President's Message


Friday, October 4, 2019

Dear Members,

Our Fall networking event was an overwhelming success- thank you to everyone who attended. I really enjoyed talking with members and meeting so many new faces!

RISCPA’s new RI Business Forum has exceeded our expectations. The response to the breakfast series launching Tuesday, October 8th at the Providence Marriott (7:30-10AM) has been overwhelming. RI Business Forum, highlighting innovation and economic development across Rhode Island, is a game-changer for the Society that brings together industry leaders from across the business community. The event is almost sold out – REGISTER TODAY!  

Thank you to TD Bank, our industry sponsor, for their unwavering support of the Society. We also welcome BlumShapiro, Eastern Insurance and Paychex. Click HERE for a list of sponsorships still available:

We’re excited to announce a limited time offer to our non-CPA partners. Join RISCPA as a RI Business Forum Affiliate Member before November 30th at a reduced price of $100 and attend our signature January networking event, RI Breakfast Forum events and our Annual Meeting at no cost!! Click HERE to join RISCPA today! All RISCPA Members also enjoy an unprecedented value with newly launched affinity products – call today to learn more (401) 331-5720.



RI Business Forum will host a special breakfast series - RI International Trade & Export Forum on November 6that Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. This first of its kind event will feature industry partners including RI Manufacturers Association (RIMA), Small Business Administration (SBA-RI), Office of International Trade (OIT), Washington, DC, RI Trucking Association (RITA) and more! REGISTER TODAY


Starting next week, look for an updated weekly newsletter, Thursday Business Forum, launching October 10th. New features include a blog column highlighting a member CPA and “Commerce Corner” – a weekly update from RI Commerce Corporation on business assistance, issues or hot topics. The newsletter will be available online with new opportunities for ad sponsorship – a great way to get your message to the business community. Call today for more information!

As always if you have any comments or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me!


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Melissa Travis

(401) 331-5720


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