The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce (NRICC) was formed in 1991 as a result of a merger between the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce (located in Pawtucket) and the Greater Woonsocket Chamber of Commerce.
Both Chambers had been in existence since the 1880’s placing them among the oldest chambers in New England.
In 1969 The Blackstone Valley Chamber, one of the chamber’s predecessor organizations was among the very first chambers to be accredited by the US Chamber of Commerce at the inception of the accreditation program In 2004 under the new accreditation program, the Chamber became the first in Rhode Island to receive a four star accreditation.
In 2016, the North Central Chamber merged with the NRICC, making it the largest geographical chamber in Rhode Island, serving thirteen communities.
The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce strengthens the economic climate through business leadership that fosters member & community prosperity.
Vision: Anticipate, evaluate and choose relevant opportunities
Integrity: Be honest and trustworthy in every action and intent
Inclusiveness: Respect and encourage broad participation in community dialogue and decision making
Courage: Act with strength and conviction, even in the face of adversity
Excellence: Exceed all customer expectations