Harvard Club of Boston
The Harvard Club of Boston has been a haven for social, intellectual, and athletic endeavors for over a century. Founded in 1908 with the aim of “giving effective expression to the Harvard Spirit,” the club has done that and more. The Harvard Club is recognized as being the only Platinum alumni club in Massachusetts.
The Smaller Business Association of New England, Inc. (SBANE), founded in 1938, is a private not-for-profit association of approximately 600 member companies located throughout the six-state region. SBANE was established to provide a legislative voice for small business at the state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help business owners grow their companies. SBANE runs diverse, educational and networking programs each year and has active chapters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
NASBITE International is a professional organization for the global business community. Its members include global business educators and trainers at academic institutions, trade specialists at federal, state and local trade assistance organizations, and practitioners that engage in or facilitate global business activity. NASBITE’s annual conference is a key part of its mission to promote an exchange of information and resources among global business educators and professionals.
Family Business Association
The Family Business Association is the leading independent, non-profit organization serving family business enterprises. It provides educational programming and a forum for these businesses to collaboratively exchange knowledge and experience. The Family Business Association is dedicated to the recognition and implementation of best business practices and ethical standards among these enterprises.
The Chief Executives Club of Rhode Island
The Chief Executives Club is an affiliate program of Rhode Island College. The Club works in partnership with the college’s Office of Professional Studies & Continuing Education to promote the professional development of chief executives who are leading mid-sized to large companies in the greater RI area and thereby promote the economic development of the state.
Polaris MEP is a Rhode Island-based non-profit organization that provides competitive manufacturing improvement programs designed to grow the state’s manufacturing industry. It is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and a business unit of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation. Founded in 1996, the organization has since delivered improvement solutions to over 750 Rhode Island manufacturers through one-on-one consulting, public workshops, and in-house training.
A part of the national NIST MEP system, MassMEP is a leading resource for manufacturers. Committed to success in manufacturing, MassMEP transforms companies through solutions focused on innovative growth, operational excellence, and workforce development. The organization cultivates a sustainable community built on supportive relationships, idea sharing, achievement, and next generation manufacturing.
FJATA Annual Conference
The Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association represents the interests of manufacturers, suppliers and retailers of jewelry and accessories. For more than 225 member companies, FJATA serves as the key voice to regulatory agencies that need specific industry information. Our members comprise a highly dynamic and competitive segment of the fashion industry, providing jewelry and accessories to adults and children worldwide. FJATA is a not-for-profit organization that works with regulatory agencies to harmonize fashion jewelry & accessories standards using a sound scientific foundation.
The Small Business Expo
Hosted in seven of the Nation’s largest small business cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco, Small Business Expo brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products & services to help grow their business.
Ocean State Small Business Expo
The mission of the Ocean State Small Business Expo is to support the growth and development of Rhode Island’s small business community by helping them to connect to each other and to larger companies to do business with. The Ocean State Small Business Expo features over 100 small businesses exhibits, seminars for small business owners, career development workshops and a keynote speaker. This is Rhode Island’s premier B2B Expo and events are held twice a year.
Boston CEO Club
The Chief Executive Officers’ Club provides opportunities for CEOs of businesses, with a minimum of $2 million in annual revenue, to expand their network of CEO contacts and receive information that could prove critical to their organizations. The Chief Executive Officers’ Club is a non-profit organization, which creates a nurturing environment for CEOs dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of their enterprises through shared experience and personal growth.
EASTEC is New England’s premier manufacturing exposition. With more than 500 exhibitors, complimentary conference sessions, industry keynotes and much more, EASTEC is an event dedicated to keeping northeast manufacturers competitive. It’s where manufacturing ideas, processes and products that make an impact in the northeast region, are highlighted through exhibits, education and networking events. The event offers a unique chance to connect with resources that can solve a manufacturer’s most pressing problems, improve productivity and increase profits.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a nationwide network of 98 federally funded Procurement Technical Assistance Centers providing a variety of services to US-based businesses of all sizes to help them navigate the complexities of contracting with federal agencies, state purchasing departments, and local government. RI PTAC is a Partner Program of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (CommerceRI).
PBN Social Media & Marketing Summit
The two-panel event sought to provide insights and advice on how companies can use social media, mobile solutions and data analytics in an integrated marketing plan to increase leads and generate business. There were over 250 members of the Rhode Island business community members in attendance, hoping to make some sense of the noise, the clutter and their best choices when it comes to social media and marketing.
TribalVision Digital Marketing Conference
In today’s New Normal business climate, it has become increasingly difficult to generate leads and close new business. Couple this reality with the explosion of fragmented marketing channels and the decreasing effectiveness of traditional marketing channels such as TV and Radio and it’s no surprise that most business owners are disappointed with their marketing efforts. This Market Smarter Workshop provided individuals and their teams with the insight and practical marketing knowledge needed to begin marketing differently and more effectively in a practical, results-driven manner. We discussed the 7 marketing principles you need to embrace and implement to begin generating and closing new business.
PBN e-Marketing & Technology Summit
When building your electronic identity, don’t think like a business leader, think like a customer. This was the underlying theme of a panel discussion on online marketing strategies at the e-Marketing & Technology Summit hosted by Providence Business News. The discussion featured four leaders in the world of e-commerce and all talked about the importance of the customer experience. They told the crowd to build a website for customers not for themselves; use social media with a purpose; treat people online the same you would in person; and give people something of value, whether that be information, expertise, discounts or freebies.