CEO Unplugged: Couto Construction’s Jason Couto

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CEO Unplugged: Meet Couto Construction’s Jason Couto THE SOUTHCOAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Network will host its latest CEO Unplugged networking event, featuring Jason Couto, president of Couto Construction. The event offers young professionals an opportunity to connect with and learn from local CEOs in an informal group setting. Light snacks will be provided. Registration required.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 11 A.M. TO NOON. Free. Couto Construction, 24 Ernest St., New Bedford. INFO AND REGISTRATION: members.southcoastchamber.com/events/details/ceo-unplugged-jason-couto-couto-construction-494726


Through the fairway THE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER of Commerce will host its annual Invitational Golf Tournament. Along with golf, the event will offer players and guests an opportunity to network and promote their companies. The tournament will also honor Tony Sapienza, former president and CEO of Joseph Abboud Manufacturing, and Joseph Nauman, former executive vice president, chief legal and administrative officer of Acushnet Holdings Corp., for their dedication to the community. A dinner and awards ceremony will follow.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 10 A.M. $250 individual/$1,200 foursome; $55 dinner and ceremony only. LeBaron Hills Country Club, 183 Rhode Island Road, Lakeville, Mass. INFO AND REGISTRATION: members.southcoastchamber.com/events/details/chamber-invitational-golf-tournament-2018-495769


Networking for women THE EAST BAY CHAMBER of Commerce will host a Women’s Empowerment and Business Owners Networking Development, or WEBOND, meeting and networking event, in which women can create business connections and relationships. The event will include raffle prizes and a guest speaker.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, NOON TO 1 P.M. $5. Easy Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler St., Suite 102, Warren. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.eastbaychamberri.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=3642


On the fast ‘trek’ FASTTREK.ORG, A NONPROFIT aiming to help connect patients with clinical trials specializing in brain cancer and multiple sclerosis, will host its first fundraiser, titled “Synapse.” The event will include conversation, local cuisine, drinks and entertainment in an effort to raise awareness for brain cancer and multiple sclerosis. Ticket costs start at $25 and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information and to register, visit fasttrek.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 5:35-9 P.M. $25. Botanical Center in Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: fasttrek.org

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Morning cup of joe THE CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a Morning Coffee networking event, hosted by the American Cancer Society Rhode Island Chapter. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with local business professionals.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 8-9 A.M. $5 members/$15 nonmembers. American Cancer Society Rhode Island Chapter, 931 Jefferson Blvd., No. 3004, Warwick. INFO AND REGISTRATION: centralrichamber.com/events/15982/morning-coffee


A focus on manufacturing PAWTUCKET AND CENTRAL FALLS will collaborate with Polaris MEP to hold the second annual Pawtucket/Central Falls Manufacturing Forum. The event will be themed around workforce culture, development and training, and consist of Q&A sessions before and after the event’s speaking portion.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 11 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M. Free. Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket. INFO AND REGISTRATION: polarismep.org/events/paw-cf-mfg-forum-exhibitor


First Friday networking THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly First Friday Coffee networking event, hosted by the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County. The event will allow business professionals and entrepreneurs to mingle and build business relationships in a relaxed setting. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 8-9 A.M. $5 members/$10 nonmembers. Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County, 61 Main St., South Kingstown. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.srichamber.com/events/First-Friday-Coffee-Hosted-By-Domestic-Violence-Resource-Center-of-SC-4019/details


Startup law, fundraising BUSINESS LAW SEMINAR GROUP LLC and Howell Legal Inc. will hold a half-day program offering information for startup founders to successfully build, grow and finance their companies and avoid mistakes that can derail a startup.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 8 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. $75 founders/$200 general admission. Tech Collective, 188 Valley St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/startup-law-and-fundraising-tickets-46737492097#tickets


Newport secret garden tours BENEFACTORS OF THE ARTS will hold secret garden tours, titled “On and Off the Avenue & Drive,” featuring gardens and properties in historic Newport. Tours will run daily and purchased tickets are good for any or all days, allowing for inclement weather or other scheduling conflicts.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. $20. Various locations on Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive, Newport.=INFO AND REGISTRATION: secretgardentours.org


Meet young professionals THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND Young Professionals will hold a networking session, hosted by Shaidzon Beer Co. The event will provide attendees with networking opportunities and chances to build relationships with other professionals. Pizza and a cash bar will be available. The event is for those ages 21 and older and limited to 50 people.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 5:30-7:30 P.M. $5. Shaidzon Beer Co., 141 Fairgrounds Road, South Kingstown. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.srichamber.com/events/Southern-RI-Young-Professionals-hosted-by-Shaidzon-Beer-Company-4277/details