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.Community Events

  1. IYRS Composites & Marine Systems Open House

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ IRYS Bristol Campus

    Calling all craftspeople, builders, makers, designers, machinists, captains, engineers… 2017 PROMISES TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DISRUPTIVE YEARS WE HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED – THE WAY WE LEARN, THE WAY WE MAKE, THE WAY WE PROBLEM SOLVE, THE WAY WE DESIGN, THE WAY WE LIVE & WORK. ARE YOU READY? IYRS is leading an education revolution, helping students to reach their true potential through immersive, intensive 6-month hands-on programs, focused on empowering students to MAKE | WORK | LIVE. We invite prospective students & families to learn more about how the School of Composites Technology & School of Marine Systems can impact your life and career choices by joining us on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Bristol, Rhode Island.

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  2. Health Equity Zone Cooking Demo

    January 25, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Franklin Court Community Room

    A cooking demonstration and tasting hosted by the Bristol Health Equity Zone will take place on January 25 in the Franklin Court Independent Living community room (Wood St. “tunnel” entrance), at 5:30pm. Chef Courtney Poissant from the Common Pub and Grille (400 Wood St.) will create a delectable entrée featuring roasted butternut squash salad with seared shrimp. Delicious, easy to prepare, and healthy! This free event is open to all, and the first twenty-five people to arrive will receive the recipe and a bag of ingredients with which to prepare it. Space is limited, so early arrival is encouraged.

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Boards & Commissions

  1. Economic Development Commission

    January 23, 2017, 7:00 PM

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Small Business Development Workshops

  1. Advanced Proposal Preparation

    January 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn how to prepare a narrative response to a competitive Solicitation from a Government agency that includes multiple requirements such as: technical approach, management approach, personnel, past performance and price/cost. Recognize the interrelationship between pricing, proposal requirements and evaluation criteria. Learn how government officials evaluate best value solicitations.

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  2. The Right Foot

    January 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

    Test your dreams in this intensive 3 hour workshop designed to assess the feasibility of your business idea and provide you with the tools and tips needed to plan for entrepreneurship. Both traditional and progressive tools like The Big Idea and the Business Model Canvas will be utilized to help you target your customers, define your value proposition and estimate the resources and cash needed to be successful. You can extend this one time workshop by working with an RISBDC business counselor. The Focus of the Workshop Market Opportunity Recognition Nuts & Bolts: Government Requirements & Legal Considerations Elements of a Business Model If you’re starting a business or need feedback on the essential steps and process of starting a business then this workshop is for you.

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  3. Get Noticed! Optimize your Website Through SEO

    January 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Search engines are one of the primary ways that Internet users find websites. That’s why a good website with good search engine listings may see a dramatic increase in traffic. Join us for this interactive session to learn about search engine optimization (SEO) - the main way your website gets “found” by search engines— and help improve your chances of appearing higher in search results. You will learn how to: -Use keywords to get a better position during searches -Analyze your website traffic -Submit to directories -Leverage link-building strategies

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  4. Powerful Design - Making a Digital First Impression

    January 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    First impressions matter – so many people research purchase decisions online, that your online presence may be your only shot at winning them over. How are YOU doing with your email outreach? This seminar will help you avoid common mistakes and maximize your emails for powerful impact! You’ll learn: -Branding beyond the logo – how placement, pictures, even colors can reinforce brand recognition & engagement -Readability – including fonts, white space and single-column design -Images – including sizing, placement, links and more -Sharability – are you going social with your message? Easy tips to encourage more cross-platform engagement -Join us for this fast, info-packed seminar packed with tips, techniques and tools to help you navigate the do’s and the don’ts for your own marketing!

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  5. WEBOND: Women's Empowerment and Business Owners Networking Development

    January 24, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    WEBOND is a women's only education and networking opportunity offered by the East Bay Chamber of Commerce. Our Mission: To support, educate and empower women to be their best both physically and financially through uniting and building each other up and providing a platform in which to share resources that encourage personal growth and a prosperous community. W.E.B.O.N.D - Bringing life-balance, education and resources to women in business and career professionals Revive, Rejuvenate, and Reconnect with your Community and local business owners.

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  6. Business Planning: Getting Started (10-wks)

    January 25, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Do you have an idea for a business that you want to launch or explore more deeply? Have you always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but were never sure just where to start? In this 10-week business planning course, you will: Explore and assess the financial and market viability of your business concept Learn how to market yourself and your business to target customers Explore options for funding the start-up and ongoing costs of operating your business Actively participate in class time and in one-on-one consulting sessions Build a network of fellow entrepreneurs that can support you in launching and growing your new enterprise At the end of this program, you will leave with a completed business plan to guide you in the launch and growth of your new company. This course meets once a week for 10 weeks. It does not require any previous experience or education in business management. However, access to a computer and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is strongly r

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  7. Mastering Microsoft Excel

    January 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Explore the power of Microsoft Excel. We’ve combined both the basic and advanced courses into one powerful class. Spreadsheets became popular in the 1970’s, when data needed to be synchronized and used electronically. This course aims to help users find new tricks and other relevant information and understand in depth concept of spreadsheets of MS Excel. Meet with renowned IT expert Kamil Sarji and understand the usage of Microsoft Excel with this excellent ninety minutes training class. Register now to explore and learn: -The new features and outlook of MS Excel 2016 -Understand the concept of Spreadsheets -The best way to organize your data -Creations of multiple Sheets in a spreadsheet -Application of Cells, Rows and Columns -Cell formating rules & guidelines -How to sort and filter the data as per your requirement -How to set paper size, print titles and print areas -Use of macros to save your time

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  8. Powerful Results - Measuring your Results for Maximum Impact

    January 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    If you aren't measuring, you aren't marketing. Once your campaign is designed and delivered via email inboxes or social media platforms, the next step is to increase your audience engagement by watching how people respond to your content and offers, and then using that knowledge to improve future results. Now is the time to learn what data matters and how to use it to get your audience to take action in 2017. You'll learn: -how to track open and click through rates -how to segment your list for better results -tips for increasing your email open rates -goal-setting and analyzing campaign trends Join us for this fast, info-packed seminar packed with tips, techniques and tools to help you navigate the do’s and the don’ts for your own marketing!

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  9. Goal Setting: A Pathway to a Successful 2017

    January 31, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    In this workshop, you will develop your 2017 plan. You will revisit your mission and take the steps to identify the goals, strategies, and the actions needed to move the needle to success. We will discuss the elements of each step and how to implement and track the plan in a highly interactive session.

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  10. WEBOND: Women's Empowerment and Business Owners Networking Development

    January 31, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    WEBOND is a women's only education and networking opportunity offered by the East Bay Chamber of Commerce. Our Mission: To support, educate and empower women to be their best both physically and financially through uniting and building each other up and providing a platform in which to share resources that encourage personal growth and a prosperous community. W.E.B.O.N.D - Bringing life-balance, education and resources to women in business and career professionals Revive, Rejuvenate, and Reconnect with your Community and local business owners.

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