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COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Small Business Saturday SHOP RI committee members, from left, Claudia Lowe, special projects coordinator; Bob Killian, co-chair and business manager; Sue Babin, co-chair and operations director; and Brian La Fauci pose for a photo during last year’s Small Business Saturday event at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. This year’s event will be held at the Crowne Plaza on Nov. 24.
 / COURTESY SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SHOP RI

Editor’s Choice: Show support for small businesses on Nov. 24

EDITOR’S CHOICE Show support for small businesses on Nov. 24 MORE THAN 100 Rhode Island-based small businesses will set up sale displays as part...
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Keith A. Hovan, president and CEO of Southcoast Health System, will be the keynote speaker at the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast meeting on Nov. 14 at Century House in Acushnet.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

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EDITOR’S CHOICE Hovan to speak at annual Chamber breakfast meeting THE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER of Commerce will hold its 132nd annual Business Meeting, which will...
POLARIS MEP has expanded the services it offers manufacturers, as well as the service partners it works with, to include marketing and sales, strategic planning, organizational development and cybersecurity.

Polaris MEP expands services for manufacturers

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP is expanding its services to include marketing and sales, strategic planning, organizational development, and cybersecurity, the nonprofit announced Thursday.The expanded...
HARVEST FAIR: A woman observes items for sale during last year’s Harvest Time Fair, hosted by United Methodist Elder Care, which has since become Aldersbridge Communities. This year’s fair will be held Nov. 9-10 at two East Providence locations, Winslow Gardens and Linn Health & Rehabilitation.
 / COURTESY ALDERSBRIDGE COMMUNITIES

Editor’s Choice: Aldersbridge Communities to hold annual Harvest Time Fair

EDITOR’S CHOICE Aldersbridge Communities to hold annual Harvest Time Fair ALDERSBRIDGE COMMUNITIES will hold its annual Harvest Time Fair. Handmade crafts, jewelry, books, furniture,...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...

Lunch & Learn – ISO 13485:2016

Do you work in medical device manufacturing? If so, you only have until March 31, 2019 to transition from ISO 13485:2003 to the latest...
Pete Kaczmarek has developed teams that have multiplied sales and Ebitda in public, private and private-equity settings through innovative growth strategies, global mergers and acquisitions and well-executed synergy savings. An experienced global board director, he has guided multiple joint ventures between Asian and American companies to rapid growth. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Team vision produces results

Pete Kaczmarek | Mearthane Products Corp. presidentMy career has taken me from large corporations to middle-market businesses with internationally dispersed operations, and now to...
CELEBRATING PRESERVATION: Attendees applaud during last year’s Rhody Awards ceremony, hosted by Preserve Rhode Island and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. This year’s ceremony will take place Oct. 21 at Belcourt of Newport. / COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

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...
FLAVORFUL SELECTIONS: Attendees observe various food items on display during last year’s Taste of Southern Rhode Island event. This year’s event, hosted by the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, will take place Oct. 18 at Clark Farms in South Kingstown.
 / COURTESY SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: Sample food, spirits from southern Rhode Island

EDITOR’S CHOICE Sample food, spirits from southern Rhode Island THE ANNUAL TASTE of Southern Rhode Island, held by the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce,...
HEAVY LIFT: Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. members Rod O’Neil, left, journeyman machinist, and Kendal Delgado, right, machinist and composite assembler, get ready to lift a slab of aluminum onto the 3 Axis Milltronics. Christopher Goodwin, rear, owner and vice president of sales, looks on at their Providence facility. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Younger professionals entering C-suite, top-level positions in manufacturing

Thirty-six-year-old Christopher R. Goodwin, fourth-generation owner of 106-year-old Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. in Providence, knew from a very young age he wanted to lead the...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am