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Nomination Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Dear Central Rhode Island Chamber Member,

We're looking for individuals who want to be challenged; who have a willingness to take a leadership role in promoting our mission "to support and advance the business community in Rhode Island by providing leadership initiatives in economic and human development." We seek committed people who want to have fun and are willing to represent the business and professional leadership of the community with a hands-on approach.


Nominees should be:

  1. A member in good standing, have a strong interest in the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and have a desire to contribute.
  2. Have the ability to make decisions, preferably the owner or top-level officer of the company.

Board Members:

  1. Serve a one-year term beginning on October 1.
  2. Are required to attend at least 70% of the Board meetings during a given year.
  3. Are required to serve on at least one committee, dedicated in both time and resources to the Chamber's programs and initiatives.
  4. Are co-partners in the important work of seeking to improve the commercial, economic and civic life of the community through the activities of the Chamber, representing the entire membership, the entire community, and not merely one type of business or industry, or one section of the region.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Individuals previously nominated should be resubmitted, as the nominations are not carried forward from year to year.

In accordance with our by-laws, the following members have been appointed to the Board Development Committee. If you wish to be considered for nomination or wish to nominate a fellow member to the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, please complete the form below.

Board Development Committee:


Jo-Ann Schofield – Mentor Rhode Island

3296 Post Road · Warwick, RI 02886

401.732.7700 · Fax  401. 732.7715


Jason Bianco - Gilligan & Bianco, LLC

105 Sockanosset Crossroad Ste 116 · Cranston, RI 02920-5560

401.464.4646 · Fax 401.464.4648 ·


Steve Kitchin - New England Institute of Technology

One New England Tech Blvd. · East Greenwich, RI 02818

401.739.5000 · Fax 401.886.0859 ·


Leah Prata - Citizens Bank

480 Jefferson Blvd.· Warwick, RI 02886

401.578.4077 ·


Brent Wyrostek - Arrest-A-Pest

99 Brownlee Blvd. · Warwick, RI  02886

401.738.3766 ·


- Nomination Form -

If you wish to be considered for nomination or wish to nominate a fellow member to the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors please call one of the Board Development Committee members, call the Chamber Office at 401.732.1100, fax this form to 401.732.1107 or email your nomination to

Nominee: _____________________________________________________

Company: _____________________________________________________


Email: ________________________________________________________

Submitted By: __________________________________________________


Central RI Chamber of Commerce | 401.732.1100 |
3288 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

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