The setting was Rosecliff, overlooking the ocean, and guests feasted on almond chicken, lobster salad, lobster and mushroom ravioli, assorted vegetables, clamcakes and mini stuffies, as well as vanilla ice cream topped with a chocolate chip cookie. The occasion was Providence Business News’ 30th anniversary gala event.
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R.I. Commerce Corp. board member Karl Wadensten on Monday said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo did the right thing in dropping the widely panned slogan “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer” from a $5 million tourism marketing campaign, but added there needs to be “a post mortem” on the process that led to its adoption and error-filled rollout.