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Friday, June 20th 2014 at 7:30 PM

Dunkin’ Donuts Center– Providence, RI

** Tickets On Sale Saturday, April 26th at 10am! **


WWE Returns to Providence

with WWE Live!


See your Favorite WWE Superstars Including:


John Cena

Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family

Intercontinental Champion Big E

The Rhodes Brothers

All requests for press credentials should be directed to 203-359-5175

Visit for ticket information.


Goodwill Industries of RI “Power of Work” Career Fair

On May 7th Goodwill Industries of RI will host its

“Power of Work” Career Fair at our location  -

 100 Houghton St. in Providence.

This Career Fair is being held to give Goodwill training program participants  an opportunity to meet with local employers and pursue employment.

We are looking for additional employers to participate in this job fair. 

-As an Employment participant you will meet

   pre-screened job seekers and find out

  how our candidates are trained to meet

  your hiring needs.

-You will learn about our employment programs and work/tax incentives.

-Finally, you will gain a partner in Goodwill that ensures you meet well trained, qualified, motivated applicants.

There is no cost to employers for participation.

For information regarding participation, please contact our offices  - Christine Francis ext. 131 or Nancy Carrott ext. 140.

Boston Bruins Pro-Am

Team Little Rhody is participating in a charity Pro-Am hockey tournament. The tournament is designed to raise money for the Boston Children’s Hospital who is ranked #1 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals honor roll. More than offering great care, the hospital is known for its commitment to the Boston community—serving as the largest provider of health care to low-income children in our state.

The hospital is also home to the world’s largest research center at a pediatric hospital, making discoveries that benefit both children and adults. Just one area of research we’re leading: concussions and injury prevention. Children’s Sports Concussion Clinic is a national leader in understanding and treating pediatric concussions, with a multidisciplinary research team and a clinical setting that receives more than 350 patient visits each month. Philanthropic support will advance critical research into this skyrocketing problem.

Joe Sylvia of Automated Business Solutions is a member of one of the competing teams and is looking to collect gifts to benefit the BCH.

You can give a secure gift right on his personal page!


First Annual 94HJY BroShow at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center

94HJY presents the First Annual 94HJY BroShow at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.  94HJY is proud to present this 7 hour show on Saturday June 14, 2014 from 11am – 6pm, appealing to Men of all ages. This show, with complimentary admission, will feature electronics, food sampling, wing contests, bikini contests, electronic bull riding, cigars, rock walls, as well as various other vendors and activities appealing to the male demo.

Learn more about the event, or how your business can participate by contacting Rhonda Lapham at 401-519-1237 or

94HJY is Southern New England’s heritage Rock Format radio station. The station has been broadcasting the same Rock Format since 1981 and reaches over 400,000 listeners weekly.



38th Annual Save the Bay Swim

Citizens Bank Swim For Narragansett Bay

The Citizen's Bank 38th Annual Save The Bay Swim will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014. We will return to our traditional route across the Bay, from the Newport Naval Base to Potter Cove, Jamestown.  

Founded in 1977, The Swim is Save The Bay’s largest annual fundraiser, serving as a critical support to our efforts to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Every year, nearly 500 swimmers, ages 15 to 77 years, swim 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness. Swimmers come from more than 25 states to experience the iconic, open water trek from Newport to Jamestown. 

Click here for more information.

Click here for Navy Swim Team's advice to first time swimmers.

PawSox Pride Night Member Offer

PAWSOX PRIDE NIGHT, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014 at McCoy Stadium. Game is at 7:05 PM

It’s the first nationally televised minor league baseball game on the CBS SPORTS NETWORK and we want the place to look great on TV!

Therefore for your membership we have a special offer:

Any Chamber member can get tickets for that game at a LOW DISCOUNT!

Reserved Seats normally $12.00 each are only $10.00

Gen Admission tickets normally $8.00 each are only $6.00

Promotion Code: PRIDE (Case sensitive)   

Use the code online at or call in at 401.724.7300



The Big Night Out: An Evening in Paris


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) has announced the 2014 inductees into its Magical Circle of People We Admire. The Magical Circle was established in 2007 to recognize those individuals who through their professional accomplishments and community service have become exemplary role models for children in Rhode Island.

The 2014 “Magical Circle” honorees are:

Hilina Ajakaiye, Operations Manager, Stop & Shop, New England Division

Dennis Littky,  Co-Founder and Co-Director, The Big Picture Company, The Met School, and College Unbound

Ingrid Tolentino, Vice President, MetLife Auto & Home

Jim Vincent, President, NAACP Providence Branch, and Compliance Officer, RIPTA

In addition, Bonney B. Sevellon, will be this year’s recipient of the annual Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is Given to a person who is a pioneer in his or her field, whose volunteer or career work has impacted the lives of countless people. As the Executive Director of Big Sisters of Rhode Island in 1997, she pioneered BBBSOS’ existing relationship with Savers and developed The Big Sisters Fund.  Incorporated as a solely owned subsidiary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (separate 501(c) 3), more commonly known as the Donation Center, the Fund was formed to collect gently used clothing and household items and the proceeds fund BBBSOS’ mentoring programs.

The inductees will be honored at BBBSOS’s annual gala on June 14th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Goat Island in Newport. The event, themed An Evening in Paris, will feature a signature cocktail, amazing aerialists, unique auction items and a delicious French-inspired feast. Dance the night away to the sounds of Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band. Tickets and additional information about the event are available through the event’s website:

Proceeds from The Big Night Out: An Evening in Paris will be used to support the mentoring relationships for over 500 children throughout Rhode Island.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is Rhode Island’s leading mentoring organization and has been serving boys and girls in Rhode Island for over 45 years. Persons interested in mentoring a child or donating to support the program can log on to the agency’s website or call (401) 921-2434.

Bryant University 29th Annual World Trade Day May 21, 2014

"We have the ability for innovative thinking, making quality products and seizing global opportunities"

It’s time again to gather New England businesses, manufacturers and their partners for a day of sharing, learning, and inspiration. World Trade Day 2014, Back to the USA – Partnering for Global Success, promises to fulfill these expectations. With our manufacturing sector growing stronger every year, thanks in part to events like this, it is critical that we come together to educate ourselves and continue the forward momentum.

You will have a choice of multiple sessions with amazing leaders who will be discussing the hows of growing your company, where to find opportunities and the avenues for help in navigating what can be a complicated undertaking. Bryant University and the Chafee Center for International Business are great local resources for your business. They continue to work for your international success by developing World Trade Day and a comprehensive offering of informative seminars.

This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Jakob van Zyl, associate director at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA research laboratory, will share an exciting and inspirational story. This is a man, and a business, that literally reaches beyond the globe. We may not all be able to build the Mars Rover or put a man on the moon, but we do have the ability for innovative thinking, making quality products and seizing global opportunities. Dr. van Zyl will share with us how to take our business capabilities and partner with NASA for future success.

Your participation in World Trade Day adds to the excitement and potential of the day. For all of us the goal is sustainable growth. With growth we create jobs; with jobs the economy of New England improves. As the saying goes: it is a win-win. There are few things that are more exciting and inspirational as than winning!

– Cheryl Merchant, CEO, Hope Global; chairwoman, World Trade Day 2014

Click here for more information and to register.

World Trade Day is presented by the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University. Bring us your business. We’ll give you the world.


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

Click here for more information.

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. 

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.

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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