Annual Legislative Reception at State House Highlights April



Press Release

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2014

Lincoln, Rhode Island: The Northern Rhode Island (NRI) Chamber of Commerce has several events for members and the public to attend in April to connect with businesses in the region.

One of the premiere events in April will be the annual Legislative Reception conducted by the Chamber and the RI Chamber of Commerce Coalition, which is one of the largest business advocacy and lobbying organization in the state. The reception is scheduled for April 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the State House, 82 Smith St., Providence, in the Governor’s State Room and State House Rotunda.

The Legislative Reception is an opportunity for business leaders from around the state to meet with colleagues and elected officials to discuss business issues and concerns they may have in a relaxed and informal setting. Free valet parking will be available at the Smith Street entrance of the State House, and hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beverages will be served. The cost to attend is $15 per person. Registration is available online at or by calling 401.334.1000. Sponsors of the reception are the Amica Mutual Insurance Co., CVS/Caremark, Fidelity Investments, National Grid, Pawtucket Credit Union, Hope Global and Marcum LLP.

A Networking at Night event is scheduled for April 7 from 5 to 7 at the Oakland Grove Health Care Center, 560 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket. People can grow their business by obtaining referrals and making contacts while enjoying light refreshments. The cost is $10 for Chamber members that preregister; $15 for members that register at the door; and $30 for nonmembers. To preregister, visit or call 401.334.1000.

If Spain is on your list of must-see destinations, you should attend the Chamber’s Travel Night on April 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 965 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. Travel experts will outline a Spain’s Classics trip that will run from Nov. 8 to 18. Highlights of the trip through Travel Advisors of Lincoln and Collette of Pawtucket will include Madrid, the Royal Palace, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter and LaSagrada Familia. Travelers that make reservations soon will save $250 and pay $3,349 for double occupancy; $3,899 for single occupancy; and $3,319 for triple occupancy. The regular rates are $3,599, double; $4,149, single; and $3,569, triple. For more information about the tour, call Lucie Giguere at Travel Advisors at 401.725.1234. To inquire about the Travel Night call the Chamber at 401.334.1000.

Also on April 17, the Chamber will be holding Business Before Hours from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 965 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. Start the day with a delicious breakfast and network with other business leaders. The cost is $5 from Chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, visit or call 401.334.1000.

An exciting celebration of Elite Physical Therapy will be held during a Networking at Night event from 5 to 7 on April 28. A ribbon cutting and grand opening will be conducted to mark Elite’s seventh location at 618 George Washington Highway, Lincoln. Besides networking with local business professionals, you can learn why Elite Physical Therapy received a Best Practice Award from “Advance Magazine” in 2009. Enjoy appetizers from Panera Bread and take a tour of the facility while waiting to hear if you have won a raffle prize. The cost is $10 for Chamber members that preregister; $15 for those that register at the door; and $30 for nonmembers. Register at or call 401.334.1000.

Other upcoming events include Introduction to the HubZone Program from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 3 at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket; Understanding Your Leadership Role (Day 1 of the Principles of Leadership 1 Series) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 8 at the Chamber’s office, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 402, Lincoln; Train New and Existing Employees for Half the Cost – Rhode Island Express Grants and More from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on April 15 at the Chamber; Communication Skills & Conflict Management (Day 2 of the Principles of Leadership 1 Series) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Chamber; and the Ocean State Small Business Expo from noon to 6 p.m. at the Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln, on April 30. For more information and to register for the events, visit or call 401.334.1000.

About the Northern Rhode Island Chamber:

The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of businesses in the communities of Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, Glocester, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Smithfield and Woonsocket. The NRI Chamber leads the Chamber of Commerce Coalition, representing 10 area chambers of commerce and more than 6,500 businesses and 70,000 employees statewide.  For more information about the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, call (401)-334-1000 or visit