Monday, January 14, 2013
The North Central Chamber of Commerce recently held a networking seminar in Johnston.
The North Central Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) held its “Transform your Networking in 2013” event recently at Taso’s Restaurant in Johnston, reports The Johnston Sunrise. Led by Terry Marquez Wildemann of Middletown, the event focused on how local businesses could increase networking in 2013. The NCCC will also hold its free January Business After Hours on Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Village at Waterman Lake, Greenville. To read more about the NCCC or networking tips for your business, click here.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Check today's weather, news, and events in Johnston.
Johnston Weather: Connections: Looking for a unique way to make contacts with other businesspeople and grow your business? The North Central Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "speed networking" event this morning starting at 7:30 am. Get your coffee early and click here for more info. Cards: Marian J. Mohr Library hosts the second week of its Card Tournament today at 2:30 pm. For students in grades 6 to 12. Colors: Is your house decorated for the holidays? If you think you've got a showcase abode, enter the Patch "Deck the House" contest and show off your work. Celebrity Birthdays:
Monday, December 10, 2012
The North Central Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "speed networking" event tomorrow morning at Goodwill Industries.
In a twist on the modern "speed date" trend, the North Central Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "speed networking" event tomorrow morning at Goodwill Industries in Providence. Chamber President Deb Ramos explained the concept in a recent email message. "It’s a relaxed atmosphere, but forces the attendees to meet each other and offers them quality one-on-one time," Ramos wrote. "Seating is so that you network with the person across from you. Every few minutes the group rotates the table(s), creating the opportunity for each person to sit across from a different person every rotation." This will be the latest in a series of speed networking events that the Chamber — which covers Johnston, Smithfield, North Providence, Scituate, Foster and …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The North Central Chamber of Commerce is offering local shoppers a chance to visit great local businesses and have lunch, all for $10.
UPDATE: Pocasset Bay Retirement Living is the starting point for the Shopping Shuttle. This article has been edited to reflect the change. Building on the success of this past summer's 'Taste of North Central Rhode Island,' the North Central Chamber of Commerce has organized a shuttle tour of local small businesses on Saturday, Nov. 24. As part of the Chamber's recognition of Small Business Saturday, the organization is offering bus transportation to shops in Johnston, North Scituate, and North Providence, as well as lunch at a local restaurant — all for $10 prepaid. The starting point for the scheduled 10 am departure is Pocasset Bay Retirement Living in Johnston. Chamber President Deb Ramos explained the idea behind the 'Shopping …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Three local businesspeople discuss the history of the local organization and the value of membership.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, the North Central Chamber of Commerce hosted a 30th Anniversary Wine Tasting and Celebration at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. As part of the event, this video [running time: 3:00] was shown to the gathering, which included some 80 Chamber members. Frank Ferri, Richard Iannitelli, and Laurie Langford discuss their experience as membrs of the Chamber and share some of their favorite memories.
A video tribute to the North Central Chamber of Commerce's 30th Anniversary leads the 5 Things to Know Today for Nov. 9, 2012.
1. Reminisce: Hurricane/Superstorm/Whatever Sandy forced the postponement of the North Central Chamber of Commerce 30th Anniversary Wine Tasting to last night — here's the video shown at the event as part of the celebration. 2. Rembrandt: Or maybe it'll be Van Gogh this time — sign the kids up for Art Smart with Ms. Melyssa at 4 pm today at Mohr Library in Johnston, she see whose style she'll be teaching today. For kids in grades 3 to 6. 3. Rock: For a bit louder of an artistic expression, the JamStage in Pawtucket is hosting a girls and ladies Rock Lab starting at 6:30 pm. For the gals, ages 11 and up. Lessons at 6:30 and rocking from 7 to 7:30 for girls 11 to 17; ladies 18+ get lessons at 7:30 and rock from 8 to 8:30. 4. Receive: …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Numbers from yesterday's vote in Johnston heads the list of 5 Things to Know Today for Nov. 7, 2012.
1. Results: Looking for how the election went in Johnston yesterday? Check out the results wrap-up here. 2. Celebration: After Hurricane Sandy forced a postponement, the North Central Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its 30th Anniversary celebration wine tasting at Kirkbrae Country Club for Thursday night beginning at 5:30 pm. Visit the Chamber's website here for information and online registration. 3. Speak Your Mind: The political season may be over — but lots of people still have opinions on all sorts of topics. Do you? Start a blog on Patch and share yours. 4. Panther Playoffs: I'll have more on this later, but the Johnston High School Panthers football squad ended the season undefeated, and is set to host Central High School on …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The local business group, covering Johnston, Smithfield, North Providence, Foster, Glocester, and Scituate, is scheduled to hold a job fair for residents of those towns this morning.
Monday, October 29, 2012
A wine tasting and Business After Hours to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the North Central Chamber of Commerce has been moved to Nov. 8.
Among the many events and activities rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy is the North Central Chamber of Commerce 30th Anniversary Celebration and Wine Tasting, originally scheduled for Tuesday night. The event is now scheduled for Nov. 8 beginning at 5 pm at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. Included in the celebration will be a wine tasting provided by Nickel Creek Vineyard of Foster, hors d'oeuvres by Kirkbrae, music, door prizes, raffles, and a champagne toast. Click here for the Chamber's event page, including online registration for this event.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Johnston Apple Festival — which celebrated its 25th year over the weekend — included music, food, fun, and local businesses connecting with customers.
The accompanying video [running time: 3:14] shows scenes from the first day of the 25th Annual Apple Festival, hosted by the North Central Chamber of Commerce over the weekend at Johnston Memorial Park. From the opening parade to the classic car show to the dozens of vendors and the apple pie and cupcake competitions, Saturday's event offered something for everyone. Did you go to the Apple Festival over the weekend? Add your photos and videos by clicking the "upload" link below.