Gears & Cheers: Crafting RI Manufacturer Connections

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Start Date

June 11, 2024 05:00 pm

End Date

June 11, 2024 07:00 pm


124 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, 02842, RI, United States


Polaris MEP



Manufacturers are invited to network and discover new resources for their business during a casual “Gears & Cheers” afternoon event sponsored by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA).

To get to know more of the manufacturers in the state and help Rhode Island manufacturers learn more about resources for YOUR business, we’re hosting a series of “Gears & Cheers” events around the state on a bi-monthly basis.

Attendees will receive one complimentary beer each deliciously brewed by Rejects Brewing in Middletown, and we’ll have locally sourced #MadeinRI snacks. Thank you to the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) for their generous sponsorship that makes this possible!

Manufacturers will get to meet Matt Watson, the Center Director for Polaris MEP, the state’s non-profit manufacturing extension, Chris Cinieri, one of our esteemed Project Managers, and Dave Chenevert, Executive Director of RIMA.

    Attendees also will have a time to share best practices/priorities, network and learn about the Rejects Brewing production space.


    • Meet members of the Polaris MEP team
    • Hear about the ways in which we and the industry has changed and grown
    • Network with other manufacturers
    • Learn about the Rejects Brewing facility
    • Complimentary beer & snacks


    • RI Manufacturing company executives and leaders


    This month’s Gears & Cheers is sponsored by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA). Interested in sponsoring a future gathering? Email


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