Editor’s Choice: Honoring those who preserve history

EDITOR’S CHOICE
Honoring those who preserve history PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will hold their annual Rhody Awards ceremony, honoring individuals and their contributions to help protect the state’s historic places. More than 300 community leaders, businesspeople and homeowners will join preservationists and craftspeople to celebrate.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 4-6:15 P.M. $150 admission and benefit dinner. Belcourt of Newport, 657 Bellevue Ave., Newport. INFO AND REGISTRATION: preserveri.org/rhody-awards


Discover tips for startups PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY and Rhode Island SCORE will sponsor a workshop as part of an eight-week workshop series on how to learn the basics of starting your own business. This workshop, titled “It’s Who THEY Know that Counts,” will go over the art and science of power networking and sales.
SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 9:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. Free. Providence Public Library, 225 Washington St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: (401) 455-8005 or pplref@provlib.org


Talk tariffs, tax reform THE RHODE ISLAND Manufacturers Association will hold a Q&A session with Rhode Island’s congressional delegation. Topics discussed will include tariffs, tax reform and the view from Washington, D.C.
MONDAY, OCT. 22, 10 A.M. TO NOON. $35/members; $45/nonmembers. Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: rimanufacturers.com


Learn about Growth Hub THE RHODE ISLAND Small Business Development Center will hold a brief presentation on the concept of the center’s new Growth Hub initiative and explain what resources are available. The program focuses on small manufacturers, food-related businesses and other sectors that help Rhode Island’s economy. The event is hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 8:30-10 A.M. Free. Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 402, Lincoln. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.nrichamber.com/events/Learn-about-the-RI-Small-Business-Development-Center-SBDCs-new-initiative-Growth-Hub-1983/details

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Business networking THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a business networking event, hosted by Elite Indoor Gun Range. The event will allow attendees to build their business networks with other local professionals.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 5:30-7:30 P.M. $5/members; $10/nonmembers. Elite Indoor Gun Range, 132 Pearls Way, South Kingstown. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.srichamber.com/events/October-Business-Networking-4467/details


Maintaining a WordPress site SPROUT COWORKING WILL hold a workshop on how to create or maintain your existing WordPress site, how to create strategic blogs and install plugins.
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 6-7:30 P.M. Free. Sprout CoWorking, 166 Valley St., Building 6M, Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: rinetworking.com/event/how-to-create-and-maintain-a-wordpress-website


Debate over breakfast THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a gubernatorial candidate forum as part of its “Eggs and Issues” breakfast series. Democratic incumbent Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Republican candidate Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and independent candidate Joseph A. Trillo are expected to participate.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 7:45-9:15 A.M. $20/members; $40/nonmembers. Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.nrichamber.com/events/Eggs-and-Issues-Breakfast-Gubernatorial-Candidate-Forum-1978/details


Cybersecurity symposium COMPASS IT COMPLIANCE LLC will host a cybersecurity symposium, in which various speakers will talk about the current challenges in the technology sector. Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., will be the featured speaker. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC is the presenting sponsor.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. $50. The Meehan Overlook at Notte Park, 1671 Douglas Ave., North Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/cybersecurity-symposium-tickets-49662130770


Joining forces SUSAN DREYFUS, CEO of Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, will be part of a conversational forum on strengthening human services in Rhode Island. The forum is sponsored by Family Services of Rhode Island and Child & Family.
THURSDAY, OCT. 25, 9 A.M. TO NOON. Free. Rhode Island School of Design’s Metcalf Auditorium, 20 North Main St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: familyserviceri.org/news/categories/events


Talk to funders THE RHODE ISLAND Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold a roundtable discussion and breakfast session featuring representatives from high-profile local funders. Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg will be the guest speaker.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 7:30-10:30 A.M. $60/members; $80/nonmembers. Café Nuovo, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-funders-tickets-49333911056?blm_aid=0