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    Monday, April 22, 2019
    The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) has named the Bureau’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kristen Adamo as its President and CEO. She will assume her new role on April 25. “Kristen was selected after a thorough and comprehensive process led by a search committee working with Searchwide Global, an executive recruitment firm primarily focused on the travel ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    Topic: Start-up Assistance Test your dreams in this intensive 2.5 hour workshop designed to assess the feasibility of your business idea and provide you with the tools and tips needed to plan for entrepreneurship. Both traditional and progressive tools like The Big Idea and the Business Model Canvas will be utilized to help you target your customers, define your value proposition and estimate the ...read more
    Categories: Events, Education, General News Article
    Monday, April 15, 2019
    EARTH DAY BIRTHDAY Join Save The Bay's Earth Day Birthday Party, a FREE family-friendly, 50th anniversary kick-off event held at our Exploration Center & Aquarium on Easton’s Beach in Newport! Start the day by joining us on our Easton's Beach cleanup from 10 a.m. - noon. All cleanup volunteers will receive a $25 certificate for a first-time appointment at Pruitt Chiropractic. Then, join the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Events, Human Interest
    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Easter Spend your Easter exactly the way you like it—surrounded by loved ones over our three-course brunch or favorites from our all-day dinner menu. Open early at 10AM April 21st.Sundays A New Sunday Tradition: A three-course invitation to take your time and enjoy the moment with family and friends.GraduationsWhether celebrating a special birthday, graduation dinner, or any of life's special ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
    Now is the time to registerfor Leading the Way - a Matchmaking Event with General Dynamics Electric Boat At the upcoming "Leading the Way" event on Wednesday, May 29, potential suppliers will connect with procurement personnel from the seven divisions of General Dynamics at a full-day event at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, CT. The number of attendees will be limited to ensure that participants ...read more
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    Friday, April 12, 2019
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Winners and Finalists of 2019 Competition Will Share Prizes Valued at $185,000The Rhode Island Business Competition has announced that 12 semi-finalists have been selected in the 2019 competition, which will culminate next month with the awarding of prizes valued at $185,000.The semi-finalists were chosen from 68 applicants who proposed businesses that address opportunities in agriculture, ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    Todd Costa Joins Y as Chief Financial OfficerThomas E. Noret Joins Y as Executive Director of South County YMCA Branch  The YMCA of Greater Providence announced two new additions to its strong leadership team. Todd Costa has been hired as the Chief Financial Officer and will be responsible for the financial wellbeing of the organization and will oversee the direction of all finance and ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Events
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    Rocky Hill School Offering Variety of Summer Programs for students and athletes in grades K-12  Summer camps and programs are open for registration! There's something for everyone - boating, sports, arts, building, computers, you name it, we’ve got it. And NEW THIS YEAR: High School programs in business, arts, and college tours. Also, Nike US Sports Camps, Lead the Way FH, Stingrays Soccer, and ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start construction on the Oxford Street Bridge, which carries I-95 North and South over Oxford Street, just north of Thurbers Avenue in Providence, on Friday night, April 12. This will require a temporary traffic pattern change for I-95 North only, with all lanes shifted to the left. There will also be a "yield" sign placed at the Thurbers ...read more
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    Friday, April 05, 2019
    More than A Third of Teens Don’t Believe they will be Financially Independent from Parents by Age 30New Survey by Junior Achievement and Citizens Bank Highlights Teens’ Top Financial Goals and Concerns  A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Events, Human Interest
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019
    140mm and 280mm Sizes Enable Never-Before-Possible Measurement of Applications    PROVIDENCE, RI – April 2, 2019 –  Mahr Inc., a leading provider of dimensional metrology solutions, today announced the addition of the MarSurf GD series for roughness measurements to its new line of surface measuring instruments. MarSurf GD series measuring stations provide unprecedented levels of speed, ...read more
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    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Endangered Species Youth Art Contest - Deadline to Enter April 14, 2019In celebration of Endangered Species Day (May 17, 2019) Roger Williams Park Zoo, co-sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama of Providence, is accepting art entries from local K-12 grade students and homeschoolers in the New England area depicting threatened/endangered species. Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to raise awareness ...read more
    Categories: Events, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Save The Bay has organized several beach cleanups around Narragansett Bay, giving individuals, families and groups many options for getting involved, before, during and after the Earth Day weekend. "Cleanups are a direct way to help the Bay and take a stand for a clean environment," said July Lewis, volunteer and internship manager at Save The Bay. "And ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Terry Sobolewski has been named the next president of National Grid Rhode Island, succeeding Timothy Horan, the company announced Tuesday. Sobolewski is currently chief customer officer and senior vice president of National Grid. The transition will begin in April. “Our Rhode Island customers expect us to flawlessly deliver the core services they rely on every day and they expect solutions to ...read more
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    Monday, March 18, 2019
    On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Save The Bay will kick off its celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary with a free, community-wide Earth Day Birthday Party at Easton’s Beach in Newport, R.I. The family-friendly event will start with a beach cleanup from 10 a.m. – noon, followed by an afternoon of games, activities, live music, performances, and more, in and around the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Events, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Warwick, RI – Long standing north-east based national mortgage lender, Semper Home Loans, acquires 6th Rhode Island branch in growth initiative. The Warwick branch is led by Eric Maluk (NMLS# 4733) and Daniel Giroux (NMLS# 26531), who have almost 40 years combined experience in the mortgage industry.  Prior to joining Semper Home Loans, both Daniel and Eric were Branch Managers at Northpointe ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Join Save The Bay for a Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay, following Save The Bay’s Annual Meeting. Enjoy a delicious sampling of locally-grown, harvested, and prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shellfishermen, bakeries, breweries, wineries and more, while taking in beautiful scenery and live music!    When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Annual ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Partridge Snow & Hahn (PS&H) is proud to announce that following Tuesday’s vote by the Rhode Island State Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and yesterday’s full Senate vote, PS&H Partner, Melissa Darigan, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Rhode Island Superior Court. Though a date has not yet been set, she is expected to be sworn in within the next few weeks.   Darigan’s departure ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    The Chamber’s Transportation Committee heard from former Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, CEO of RIPTA, at their January 31 meeting. Avedisian reviewed several projects underway to improve Rhode Island’s public transportation system. Some facts:          RIPTA carries 58,000 passengers a day and 1.7 million a year         Thirty percent of those trips are job-related         One-quarter of the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
    The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) has announced that Sun Country Airlines will begin operating out of T.F. Green with two non-stop routes to Nashville and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The service will start in April with promotional rates as low as $69.00 each way. Ticket purchases are available now. “This is a great day for the airport and for Rhode Island travelers. Sun Country is an airline ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    Welcome to the Chamber! ToGoBOX is a Providence-based online lunch marketplace for local corporate professionals. They offer a rotating set of daily curated multicultural dishes from various local restaurants and deliver right to the office. ToGoBOX offers the lowest delivery fee in the market and being available to deliver bulk orders with no minimum, customers find their service convenient and ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    As published in Inc. Magazine:Universities and accelerators have turned this once entrepreneur-free city into a startup engine.    Thirty years ago, Providence was no place for entrepreneurs. "There were no other startups, no infrastructure or support," recalls Danny Warshay, director of Brown University's Center for Entrepreneurship. Today, resources abound--from early-stage funding (Slater ...read more
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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that it is beginning a $42.6 million construction project to rehabilitate bridges that carry I-295 at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A in Johnston (Exit 9). This work will require temporary traffic pattern changes including ramp and lane closures that will create traffic congestion and travel delays. These traffic ...read more
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