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McKee, Chamber of Commerce to Host Small Business Forum in East Greenwich

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. On Monday, July 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee and Stephen Lombardi of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host a televised small business forum at Finn's Harborside, 38 Water Street, East Greenwich.

The evening will begin with networking from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by a 30-minute panel discussion on issues that impact small businesses in Rhode Island. The event will wrap up with a 30-minute open forum during which audience members are invited to give feedback and ask questions relating to Rhode Island's small business climate.

Panelists include: Mark Finn, Owner, Finn's Harborside; Pete Fontaine, President & CEO, Epoch Sleep Centers; Jessica Granatiero, Owner, The Savory Grape; Mike Mancuso, CEO, Cartridge World Franchise and Shannon Wylie, Owner, The Nook Coffee House. All panelists are business owners in East Greenwich.

The event will be televised on McKee's monthly show, "Advance RI" beginning on July 19th. The show airs Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. on Cox Channel 13, Verizon Channel 32 and Full Channel 49 and on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. on Cox Channel 18 and Verizon Channel 31.

McKee invites all community members from the East Greenwich area to join him for this free event. Finn's Harborside will be providing guests with a one night only $5.00 coupon to use at the restaurant after the forum. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Andrea Palagi at or (401) 222-2371.

The event is sponsored by Finn's Harborside and Epoch Sleep Centers.

WHAT: Advance RI Small Business Forum

WHO: Lt. Governor Dan McKee Stephen Lombardi, Executive Director, East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Local small business owners

WHEN: Monday, July 10, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Audience open forum

WHERE: Finn's Harborside 38 Water St, East Greenwich, RI 02818

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