McKee Administration Announces $4.8M In Grants To Expand Outdoor Activities Throughout Rhode Island

Governor Dan McKee announced today approximately $4.8 million in awards that will enable eligible small businesses to expand their capacity to do business outdoors. Funded through Governor McKee’s Rhode Island Rebounds initiative, the Take It Outside program will fund 21 intermediary organizations to support outdoor activities for small businesses. Examples[Read More…]

by April 11, 2022

Gubernatorial Candidate Magaziner Unveils Plan for Economic Development and Supporting Small Businesses

From The Seth Magaziner Governor Campaign: Today General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Seth Magaziner unveiled his plan for economic development in Rhode Island, which includes supporting small businesses, attracting new, innovative industries, improving the business climate, and strengthening workforce training. “With the right leadership and priorities, Rhode Island can once[Read More…]

by January 10, 2022

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Announces Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates for 2022

From The Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training: The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) today announced that tax rates for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program will remain at Schedule H in 2022. UI tax rates are calculated using a statutory formula based on the balance of the state’s employment[Read More…]

by December 20, 2021

Mayor Elorza, PWCVB Encourage Providence Residents To Shop Local Ahead Of Small Business Saturday

  Restaurants and other local retailers are highlighted as businesses to patronize during the holiday season Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), Stephen White, co-owner of Res American Bistro, Julia Broome, owner of Kin Southern Table + Bar, Sandra Enos, founder and CEO[Read More…]

by November 25, 2021

Mayor Elorza, DESIGNxRI Launch Sixth Annual Providence Design Catalyst Program Cycle

Innovative grant program opens application period for Catalyst, providing funding and professional development training to design entrepreneurs Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined DESIGNxRI Executive Director Lisa Carnevale and 2021 Catalyst Design Program graduate Aleksandra Azbel to announce the launch of Providence Design Catalyst. The 2022 program will provide qualifying Providence-based design[Read More…]

by November 10, 2021

McKee Administration Receives $1M Planning Grant From U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded a $1 million statewide planning grant to the McKee Administration. The planning grant is part of the Biden Administration’s $3 billion American Rescue Plan funding to support the President’s Build Back Better Agenda. These are the first EDA American Rescue[Read More…]

by October 21, 2021

Kobi Dennis’ Haircuts & Heritage: “It’s More Than A Cut” Dedication & Ribbon Cutting

  While knowing barber shops have served as special places among African Americans since the 19th Century, a dedicated team of community leaders have created a safe space for inner city youth to get a free haircut and life lesson from someone who looks like them. As the Haircuts &[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021

Just What Are We Celebrating? The “Bally’s Twin River” Groundbreaking. An Economic Bomb For Small Business?

“We are not a scarcity …. Moving forward on any economic opportunities good for     Governor McKee Most of the money lost on casino gambling around the country, up to 80 percent, comes from households earning less than $50,000 a year, according to a report in the Christian Science[Read More…]

by September 17, 2021

Willow Tree Poultry Farm Recalls Chicken Salad & Dip Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

  Willow Tree Poultry Farm, an Attleboro, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 52,022 pounds of various chicken salads and dip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard white plastic the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat (RTE) various chicken[Read More…]

by August 26, 2021

Mayors Grebien & Rivera Announce Kick-Off Of Joint 2021 Restaurant Weeks

  Today Mayor Donald R. Grebien and Mayor Maria Rivera announced that Pawtucket and Central Falls would be partnering once again to host joint Restaurant Weeks from August 27th to September 19th. Following in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, both cities will work to support the local restaurants and celebrate the[Read More…]

by August 11, 2021