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Providence Post Office Processing Plant Tour

Come and see how your mail is processed by the USPS.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Dave Lewis, President and Cofounder of SnailWorks, the first web-based company dedicated to integrating direct mail and the online world.

When:  April 24, 2014

Where: Main Post Office

             24 Corliss Street

             Providence, RI

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Rhode Island Walk to Cure Arthritis at Roger Williams Park...

WHAT: Be a part of the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to transform lives! Join the Rhode Island Walk to Cure Arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation’s signature event to raise funds to prevent, control and cure the nation’s leading cause of disability. Participants will fundraise and to bring a voice to the more than 50 million Americans living with arthritis. Funds raised through the Walk to Cure Arthritis will help create programs, research and advocacy initiatives to remove the burden of this crippling disease both locally and across the country. 

WHEN:  May 4th 2014

TIMES:  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and Walk to Cure Arthritis starts at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:  Roger Williams Park at Temple to Music

                 1000 Elmwood Rd

                 Providence, RI

CONTACT:  Robin Maxcy,

To register for the Rhode Island Walk to Cure Arthritis, visit






SNS Providence Grand Opening Celebration

Please join us as we celebrate the recent opening of our newest SNS office at 18 Imperial Place. Meet our team, learn about our services, and hear from some of our happy clientele.

Wednesday, May 14th

5:00 - 7:00 pm

18 Imperial Place, Providence

Click here for more information.

Sardella’s, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI, 849-6312, 7:30 to 10 pm
Wed 4/16 - Dick Lupino, Jody Ebling, Greg Wardson
Wed 4/23 - Dick Lupino, Terri Giviens, Yvonne Monnett
Wed 4/30 - Dick Lupino, Dan Moretti, Mike Renzi

The Chanler, 117 Memorial Blvd; Newport, RI, 847-1300, 6 to 10 pm
Fri 4/18 - Dick Lupino, Krisanthi Pappas, Kent Hewitt
Fri 4/25 - Dick Lupino, Deb Larkin, Steve Heck

401 683-6565 office
401 837-9665 cell

Annual Grosvenor/Cushing Memorial Golf Tournament

29th Annual Grosvenor/Cushing Memorial Golf Tournament at the Newport Country Club May 19, 2014 

Sponsored by David B. Ford, Pamela Fielder and Princess Pictures

Now in its 29th year, the Grosvenor/Cushing Golf Tournament provides critical support to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.  Hosted at the Newport Country Club, tournament participants enjoy 18 holes at Rhode Island’s premier golf course.  Tournament events include a buffet lunch, hole in one contest, reception, silent auction and awards.                   

Tournament Schedule:

11 a.m.      Registration and Lunch

12:15 p.m.  Announcements

12:30 p.m.  Shotgun Starts

5:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony

Foursome Fees: $1,800 if payment made before May 1; $2,000 if payment made May 1 or later.

Reception-Only Tickets: $50

Printable Registration Form: Click Here

Online Registration: Click Here

Sponsorship Opportunities: Click Here

Silent Auction Donation Form: Click Here

For more information, contact the Club at (401) 847-6927.

We hope you will join us at the tournament, from which all proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. 

Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation

Please join Attorney Kate Rogers of Melick & Porter and Smithfield Councilwoman Suzy Alba on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:30 p.m. at East Providence High School, 2000 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI for the live web stream of “Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation.” 

This event is the first in a series of conversations being hosted by the Clinton Foundation, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton,, as part of the “No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.”  It is intended to start a dialogue with women and girls from across the country about their lives, experiences, and hopes for the future as well as the importance of advancing the participation of women and girls around the world in the 21st Century.  This conversation will specifically discuss the achievements women have made during the last 20 years while also focusing on the challenges still faced today.

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will be speaking live from New York City and interacting with four schools across the country.  We will be able to submit questions for their consideration during the event.  In addition, Kate and Suzy will be leading a discussion among attendees following the webcast to begin this dialogue locally and to continue the conversation well beyond Thursday.  Please join us as we tune in with people across the country to this important conversation, and then continue the conversation in our own community. 

Top World Renowned Speakers Presenting at RI Event

Leadercast 2014 /  May 09, 2014 /  Friday, 09:00:am

Leadercast C12 Group So. New England


Hosted by - The C12 Group So. New England
Rice Hall: Christian Hill Community Church
56 Tiogue Ave
West Warwick, RI 02893


(401) 263-8811


 Session 1
 Session 2
 Session 3
 Session 4
 Program Concludes

2014 speaker line-up: 

Andy Stanley | Malcolm Gladwell | Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Randall Wallace | Bill McDermott | Laura Schroff | Dr. Henry Cloud | Simon Sinek | Laura Bush | Cat Deeley | Tripp Crosby

Click here to register.

Project GOAL 10th Anniversary Events

Project GOAL is celebrating 10 years of bringing soccer and educational programs to inner-city youth in Rhode Island. In honor of our 10th anniversary we are having our annual GOAL CUP corporate soccer tournament fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd, and our board of advisors is putting together a cocktail event to Kick-Off the celebration on Friday, May 2nd, at the Café Nuevo Rotunda, Citizens Bank building in Providence. The board is generously donating their time and resources to put these events together; we hope you can join us to ensure their success.

GOAL CUP Sponsorship Packages

GOAL CUP 2014 is sponsored by Adidas, Moses Brown School, and Graphic Ink. The tournament is being supported and will also have participation from Anchor Counseling, CORE Business Technologies, Meridian Custom Homes, in-Cube-8, Bigelow and Fleming, Graphic Ink, Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, DeSecare Law Offices, A1 Custom Auto Body, and more. This tournament in the past 2 years has been extremely successful in bringing communities and companies together for a fun filled day; and we are expecting over 18 corporations and 200 people come out to play soccer in support of our students next month, including NE Revolution players.

For more information visit 

Taste of the Bay & Annual Meeting

Taste of The Bay, held every May in conjunction with our annual meeting, is a celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay. Enjoy delicious food and drink from local restaurants, bakeries, breweries, and wineries while taking in beautiful scenery and live music!  

Click here for further information.

2014 Administrative Professionals Week

We cordially invite you to the Providence Chapter’s Annual Administrative Professional of the Year Banquet Co-hosted by: Omni Providence Hotel

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 

Omni Providence Hotel, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

In a truly inspiring evening, our guest speaker, Tony Kubica will present "Delivering on the Promise: Your Moment of Truth"

He is a management consultant, author, speaker, and executive coach, focusing on leadership development and growth.  He is the author, with his partner, Sara LaForest, of Organizational Gravity: A Guide to Strategically Growing Your Company’s Brand, Culture, and Talent, and the Leadership focused blog

Kubica LaForest Consulting was recently named by Leadership Excellence (Leadership 500 awards) as one of the Top 10 leadership development firms in the U.S in the Small Consultant category. The Small Consultant category is one of eight categories recognized by Leadership Excellence. They will be honored at the upcoming Global Leadership Conference to be held in April in Vail, Colorado. Leadership Excellence has been recognizing the Top 500 leadership development programs for the past 30 years.

Tony is a 5th degree black belt and is an instructor in kenpo karate, where he focuses on helping his students not only learn karate skills but also build self-confidence –  a skill they can apply successfully to other areas in their life. And, as a grandfather of five grandchildren, he  authors a blog for Grandpas: Grandpa Tales. 

Co-author of: Organizational Gravity: A Guide to Strategically Growing Your Company’s Brand, Culture and Talent - Named one of the Top 10 Small Consultants in Leadership - Development by Leadership Excellence for 2013

RSVP to Sharon Marsden by April 16th at 508-916-7082

$25.00 IAAP Members / $30 Guests

APTY Event / April 23rd, 2014 / Omni Providence Hotel / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Please make check payable to IAAP - Providence Chapter, and mail to: Sharon Marsden, 177 Lafayette St., Somerset, MA 02726

Parking:   RICC Parking is $12.00 per car       Providence Place Mall Parking is $2.50 per car

Children’s Friend 5k Walk & Run

Celebrate spring time with a Saturday at Roger Williams Park!

Join Children’s Friend and Panera Bread on Saturday, April 26, 2014 for a great day at the park for a good cause.

We’re raising money for Rhode Island's most vulnerable children with a walk or timed 5K run, live performances, arts and crafts, and all kinds of fun for children and adults!

There will also be plenty of delicious food from Panera Bread.

The proceeds from The Walk & Run benefit Children's Friend, Rhode Island's oldest child welfare agency.

Click here for further information.

Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. We accomplish this by providing flexible, effective, and culturally-relevant services, and advocating for programs and policies that support and strengthen these children and their families.

How to Create a Successful Internship Program

Recruit future talent by hosting an intern

Hosting an intern is doing more than a good deed. By giving a student or unemployed adult an opportunity to gain real life experience, you are also recruiting future talent, increasing your presence on college campuses and freeing up your current staff to work on more advanced and creative projects.

If you haven't hosted an intern or you want to make your existing internship program better, attend this seminar and learn how to:

  • Write internship descriptions that will attract the right talent
  • Supervise your interns and get the most out of them
  • Structure a program that complies with legal regulations & requirements
  • Create a meaningful learning experience for an intern

Click here for further information and to register and select "April 17 @ Providence Marriott" from the seminar menu.

In partnership with Tech Collective, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, Rhode Island Hospitality Association, RI Student Loan Authority and the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities.

Military, Veterans and Families’ Job Fair

Mayor Angel Taveras & Mayor Allan W. Fung & Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston Invite your company to participate in a

Military, Veterans and Families’ Job Fair

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1 pm - 3 pm

Providence Career and Technical Academy

41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI

This is a job fair for military members, veterans and their families. If you have jobs available, we encourage you to sign-up for this event.

There is no fee to participate.

A 6-foot table and tablecloth will be provided at no charge, along with FREE available parking.

Pre-registration required by April 16.  Visit or call 401.680.8578.

Click here for more information.

In partnership with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Hero 2 Hired, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training, the Cities of Providence and Cranston and Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston


Join American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

Relay For Life celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and gives everyone the chance to fight back against cancer. Relay is a community event where teams of friends, families, schools, businesses, and organizations take turns walking overnight at a local track. Special activities, ceremonies, and entertainment make it a fun and moving experience. All teams raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight every cancer, in every community, every day.

Click here for more information on how to participate.

AIDS Project RI Dining Out for Life®

Join NBC 10’s Mario Hilario, event chair, for Dining Out for Life®, when participating restaurants donate a portion of their sales to AIDS Project RI.

All you need to do is eat at one of the restaurants on Thursday, April 24th! For a list of participating restaurants or more information about AIDS Project RI visit, email or call 401-559-7896

For more than 30 years, AIDS Project Rhode Island has provided HIV/AIDS prevention and education services, as well as assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Project RI is a division of Family Service of RI.

American Diabetes Association Ocean State Tour de Cure

Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. So take the Ride of Your Life and sign up today!

When: June 1, 2014

Where: University of Rhode Island

7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881

Registration Fee: $25

Fundraising Minimum: $200

Route Distances: 7M, 15M, 30M, 62M, 100M

Contact your event manager, Phoebe Bunker: or (888) 342-2383 x 3499

Please mail checks to our local office:

American Diabetes Association

ATTN: Ocean State TDC

10 Speen Street 2nd Floor

Framingham, MA 01701

120 Days to event. 30 teams. 144 riders. Join us!

Providence Rotary Weekly Lunch Meetings

When: Mondays from 12:15 - 1:30 with a long established speaker series.  (Tuesdays if Monday is a Holiday)

Where: Providence Marriott 

              One Orms Street, Providence (parking available).

Cost:     $20 meal fee.

For further information visit:


Contact the Chamber

Phone: 401-521-5000
Fax: 401-621-6109
Address:  30 Exchange Terrace
Providence RI 02903
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"I highly recommend the Chamber to businesses that are seeking new networking opportunities and business growth."
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