The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce strengthens the economic climate through business leadership that fosters member and community prosperity.

Message from the Chair and President

We are pleased to be the volunteer and professional leaders for 2015.

A committed Board of Directors working with a dedicated professional staff works daily to maximize our members’ investments. Our number one priority is to help our members succeed in their business.

If you are a member then now is the time to take full advantage of your Chamber membership.  If not then you should seriously consider membership as part of your business success plan.

Check out our Value Statements

The Value of Influence:


The Chamber's involvement with the US Chamber of Commerce and our relationship with the Congressional Delegation ensure that your voice is heard on the Federal level

The Chamber is a founder and leader in the R.I.  Business Coalition The collation is a group of 30 business organizations dedicated to improve the econmic climate so all Rhode Islanders benefit.

The Chamber’s two full time lobbyists monitor and respond to more than 300 bills on your behalf during any legislative period.


The Chamber regularly communicates with our members to keep them informed of key legislative concerns via Under the Dome, our government affairs e-newsletter.


The Chamber leads and partners with 10 chambers to produce one of RI’s largest lobbying groups in the state, representing thousands of businesses through the Chamber of Commerce Coalition.


The Chamber leadership serves on important groups and committees. These include the Commerce Secretary’s advisory committee, the Reinventing Medicaid Task Force, the Career and Technical Education Foundation, the Workforce Partnership of Greater R.I., the Governors Workforce Board, The Pawtucket Foundation and the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor Commission.

The Chamber Advisory Groups focus on local economic issues and community development.



Value of Interaction

With over 60 events annually The Chamber provides ample opportunities to meet new prospects make contacts and receive qualified referrals to grow your business.


Here is a partial list:


Annual Dinner


Golf Outing


Beer, Wine and Silent Auction


Business Before Hours


Eggs N Issues Breakfast meetings


Executive Success Clubs

Golf Outing


Legislative Reception


Holiday Open House


Networking at Night

Pawsox BBQ

Pawsox Welcome Luncheon


Value of Insights


The Chamber’s powerful network of relationships provides access to resources that can help you grow your business.


Resources include:


Business counseling


Export assistance


Professional development


Workforce training


Value of Impact


The Chamber helps you through our customized marketing program. We help you determine the most effective means of advertising so you can maximize your Chamber investment and your exposure in our network of members.


These include:


All Member e mails


Banner ads on website


Search engine optimization


We appreciate input from members and encourage you to share your comments and suggestions.

Finally, please do business with your fellow Chamber members. Supporting area companies and organizations is important to our economic stability and vitality.


  Ross Nelson                                    John C. Gregory, IOM


Chair of the Board                                President and CEO