Pride Digital Business Solutions: Thriving in the Digital Economy

Verizon was proud to host a collaborative event for LBGTQ+ business owners to close out Pride Month 2022. From cyber security threats to building efficiency in an age of digital innovation, this panel of experts discussed how to help businesses not only recover—but thrive in the ever-changing economic environment.

The Program featured four segments on: Business Internet, Cybersecurity and Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready program

Click on one of the videos below to learn more about each subject.

Emma Hilden (She/Her), Associate Director, Voice Network & Customer, Solutions, Voice & Video Engineering, Verizon & Global Lead, Verizon PRISM, spoke on the June 30th panel about Voice Over IP (VOIP) and why it may be a solution for your small business.
Falon Schaarschmidt (She/Her), Associate Director Solution Architect, Verizon Business Group, spoke on the June 30th panel about how to choose the right business internet plans to meet your connectivity needs.
Tristen R O’Brien (He/Him), Associate Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, Verizon Business Group, spoke on the June 30th panel about the best practices for keeping your business secure from cyber threats.
Donald Jones (He/Him), Partner, Next Street, spoke on a June 30th panel about Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready Program and how it can help entrepreneurs develop the next level of digital skills to support their business.

Rhode Island Inno: This Rhode Island collective combines child care, workspace and gym

The pandemic was a seismic shift for everyone, but for many parents now having to juggle childcare, schooling and work from home it was an overload. As many parents found out, it’s nearly impossible to work a normal schedule while trying to feed, entertain and protect kid throughout the day. Meetings get interrupted, and meltdowns happen.

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Rhode Island Inno: Rhode Island Inno Approved: Here are the May events you need to know about

We at Rhode Island Inno have established a curated calendar of statewide goings-on we think readers will enjoy — all in one spot. They range from networking events to innovation showcases. Look for new events every month, and don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s more (or less) of a type of event you’d like to hear about.

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Providence Journal: Up to $1.9 million in tax credits approved for electric boat motor maker to stay in RI

Rhode Island officials believe they have stopped Connecticut from poaching an electric outboard motor startup that now plans to build a factory in Bristol. The company, Flux Marine, announced Wednesday that it landed $15.5 million in private funding from investors lead by Ocean Zero and including early the Winklevoss twins.

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