Editor’s Choice: International Seafood Buyers Luncheon coming to New Bedford March 15

International seafood buyers coming to New Bedford THE ANNUAL SHOWCASE of New Bedford’s waterfront and local seafood plants participating in the International Boston Seafood Show will be held. The tour will give international buyers an inside look at the latest computer technology and processing equipment. The tour includes a seafood lunch reception. The event is co-sponsored by Food Export USA, Mass Export Center, New Bedford, New Bedford Harbor Commission, New Bedford Economic Development Council and SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, NOON TO 2 P.M. Free. Merrill’s on the Waterfront, 36 Homer’s Wharf, New Bedford. INFO AND REGISTRATION: members.southcoastchamber.com/events/details/international-seafood-buyers-luncheon-2019-495978

Thundermist awards locals THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER will hold its 50th annual breakfast meeting, which will honor R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott with the 2018 Francesco Cannistra Memorial Award and Washington Trust with the 2018 Community Partnership Award.
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 7:30-10:30 A.M. $35/person; $300/table of 10. Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/thundermist-health-centers-50th-annual-breakfast-meeting-tickets-53650013635?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Planning for entrepreneurs THE RHODE ISLAND Small Business Development Center will hold a workshop on feasibility assessment and provide tools to plan for entrepreneurship. Tools such as the Business Model Canvas will be utilized to help target customers, define value proposition, and estimate the resources and cash needed. Manuel Batlle, Providence metro regional director for the RISBDC, will be the guest speaker.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 9 A.M. TO NOON. Free. R.I. Commerce Corp., 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: risbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=20390002

Startup essentials THE MANSFIELD BIO-INCUBATOR will hold a seminar and networking event, titled “Startup Essentials: Reimbursement Analysis and Planning.” Ed Berger, principal and founder of Larchmont Strategic Advisors, will lead the seminar for those preparing diagnostic, therapeutic or med-tech innovations on the fundamental elements of the reimbursement landscape and guidance on how and when to address strategy issues.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 11:45 A.M. TO 1:15 P.M. Free. Mansfield Bio-Incubator, 241 Francis Ave., Mansfield. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/startup-essentials-reimbursement-analysis-and-planning-tickets-55258357234?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Monthly mingle THE EAST BAY Chamber of Commerce will hold its Monthly Mingle networking night, offering attendees an opportunity to network with fellow Chamber members and their guests, as well as build relationships with possible new clients.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 5:30-7 P.M. $5/members; $10/nonmembers. Pawtucket Credit Union, 576 Metacom Ave., Bristol. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.eastbaychamberri.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=4065

Compost conference THE ANNUAL RHODE ISLAND Compost Conference and Trade Show, organized by the Environment Council of Rhode Island and the Office of Sustainability at Rhode Island College, will feature businesses within the compost industry exhibiting and speaking, workshops and a midday trade show.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 8 A.M. TO 3 P.M. Free. Rhode Island College, Donovan Dining Center, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: environmentcouncilri.org/2019-compost-conference-trade-show

Patent advising SCOTT KEELEY of Keeley DeAngelo LLP will offer a one-on-one legal-advising session about intellectual property and industrial design. Attendees can sign up and receive the first session free. Subsequent sessions for advising services require a $50 annual service fee.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 10 A.M. TO NOON. Free. Social Enterprise Greenhouse, 10 Davol Square, Unit 100, Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/1-on-1-patent-advising-w-scott-keeley-of-keeley-deangelo-llp-tickets-54672934218?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Lead the way LEADERSHIP RHODE ISLAND will host its annual “Leadership, Actually” Awards Luncheon, which will recognize alumni and community members who contributed to nearly 40 years of the organization’s development and success.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 11:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M. $75. Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: lriluncheon.eventbrite.com

Improving SEO results THE CENTER FOR WOMEN & ENTERPRISE will hold a workshop on how business personnel can communicate with customers using blogs and how to use search-engine optimization to help improve chances of appearing higher in search results. The class will focus on using WordPress and Yoast SEO.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 5:30-7:30 P.M. $25. Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: cweonline.org/About-CWE/News/Article-Detail/ArticleId/1095/Blogging-amp-Search-Engine-Optimization-for-Small-Business-CWE-RI-Mar-14

Changing teaching HOWARD FULLER, civil rights activist and founding director of Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning, will hold a discussion on the urgency of changing how we teach in today’s schools and universities. College Unbound and EduLeaders of Color will sponsor the event.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 6 P.M. Free. Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, Black Box Theater, 325 Public St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: (606) 306-2196

Smart Island discussion AQUIDNECK ISLAND PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a forum, titled “Envisioning the Housing Future for Aquidneck Island,” as part of its Smart Island Series. The discussion will address existing/new challenges and opportunities in housing that will determine whether Aquidneck Island can remain an economically sustainable community. Coffee, breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 8 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Free. Community College of Rhode Island Newport County, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/smart-island-housing-forum-tickets-54877213222?aff=ebdssbdestsearch