Each year the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association hosts a number of special events to which members and the public are invited. For the convenience of our members and guests, in many cases registration is available online (please scroll down to bottom of page). If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Bill McCourt, Executive Director, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone at 401.751.0160.
RIMA’S 2013 ANNUAL MEETING
Friday, May 17, 2013
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Registration / Networking at 7:30 am
Breakfast / Presentation from 8:00 - 9:30 am
Keynote Speaker: Chuck Hadden
President & CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association
Constellation Energy (Our Green Sponsor)
AJ Oster / The Oster Group
Atlantic Paper & Supply
Brave River Solutions
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
USI Insurance Services
The Allied Group
Bank of America
Beacon Mutual Insurance
Edwards Wildman Palmer
Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co.
Materion Technical Materials
New Englant Institute of Technology
After a tumultuous decade, manufacturers are again helping drive Michigan’s economy, rather than dragging it into the abyss as the sector did during the recession. Michigan gained more than 20,000 industrial jobs since early 2011, and the state is now home to more than 14,000 manufacturers employing approximately 650,000 workers. State policy makers, too, seem to be paying attention to help the state’s industrial base. The elimination of the Michigan Business Tax was a start, followed by eliminating the state’s industrial personal property tax, reducing unemployment and workers compensation costs and the elimination of hundreds of unnecessary regulatory rules. The year was capped off with the passage of legislation that made Michigan the newest (the 24th) Right to Work State. In Chuck Hadden’s words “. . . 2012 truly was a remarkable year.”
Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear how the Michigan manufacturing sector, lead by the MMA’s government affairs staff, worked with the state legislators and leadership in creating a pro-manufacturing climate. Their challenges are the same as we have here in Rhode Island. Through a collaborative commitment and shared vision, their legislative achievements are reinventing their state from the top down.
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RIMA'S 2013 MANUFACTURING
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
All across Rhode Island there are exciting stories about the rebirth of
manufacturing. Many now understand how this industry has transformed. The importance of growing and maintaining a strong manufacturing base is a critical component of our state’s economic recovery. Please consider joining us on October 19th to show your support for the local companies who are working hard to make Rhode Island a better place to live, work and raise a family.
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