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I Took 250 Coffee Meetings in 400 Days.

Here's What I Learned About Networking

 

 

When I quit my job as an IT consultant and joined the technology startup community in Chicago, I didn't know a single soul.

 

When I say that I didn't know anyone, I mean it in the most literal sense. I didn't know a single person. No one to call or email. Every connection I had was involved in the IT consulting community, which believe it or not, is drastically different than the startup community.

 

So, I did what any truly lost entrepreneur would do and took 250 coffee meetings in 400 days. I went from being alone to building an active community of people I can always rely on for my career and personal growth. Click Here to Read More...

Source: inc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each week, the Chamber spotlights one of our Corporate Sponsors. These members go over and beyond their membership fee to support the Chamber throughout the year.
Get to know our sponsors by reading the weekly profiles.
This week’s spotlight is on The Call and The Times

 

 

The Call and The Times are daily community newspapers that serve Northern Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley. Established in 1892, The Call, which is published seven days a week, is based in Woonsocket. In addition to that city, the newspaper covers Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Blackstone, Bellingham, Millville, and Uxbridge. Established in 1885, The Times, which is published six days a week and is The Call’s sister paper, serves Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, East Providence, North Providence, Attleboro and Seekonk.
The sales, editorial, circulation, business and support personnel are dedicated to providing advertisers and readers with high-quality newspapers on a daily basis. The Call and The Times focus on providing area businesses with affordable options to advertise their services in print and online, and on giving readers as much local news and sports as possible. Businesses can take advantage of features such as our common Time Out entertainment and leisure section, specialty health and food pages and efforts such as Hometown Christmas that encourage consumers to spend their money with local merchants.

For more information and a list of contacts, go to www.woonsocketcall.com or www.pawtuckettimes.com.

 

 

 

 

 


Did You Know... All Chamber Members recieve a subscription to Providence Business News. Compliments of Cox Business.

 

 

 

 

Cox Business is a division of Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc., the nation's fourth largest cable broadband communications company. A full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions, Cox Business Services excels at helping businesses of all sizes generate greater efficiencies. The company offers high-speed Internet services; switched voice and long-distance services; and dedicated voice, data and video transport services for home offices, small, medium, and large-sized businesses, school districts, and hospitality, government and military properties in 28 markets across the nation. For more information, call 401.615.2412.

 

 

 

 

The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce is a Collaborating Partner of
The Blackstone Valley Tourism's 32nd Annual Event:

Our Blackstone Valley Story
Thursday, September 28
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackstone Valley Tourism Visitor Center
175 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860

Be a part of this special occasion as we all celebrate and bring the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's mission to life through real success stories in Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley.Proceeds go to support the Blackstone Valley Heritage Environmental Fund,

which last year helped educate thousands of local children about the ecology and history of the Blackstone River Valley.

 

 

Click Here to register

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Chamber Members News Congrats to All

Do you have news to share? Send your announcements of new hires, promotion or expansion news. We will be happy to share with your fellow members. Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Cheryl Merchant of Hope Global has been selected as 2017 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England.

Peter M. Gabriel has been promoted to head of
Webster Private Bank.

BankNewport has appointed Jessica A. Almeida to assistant vice president and business development officer in the Bank’s Business Banking Group

BankNewport has appointed Diogo A. Ventura to business development officer.

Marsh & McLennan Agency welcomes Rich Krupski as Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits

Peter B. Georgetti, P.E., joined Pare's Environmental Division as a Managing Engineer.
Michael P. Flynn, a Licensed Site Professional and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, joined Pare as a Principal Environmental Scientist

Andrew T. DaSilva recently joined the Geotechnical Division of Pare

Kyle Stanley has joined Pare as an engineer in the Transportation Division,

Michael Moulico joined the Environmental Division of Pare as an Engineering Technician

Joseph Martino brings 25 years of experience in the water supply industry to his role as Senior Construction Observer at Pare

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money Smart for Small Business provides a practical introduction to the everyday tasks of starting and managing a business. Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Tax Planning- “Tax Planning” introduces the entrepreneur or participants to tax requirements at the local, state and federal levels and helps them to create a plan to pay their taxes.

When -Wednesday 09/20/17, 6-7:30 PM

Where -Navigant Credit Union, 693 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863.

Instructor -Mark R. Allio, Assistant Director of Planning & Economic Development,

City of Central Falls
To register -Eventbrite https://goo.gl/LmFEtQ or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce staff attended a community dinner on the Court Street Bridge. Twilight on the Blackstone in Woonsocket.

 

 

 

 

Our commercial lending group is here to assist you with the tools you will need to grow your business. We have a broad range of business products and we are able to offer local, personalized service with attention to your specific needs. Additionally, we offer an array of deposit products to assist your small business along its journey. Call us at 401.233.4700 or visit us on-line at www.navigantcu.org. Navigant Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

 

 

 

 

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President Trump says the media is to blame for the fallout after his controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a tweet today, Trump insisted that the summit was a great success. He again accused the mainstream media of being fake and of being the "enemy of the people." Trump said he looks forward to a second meeting with Putin to continue serious discussions on terrorism, cyber attacks, Middle East peace and North Korea.       The President will host a "Pledge to the American Worker" event at the White House today. At a Cabinet meeting yesterday, President Trump said he will be making a "big announcement" on a workforce training initiative. He added that he wants Americans to have choices about jobs. Trump said he wants people to find jobs that they really love.        A North Texas neighborhood is being evacuated as police hunt for two suspects in a bank shooting and robbery. Fort Worth police are focusing on a house which they believe is potentially connected with what happened this morning at Veritex Bank. The house is a couple miles away from the bank where three women were shot. They're expected to survive. No word on any arrests.       Harvey Weinstein's legal counsel is claiming the disgraced movie mogul and Ashley Judd had an agreement to let him touch her. The Los Angeles Times is reporting Weinstein had a bargain that would allow him to touch Judd if she won an Academy Award in one of his films. The information was revealed as Weinstein's attorneys are looking to get a federal judge to drop Judd's defamation lawsuit against him. Judd called the incident a "mock bargain" and a way to exit the situation.        The founder of Papa John's is calling for his company to conduct an investigation into the meeting where he admits to have used the N-word. In a letter to the company's board of directors, John Schnatter said stepping down from his position in the company was a mistake. Schnatter also said during the phone call with a marketing agency, he used the N-word as a way to emphasize how much he hates racism after the agency wanted to hire rapper Kanye West to represent Papa John's.        BMW is launching a new ride-sharing service in Seattle to compete with Uber and Lyft. The program is called Reach Now. Customers can hail a car immediately or schedule a ride up to a week in advance. Trips cost two-dollars-40-cents per mile.