TUESDAY, FEB. 13
FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION CLASS
The Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association offers this two-part ServSafe food safety manager full certification class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lombardi’s 1025 Club, 1025 Plainfield Pike, Johnston, with the second part of the course on Feb. 20. This program fulfills the R.I. Department of Health’s certification requirement for food service licenses. Cost: $175 for RIHTA members; $195 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 223-1120 or visit www.rihospitality.org.
BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING
FOR SMALL TO MID-SIZED COMPANIES
Iron Mountain and ProTech ED host this free seminar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iron Mountain’s facility in Greenville. Presented by Gil Cloutier of ProTech ED and David Marglous of Iron Mountain, the seminar covers what you can do to protect your business in the case of a hard drive failure, server crash, virus or natural disaster.
Registration is mandatory. To register and get directions, call Gil Cloutier at 404-0054.
S.K. CHAMBER NETWORK AT NOON
The South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce hosts its weekly networking luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. at Camden’s Restaurant, 756 Kingstown Road (Route 108), at Old Mountain Lanes, Wakefield. No pre-registration, no speeches, no requirement to share leads. Cost $12 at the door, cash or check preferred. For more information, contact Deedra Durocher at 783-2801 or email@example.com.
HOW TO OBTAIN A BUSINESS LOAN
The Cranston Chamber of Commerce Office sponsors this seminar from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at the Chamber, 48A Rolfe Square, Cranston, with Dennis Topac, of the Center for Women and Enterprise. For more information or to register, call 785-3780 or visit www.cranstonchamber.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14
POWER HOUR: SAVVY WEB SITES
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce hosts this discussion at noon in its offices, 30 Exchange Terrace, Providence. Jennifer Shaheen, of Technology Therapy, and Jennifer Driscoll, marketing consultant of The Bright Idea Group, will present learning techniques and applications and show what tools you can use to create a competitive edge online. For more information, contact the Chamber at 521-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, FEB. 15
STRATEGIC PLANNING :
YOUR ROAD MAP TO SUCCESS
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Development Center at Bryant University co-host this seminar from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Bryant, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. Presented by Mike Walker, a Bryant faculty member with more than 25 years’ experience, the seminar will address how to develop a realistic and attainable plan that allows you to think strategically and act accordingly. Cost:
$49, $39 for Chamber members. To register, visit edc.bryant.edu or call 232-6200.
FRIDAY, FEB. 16
WOMEN’S INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Bryant University offer this series of four one-day sessions at the Chamber, 30 Exchange Terrace, Providence, with the first session Feb. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and subsequent sessions Feb. 23, March 21 and March 30. This highly interactive program delivers a research-based learning experience focused on increasing business insight to help women reach their full potential. Cost: $1,255 for the series; Chamber members only. For more information or to register, call 232-6200 or visit www.provchamber.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21
R.I. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
CENTER INFORMATION SESSION
The R.I. Small Business Development Center hosts this free session from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, 30 Exchange Terrace, Providence. Learn about the resources available to entrepreneurs through the center. For more information, call 521-5000 or visit www.provchamber.com.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION: EASEMENTS,
TAX INCENTIVES AND LITIGATION
Lorman Education Services presents this one-day continuing education seminar from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Providence Harbor Hotel, 220 India St., Providence, presented by J. Michael Abbott, John Grosvenor and Arnold Robinson of Newport Collaborative Architects.
Designed for attorneys, architects, engineers, contractors, project managers, developers, government and municipal planners, historic district commissioners and accountants; continuing education credits can be earned in several fields. Cost $339 (includes manual) or $309 each for two or more participants from the same company. For information or to register, call 866-352-9539 or visit www.lorman.com.
FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW KICKOFF
TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank hosts this preview party for the 14th annual Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show from 6 to 9 p.m at the R.I. Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. Enjoy the beauty of the flower show along with creations by some of the state’s best chefs. Cost: $75; proceeds benefit the food bank. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 942-6325.
THURSDAY, FEB. 22
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: NORTHEAST
ENGINEERING & CONSULTING
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce sponsors this networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. at Northeast Engineering and Consultants, 55 John Clarke Road, Middletown. Network and enjoy refreshments; attendees are asked to bring a donation to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To register, call 847-1608 or visit www.newportchamber.com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 27
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS:
CREDIT UNION CENTRAL FALLS
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce presents this month’s Business After Hours at Credit Union Central Falls’ corporate center,
1005 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with catering by Fine Catering by Russell Morin. Cost: $7 for members, pre-registered and pre-paid, or $12 at the door; $25 nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 521-5000 or visit www.provchamber.com.
FOOD SAFETY RECERTIFICATION CLASS
The Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association sponsors this class from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lombardi’s 1025 Club, 1025 Plainfield Pike, Johnston. This program fulfills the R.I. Department of Health’s requirement for maintaining food safety manager certification. Cost: $69 for members; $79 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 223-1120 or visit www.rihospitality.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
NEWPORT BUSINESS EXPO
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the Newport Daily News present the annual Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Newport, 1 Goat Island, Newport. More than 120 exhibitors will offer their products and services to consumers. Free to the public; exhibition booths available for $375, or $200 for a half-booth. For more information, call 847-1608 or visit www.newportchamber.com.
RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER COALITION
ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION
The Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition sponsors this reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the State House. Discuss issues of importance to businesses one-on-one with elected officials from throughout the state in an informal setting. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost: $15; free valet parking is available. To register, call 334-1000 or visit www.nrichamber.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
BUSINESS INVESTIGATIONS: LEGAL,
ETHICAL, PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Marquet International sponsors this breakfast briefing from 8 to 10 a.m. at The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent St., Providence. Christopher T.
Marquet will discuss legal, ethical and practical considerations when conducting investigations for due diligence in business transactions, employee misconduct and fraud cases, litigation support investigations, intellectual property disputes and other cases. For more information or to register, call (617) 733-3304 or visit www.marquetinternational.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6
FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATION CLASS
The Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association offers this two-part ServSafe food safety manager full certification class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lombardi’s 1025 Club, 1025 Plainfield Pike, Johnston, with the second part of the course on March 13. This program fulfills the R.I. Department of Health’s certification requirement for food service licenses. Cost: $175 for RIHTA members; $195 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, call 223-1120 or visit www.rihospitality.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
COMPUTER WELLNESS WORKSHOP
The Newport County Chamber of Commerce sponsors this workshop from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Chamber, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, with Jairo Rugel from ATC Tech. Learn how to keep your computers running fast and smoothly. Know what type of security software is worth buying and how to back up your files to increase memory. To register, call 847-1608 or visit www.newportchamber.com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 13