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

It’s no secret; these are still challenging economic times filled with uncertainty. However at the Northern RI Chamber, we believe that this is also an opportunity.

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

Warren Buffett once said “Price is what you pay, value is what you get”.

It’s all about the value of your investment at the NRI Chamber. Our number one priority is to help you grow your business.

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’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 Coalition maintains www.RhodeIslandBusinessVotes.com, an electronic advocacy tool that educates members and allows communication with elected officials

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


Value of Interaction

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

Annual Golf Outing

Annual Beer, Wine and Silent Auction

Business Before Hours

Eggs N Issues Breakfast meetings

Executive Success Clubs

Holiday Open House

Networking at Night

PawSox BBQ

Pawsox Welcome Luncheon

Young Professionals Network


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 matching 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.

 

Peter Chatellier,CPA                            John C. Gregory, IOM

Chair of the Board                                President and CEO