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     ****  Construction on Hope Street in Bristol  - We need your Feedback! 

The RI Department of Transportation has plans to replace the Silver Creek Bridge on Hope Street in front of Sip 'N Dip Donuts in Bristol.  They will start preparing for the project with work on the utility lines after the July 4th celebration through the fall of 2019.  There will be partial road closures during this time,
RIDOT will maintain traffic flow in both directions during this phase. 

  After the July 4, 2020 celebration, they will start demolishing the bridge and the road will be closed at that time, which will run through the fall.  Detours would be set up to allow traffic to reach either side of the bridge while avoiding the construction.  Signs would be placed calling out Businesses Open During Construction.   DOT would also be constructing a temporary pedestrian and bike path to allow bike and pedestrian access in both directions throughout construction.
 
The East Bay Chamber is monitoring the plans for this project and would like to provide feedback from our members as to the potential impact to their businesses during this time.  We are asking for your feedback this week so we can relay this information to the RIDOT.  We would prefer responses by email info@eastbaychamberri.org , but you may also give us a call at the Chamber office 245-0750.  

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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. 
Restaurant Challenge, Beer & Wine Tasting Event 


Now Accepting Applications from Restaurants!   Apply here>> 


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ICYMI:   Open House:   Sprout CoWorking, LLC 



On Wed. Dec 12th Sprout CoWorking, 489 Mail Street, Warren  showcased their second location in RI in an historic building on Main St. in Warren. Opened recently, the Warren branch of Sprout, like their Providence location, offers shared work and meeting space and a local address for any individual or business. Coworking is about smart use of your resources whether you're a new business, a well-established business, a freelancer or a remote worker. Sprout is a place for any business or individual that needs a professional environment, a place to work, a place to meet or an official address.  Sprout CoWorking is a better place to work.
 
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ICYMI:   Open House  at  Jossy Lownes Art 

On Thursday, Dec. 13th we welcomed Jossy Lownes Art 
to our community, located in The Hankerchief Factory, #224, 
569 Main Street, Warren.  
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     OPPORTUNITY ZONES: RI COMMERCE LAUNCHES OPPORTUNITY ZONE WEBSITE
Rhode Island has a new website dedicated to Opportunity Zones in the state. The Opportunity Zones program is a new economic development tool for designated communities to attract private equity investment in businesses and real estate.

The website (rhodeislandopportunity.com) details information on the program, highlights areas designated as "Opportunity Zones", and more.

    Click here to visit the site >>
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 TikTok is the Latest Social Network Sensation

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business  
New York (CNN Business) Those who miss  Vine videos may find some solace in TikTok.

The Chinese short-form video app has been gaining global momentum. It's been downloaded about 80 million times in the United States, and nearly 800 million times worldwide, according to data from mobile research firm Sensor Tower.   read more>>
 
Here is another article: TIKTOK Explained .. read more>>
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 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Summit

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Center for Women & Enterprise will partner to host the Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit. This small business strategic planning conference will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Economic Summit provides the venue for state officials and small business owners to engage in a dialogue and exchange ideas about issues of importance to small business in Rhode Island. This is a great opportunity to speak directly to legislative leaders who can facilitate a positive business climate.
More than 175 small business owners, business leaders, and elected officials participated in the 2018 summit. This year's forum will address business concerns and recommend solutions in seven key business areas: economic development, healthcare, taxes & budget, regulations, emerging markets, main street, and workforce development.

Due to the venue space is very limited.  Register today!


 
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 East Bay Chamber Calendar of Events
20 Thurs.  EBCC Board of Directors Meeting, 8:00 am

January 
8 Tues.    WEBOND Women's Meeting
10 Thurs. Pizza, Puzzles & Problem Solving for Manufacturers, 5 - 7pm, Events Room, 16 Cutler St, Warren 
17 Thurs. EBCC Board of Directors Meeting, 8:00 am
22 Tues.  WEBOND Wome's Meeting

February
7 Thurs.  Is Your Business At Risk? Cyber Security Seminar, 12-1 Lunch provided, Chamber Office
21 Thurs. EBCC Board of Directors Meeting, 8:00 am

March
21 Thurs.  EBCC Board of Directors Meeting, 8:00 am
22 Fri.    Restaurant Challenge Beer & Wine Event, Events Room 16 Cutler St, Warren RI 
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Say hello to our newest members!
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Thank you Chamber Members for your renewal, and your continued support
 
Bayside Dental , member since 1997 
Horizon Enterprises, member since 2012
Warren Electric Corporation, member since 1982

*highlighted in red denotes members over 20 years*
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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 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 >>>