About Pat Cruz Events


"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 ranking 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 increase their network and gain new customers face-to-face. Her events will put you in front of the 'right people' in a way that builds trust, forges healthy relationships and raises brand awareness. 

Annual and Monthly Events

Empower Women's Expo


Combines health - wellness - beauty - fashion - home decor and improvement - career direction - psychic - family and lifestyle elements with tons of shopping, live presentations, fashion shows, food and wine tastings and more. Our over 1800 female guests have an opportunity to meet with over 90 local businesses.

 To participate as an exhibitor, presenter, fashion show model, would like to learn of sponsorship opportunities or, are otherwise interested in event information, please visit website.

RI Christmas Village


Wonderful family friendly event with tons of local artisans and exhibitors for fabulous holiday shopping. Food concession, product sampling, costumed characters, face painting and Santa Claus visit for the kids. Over 50 indoor vendors as well as outdoor food trucks (food trucks weather pending).

For corporate sponsorship opportunities, to participate as an exhibitor.vendor/artisan, entertainer, food truck or, would like attendee information, please visit website. 

Taste of Rhode Island


Taste of Rhode Island is a premiere food and drink event series held twice a year with over 50 of the areas best restaurants, bakeries, caterers, wineries spirit makers and local breweries.  

Taste of Rhode Island Events are produced by Pat Cruz and Lupe Aguilar.

To participate as a food/drink exhibitor, are interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities or otherwise would like information regarding upcoming events, please visit website.

RI Health & Wellness Fair


Celebrating it's 6th year; this all-day open house showcases 40 local exhibitors, vendors, health screenings and presentations by the area's top health and wellness experts. Gift bags are given to event attendees with product samples and information.


  To participate as an exhibitor, presenter, offer a health check, would like to learn of sponsorship opportunities or, are otherwise interested in event information, please visit website. 

RI Networking Events


Celebrating 10 years of connecting people in Rhode Island - Our popular monthly events are open to business owners, professionals, sales associates and those looking for new career opportunities. Events are informal happy hour style mix and mingle events that welcome 80-200 people every month.

To inquire about venue consideration, sponsorship opportunities, vendor info or, ticket information, visit Pat Cruz Events on eventbrite.com or email 

Pat Cruz patpaolinocruz@gmail.com

Wine & Cheese Night Market


Oh, but it's much more than that. Part of our Taste of Rhode Island Event Series. Enjoy an evening of music, food, friends, fun, spirits AND YES... wine and cheese! There will be tastings from local businesses, makers, restaurants, brewers, wineries and more. Our Inaugural Event will be held Summer 2020 and you won't want to miss it!


 To participate as a food/drink exhibitor, are interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities or otherwise would like information please email Pat Cruz @ patpaolinocruz@gmail.com 

Spring Festival & Makers Fair


In it's 5th year, this popular Indoor/Outdoor event welcomes visitors throughout New England to enjoy; live music, artisans, exhibitors and vendors, face painting for the kids, costumed characters, food drink and product sampling, cash bar and kids activities. 

For corporate sponsorship opportunities, to participate as an exhibitor/ vendor/artisan, entertainer, food truck or, would like attendee information, email Pat Cruz patpaolinocruz@gmail.com  

Miss US Italia Pageant


The pageant began in 2014 in Rhode Island which has the second highest percentage of Italian-Americans in the country per capita, Contestants from near and far come to compete in formal wear of their choice and, short on stage interview. Contestants age 6 and up compete for titles in several different age divisions.

For contestant application or to inquire about corporate sponsorship and prize package opportunities, email patpaolinocruz@gmail.com

Next Level Business Strategy


Whether contemplating a start up or entrepreneur who's ready to take their business to the "Next Level" this event covers what you need for successful longevity. Meet with industry experts on matters relating to social media, creating a marking strategy,  branding, finding new clients, 


 For corporate sponsorship opportunities, to participate as an exhibitor or presenter, email 

Pat Cruz patpaolinocruz@gmail.com  

Additional Event Collaboration Available

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Align your brand with some of the most popular events in New England.  Whether you're looking become an exhibitor, speaker/presenter, corporate sponsor or are looking to collaborate on a new event, you can be assured Pat Paolino Cruz has a solid reputation in the community. Her influential personal and, professional social media presence is known as a trusted reference and her promotional opportunities can help can help increase visibility for your business, your network and your brand. 

Exhibit space and sponsorship levels are based on each individual event depending on venue cost, promotional and advertising expenses, anticipated guests, entertainment costs, etc. Space is always limited and exclusivity is not available. In some cases, events have been known to sell out more than eight months in advance. To request information on any upcoming events, to collaborate on something new or to have Pat create an event at your business, use the contact form below to get in touch. 

Video Gallery

2019 Empower Women's Expo; Crowne Plaza, Warwick


2019 Taste of Rhode Island; Summer Pavilion; Crowne Plaza


One Providence New Years' Eve; Rhode Island Convention Center


Women's Expo/Mind Body Spirit; Crowne Plaza


2018 Taste of Rhode Island Inaugural Event; Crowne Plaza


Women's Expo (SNE Women's Expo); Crowne Plaza


RI Health and Wellness Fair


RI Christmas Village


Taste of RI Winter Menu Showcase





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

She's got the 'magic sauce' that people show up for. No matter what event she's doing, people want to be there. It's a gift that stems from her warmth and welcoming personality.

Barbara Jane, Life Coach Rules

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

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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.

Pat Paolino Cruz - Pat Cruz Events

EMAIL: patpaolinocruz@gmail.com PHONE: (401) 261-3300 ---