Editor’s Choice: R.I. Infrastructure Bank to hold Infrastructure Summit Sept. 17

R.I. Infrastructure Bank to hold Infrastructure Summit Sept. 17 THE R.I. INFRASTRUCTURE BANK will hold its second annual Infrastructure Summit, which will feature four areas of infrastructure – green infrastructure and resiliency, economic development, clean energy, and housing. Armand E. Sabitoni, general secretary-treasurer and New England regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, and Alan Ruben, principal at Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, will be the keynote speakers. Reservations are due Sept. 10.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 8:30 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M. Free. R.I. Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/2018-rhode-island-infrastructure-summit-registration-47243261868.

Gala on the water SAIL NEWPORT will host a gala celebrating 35 years of providing sailing programs to the area. The event will feature live music, dancing, cocktails, a live auction and a wine wall. Sponsorships are also available.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 6 P.M. $250. Sail Newport Sailing Center, 72 Fort Adams Drive, Newport. INFO AND REGISTRATION: wedoauctions.net/sailnewport

Building new relationships THE TRI-TOWN Chamber of Commerce will hold its networking group in a forum setting in which business owners and entrepreneurs can build business relationships with one another. Four one-hour group sessions will be held over two days.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 7:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M., TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 8:30-9:30 A.M. Free. Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, 280 School St., Mansfield. INFO AND REGISTRATION: tri-townchamber.org/events/details/trex-i-networking-group-08-27-2018-3669

Learn from local CEOs 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 is 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

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Mindful leaders AWE WILL HOLD an event centered around the new lens of leadership and its connection to leading with and through mindfulness. The September breakfast will explore strategies of being an agile and people-centric leader while engaging others through inclusion. Melissa Cummings, executive vice president and chief customer officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Damon Hart, senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief employment counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., will join the discussion.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 8-9:30 A.M. $50/members; $55/nonmembers. Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. INFO AND REGISTRATION: aweconnects.silkstart.com/events/the-mindful-leader-recalibrate-your-leadership-compass-1

Design forum BOOTHROYD DEWHURST INC. will host the 33rd annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly. This year’s forum, titled “Global Competitive Advantage,” showcases the DFMA successes and overall strategy of manufacturers that make and market products internationally. Presenters include Kohler, Renishaw (additive manufacturing), BAIC, Endress & Hauser, Starkey Hearing Technologies and Dynisco. Dinner will be served on the event’s first day. Continental breakfasts and lunches will also be served.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 8 A.M. TO 9 P.M., WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 8 A.M. TO 3 P.M. $895. Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: dfma.com/forum/index.html

Protecting your data ENE SYSTEMS INC. will hold a seminar, titled “IT Security in the Age of Ransomware – A Real World Case Study,” on how to protect your data and what may happen in the event of a ransomware attack. The seminar is hosted by the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 11:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M. Free. Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, 280 School St., Mansfield. INFO AND REGISTRATION: tri-townchamber.org/events/details/i-t-security-in-the-age-of-ransomware-a-real-world-case-study-5925

Legislative breakfast THE RHODE ISLAND Society for Human Resource Management will host its fall legislative breakfast, in which attendees will hear from guest speakers. Mickey Silberman, partner for Denver-based firm Fortney & Scott, will provide an overview of efforts to achieve pay equity through legislation, as well as practical tips on how to design a compensation system to identify and address barriers to pay equity. Meredith Nethercutt, SHRM’s director of member advocacy, will offer an overview of legislative developments on the federal level and potential impacts on RI SHRM.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 7:30 A.M. TO NOON. $40/members; $65/nonmembers; $20/students. Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. INFO AND REGISTRATION: ri.shrm.org

Choosing your biz structure MEGAN SHEEHAN, a licensed attorney for the Law Office of Maura L. Sheehan, will hold a workshop titled “Choosing Your Business Structure” to understand different business and nonprofit structures, and the legal and tax implications for each, and how they could work for you. The workshop is hosted by the East Bay Chamber of Commerce.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 9-10:30 A.M. Free. East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler St., Warren. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.eastbaychamberri.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=3824