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The Hive RI: Art Show Open House & Blogging Done Right

Double or nothing Thursday this week…

Thursday Lunch & Learn
Business Blogging Done Right– Michaela Kennedy of Kii koncepts will reveal how business blogs, done right, will help your website rank better in search results and attract more visitors.  She will show a systematic approach to publishing content that will not only showcase your offers, but also increase leads and sales for your business.  Read more & register here!

As always, noon – 1:00 & a $5 charge (lunch is served).

ART SHOW OPEN HOUSE also this Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Come meet Haley Nannig, and see her amazing art work.  *For a preview of her work visit her website here .  She’s a RI native just returned home after graduating college to pursue her art career.  We are thrilled to be featuring her work in The Hive RI’s first solo Art Show.  Info for the event here. Thank you to The NK Blog for doing such a great job on this interview/article they posted about Haley and the Art Show Open House!


Make an Instant Impact With Instagram

NEWPORT, RI – As visual storytelling continues to grow as one of the most impactful ways to grow your brand, Instagram is becoming more essential to your marketing strategy. With 300 million active users, Instagram is now the fastest-growing social media platform. And 50% of users have incomes of at least $50,000; 25% are making at least $75,000.

Businesses, nonprofits, soloprenuers, and more will learn Instagram basics and advanced integration strategies from the leading Instagram Expert, who speaks nationwide at conferences like Social Media Marketing World. Hosted by Newport Interactive Marketers networking-learning group, this event is free; please preregister.

Instagram expert Sue B. Zimmerman, founder of Insta-Results, the world’s first comprehensive online Instagram course, and author of #1 e-book Instagram Basics for your Business, is presenting in Newport.

An entrepreneur herself, the founder of 18 businesses including her own boutique, Zimmerman is passionate about teaching other business owners, execs, and marketing professionals how to best leverage social media platforms, such as Instagram, and see tangible results.

During this Newport Interactive Marketers event you’ll learn how to:

  1. Make Instagram a part of your comprehensive social media marketing plan.
  2. Get started with an Instagram strategy.
  3. Generate leads and foster a community for business growth.

You’ll understand the key components and characteristics that small businesses and big brands are using for maximum exposure on Instagram.

Don’t miss your FREE chance to learn how to incorporate Instagram into your social media marketing strategy and gain visible results.

This Newport Interactive Marketers event is free to attend; please register at

Newport Interactive Marketers is sponsored by web and social spets Designated Editor, named Newport County Chamber of Commerce Microbusiness of the Year and International Business Award Internet/New Media Company of the Year.

Many thanks to venue sponsor 41 North with photo-friendly dockside backdrop for this event. On-site valet parking available, on-street parking also available.

Calendar Listing

What: #InstagramExpert National Speaker Comes to Newport

When: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. presentation

Where: 41 North 351 Thames St., Newport, RI

Cost: Free, please preregister




The Hive RI and Speaking of Success LLC Relaunch Thursday Lunch and Learn Series




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The Hive RI and Speaking of Success, LLC are re-launching their Thursday Lunch & Learn series on June 8. Speaking of Success, LLC, has joined with the Hive RI to enroll speakers who are experts in issues that are pertinent to the Rhode Island business community. Our exciting June lineup is as follows:

On June 4, Rich Austin, President of Speaking of Success, LLC will be delivering “Writing for Web”. This will focus on what works (and what doesn’t) for web content. If visitors to your website are bouncing, this is a great opportunity to find our how to get them to stay.

On June 11, Bob Salvas of 4th Monday Networking fame and owner of Bob Salvas Consulting will be presenting “Grow Your Business – 3 Areas You Must Focus On To Get More Business”.

On June 18, Carrie Coren, of Carrie Coren Designs will discuss “The Pros and Cons of Doing Your Own Marketing”. Carrie will examine how businesses can save money by doing their own marketing, and how to determine if this is the best course to take.

On June 25, Mike O’Sullivan of MPOS Associates wraps up the month with “Developing Competitive Pricing and Competitive Intelligence Gathering”. If you want to know how your competitors are making money, and see if you are leaving money on the table or pricing yourself out of the market, this is a great event for you.

For more information, call Rich Austin at 401.413.2565 or contact him


All Lunch & Learn Events will be held at The Hive, 650 Ten Rod Rd, North Kingstown, Ri.


RI Mentoring Partnership Hosts Attendance Counts! Workshop!!!

CRANSTON, RI – More than 60 stakeholders from around the state joined RIMP and the Cranston Attendance Counts! Task Force on Thursday for a workshop to discuss the issues surrounding absenteeism in Rhode Island and the innovative approaches being undertaken to combat it.

Guests heard from RI Education Commissioner Deborah Gist, Cranston School Superintendent Dr. Judy Lundsten, Cranston School Data Coordinator Dr. Rosemary Burns, RI Kids Count analyst Stephanie Geller, Cranston High School East student Emily Nunez, Sue Thomas, RIMP’s Senior Director of Training and Program Development, and Shameem Awan, Vice Chair of the RIMP Board of Directors.

In addition to informative presentations from the distinguished panel of speakers, the extremely engaged crowd took part in a question and answer session.

RIMP joined the task force this past summer.  Thanks to our years of experience with mentoring programs we know how important attendance is for students and we know that mentoring can and does have a major positive impact on the attendance rates of mentees.

Thank you to all those who took part in the workshop and be on the lookout for future Attendance Counts! Task Force efforts.

our partners in Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring 
is hosting a 
GRAND OPENING & 30th Anniversary Gala 
at their new location at 2429 Post Road in Warwick.
Join them on Saturday 
September 27th 
from 4pm-6pm 
for an open house 
and stay for the Gala from 7:30pm-11pm
There will be free admission, lots of general dancing, and performances by their expert instructors.
For more information visit their website…
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