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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. Zoning Board

    January 18, 2017, 7:00 PM

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  2. Economic Development Commission

    January 23, 2017, 7:00 PM

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Small Business Development Workshops

  1. Coffee and Connections

    January 18, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    Join us for our highly anticipated morning networking event. Connect with other ambitious, accomplished women of all ages and backgrounds! Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, an existing business owner, in business or in transition, a supporter in empowering women, or if you would just like to enjoy your morning coffee in great company, do not miss this networking opportunity.

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  2. Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Job Search

    January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking website, can be a powerful tool if you are looking to further your career. Attend this interactive workshop and learn how to leverage LinkedIn to find your next job. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: -Make your profile more searchable to others -Search for and add contacts for strategic networking -Request recommendations and testimonials -Use the “Groups” function to establish your expertise and connect with your target audience -Apply advanced tips and tricks for managing and maximizing your profile

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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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