Pat Cruz Events

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About Us

"We put your brand in front of people 'face-to-face' providing cost-effective marketing solutions for you to expand your network, customer base, and build valuable relationships with potential customers."

With a successful track record of producing events for nearly three decades, Pat Paolino Cruz excels in generating unique ideas and successfully growing them from concept. She is an event marketing specialist, former radio show host, avid networker, connection maker, and marketing/social media innovator nationally celebrated for her ranking in the TOP FIVE Rhode Islanders with the highest calculated social media influence.   


Pat has created a socially oriented business environment that combines social media visibility with popular event concepts. They provide cost-effective marketing opportunities for businesses to find new customers as well as, build and strengthen their existing network through face-to-face marketing.  Her events can put you in front of the 'right people' in a way that builds trust, forges healthy relationships and raises awareness of your brand. 


Pat Cruz Events provides the vehicle and audience, your job is to show up with a smile and a handshake, ready to do the rest.

Signature Events

Networking Events

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Celebrating our 10th year!

Our popular monthly Networking Events are open to business owners, professionals, sales associates and those looking for new career opportunities.  Between 100 and 200 attend our informal "happy hour" type "mix and mingle" events to increase their network and build business relationships. Complimentary appetizers are provided and cash bar is available.


Our monthly events held on alternate days at different venues throughout the state. Tickets: $12/Advance,  $20/Door.  Vendor tables available in some locations @ $125. 


To be put on our Venue List or to become a Vendor; email request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com 

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2019 Winter Artisan Festival & Psychic Fair

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Beat the winter chill and warm up with us at Purple Cat in Historic Chepachet.   Enjoy a cozy day indoors at our "open house" style event. Guests can shop and meet over 25 local artisans and vendors, enjoy live music, delicious food and cash bar.    (Wine/beer tastings - TBD)

***We've joined forces with The Cosmic Cat for this date and they will be hosting their popular Valentine Psychic Fair at the venue.


Sunday,  February 10, 2019 

Purple Cat, 11 Money Hill Road, Chepachet

Doors Open 11am-5pm (setup 9am)

ADMISSION IS FREE

Exhibit space is limited $175 for vendors , $100 for Local Artisans with hand crafted product. 


To become an exhibitor/vendor; email request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com

Visit Facebook Event Page

RI Health & Wellness Fair

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Celebrating it's 4th year; this all-day open house showcases exhibitors, vendors, health screenings and live presentations by top experts. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and typically welcomes over 600 guests. 


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Purple Cat, 11 Money Hill Road, Chepachet

Doors Open 11am-5pm (set up 9am)

Exhibit space is limited at $175

ADMISSION IS FREE


FIND A COMPLETE SCHEDUE OF FREE PRESENTATIONS AND SCREENINGS ON EVENT WEBSITE

(LINK BELOW)


To become an exhibitor/vendor or speaker/presenter (1/2 hour slot) email request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com.


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Rhode Island Spring Festival

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In our 4th year, this popular Indoor/Outdoor event welcomes 3000 visitors throughout the weekend to enjoy; 

  • Live music 
  • Food trucks
  • 50 vendors for Great shopping
  • Kids activities and face painting
  • Special visit from Paw Patrol
  • Child ID Program by NY Life
  • Full cash bar
  • Wine/beer tastings (tbd)
  • 4th Annual Cupcake Challenge


Sat-April 6th and Sun-Apr il 7th, 2019

Purple Cat, 11 Money Hill Road, Chepachet

Event hours 11am-6pm both days

ADMISSION IS FREE


Weekend Exhibit Space is $200 Outdoors / $250 Indoors. 

To become an exhibitor; send email request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com  

Visit Facebook Event Page

4th Annual Cupcake Challenge

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Calling all professional and home bakers. Do you have the best cupcakes around? One of the tastiest events of the year welcomes you to participate in our 4th Annual Challenge. 150 Full Size Cupcake Requirement and $60 Registration Fee 


Sunday, April 7, 2019 2pm (set up at noon)

Awards @ 4pm

Event held during RI Spring Festival at 

Purple Cat, 11 Money Hill Road, Chepachet


CUPCAKE CHALLENGE IS A TICKETED EVENT AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE 

TICKET SALES ARE LIMITED!

Tickets on sale after Feb 1st on Eventbrite.com


 If you are interested in becoming a baker at this event, please email request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com.   

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Miss US Italia Pageant

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2019 Event Information and Date

DATE/LOCATION To Be Announced


Will be accepting

  • Contestants ages 7 and up
  • Exhibitors for Event
  • Prize Package Sponsors
  • Event Sponsors

The pageant began in 2014 in Rhode Island which has the second highest percentage of Italian-Americans in the country per capita, following New Jersey and preceding New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Contestants in different age divisions will compete in formal wear and on stage interview in front of a panel of judges. 


Support is appreciated from local businesses who would like to become involved by way of prize donations for division winners, contestants, program book advertising and event sponsorship.

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Taste of Rhode Island

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Taste of Rhode Island is a premiere food and spirit tasting event with over 50 of the areas best restaurants, bakeries, caterers, wineries and breweries.  Event tickets available online after January 29. 


WATCH EVENT VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Ftasteofrhodeisland%2Fvideos%2F628889290825020%2F&show_text=0&width=560


TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 6-10pm

Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI


DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ADDITIONAL EVENT DATES WILL BE ADDED TO THIS PROGRAM FOR 2019


Last year both restaurant/spirit vendors and attendee ticket sales were SOLD OUT prior to event.  To participate as an exhibitor; email request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com 

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Rhode Island Women's Show

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No wonder this is one of our most popular events. Women are earning, spending, and influencing spending at a greater rate than ever before. In fact, women account for  OVER $7 TRILLION in consumer and business spending in the US, and over the next decade, they will control two thirds of consumer wealth. Women make or influence over 85% of all purchasing decisions, and purchase over 50% of traditional male products, including automobiles, home improvement products and consumer electronics. 


Rhode Island Women's Show is held in November and combines health - wellness - beauty - fashion - home decor and improvement - career direction - psychic and mediumship - family and lifestyle elements with tons of shopping . 

DATE TBA  


Over 80 local businesses and 15 top presenters will meet over 1000 decision-making female consumers. Exhibit space starts at $250. Event is held at Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI  


To become an exhibitor/vendor or speaker/presenter (1/2 hour slot) email request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com.

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Rhode Island Christmas Village

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For the past four years, 3000 people have come together at Purple Cat in Chepachet to celebrate the season and enjoy live music,  holiday shopping market with over 50 exhibitors and artisans, carolers, food trucks (pending weather), wine and beer tastings, movies for the kids, hot chocolate and cookies, face painting. Special Visits by Paw Patrol and Santa direct from the North Pole!


Event kicks off Thursday December 12th, to expand on the Candlelit Shopping experience in and around Chepachet. Christmas Village at Purple Cat is a family destination event with weekend long entertainment.


DECEMBER 5TH THRU 8TH, 2019

Hours are Thurs & Fri 6-9pm, 

Sat & Sun 11am-6pm. 

Purple Cat, 11 Money Hill Rd, Chepachet, RI 


Vendor space at this event has sold out the past four years by summer. Exhibit fee starts at $250/table top space.  To secure space, email request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com 


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Past Event Videos

ONE PROV NYE

Click Here to Watch Video 

https://youtu.be/zhpqx5O8xxU

MIND BODY SPIRIT EXPO

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https://vimeo.com/116217451

BECOME PART OF OUR EVENTS

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Align your brand with some of the most popular events in New England. Whether you are looking to exhibit at an existing event or are interested in collaborating on a new event  or promotion for your business - Pat Cruz Events and her social media presence is known in the community and can help increase your visibility and your network. 

Speakers

Accepting speakers for Health and Wellness Fair Feb 24th and Women's Show November (Date tba). Presentation slots are 1/2 hour. Screen and Projector not included however may be secured from venue at a reasonable rate.  Please forward description  of presentation (no more than 75 words) of presentation along with presenter bio (no more than 50 words)  to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com

Live Demonstration / Health Check

If your business would like to do a live stage demonstration or would like to offer a free chealth heck at one of our events, please forward description of demonstration/service with complete contact information to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com We are currently accepting for February Health and Wellness Fair as well as Women's Show in November. 

Event Sponsors, Vendors and Artisans

We welcome businesses for all of our events and multiple pricing options based on venue cost, individual event advertising, anticipated guests, event entertainment and extras. Space is always limited and exclusivity is not available.  To request additional information, exhibitor agreements and or sponsor forms, send request to patpaolinocruz@gmail.com 

Additional event Services we offer

Ribbon Cutting and Restaurant Openigs

Networking & Meet & Greet Events

Custom Event Creation for Local Businesses

clients

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Testimonials

Pat Cruz events are hip, smart and attract a diverse cross section of business people, entrepreneurs, politicos and more seeking to make connections. Pat pays attention to the details at every event and makes sure all who come are made to feel welcome. Her events are seamless, connections made are lasting and you will be glad you attended.  

Gregg Perry, The Perry Group

It is ALWAYS a pleasure to work with Pat Cruz. When you receive a call from Pat....you answer, because you know she is thinking of another event that will get people through the door. I have hosted many business meetings, corporate dinners and social functions, but Pat brings events to another level - she has a great following with an array of people from different business industries which makes for a successful night of networking for everyone.  Derek Brazeau, Ruth's Chris Steak House

I have worked with Ms. Cruz in several capacities and would considered it an honor to work with her on any project. Besides her business savvy, attention to detail, and her unwavering commitment to the highest standard, Ms. Cruz is blessed with the gift of heart and tongue. Several thousand people embrace her wisdom and spiritual beliefs on a daily basis. Her ability to juggle changing priorities, rallying the troops, and delivering a class event are her trademark attributes as an Event Producer.  

Glen Conway, Marketing Entrepreneur

Pat is a woman of such substance, style and confidence that it's hard not the feel the same when you are with her. Pat has achieved every goal that she has set for herself with professionalism and the energy of an army. She has made a career out of celebrating women, their struggles and accomplishments, and along the way has made hundreds of people feel amazing about themselves. When given the chance to work with Pat on any project that she is producing or spearheading, don't hesitate to get on board. It doesn't feel like work, it feels like the successful partnership that it is. Susan Soares, Executive Leadership Consultant




I've observed Pat's great ability to organize well-attended networking events over the years with style and grace. I admire Pat's ability to promote the good work of others and her own by effectively engaging a wide network within Rhode Island. 

Mike Ritz, Executive Director Leadership Rhode Island

Pat has a contagious, consistent energy and true passion for her work! Pat possesses a unique talent to successfully market events and we're thrilled with our results. Pat’s charisma makes it effortless to build an esteemed working relationship - we see her as a fundamental contact in the industry. 

Sarah Craveiro, Account Management






Pat Paolino Cruz is an amazing professional. Regardless of how many things she has on her professional  plate, she has a way of making you feel special, like you're her only client. She also has an uncanny  memory and a heart of gold. I have worked with her on many occasions and trust her as a marketing  professional, businesswoman and social media maven. I look forward to working with her again and again. Jackie Hennessey, Author, Blogger and PR Consultant




Over the years, I have seen her develop her potential by mastering latent capabilities we all have  within us. Everyone "starts up." Pat has demonstrated that unwavering commitment to a vision motivates  one to "Scale Up." If you don't know Pat, get to know her. She is the consummate connector who gives all  she has for the good of others.     

Bill Napolitano, Gravitas Impact Premium Coaching





Pat has filled an important niche in Rhode Island. Her networking events are always very well attended,  and there are always new people to meet. She welcomes you with a smile and a hug, and makes you feel  right at home. Thanks for always finding interesting venues, and helping small businesses to expand. Jean Allard, Vice President Keystone Real Estate

Event Calendar (subject to change)

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January

30 Statewide Networking Kickoff 

February

10 Winter Artisan and Vendor Festival

19 Statewide Networking

24 Rhode Island Health and Wellness Fair

March

20 Statewide Networking at The District

April

6 & 7 Spring Festival at Purple Cat

7 Cupcake Challenge

23 Statewide Networking at Circe

May

19 TBA

21 Statewide Networking

June

5 Taste of Rhode Island

19 Statewide Networking

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July

28 TBA

30 Statewide Networking

August

21 Statewide Networking

25 TBA

September

15 RI Health and Wellness Fair

24 Statewide Networking

26 TBA

October

17 Taste of Rhode Island

23 Statewide Networking

November

19 10th Anniversary Statewide Networking

30 Small Business Saturday TBA

December

1 Rhode Island Women's Show

5-8 Rhode Island Christmas Village

17 Holiday Statewide Networking

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Align your brand with some of the most popular events in New England. Pat Cruz can create a custom promotion for your business, offers exhibit space at well attended events, presenter opportunities and, is always looking for creative ways to partner with brands looking to increase their network.

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