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
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
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
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, and search engine
We appreciate input from members and encourage you to share your comments and
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