Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Five things to know for May 7.
1. Tonight the North Kingstown Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. at town hall. On the agenda, the commission will hold a public hearing for a comprehensive plan amendment for the Commons at Frenchtown and other zoning changes and discuss the project for a proposed development on Frenchtown Road. 2. Tomorrow, Gov. Lincoln Chafee will be in town for a business community outreach forum at Beechwood Center. Joining him will be North Kingstown Town Manager Michael Embury and representatives from the RI EDC, Department of Labor and Training, and more to discuss the economy and speak to small businesses. This forum starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 3. The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce is recognizing its volunteers and the …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
THe North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce's Charitable Foundation is offering scholarships to North Kingstown students.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Five things to know for Jan. 23.
1. The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of workshops about local businesses and taxes. The first will be this morning at the chamber with Town Manager Michael Embury, who will be discussing the re-evaluation process and a forecast for taxes in the coming years. Starts at 8 a.m. Learn more at the Chamber's website here. 2. Join the wildlife rehabilitarors from the Born to be Wild Nature Center and learn how to coexisst with wild animals around us. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at the North Kingstown Free Library tonight. Please register here. 3. The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce holds this month's business after hours at the South County Medical and Wellness Center on South County Trail. Meet the doctors and network, …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Following surveys of businesses across town, the NK Chamber of Commerce is holding a series of workshops to focus on five key areas.
Tuesday, January 22
The following is a press release from the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce. In October 2012, the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce issued a five question survey that supplied a bounty of information. The top five concerns of businesses which responded were: The Chamber of Commerce is responding to your concerns by holding two networking events per month and by developing a professional development/business development seminar series. On Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 8 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Town Manager Mike Emburywill give a presentation on the re-evaluation process and the forecast for taxes in the coming year. On Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce CPA Scott Libman of Libman & Associates LTD will present on …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Starting next month, the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce will have a new executive director at the helm.
The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Martha Pughe as its next executive director. Pughe, 48, brings 15 years of experience in working for and leading non-profit organizations. She has served on the chamber’s board of directors since 2008 and was instrumental in crafting its new strategic plan. “This is going to be a new chapter going forward with the North Kingstown Chamber and I’m excited to be at the helm to bring that chapter to fruition,” said Pughe. Pughe will take the reins following the departure of longtime executive director Karla Driscoll, who retired in March after 24 years with the chamber. Though Pughe has only called North Kingstown home for six years, she has been active in the community and …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Five things to know for April 25.
1. Tonight, the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce hosts its 7th Annual Community Volunteer Recognition celebration. The chamber will be honoring volunteers and the organizations they serve. Runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Quonset O Club. Tickets are $10 with advance reservations. 2. This afternoon, the North Kingstown chapter of Fresh Connections for women meets at the Quonset Airport from noon to 1:30 p.m. Fresh Connections offers networking opportunities for professional women. Learn more about it here. 3. Davisville Middle School's Youth to Youth Club will hold its 3rd Annual DMS Idol charity event tomorrow night. Come support your favorite singer: the audience will determine the winner, so bring the noise! All proceeds will go …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce has a new strategic plan and initiatives for the future.
Expect to see a more active North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce this year, as the organization looks to innovate its approach to fostering business in town. According to Chamber Chairman Toby Aaron, the chamber has re-crafted its vision for the future to focus more on economic development and collaboration with the Town of North Kingstown, Quonset Business Park and Wickford Junction (where a commuter rail station is slated to open April 23) to attract more business to the area. “The chamber wants to take a more active role in the whole community,” said Aaron. “The chamber needs to think bigger. It needs to do bigger and broader things and bring more awareness to North Kingstown.” Part of that restructuring will be replacing the former …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
From business listings to blogs, learn how Patch can help your small business.
North Kingstown Patch is more than just police logs, stories about school committee squabbles and a substantially active comment stream: we're also a great asset to local businesses. So what is Patch? We're the leader in neighborhood content, conversations and commerce with more than 860 sites across the country. On Patch you’ll find the neighborhood news and information you must know, the best things to do, ways to buy, sell and save money, and a platform to connect and share with your neighbors – all curated locally. For businesses, Patch is your concierge to the Web in local communities. We offer the most simple, most effective, fastest way to move local people around a town and drive transactions. Because we want you to enjoy the …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Five things to know for Feb. 14.
1. Happy Valentine's Day/Singles Awareness Day, North Kingstown! While many across town are excited for this day, we can't wait for tomorrow (a.k.a. when all the Valentine's Day candy goes on sale). 2. Bust out your business cards tomorrow night. The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce hosts a business after hours at El Tapatio. Runs from 5 to 7 p.m. 3. Join Farm Fresh Rhode Island for their first in a series of events hosted at the North Kingstown Free Library. Learn about the local food movement in the Ocean State with this informative presentation. Starts at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. 4. The North Kingstown High School school improvement team meets today at 2:15 p.m. at the high school. All members of the NKHS community are welcome to …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations for new board members.
Passionate about reshaping North Kingstown's business community? Want to influence the community you love? Have innovative ideas on how to boost North Kingstown's business climate? The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations for new board members as several board members' terms are coming to a close. The Chamber is undergoing an innovative restructuring of its administrative function and looks to establish "dynamic economic development initiatives." Additionally, the Chamber says it hopes to recreate the North Kingstown community's business support structure and marketing strategy. To obtain a nomination form or learn more about serving on the Chamber Board of Directors, please call the North Kingstown Chamber of …