GPCC Signature Events

The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce's "Signature" or annual events are cornerstone to its well-earned reputation for offering members the opportunity to hear first hand about key business issues from top decision makers; access to a broad and powerful knowledge base; learn successful business practices; and network with key business leaders.

Learn how you can sponsor one or all of these great events to complement your community outreach initiatives, reinforce your brand among many business and civic leaders and demonstrate support of the Chamber and its efforts. Contact Darlene Reza Rossi, vice president development & signature programs at

Annual Meeting — November 23, 2015

One of the Chamber’s largest annual events, the Annual Meeting attracts upwards of 700 members and guests to hear about the Chamber’s advocacy initiatives and partnership efforts regarding economic development, job creation and effective public policies and government. This year's keynote speaker is James R. Berens, President, Wexford Science & Technology.  Highly sought after by communities across the country, Wexford is a leading national real estate investment and development company. Wexford collaborates with institutions to create and build Knowledge Communities, which are vibrant, mixed-use, amenity-rich environments where innovation thrives.

In partnership with CV Properties, Wexford is proposing to build a multi-phased innovation research center on I-195 land parcels in downtown Providence and is also partnering with CV Properties on the South Street Landing redevelopment project. The projects represent an integral way to redevelop the Jewelry District and to spur further innovation-related development and new jobs on the I-195 land. UnitedHealthcare is the Presenting Sponsor.

Legislative Lunch — February 3, 2016

Leaders from both the Rhode Island House and Senate take part in this interactive forum focused on the key legislative issues facing the state's business community. Upwards of 700 of the region's most prominent business leaders attend this annual event to understand the progress that our legislative body is making in addressing the concerns of both small and large businesses.

Congressional Breakfast — April 2016

Over 500 of the region's most prominent business leaders attend to hear from Rhode Island's congressional delegation about the many critical issues facing the business community on a national level. Each Congressman is given time to brief guests on their priorities in Washington and answer questions that address Chamber concerns. 

The Garage — May 2016

Drawing its name from the start-up ingenuity in Silicon Valley that led to the creation of companies like Apple, Google and others, The Garage is the place where the private sector creates a mash-up of all good things happening in the local business community. Over 20 revenue generating  companies representing all phases of the growth cycle share their stories.

Economic Outlook Luncheon — May 2016

The  Economic Outlook Luncheon birngs together more than 500 members and guests to listen to top Rhode Island business and civic leaders speak about their experiences and share insights into their success.  Speakers have included Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve Board; Scott C. Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Textron, Inc.; and Larry Merlo, president and CEO, CVS Health.

Quarterly Forums

Breakfast/Policy Forum

Staying on top of current issues is a competitive advantage to any business. The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast/Policy Forum, offered four times a year provides members the opportunity to hear about trends from experts on topics such as pension reform, workforce development, healthcare reform and cost containment, marketing and much more.

The Inside Track

A showcase opportunity for Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) member businesses! The Inside Track is a simple presentation format, where member businesses display 20 images (each for 20 seconds, for a maximum of 7 minutes) that help portray how your business’ product lines and services address needs in the marketplace. Accompanied by live commentary, The Inside Track is a platform to tell your story, and inform attendees on the latest trends and offerings in your field. It's a concise, rapid-pace program that helps to promote your expertise within the RI business community. In addition to the presentations, The Inside Track will also include an educational component. A maximum of four presentations will be booked for each session, which will accompany a learning opportunity on a relevant topic. For more information, please contact Member Promotion at

Industry Exchange

Industry Exchange is a Chamber networking forum where individuals can come to dialogue and interface with a diverse audience of members. Through this forum the Chamber hopes to provide a consistent platform that will bring people together from various industry sectors for a time of networking, collaboration, sharing and referring. Come prepared to discuss and market your business and communicate what your needs are in the marketplace today.