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22 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OCTOBER-31-NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE done that, she has a greater under- standing of just how talented they are, she said. Catucci said she's also been very fortunate to have the retired Gregory stay on in an advisory role. Promoted as a leader in business development, marketing, and sales, Catucci is responsible for overseeing the Chamber's operations, cultivat- ing relationships with members, and advocating for businesses in the community. Her tenure officially began Sept. 30. Catucci served in a variety of lead- ership roles in the region prior to being hired as Chamber president and CEO. Most recently, she served as director of marketing and busi- ness development at PKF O'Connor Davies, formerly Batchelor, Frechette, McCrory, Michael & Co. In that role, she led the firm's business development, guided initia- tives to achieve strategic goals, and oversaw marketing efforts. She also worked in marketing and managerial roles for The Capital Grille, Shula's 347 Grill and Legal Sea Foods. For the last four years, she served on the NRI Chamber's Board of Directors and on its executive com- mittee for the previous two years. She has volunteer roles as a board member and development chair- woman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island and as vice president of the Greater Providence Chapter of the Providence College Alumni Association. CATUCCI From Page One LINCOLN – Asked what one offering people might be surprised the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce offers, new President and CEO Liz Catucci said it has to be the organization's Executive Success Clubs. She said she had heard about these clubs as a member of the board, but since taking over the leadership role has gotten a much better understanding of how beneficial they are. The best comparison might be the Business Network International (BNI) meetings, she said, but the Chamber groups are "a million times more laid back" and far less expensive. "Honestly, I was blown away," she said. "I didn't really know what they were accom- plishing." Though similar in setup to a BNI group, there's no rule here that you can never miss a meeting, she said, and an ESC group is much more accessible. In three ESC groups of up to 40 people in a board room, meeting every two weeks, entre- preneurs, managers and other professional exchange leads and promote their businesses, prod- ucts, or services. New members are welcome. "Thousands of dollars in refer- rals are generated each month within these groups," states the Chamber's website. Unlike many other leads groups, the clubs have a dual purpose. • They are a vehicle for quali- fied business referrals and there is no pressure to come to each meeting with referrals. • They provide a platform to exchange business ideas, discuss business challenges, and work together for the common ben- efit of all members. Membership in the ESC is limited to one member per business sector. The individual groups meet bi-monthly at the Chamber offices. Visit www.nrichamber.com for more. Catucci: Executive Success Clubs are Chamber's best-kept secret By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com We are founded on superior quality, make and service. We carry the world's finest ready to wear, including: Loro Piana, Marco Pescarolo, Luciano Barberra, Fedeli, Luigi Borrelli, Finnemore, Barbour, just to name a few. Thank You, John for all your years of Great Service! 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