Chartered in 1939, the EARI has a rich history as one of the oldest most experienced independent networking organization in the state, and one of the longest established business networking organizations in the country. Many firms have maintained membership for decades, attesting to the lasting, recurring benefits they realize through membership. We also maintain an active effort to bring on new and developing businesses, keeping the group diverse in age, experience, and outreach. The Association also promotes itself to the business community as a reliable resource for referrals to member companies, which are pre-qualified providers of quality goods and services.

The Association facilitates and maintains a continuous exchange of business information among members and other business leaders, and does so in a setting that encourages mutual cooperation, promotes trust, and fosters improved efficiency and service. For more than 70 years, EARI has brought together established business owners and top-level executives to help them grow their businesses. By providing a regular structured, yet relaxed networking environment, Execs members have the opportunity to develop powerful relationships that result in significant business leads and referrals. This solid network also provides members with a dependable supply source for products and services across nearly every industry.

Members’ mutual trust evolves naturally from our weekly meetings and working with one another. We accept only those members who exhibit the highest level of integrity and business ethics within the organization and community. Recommendations of members’ products and services are done with confidence.

“Doing Well By Doing Good”

project_undercoverExecs endorses the concept of philanthropic engagement in our community – whether it is with financial support or contributions of our time, and that of our employees and colleagues. To that end we are also proud to support our “adopted charity” – Project Undercover. We hope you will consider supporting this unique RI nonprofit organization or adopt one for your company or family. Each year around year end holidays, Execs can be seen shopping for clothing and gathering contributions to support some of the neediest children in our state.

Project Undercover believes that every child has the right to a clean, dry bottom. They provide diapers, socks, underwear and baby wipes to around 45,000 children living in poverty in Rhode Island. For more information, visit