As 2021 ends, the SupplyRI team would like to express gratitude to our Anchors, Suppliers, and Resource partners for supporting our mission to increase the amount of goods and services procured from institutional buyers located in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island's Premier Tabletop Food Show - Great Success!
Tabletop food event on 12.7.21
The first Rhode Island Tabletop food event was a huge success thanks to our partners at Hope & Main, Relish Rhody and Farm Fresh RI. There were over 100 buyers and 26 supplier partners, all being local emerging food businesses with the capacity to meet the needs of anchor institutions. A big thank you to our suppliers and buyers that attended the event.

"Today was a spectacular example of the power of collaboration. This is indeed a small but mighty group that is setting our State on course for a new food future-- a future that is more vibrant because it is more diverse and inclusive. It takes the work of many hands to help small businesses to reach their goals and to sustain success. Those hands belong to all of you! Thank you."

- Lisa Raiola, President and founder, Hope & Main
SupplyRI & Real Jobs RI Present Foundation 2 Blade Training
Real Jobs Rhode Island and SupplyRI are offering a FREE offshore wind training and market entry coaching program for all Rhode Island-based businesses who are interested in entering the rapidly growing offshore wind energy industry.

The virtual training is being presented by Business Network for Offshore Wind this coming February. Market entry coaching sessions for training graduates will be offered through April. This training will fill up quickly and is limited to 40 participants - register today!

To register for free, enter the code: F2BRI2021

Upcoming Trainings
SupplyRI COVID-19 Suppliers List
Given the new restrictions as of 12/20, SupplyRI has compiled a list of local Rhode Island businesses selling PPE, sanitizing supplies, medical equipment, cleaning services, and more. 

The list includes more than 300 suppliers capable of filling a broad range of health and human service needs. If you are interested in doing business with these companies you may download the COVID-19 Suppliers List here.
On behalf of SupplyRI and our Anchors we wish you Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!
Doris S. Blanchard
Director of Small Business Programs