About the RI Business Leadership Network

The RI Business Leadership Network (RI BLN) is part of a national network of other state BLN groups that operate under the auspices of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The RI BLN is not a government organization. It is a private sector organization that operates independent of any government agency.

The RI BLN is a business to business network of Rhode Island employers working to increase employment of people with disabilities. Membership in the RI BLN is open to all employers both large and small, including public sector and private sector employers. Currently, a steering group comprising of eight local companies has been meeting since early 2004 to determine the future direction of the RI BLN.

A sample of leading companies/organizations who have been involved with the RI BLN:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of RI
  • Bryant University
  • Citizens Bank
  • Cox Communications
  • Electric Boat – General Dynamics
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Lifespan
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Newport Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Newport Hospital
  • Office of Rehabilitation Service/RI-DHS
  • Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • RIBI Security
  • Sherlock Center on Disabilities/RI College
  • TechACCESS of RI
  • The Providence Journal Company
  • United Way
  • Vocworks

If you would like to become an Affiliate Member of the RIBLN and be notified of upcoming events and seminars, please click on the link below and fill out the affiliation form: http://sherlockcenter.RIBLN.sgizmo.com