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Rhode Island Business Organizations

Business organizations support both new and established businesses through networking opportunities, educational events, and other assistance. These organizations are sometimes focused on specific regions or municipalities.
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  • For entrepreneurs, CTNext has unique mentor programs, seminars and onsite workspaces
  • CTNext is a support system that steps in with customized help right when entrepreneurs need it most

Hasbro, Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate with the toy, board game, and media assets, headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

FM Global is an American mutual insurance company based in Johnston, Rhode Island, United States, with offices worldwide, that specializes in loss prevention services primarily to large corporations throughout the world in the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) property insurance market sector.

Embrace Home Loans Inc., formerly Advanced Financial Services Inc. (AFS), is an American full-service direct mortgage lender. It is headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island.

Daniele, Inc., is a maker of Italian style specialty foods such as prosciutto, salame, pancetta, capocollo and sopressata. The company was founded in Pascoag, Rhode Island, by Italian immigrant Vlado Dukcevich in 1976.

Breeze Publications is a privately owned publisher based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, serving northern and western Providence County with five free tabloid-format weekly newspapers.

Bess Eaton or Bess Eaton Management LLC is a small chain of coffee shops based in Rhode Island and Connecticut, serving doughnuts, bagels, and muffins.

The Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Apex Companies is a holding company that at different times since its founding had retail, online retail, commercial and residential real estate development, real estate management, specialty, wholesale, and manufacturing businesses in New England.

APC by Schneider Electric (formerly American Power Conversion Corporation) is a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies, electronics peripherals, and data center products.

Ann & Hope was a Rhode Island-based retailer that pioneered practices now common in modern big box stores.

American Tourister is a brand of luggage owned by Samsonite. Brothers Sol and Irving Koffler founded American Luggage Works in Providence, Rhode Island, the United States in 1933.

Aloha Partners LP is a telecommunications company based in Providence, RI. It is the largest owner of the 700 MHz spectrum in the United States.

  • A nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and communications initiatives
  • The voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast
  • Convenes clean energy stakeholders dedicated to growing the state and the region’s clean energy economy
  • The nation’s oldest regional business organization
  • Numerous working groups and committees to develop policy recommendations in a variety of areas
  • Pursues special initiatives and holds regular networking events
  • A regional collaborative effort to coordinate the growth of defense-related industries
  • Seeks to bolster small and midsize businesses’ cybersecurity and to create a trusted network of small defense suppliers
  • The collaboration is still in development, but currently hosts webinars on cybersecurity
  • Provides funding and investment to small businesses throughout New England
  • Specializes in gap financing and bridge loans
  • Offers a variety of other financial solutions as well