Editor’s Choice: SEMLAC to host annual legislative agenda presentation

SEMLAC to host annual legislative presentation THE SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS Legislative Alliance of Chambers will host the 2019 legislative-agenda presentation, in which attendees can meet with elected members of the state delegation from southeastern Massachusetts, chamber of commerce members and the business community to discuss public-policy issues. The event will also include a continental breakfast.
FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 8:30-9:30 A.M. $20. Taunton Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton. INFO AND REGISTRATION: iabreu@southcoastchamber.com

Project Weber open house PROJECT WEBER/RENEW will hold an open house on its new harm reduction/overdose prevention drop-in spaces. The new spaces will provide multiple services, including Narcan, needle exchange, fentanyl test strips, HIV and hepatitis C testing, health care navigation, support groups and recovery coaching. Snacks and drinks will be provided at the event.
MONDAY, JAN. 14, 3-6 P.M. Free. Project Weber/RENEW, 640 Broad St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: info@weberrenew.org

Business networking TOTAL EXPOSURE NETWORKING will hold an event sponsored by Available Staffing Network. Attendees will have an opportunity to offer their business pitches and receive feedback, answer questions and make appointments. Danilo Reyes, president of Available Staffing Network, will be on hand to speak with attendees.
MONDAY, JAN. 14, 5:30-8 P.M. $10. Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar, 7366 Post Road, North Kingstown. INFO AND REGISTRATION: rinetworking.com/event/ten-sponsored-by-available-staffing-network-at-sonoma-bistro-winebar

Changing your image THE CENTER FOR WOMEN & ENTERPRISE will hold a workshop to help attendees discover their inner image and show how to use it as a tool for personal and professional success.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 9:30-11:30 A.M. $10. Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: cweonline.org/About-CWE/News/Article-Detail/ArticleId/970/Change-Your-Image-Change-Your-Future-CWE-RI-Jan-15

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Learn about Growth Hub PAUL HARDEN, director of the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center’s Growth Hub, will hold a presentation about the Growth Hub concept, explain how RISBDC works with business owners and offer details on the kinds of resources that are available. Growth Hub helps existing companies maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks associated with growth prospects.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 9:30-10:30 A.M. Free. Weaver Library, Champlin Room, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: (401) 874-7232 or ssnyder@uri.edu

Building new relationships THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event, hosted by Mews Tavern. The event will bring together local business professionals and entrepreneurs for an opportunity to build business relationships with one another. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 5-7 P.M. $5/members; $10/nonmembers. Mews Tavern, 456 Main St., South Kingstown. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.srichamber.com/events/Business-After-Hours-Hosted-By-Mews-Tavern-4591/details

Discuss ISO 9001 THE RHODE ISLAND chapter of the American Society of Quality will hold a dinner meeting, titled “The Cost of Quality and ISO 9001,” which will feature a presentation on the alignments of the concepts of the requirements of ISO 9001 and how they can be applied by any organization. The event will include dinner and networking. Registration is due Jan. 14.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 5:15-8 P.M. $30. Twelve Acres, 445 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. INFO AND REGISTRATION: eventbrite.com/e/january-17-2019-dinner-meeting-tickets-53301089995?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Childhood development THE EARLY CHILDHOOD Institute at Meeting Street will host a workshop for child care professionals, caregivers and Meeting Street families to help them better understand childhood development during the infant and toddler years. Light refreshments will be served.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 5:30-8 P.M. Free/Meeting Street families; $20/professionals. Meeting Street, 1000 Eddy St., Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: (401) 533-9252 or cferrara@meetingstreet.org

Coaching conference AN ARRAY OF coaching experts from the Coaching Institute will be on hand offering free seminars on how to accomplish your goals, whether it’s in business or in life. The event will cover goal-setting, habits, job searching and entrepreneurship.
SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Free. Wyndham Providence Airport Hotel, 1850 Post Road, Warwick. INFO AND REGISTRATION: coachinginst.com/life

Meeting local professionals THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking at Noon event, hosted by Chophouse Grille. The event will allow local business professionals to meet and share ideas, as well as build business relationships. Registration is required and lunch is included.
TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 11:45 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M. $15/members, $20/nonmembers. Chophouse Grille, 191 Old Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown. INFO AND REGISTRATION: web.srichamber.com/events/Network-at-Noon-hosted-by-Chophouse-Grille-4604/details

Get started on the right foot THE RHODE ISLAND Small Business Development Center will hold a workshop that will address feasibility assessment, identifying gaps in plans for starting small businesses, understanding forms of organization and the R.I. Secretary of State’s website detailing compliance requirements. Attendees will also learn about business-development initiatives from representatives of East Providence officials and the East Providence Chamber of Commerce.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 8:30-11 A.M. Free. Weaver Library, Champlin Room, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence. INFO AND REGISTRATION: (401) 874-7232 or ssnyder@uri.edu