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PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has named Stephanie Fortunato to serve as director of art, culture and tourism for the city. A graduate of Providence College and Brown University, Fortunato has worked for the city since 2008, most … more
PROVIDENCE – Reaction to Rhode Island's new slogan, "Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer," has been anything but lukewarm. The logo was designed by Milton Glaser, creator of the "I Love New York" slogan. It was unveiled March 28 along with a … more
Robert Fitzpatrick has been president of the all-volunteer nonprofit Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy in Providence since January 2014. A lifelong resident of Providence, he also is a 25-year veteran of the Providence Police Department. Here he discusses the conservancy’s challenges and assets. more
Jaclyn Leibl-Cote has been appointed vice president of product development at Collette. She holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Rhode Island and is currently completing her MBA at Babson College. more
Having their hotel-tax funds cut equally is a pill tourism-district leaders say they are willing to swallow in order to help pay for the launch of a statewide brand. Yet, just how they will integrate that still undeveloped brand with … more
1A recent economic-impact study calculated that the three R.I. Convention Center Authority facilities generated more than $738 million from 2009 to 2013. How does that compare with its operating costs during the same period? If we simply … more
Hiring a Rhode Island-based consultant to brand the Ocean State could give the effort stronger momentum than hiring an outsider, say some tourism professionals and observers here. But is that more important than hiring the firm with the … more
This year's "March Madness at the Dunk" is projected to pump $3.5 million into Rhode Island – about the same as it did six years ago – but the success of such events is not always measured in dollars, Providence leaders say. The event … more
The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are not found in Rhode Island. But because so many Ocean State residents have family in affected areas, and have traveled in recent months, the implications of the virus have become an issue for local … more
In a few months, when the ill-fated "Cooler & Warmer" slogan and a bungled introductory video fade from collective memory, Rhode Island will have a stronger national and regional profile if it follows through with its marketing campaign, according … more
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