Tuesday March 29, 2022
Our mission is to encourage, promote and support business and serve as the trusted resource for our community.
Join us for our next Monthly Mingle
Networking Event

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Hosted by: Piccolo Children's Boutique
290 County Road, Barrington

$5 Chamber members, $10 Guests

Cash Bar with Two Gals Cocktails
Samplings by The Blue Kangaroo

SBA Celebrated Women's History Month on Friday, March 25, 2022 with Senator Jack Reed, Congressman David Cicilline, and SBA Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich by touring a Woman-owned small business, Blount Boats, Inc. in Warren. The tour was guided by Marcia Blount, President / CEO of Blount Boats.

Photo: Mark Hayward SBA District Director, Congressman David Cicilline, Julie Blount VP Blount Boats, Marcia Blount, President Blount Boats, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Mike Vlacich, SBA Regional Administrator

Wednesday - April 20, 2022
9:00 am , Chamber office

Whether you’ve just joined our Chamber, considering membership, or if you’ve been a member for years, be sure to join us and have your Chamber questions answered! 

During the session, members will learn about how to take advantage of the many benefits we offer, including networking opportunities, exclusive discounts, online promotions, and volunteer opportunities. 

Following the session, attendees will have a chance to network with other local businesses, key Chamber volunteers and staff. Those in attendance will have a chance to win a free business ad in our Tuesday at Two, our chamber e-newsletter!

We like to encourage new members, but if you’ve been a member and haven’t utilized our many services this is a chance to learn about it.   This is a beneficial meeting to introduce your business to the Chamber. We hope you will attend!

REGISTER and let us know you will be attending! Click HERE
Whole Lot Discount Retailer, www.wholelot.net
RE/MAX On the Move, www.workwithonthemove.com
Fetch! Petcare of Providence-Bay Area,
Kassumay LLC, www.kassumayllc.com
Baja's Fresh Grill, 651 Metacom Ave. Warren
Mr. Chicken, www.mrchickenri.org
Coneco Engineers & Scientists, www.coneco.com
Phil's Propane, www.philspropane.com
Ocean State Shields, LP, www.oceanstateshields.com
Blount Clam Shack, www.blountretail.com
Atlantivacations, www.atlantivacations.com
Warr & Warr, PC, www.warr-warr.com
Frank Smith Insurance, Inc., www.franksmithinsurance.com
PacketLogix, www.packetlogix.com
Ethier & Vazquez LLC, www.evlaw.org
New York Life, www.Katiastiefel.com
Propel Bookkeeping & Consulting, Propel Bookkeeping
New England Properties, www.neproperties.com
Dinner for Two Publications, www.dinner42book.com
Red's Kitchen, www.redsri.com
Andrews Insurance Agency, Lori Bordieri, www.andrewsinsagency.com
Specht Physical Therapy, www.spechtpt.com
Precise Digital Marketing Consultant, www.precisedigitalmarketingconsultant.com
Prince Ali's Kebab, www.prince-alis-kebab.com
Thank you all who attended the March 26th Coffee & Commerce at The Events Room at Cutler Mill. Thank you AVTECH Software for use of the room, and
A Big Thank you to Bristol Bagel Works for donating bagels and coffee.
Important Resources:
Under the Dome

The bill hearings are reaching a pinnacle as the legislature heads in to the three-week stretch leading to the Spring recess that takes place April 18 – 22. A few bills have passed one chamber – meaning the Senate or the House.
S.2080, An Act Relating to Insurance – Individual Health Coverage, passed the Senate by a 26 to 8 vote. Voting “no” were Senators Algiere, de la Cruz, Lombardi, Lombardo, Morgan, Picard, Raptakis and Rogers. The bill requires individual, large group and small employer health insurance to cover what is deemed to be ten essential services: (1) Ambulatory patient services; (2) Emergency Services; (3) Hospitalization; (4) Maternity and Newborn Care; (5) Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services, including Behavioral Health Treatment; (6) Prescription Drugs; (7) Rehabilitative and Habilitative Services and Devices; (8) Laboratory Services; (9) Preventive Services, Wellness Services and Chronic Disease Management; and (1) Pediatric Services including Oral and Vision Care. These coverages are contained in the federal affordable care act (ACA). The ACA contains insurance premium subsidies resulting in more people participating in the health insurance program and spreading expenses among more individuals. Should the federal government rescind the ACA, and Rhode Island require the ten areas to be covered by insurance, the cost impact to premiums is unknown. The Chamber had requested that this analysis be completed prior to passage of any health care mandate.  http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText22/SenateText22/S2080A.pdf
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center
Director, Paul Harden is now be available at the Chamber office Thursday mornings.

The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC) provides small business owners in the state with the services and expertise they need to succeed: no-cost expert counseling, relevant training, and access to vital resources. The RISBDC supports businesses at every stage, from start-up through maturity, and continues to support small businesses throughout the COVID crisis.
For more info or CALL for appointment:: https://web.uri.edu/risbdc/ pharden@uri.edu | 401-447-0148
SBA has launched
“Talk of the Town Tuesday’s”, a ½ hour session every Tuesday on different topics and every other Tuesday will be Office Hours. This gives you and others the opportunity to ask questions and resolve issues.  Open to all This months sessions are below.

Find Jobs and Hire Talent
Propel East Bay RI is a new online job board dedicated to promoting work opportunities in Bristol County, Rhode Island. This free-to-use platform is available to local businesses, residents, and students.
Users have the ability to create online profiles to search, save, and apply to selected jobs. Businesses have access to a dashboard to manage job postings, create custom applications, and view job listing statistics. read more

Please visit propeleastbayri.com 
We encourage you to visit the website, register your business, and take advantage of this great new platform!
Save the Dates:

Mark your calendars and register in advance for our events!

March 31: East Bay Young Professionals Social Event, The Guild, 99 Water St. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
April 5: WEBOND, Women's Meeting, 9:00 am Chamber office
April 6: Monthly Mingle: Piccolo Children's Boutique, 290 County Rd, Barrington 5:30 pm
April 19: WEBOND, Women's Meeting, 9:00 am Chamber office
April 20 : Chamber 101: Maximize Your Membership, Chamber office, 9:00 am
April 27: Statewide Business After Hours, Crown Plaza, Warwick 5 - 7:30 pm
May 3: WEBOND, Women's Meeting, 9:00 am Chamber office
May 11: Monthly Mingle at The Guild, 99 Water Street., Warren 5:30
June 7: WEBOND: Women's Meeting, 9:00 am Chamber office
June 8: Monthly Mingle: Portside Tavern, 444 Thames St., Bristol, 5:30 pm
June 24: Coffee & Commerce, 8:00 am Liz Tanner, Director, Department of Business Regulation ·
August 11: Clam Boil: Warren Armory
Sept: 30: Coffee & Commerce, 8:00 am details tbd
Oct. 7: National Mfg. Day
Oct. 20: Annual Awards Night
Nov. 20 Annual Fashion Show & Gift Fair, Ramada Banquet & Conference Center, 11:00 am
Dec. 12: Holiday Jingle Mingle Celebration, 5:30 pm

Grow Relationships with other Business Women! We'll have the coffee ready!
Share your business, connect with other amazing women, and get referrals.

Wednesday - April 27, 2022
5-7 pm | Crowne Plaza
$20 / person

The RI Chambers of Commerce Invite Everyone to Attend

Don't miss this once a year opportunity to network with hundreds of business professionals from throughout the state.

** Act NOW -If you would like to reserve a tabletop to showcase your business, the cost is $250, includes a 5 foot round table with tablecloth and two attendees Tables are limited, first come first served.

Contact the Chamber office if you would like to reserve a table: 401-245-0750

To Attend Purchase your tickets now! Click here
How Do You GET YOUR NAME in the hands of New Homeowners? -

Join our Making Connections Program, and we'll hand deliver your marketing materials to new homeowners each month!
Each month we will hand deliver a Making Connections bag to new homeowners filled with your promotional items. Here’s the best part: You will receive the list of names and addresses of the homes that we delivered to so that you can continue reaching these homeowners through your own marketing efforts.
TO PARTICIPATE:  click here and fill out form!
or call the Chamber office 245-0750

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Most sites are hosted on a third-party platform. These hosts have limits on what they back up, and the Terms and Conditions you agreed to most likely waive their responsibility to preserve and back up your files and data.
Therefore, if you’re posting a lot of new content, you should be backing up your site daily. Hackers can corrupt websites all the time.
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East Bay Merchant Groups
Barrington Business Association
Discover Warren
Bristol Merchants Association
Bristol Merchant Association Events For more info contact Brenda Santos, bsantos01@ft.newyorklife.com
April 9, 2022 Saturday State St. Crafts Fair & Farmers Market
May 14, 2022 Saturday, State St. Arts Fair
Sept. 17, 2022 Saturday, Fall State St. Arts Fair
Oct. 15, 2022 Saturday, State St. harvest Festival & Crafts Fair (Oktoberfest)
Nov. 18, 19, & possibly 20th, 2022 Friday, Sat., & TBD Sunday, Holiday Preview Weekend
Dec. 18, 2022 Snow Flake Raffle
Farmers Market scheduled the second Thursday of June, July and August.
July 17, 2022 Street Fair, Wood Street, Barrington
Get Involved We Need YOU! Join one of our committee's
Together we can make our businesses grow and at the same time, make our community better for all of us! We encourage any member to get involved with any one of our five committees.
Learn more: click here

Events Committee meets the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 am
Public Relations / Business & Community Engagement meets the first Wed of each month at 9:00 am
Ambassadors Team meets the last Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm
Government Affairs Committee attends the RI Coalition meeting each month
Education Committee meets as scheduled during the year.
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