Since 1939, the Executives Association of Rhode Island has been giving entrepreneurial businesses the opportunity to
forge working partnerships amongst its’ members - giving us all an edge in business.
Build relationships with influential people in all fields of business and industry. Access the knowledge of other successful professionals who want your business to succeed.
Create new opportunities by doing business with fellow members. Promote your business to those who can recommend your company to others.
Establish a network of dependable suppliers of top quality products and services. More than a third of our members have been involved with EARI for over 15 years.
Executives Association of Rhode Island - EARI
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.
Every member company, admitted only after careful qualification, is the exclusive representative of its specific business category. Members come from many business sectors, including service industries, professions, trades, and associations.
Executives Association member representatives work to expand business opportunities for each other by meeting weekly to share worthwhile business information and to arrange to introduce other members to key individuals at companies where members would like to do business. We also host monthly guest speakers from the community to keep our members informed on issues of interest to doing business and living in Rhode Island.
Exchange of Ideas
EARI meets weekly for lunch for the primary purpose of exchanging leads and sharing other information directly related to generating business for members. We also enjoy the opportunity to meet at member hosted “execs after-hours” as well as several social events throughout the year.
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What Can Your Business Expect?
Virtually all member companies gain new sales as a result of joining the Executive Association. Most members will tell you that the Executives’ Association is more cost-effective than any marketing expense their company makes.
People do business with those they know and trust – and that starts with members themselves. To foster close relationships within the association, Execs members are encouraged to attend each weekly meeting to develop and maintain the relationships that will bring them leads and referrals. However the minimum attendance requirement is seven (7) meetings per quarter.
While Execs’ primary purpose is to generate new business for fellow members – it does that and much more. Members enjoy an ongoing exchange of business information with other key executives, and opportunities to form profitable business partnerships. Weekly meetings focus on really getting to know and understand each other’s businesses.
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