Editor’s Choice: Art of the Real Deal

EDITOR’S CHOICE
Art of the Real Deal BRYANT UNIVERSITY’S Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership will host a conference offering public officials and policymakers ideas on how to respond responsibly and in a results-oriented fashion to state rankings. A.B. Stoddard, associate editor of RealClear Politics and frequent television commentator, will be the event’s keynote speaker. Breakfast will be provided. Current and aspiring public leaders, as well as advocates and concerned citizens, are encouraged to attend.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 8 A.M. TO 1 P.M. Free. Bryant University, Academic Innovation Center, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. INFO AND REGISTRATION: celder1@bryant.edu or (401) 232-6193


Overcoming speaking fear THE GREATER CRANSTON Chamber of Commerce will hold an interactive workshop discussing fear of public speaking, why it is pervasive and how people can overcome the fear and stop avoiding opportunities to move one’s career forward.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 9 A.M. TO NOON. $79. Greater Cranston Chamber of Commerce, 200 Midway Road, Suite 165, Cranston. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/break-free-from-your-fear-of-public-speaking-tickets-46377352911


Financial planning THE CENTER FOR WOMEN & ENTERPRISE will hold a workshop for individuals and families with limited incomes on how to build your personal savings and plan for retirement.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 10 A.M. TO NOON. $10. Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: cweonline.org/About-CWE/News/Article-Detail/ArticleId/654/Personal-Financial-Planning-CWE-RI-June-26


Network at noon THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Networking at Noon event, allowing attendees to meet with other business professionals and entrepreneurs in a casual setting. Lunch will be served.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, NOON TO 1 P.M. $20. PHIL’S Main Street Grille, 323 Main St., South Kingstown. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.srichamber.com/events/Network-at-Noon-hosted-by-PHILS-Main-Street-Grille-4079/details

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Getting your business online BRYAN CAPLAN, national speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program, will offer attendees the process of building a business with Google products. Learn how customers can find your business online and promote an online presence, as well as learn about tools to help collect and interpret information about how customers are interacting with you online.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2:30-4:30 P.M. Free. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine St., Fall River. INFO AND REGISTRATION: amfenton@msbdc.umass.edu or msbdc.org/semass/training.html


Business after hours THE EAST GREENWICH Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours networking event, at which professionals and entrepreneurs can meet in a casual atmosphere.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 5:30-7:30 P.M. Free. Caliber Home Loans, 620 Main St., East Greenwich. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eastgreenwichchamber.com/events/details/business-after-hours-at-caliber-home-loans-1471


Resiliency summit THE PROVIDENCE VMWARE Users Group will hold a summit, at which demonstrations will offer ways to help better perform recoveries in the information technology realm. The event will also include complimentary appetizers and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 9:30 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Free. Tech Collective, 188 Valley St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: community.vmug.com/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=dcc2b54b-3d6a-4dca-89e9-199998cbf278&CommunityKey=29f96bf8-17b3-4a8f-be3d-d61a6865c85d&Home=%2fevents%2fcalendar


Social media marketing THE NEW BEDFORD Economic Development Council and Chief Outsiders will co-sponsor a workshop on how business owners can grow their operations through social media marketing. Jeff Frank, a consultant with Chief Outsiders, will lead the workshop.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2:30-5 P.M. Free. New Bedford Economic Development Council, Conference Room, 1213 Purchase St., New Bedford. INFO AND REGISTRATION: (508) 673-9783 or amfenton@msbdc.umass.edu


Learn Fidelity survey results FIDELITY INVESTMENTS will hold a presentation on the results of the company’s 2018 Institutional Asset Management Plan Sponsor Attitudes Survey and receive insights on plan sponsors’ growing priorities and how businesses can grow through their 401(k) relationships. This event is sponsored by NE Retirement Solutions LLC and the Rhode Island Society for Human Resource ­Management.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 5:30-7 P.M. Free. Fidelity Investments, 900 Salem St., Smithfield. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/2018-plan-sponsor-attitudes-presentation-tickets-46775043414


Increase biz opportunities SUPPLY RI will hold a business-to-business connection event to help increase business opportunities by connecting Rhode Island-based suppliers with Supply RI buyers. The event will also include one-on-one meetings.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 7:30 A.M. TO NOON. Free. South Street Landing, 350 Eddy St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/supply-ri-business-to-business-connection-event-tickets-45600316775


Connect with professionals THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will host a networking event, at which attendees can connect and build professional relationships with one another in a casual setting.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 5-7 P.M. $10/members; $30/nonmembers. Navigant Credit Union, 135 Danielson Pike, Scituate. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.nrichamber.com/events/Networking-at-Night-Navigant-Credit-Union-6282018-1931/details


From data to dollars BROWN UNIVERSITY will host a panel discussion about how entrepreneurs are building data-centric companies to offer value in health care, commerce and more.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 6-8 P.M. Free. Brown University School of Professional Studies, 200 Dyer St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/from-data-to-dollars-panel-discussion-tickets-46549774629