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    Friday, July 29, 2016
    Tropical fish are swimming into our Bay and into our attention in August at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium. August is Tropical Travelers month at the hands-on center, giving visitors a chance to learn all about the fish who normally live in warmer, more tropical waters along the coast of Florida and up the east coast but wind up in Narragansett Bay when they are swept up in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Events, General News Article
    Thursday, July 28, 2016
    Categories: Education, Events, General News Article
    Thursday, July 28, 2016
    Save The Bay is recruiting volunteers to serve as site leaders for its 2016 International Coastal Cleanup. In particular, the organization is looking for site leaders who can help identify and lead cleanups at small, neighborhood beaches, fishing areas, boat launches and rights of way. “These areas don’t have city or park staff to maintain them, so littering and even dumping can be a ...read more
    Categories: Events, Community, General News Article
    Monday, July 25, 2016
    RhodeIsland.com is a new lifestyle website that makes it easy to discover things-to-do, places to eat, where to live, where to shop and how to thrive in Rhode Island. The rich and in-depth content is powered by The Providence Journal’s award-winning newsroom and features coverage on Rhode Island events, dining, shopping, real estate and lifestyle. The site provides local shopping ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
    Monday, July 25, 2016
    On Saturday, August 13, portions of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay between Gould Island and Conanicut (Jamestown), and extending to Pell Newport Bridge, will be temporarily closed to vessel traffic for the Save The Bay Swim. Vessel traffic may pass on the west side of Jamestown. The U.S. Coast Guard may allow vessels to pass through the center span of the Newport Bridge on a case-by-case ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Events, Community, General News Article
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    Kevin Tracy, Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Business Banking at Bank of America, was elected Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of Rhode Island (JA) at their Annual Meeting of the Corporation held on June 28 th . Kevin has served on the board since 2007 and is a resident of Rumford, RI. JA is the state’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Friday, July 22, 2016
    Ximedica acquires Accel Biotech; Creates an Enhanced Offering for Life Science and Biomedical Instrument Product Development and Manufacturing Solutions XIMEDICA, a leading full service medical technologies development firm today announced that it has acquired Accel Biotech. Accel Biotech, based in Los Gatos, CA, expands Ximedica’s design and development offering into the In vitro ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    When Benny’s launched its Biggest Little Store in the Biggest Little State commercial last spring, resurrecting the catchy RPM from the 80s and performed by Rhode Island’s own Steve Smith and the Nakeds, band members wore a t-shirt bearing the slogan in the commercial. “Almost immediately, customers started asking where they could buy the t-shirt,” said Benny’s Vice ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    Hannah W, a 7 th grade “Little” in the Big Brother Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) Site Based Mentoring program was slated to be the Keynote speaker at the 9 th annual gala on June 4th but was unfortunately unable to attend due to the discovery that her cancer (Leukemia) had returned for a third time. Executive Director, Katje Afonseca states “Hannah is an amazing young ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    Join other Rhode Island Chamber members for this annual Chamber Block Party taking place on Block Island with a 1:00 p.m. cookout at Champlin's Hotel, Marina & Resort. Make it your company's summer outing or bring the family for a fun-filled day at the beach...take a tour of the Island...fly a kite...or go shopping!
    Categories: Events
    Thursday, July 14, 2016
    “Yes, I pledge to eat local one day each week in the month of September!” That’s what residents of South County will say when they accept the challenge set out by local members of the 2016 MUII Class of Leadership Rhode Island. The challenge will kick off for the first time in Rhode Island this fall as local farmers markets are in full force and many families are getting back ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
    Thursday, July 14, 2016
    Please join us for THE GRODEN NETWORK’s 36th Annual John Trimble Fund Golf Tournament for Autism at The World Class Wannamoisett Country Club on Monday, September 12, 2016. For over 40 years THE GRODEN NETWORK “Your Autism Experts” has been the leading nonprofit in the field of educating youth and adults with Autism and developmental disabilities, providing research based ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events
    Thursday, July 14, 2016
    Join the Autism Society, RI Chapter and THE GRODEN NETWORK for a day of family fun at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI for the 14th Annual "In Step for Autism" 3K Walk/5K Run & Family Field Day while making a difference in the lives of persons with autism. New! KIDS FUN RUN • 1/4 mile run for children up to age 12. • Special gift given to all that participate. • ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    Is your business dedicated to giving back to society? If so, consider submitting a nomination for an Outstanding Philanthropic Business Award. The RI Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will be presenting an award to one RI business (under 250 employees) and one corporation (250+ employees) on November 18th as part of their National Philanthropy Day Breakfast & Awards ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Events
    Thursday, July 07, 2016
    Sojourner House's 6th Annual Masquerade Ball will return to the Providence Biltmore on Friday, November 18, 2016! This year we are recreating a tropical Cuban paradise with Havana Nights ! Join us for a Latin-inspired affair that will feature entertainment by Chifferobe Entertainment, inlcuding the talented Tropigals and the Flamenco Afro-Cuban band Infusion Evolution. We will once again be ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Events
    Wednesday, July 06, 2016
    Spectra by Comcast Spectacor Invites Community to Free Ice Skating Every Wednesday in the Summer Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management and Ticketing & Fan Engagement to the Thomas M. Ryan Center and Boss Arena on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, is offering a family-friendly option for cooling down this summer. Complimentary skate admission to community ...read more
    Categories: Events, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, July 06, 2016
    Providence, R.I., July 6, 2016 – The College Crusade of Rhode Island’s Board of Directors announced that Andrew Bramson has been named President & CEO effective July 1, 2016. “We are delighted to welcome Andrew Bramson as our new President & CEO,” said Paul E. Moran, CPA, chair of the board of directors for The College Crusade. “Mr. Bramson is an ideal match ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Sardella’s, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI, 849-6312, 7:30 to 10 pm Wed 7/6 - Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Renee Legendre, vocal, Pamela Hines, piano Wed 7/13 - Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Krisanthi Pappas, vocal, Yvonne Monnett, piano Wed 7/20 - Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Brenda Keen, vocal, Mac Chrupcala, piano Wed 7/27 - **BRIDGEFEST EVENT** Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Shawnn Monteiro, vocal, Greg ...read more
    Categories: Events
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Sharks are in sharp focus next month at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium. July is Shark Month, giving guests the opportunity to learn all about the apex predators from the deep and to find out which sharks and skates populate the waters of the Narragansett Bay. A shark-themed scavenger hunt, hands-on arts and crafts, and an educational reading from a beloved children’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Events, General News Article
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    August 1, 2016 - Presenting sponsor Admirals Bank - Providence Children’s Museum will hold its 33rd annual Allen H. Chatterton Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, August 1 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI. Participants can take a turn on a course ranked one of the top 50 in the nation by Golf Magazine, GolfWeek and Golf Digest or simply enjoy cocktails and dinner at the ...read more
    Categories: Events, General News Article
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Business Group on Health (RIBGH) is hosting its third annual golf tournament on Monday, August 22 at Wannamoisett Country Club. Wannamoisett, located in Rumford, RI, is home to one of the finest golf courses in the United States and has been ranked as one of the Top 50 courses in the nation by Golf Magazine, GolfWeek and Golf Digest. Lunch and ...read more
    Categories: Events, Press Release
    Monday, June 27, 2016
    For a fifth summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to parks across Providence, building on its commitment to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its efforts to provide unstructured play opportunities throughout the community. Families will join the Museum to try a variety of playful open-ended ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Community, Events
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    Categories: Community, Education, Events
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016
    King of Late Night, Jay Leno will headline URI Family Weekend 2016 at the Ryan Center on October 1st Tickets go on sale to general public on Wednesday, June 8th The University of Rhode Island Student Entertainment Committee (SEC), URI Family Weekend Committee and Spectra by Comcast Spectacor are pleased to announce that Emmy winner and King of Late Night Television, Jay Leno, will be entertaining ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Events
    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    Now there is another way to swim the Bay in this 40 th anniversary year of the Save The Bay Swim. The iconic open-water swim from Newport to Jamestown will take place on Saturday, August 13, giving more than 500 swimmers and kayakers a chance to draw attention and raise support for Narragansett Bay water quality. But for a variety of reasons, some who want to do the Swim, can’t. “We ...read more
    Categories: Events
    Friday, April 08, 2016
    Tickets on sale now for Carrie Underwood: The Storyteller Tour is coming to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on September 28 in Providence. Click here for tickets.
    Categories: Events
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    GPCC rationale for our support for the RhodeWorks plan The GPCC is part of a collective community of people who are concerned about Rhode Island’s economic development rankings. Fixing our roads, bridges and highways is an absolute necessity and a business imperative. Last spring and into the fall, we called on the Governor and the General Assembly to get together to develop a realistic ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 03, 2016
    GPCC statement on Governor Raimondo's FY 17 budget proposal: Building on the momentum achieved by the administration and the General Assembly in 2015, Governor Raimondo has crafted a budget to further bolster our competitiveness and create more opportunities for Rhode Islanders. The Governor’s budget proposal addresses many of the issues the Chamber has identified as critical to the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016
    OP-ED Scott Wolf and Laurie White: Efficient mass transit can boost R.I. economy Published in the Providence Journal on February 1, 2016 Read the entire article To have a successful mass transit system you have to correctly answer a simple question: Does it get people where they need to go, when they need to get there, conveniently, safely and affordably? Right now, Rhode Islanders’ answer ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016
    A gondola ride in Venice, wine tasting in Tuscany, sightseeing in Vatican City, Rome…the GPCC and AAA Travel invite you to experience Italy with other members, family and friends with our “Reflections of Italy” tour this Fall. Enjoy eight days experiencing world-renowned destinations, including: Milan, Florence, Venice, Rome and more. And we’re offering you a sample taste ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, February 01, 2016
    CBRE/New England hosted their annual Real Estate Market Outlook on January 12. Good news on the real estate front. The office market is rebounding. Rents have increased across all classes. Class A rents in downtown Providence are $31.05/sf and there is an 11.1% vacancy rate. In the industrial market, vacancies are down to the lowest recorded level in 15 years at 4.3% and 1.9 million square feet ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, February 01, 2016
    Get ready for more cranes in the downtown Providence skyline. As foreshadowed at the GPCC’s Annual Meeting in November, the developers who signaled their intent to build a transformational life sciences complex on five acres of land in the city’s knowledge and innovation district have taken a significant step forward by signing a purchase and sale agreement with the I-195 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, January 25, 2016
    Register now for your exclusive member offer! Organizations need to continually innovate to remain competitive, relevant and successful. But as any business leader knows, discovering ways to actually innovate and thrive is not easy. It takes a fresh perspective and new ways of thinking. That is why the Rhode Island School of Design's Executive Education studio and the Greater Providence ...read more
    Categories: Chamber