Our Partners and Associations
Global partners are rare, and this association meets the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.35 million members – who perform community service in 208 countries and geographic areas which are different in many ways, but share a core belief. “Community is what we make it.” When you join Lions, you join a global service network. In addition to local community service, you can also contribute to Lions volunteer efforts around the world.
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
To find out more about this association go to: http://www.lionsclubs.org
Founded in the mid 1980’s, the North Worcester Business Association boasts more than two decades of service to its members and the greater Worcester-area community.
In recent years, the NWBA’s roster has surged to unprecedented heights, making the Association the largest organization of its kind in the city.
One of the NWBA’s primary goals is to promote Worcester as a great place to do business.
Officers, directors and members of the NWBA are active on a number of fronts, in a continuing effort to help one another achieve success in the marketplace while giving back to the “neighborhood”.
In addition to the “living sign” that it created and maintains along I-190, the NWBA also hosts regular noontime and after-hours events and functions. It has participated in local cleanups on Earth Day, donated to various individuals and groups undertaking worthwhile causes and has taken positions on such hot-button political issues as the city’s commercial tax rate. Every year, it purchases and delivers food baskets to the homes of elderly residents of North Worcester due to need. It publishes a newsletter, and also acts as a intermediary so that members can stay connected with other business-oriented groups operating in New England’s second-largest city.
To find out more about this association go to: http://northworcesterbusiness.org/
Our staffing partners, The Massachusetts Staffing Association (MSA) is a not-for-profit association representing companies who provide staffing services in Massachusetts. MSA is the Massachusetts industry resource for information, education/training, and representation. It was established in the mid 1960’s under the name of Association of Temporary Services of Massachusetts.
MSA members are companies committed to the industry and to maintaining the highest possible standards in it. They have embraced the association’s code of ethics and represent the best in staffing services.
To find out more about this association go to: http://www.msastaffing.org
One of our local partners, the Rhode Island Staffing Association (RISA) is the proud merger between the Rhode Island Association of Personnel Consultants (RIAPC, incorporated in 1970) and the Rhode Island Association of Temporary Services (RIATS, incorporated in 1985). RISA was the first successful association merger in the country and was a model for others to follow. The association effectively represents all staffing services professionals, such as; Executive Search, Retained Search, Contingency Search, Contract Staffing, Temporary Staffing, Temp-to-Hire, Outsourcing, Career Counseling, PEO’s and Individual Recruiters. RISA represents a dedicated group of owners, managers, and independents. Together they look towards fostering a stronger working relationship in the general business community.
RISA’s objectives and purposes are subscribed to by its member firms whose principal functions are to provide competent temporary and direct hire staffing help. Consequently, they provide these to businesses, industries, professional and service organizations, and public and governmental entities.
RISA represents over 100 firms in the state and with the support of NAPS & ASA, is the only organized voice for the entire industry in Rhode Island. Member firms are responsible for thousands of job placements annually throughout Rhode Island and across the country, as a result they take this responsibility very seriously.
The primary services of RISA to its members and the public are communication, education, ethics/arbitration, and legislative lobbying efforts. Educational programs and seminars are offered throughout the year to keep the membership up-to-date on the ever-changing business. Topics include employment law, recruiting mastery, interviewing skills, social media recruiting, strategy, marketing, advertising, communication, human dynamics and many other aspects of education in staffing.
To find out more about this association go to: http://www.ristaffing.org/
The Worcester Economic Club is an association of professional men and women in the Worcester County area. It’s objective is to provide a forum for the critical discussion. Ranging in topics from economic, civic, educational, and sociological subjects of interest to our membership are often debated. The Club is non-political, non-partisan, and non-profit. As a result, The Club promotes no agenda, and it takes no sides on issues. Hence, we invite a broad range of speakers who are chosen for distinction and timeliness. Over the years our prestigious speaking series has included economists, public officials, foreign dignitaries, business leaders, educators, journalists, and authors.
Especially relevant, The Club is also known as one of the best networking forums in the region. Therefore, this makes it a great place to greet friends, renew acquaintances and make new contacts. Our meetings and dinner programs typically occur four times a year. Members of The Worcester Economic Club partake in and contribute to a better-informed Worcester.
To find out more about this association go to: http://www.economicclub.net/