The last 12 months have brought numerous highlights to the region’s tourism industry, according to Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors, including hotel occupancy rates that exceeded 80 percent in multiple months.
Lynn Traupman, managing partner at LongHorn Steakhouse in Warwick recently received the company’s Best of the West Award, which recognizes managing partners who gain top financial results, show leadership skills, develop managers and team members, and continuously satisfy LongHorn guests.
“I want my new restaurant to have a thick, French accent like me,” joked Michel Richard , chef at Marble House in Newport. He was on hand for the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival one week before the opening of his new patissierie, or pastry shop, Pommes Palais, in New York.
The Sept. 21 WaterFire Providence lighting was the scene of FoodForward, a “food innovation showcase” put on by RallyRI, an initiative created by Allan Tear, one of The Rhode Island Foundation’s Rhode Island Innovation Fellows. His goal is to “spark a startup revolution” in the art and design, food and beverage, social impact, and advanced-manufacturing sectors of the Ocean State economy. Vin Scorziello, one of the owners of Campus Fine Wines, was on hand to serve samples of five Rhode Island craft brewers to the public.
Applications are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards Program. Deadline to apply is October 1st. And save the date for the Awards Dinner - November 12th at the Providence Marriott.
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