For Immediate Release
Hit One Out of the Park at Pawtucket Red Sox Barbecue on June 9
LINCOLN, RI (May 30, 2014) – The Northern Rhode Island (NRI) Chamber of Commerce has several events for members and the public to attend in June to connect with businesses in the region.
Take time out to enjoy one of New England’s treasures on June 9 by attending a barbecue and Pawtucket Red Sox game at McCoy Stadium. Join fellow attendees under a private tent from premier seating, dinner and a visit from Paws, one of the mascots for the team. The barbecue starts at 5 p.m., and the game is slated to begin at 7:05. You can bring your family, friends, employees, co-workers or clients.
Tickets are $20 for Chamber members, $10 for children age 15 and younger and $45 for non-Chamber members. To register, call 401.334.1000 or go online to www.NRIChamber.com.
Young professionals should attend the kick off of YP North on June 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Last Resort, 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, to forge important relationships that will broaden their knowledge and fuel their enthusiasm to succeed and get involved in the community.
Following an hour of networking, attendees can connect with Nick Garrison, founder and chief executive officer of Foolproof Brewery in Pawtucket. He will discuss the launching of Foolproof and how he overcame certain challenges. The discussion will last until 6:15 p.m., when networking will resume. Last Resort will offer free appetizers, and there will be a cash bar. Chamber members who preregister can attend the event for free. Walk-ins and nonmembers will be charged $10. The age range for YP North members is between 21 and 40. To register, call 401.334.1000 or go online to www.NRIChamber.com.
Vision Care Cumberland, 1800 Mendon Road, will be the location of a Networking at Night event slated for June 11 from 5 to 7. Open your eyes to new opportunities while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and ice cream sundaes. Vision Care personnel will offer complimentary eyewear adjustments, repairs and cleanings. Also, chair massages will be available. The cost is $10 for Chamber members that preregister; $15 for members that register at the door;and $30 for nonmembers. To preregister, visit www.NRIChamber.com or call 401.334.1000.
The Chamber and Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance are organizing a cash mob that will go to two local businesses after meeting on June 16 at 6 p.m. in the Market Square municipal parking lot on Main Street in Woonsocket. The lot is across from the Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St. The selected businesses will be identified at 6:15. Cash mobs are large groups of consumers that agree to spend at least $20 on items of their own choosing at designated venues. People do not have to register for the event.
The free counseling and training series being presented by the Small Business Administration and City of Pawtucket will continue on June 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket, with a session on developing a marketing plan. Co-sponsors are the Chamber, Pawtucket Foundation, TD Bank, Service Corps of Retired Executives and the Center for Women and Enterprise. Preregistration is required and can be completed by calling 401.725.4400 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other events scheduled for the month include:
— Managing Difficult Employees, Performance Issues and Reviews (Day 6 of the Principles of Leadership 1 Series) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 17 at the Chamber’s office, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 402, Lincoln.
— City of Woonsocket Small Business Seminar: Rebuilding Your Credit on June 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Woonsocket Harris Library, 303 Clinton St.
— Social Media – the Small Business Administration and City of Pawtucket’s Guide to Small Business Resource Series — on June 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket. Co-sponsors are the Chamber, Pawtucket Foundation, TD Bank, Service Corps of Retired Executives and the Center for Women and Enterprise.Preregistration is required and can be completed by calling 401.725.4400 or e-mailing email@example.com.
— Business Before Hours at the Courtyard by Marriott, 636 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, on June 19 from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Enjoy breakfast and share ideas. The cost is $5 formembers and $25 for nonmembers
— Blood drive on June 27 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Chamber’s office, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 402, Lincoln.
For more information and to register for an event, visit www.NRIChamber.com or call 401.334.1000.
About the Northern Rhode Island Chamber:
The Northern Rhode Island Chamberof Commerce represents the interests of businesses in the communities of Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, Glocester, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Smithfield and Woonsocket. The NRI Chamber leads the Chamber of Commerce Coalition, representing 10 area chambers of commerce and more than 6,500 businesses and 70,000 employees statewide. For more information about the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, call (401)-334-1000 or visit www.nrichamber.com.