Event Calendar

February 13, 2018

Winter 2018 Marketing Smarter Series

Jump-start Your Marketing in 2018 Join Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Small Business Delopment Center for a 2-part series, presented by TribalVision founder and CEO Chris Ciunci, designed to equip you with the marketing tool kit needed to compete and grow on the local and global stage. Topics to be discussed include: building a formidable digital presence lead generation best practices every small business should implement leveraging marketing automation tools for growth developing a website primed for top-line growth. Workshop #1: Marketing Redefined & Building a Strategic Marketing Plan Primed For Growth Date: February 13 Time: 8AM- 10AM Marketing is no longer about sales brochures, logos and creative. Cutting edge businesses are embracing a marketing playbook that is consumed with growth and lead generation vs. creative. This workshop will discuss the changing role marketing plays in short and long term growth objectives and what you can do to harness the latest tools and tactics. Small businesses with formalized, growth-centered strategic plans achieve their goals more efficiently and cost-effectively than those who focus only on the bottom line. This workshop will take you through the entire process of building a strategic plan – from evaluating and prioritizing your needs to devising the best strategy and tactics to address those needs. You can expect to leave this workshop ready to create and implement your own growth-centered strategic marketing plan. Workshop #2: 10 Marketing Tactics to Implement Now Date: February 27 Time: 8AM- 10AM Marketing is the key to growth your small business. New clients won’t come your way unless you pursue them, and leads will trickle away if you don’t nurture them. Your transformation can – and should – start now. This session will offer relevant and immediately actionable tips to maximize your marketing ROI and increase your top-line growth. Topics will include crafting an impactful marketing plan, developing powerful content, building out game-changing assets, leveraging the latest digital techniques, and adding in the right marketing metrics. Special Handout – Marketing Tools that Every Small Business Should Leverage Register here: http://polarismep.org/events/winter-2018-marketing-smarter-for-manufacturers-series/

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food FDA regulation is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls.” This Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.” To complete the course, a participant must be present for the entire workshop and participate in the exercises. Upon completion of this 20-hour (2.5 days) course, the trainee will become a FDA-recognized “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI). Day 1- Date: February 13 Time: 8AM- 5PM Day 2- Date: February 14 Time: 8AM- 5PM Day 3- Date: February 15 Time: 8AM- 1PM