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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. more
Music is one of Rhode Island’s top summer draws, headlined by the Newport jazz and folk festivals, which unfold enticingly on the grounds of Fort Adams State Park along Newport Harbor, framed by the Pell Bridge. more
Visitors to Newport this weekend will find the historic harbor city’s Touro Park transformed into a Japanese cultural bazaar for the Black Ships Festival, which runs from July 18-21. The festival, which will mark its 30th anniversary this year, commemorates the first treaty between the United States and Japan and celebrates the friendship between Newport and its sister city, Shimoda, Japan. more
Westerly’s Watch Hill long has catered to an affluent, seasonal vacation crowd, but a surge in leisure tourists recently has added to its cache – and marketability, tourism leaders say. more
The hosts of “The Rhode Show” asked me on air about my favorite restaurants and my impression of Rhode Island in general. We were chatting about their annual search for a third co-host and what qualifications might be needed. According to the hosts a knowledge of the state, including its food scene, is a plus. They suggested to those who might be seeking the position to go out and “have a Rhode Island experience.” more
Tropical Storm Irene left this small, coastal town feeling powerless two years ago in more ways than one. But a successful marketing campaign, Explore Bristol Rhode Island, has dramatically changed the outlook of some local officials and businesses for the better. more
Thanks to efforts by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, a number of Rhode Island’s most interesting, but less trafficked, cultural attractions are likely to experience attendance increases this year. more
Despite their like missions, local chambers of commerce have not always gotten along. But in Bristol County, Mass., at least, necessity has led to collaboration where it previously didn’t exist. more
Beginning May 22, Cape Air will offer daily flights to and from Block Island, with service out of T.F. Green Airport and Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. more
All the corporate marketing and global promotions for The Walt Disney Co., McDonald’s and Hasbro Inc. that Kathleen Seguin did for 17 years somehow led her to becoming a small-business owner in a quaint seaside town in the tiniest state in the USA. more
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