 Metacom Ave., Warren 8:00 - 9:30 am Registration Required
February
4:    Tues.,WEBOND Women's Meeting, 12:00 - 1  Chamber office Topic:
      Take the fear out of drawing up a will and why we all need one                     Speaker:  Brittanee Donley
12 Wed. , Monthly Mingle hosted by Anytime Fitness, 576 Metacom Ave.,           Unit 15 in Bristol 5:30 - 7pm
18Tues. , WEBOND Women's Meeting, 12:00 - 1  Chamber office
March
3, 17 & 31 Tues. WEBOND Women's Meeting, 12:00 - 1  Chamber office
3:   Tues.  Ribbon Cutting Open House at Bookkeeping Towne, 1275 Wampanoag Trail, Ste. 3B EP 6:30 pm
8    Sun., Celebration of Style Fashion Show, Highlander Charter School, 360 Market St., Warren 11:30- - 3:30pm 
April
14 & 28 Tues., WEBOND Women's Meeting, 12 - 1 Chamber office
8:   Wed., Monthly Mingle: Piccolo Children's Boutique, 290 County Road, Barrington 530 - 7:00 pm
May
1:    Fri.,   Restaurant Challenge, The Cutler Mill Event Room, 16 Cutler St., 5:00 pm 
12 & 26 Tues. WEBOND Women's Meeting, 12:00 Chamber office
13: Wed ., Monthly Mingle hosted by Sprout CoWorking, 498 Main St., Warren 5:30 - 7:00 pm
June
9 Tues. Women's Meeting, 12:00 Chamber office
10: Wed., Monthly Mingle hosted by Audubon Society, 1401 Hope St., Bristol 5:30 - 7:00 pm
July
8:   Wed., Monthly Mingle hosted by KC's Classic Burger Bar, 1379 Fall River Ave., Seekonk
  
WEBOND Women's Meetings 

Mark Your Calendars for every other
Tuesday from 12:00 - 1:00 for our Women's meetings Chamber office,  $5 

Feb. 4: Take the Fear out of Drawing up a Will & Why We All Need One.  Speaker: Brittanee Donley, Kiernan, Plunkett & Redihan, LLP 
Feb. 18:  Negotiations - Best Tips and Skills - Speaker: Brenda Santos, New York Life
March 3  10 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs  Speaker: Stephanie Borden, One & Done Concierge.
March 17 How to Undo The Negative Effects of Sitting Speaker: Andrea Wasylow, OPT

Learn more at  www.meetup.com/webond                                                   WEBOND Sponsored by Michelle Hughes, CPA
  
Looking to Market Your Business? 
Statewide Business After Hours Tuesday - March 31, 2020 4:30 - 7:30 PM Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet
Tables available - First Come First Served  Call the Chamber office at 245-0750
 The cost for a five-foot round table with tablecloth which includes admission for two attendees is $195. 
  
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • Receive a world-class business education in only 12 weeks
  • Learn skills that you can immediately put into action
  • Participate at no cost to you
FIND OUT HOW TO APPLY AT www.10KSBapply.com

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is accepting applications until February 1st for its next cohort for summer 2020.
  
The FY2020 NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) 
 
Research topics in this SBIR opportunity include opportunities for research on topics related to aquaculture, commercial and recreational fishing, and weather service technologies. PIs must be small businesses. 
 
This NOFO seeks to fund Phase I research projects for up to $150,000 with up to a six (6) month period of performance. The purpose of Phase I is to determine the scientific, technical, and commercial merit and feasibility of the proposed research and the quality of performance of the small business concern receiving an award. Therefore, the proposal should concentrate on research that will significantly contribute to proving the feasibility of the proposed research, a prerequisite to further support in Phase II.  
 
The closing date for submissions is February 3, 2020. Additional details can be found at the following  grants.gov link:
 
  
Pick up yourThe Peyton Company,Street, Warren  
Three Towns, One Community - Pathway to Wellness Program - January Fitness Finds Calendar! 
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Sample Fitness Classes in the East Bay!
How it works:
-Look at the calendar and find a class you want to try
-Go to that business on that date and time
-Show them your calendar to gain entry to the class
-Enjoy a great class and feel great - LEARN MORE CLICK HERE


Pick up your Fitness Finds Calendar  at:
Brickyard Wine & Spirits, 1 Waseca Ave, Barringtonm  Caron Jewelers, 473 Hope Street, Bristol
Imagine Gift Store, 5 Miller Street, Warren ,  Paper, Packaging & Panache, 418 Hope Street, Bristol 
Piccolo's Children Boutique, 290 County Road, Barrington,  Chamber Office, 16 Cutler Street, Warren 
  
 

We are delighted to introduce our new members! 

Please welcome them by visiting their website, sending them an email or stopping by to introduce yourself.
 

Clarehaven Realty - RE/MAX River's Edge  
True North Financial Services , LLC, Barrington
Southcoast Health, New Bedford, MA
Verizon, Providence
Rhody Roots, Warren
Melanie Aldrich and Son, Inc., Warren 
Brickyard Pizza Co., Barrington
The Wave, Bristol
T hames Waterside Bristol
The Beach House, Bristol
Beyond the Bolt , Bristol
Fasano's Catering, Braintree MA
The Mindful Cop, East Providence 

  
 
 
Thank you Chamber Members for your renewals & support
 
Bristol Harbor Group, member since 1999
Linden Place Museum, member since 1989 
NPT Sportswear, member since 2016  
RI Small Business Development Center, member since 2014
 We are Stronger Together!  We love our members! 

  
Market Your Business to  New  Homeowners! 


We Put Your Marketing Materials in the hands of new Homeowners! 

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!  245-0750
Bags Sponsored by Marshall Building & Remodeling
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Choose from over 1,000 courses in an assortment of topics like HR, Finance, Technology, Business, Programming, Security, etc. right from your Chamber Website

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 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 >>>