Supply RI

Details Price Qty
Free Ticketshow details + $0.00 (USD)  

  • February 18, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Is your company ready to explore new opportunities with RI larger buyers?  Learn how with SupplyRI


Did you know?

  • SupplyRI can connect you with 14 of the larger private employers (Anchors) including: Amica Insurance, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI, Brown University, Care New England, Citizens Bank, CVS Health, Delta Dental, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Gilbane, Infosys, Lifespan, Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University and Shawmut Design & Construction
  • SupplyRI hosts B2B networking events and Anchor procurement events by invite only.
  • Suppliers have access to SupplyRI eCenter supplier profile to update and upload key industry-specific information, which will enable the SupplyRI Anchors (buyers) to locate sustainable suppliers, at no cost to the supplier.



Overview of the topic as it relates to today’s manufacturers.  Why should they care?

  • SupplyRI is designed to connect Rhode Island suppliers with opportunities that help them grow and expand.
  • The SupplyRI team not only connects local suppliers with our Anchor institutions, but also guides local businesses to better understand the processes and needs of the Anchor institutions.
  • SupplyRI is a free resource that can help get your business into the supply chain of our Anchors.


What to expect

  • Learn the benefits of being a SupplyRI supplier.
  • Learn how to register your business through the SupplyRI eCenter!
  • Learn about our upcoming workshops and events.


Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners, Business Development Professionals


About the Presenter:

Doris Blanchard – Assistant Director, SupplyRI

Doris’s role is to provide professional assistance to Rhode Island businesses to encourage their growth and expansion, acting as a liaison and business advocate by facilitating access to statewide resources offered through the corporation and its partners. She oversees and manages the SupplyRI initiative and the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP). Doris supports the Senior Economic Development Advisor on several special projects and innovation ecosystem initiatives around the state. Doris is the Liaison for EMA ESF 18-Commerce RI, DOT, and the Rhode Island Alliance for Business Resilience.

Professional Background

Doris is an accomplished economic development, public affairs, and community relations professional with experience in multicultural social marketing, coalition building, business planning, nonprofit management, and public policy. She is a recipient of the Small Business Administration’s 2011 Rhode Island Financial Services Champion of the Year Award, Rhode Island College Alumni Award, Honor Roll 2013, “Cesar Chavez Award” 2013 for Community Leader, and the “Extraordinary Women’s Award” 2010 in Business Development. Doris is past board director of United Way of Rhode Island and serves as a coordinator for the Latina Leadership Institute (LLI). She is the founder and president of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) for the Rhode Island chapter, past president of the Centro Cultural Andino (CCA), and past president and chair of the Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy (CHisPa).


Doris holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in business administration and computer information systems and a graduate certificate in non-profit studies from the Center of Public Policy at Rhode Island College


Venue Phone: (401) 270-8896

315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, 02908, United States