Posted by: Providence Chamber of Commerce | March 15, 2011

RI General Treasurer Gina Raimondo to Highlight Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook Luncheon

Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo will deliver the keynote address at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3. The event will take place at noon at the Rhode Island Convention Center in conjunction with RIBX 2011.

In her presentation Raimondo is expected to talk about ideas for developing Rhode Island’s entrepreneurial base, including the potential of creating programs through the Office of the Treasurer, with and without public funding to spur new company formation and grow the state’s Knowledge Economy.

“We are extremely pleased to have Treasurer Raimondo serve as this year’s Economic Outlook Luncheon keynote speaker,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. “She has a proven track record working with entrepreneurs to translate their innovative ideas, products and services into thriving businesses, and creating jobs in the process. We know she will provide valuable insight and ideas at this important forum.”

A firm believer in innovation, prior to being elected in November, Raimondo worked for a decade as co-founder and general partner of Point Judith Capital, Rhode Island’s only venture capital firm. She has also served as the senior vice president of fund development at Village Ventures, where she managed a team that established 12 venture capital funds nationwide. Throughout her career, Raimondo has been involved in dozens of successful start-up companies, primarily in the health care industry, during her career as a venture capital investor.

Tickets for the event are $60 per person or $750 to sponsor a table of 8. For reservations, call Debra Fisher at 401.521.5000.

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