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COLLECTION OF THE 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $926,330 in January, a 20.2% increase year over year. PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

5% hotel tax grows 20% in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – The collection of the 5% state hotel tax totaled $926,330 in January, a 20.2% increase over January 2018, according to the R.I....
EXPANDING SERVICES: Brian Gross, left, creative partner, speaks with Jeremy Crisp, managing partner, at Nail Communications in Providence. The longtime advertising agency recently launched a public relations arm called Nail[PR].
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nailing client messaging

Known as “the father of public relations,” the late Edward Bernays probably would be proud. Today, “PR people,” as they’re sometimes called, outnumber journalists...
COLLECTION OF THE local 1 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $229,243 in January, a 13.6% increase year over year. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

Collection of 1% hotel tax increases 13.6% in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s collection of the 1% hotel tax report in January totaled $229,243, a 13.6% increase from January 2018, according to the...
TWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE Holdings said that if the company and the recently acquired Dover Downs had been one company in 2018, earnings for 2018 would have been $77 million, as opposed to the $71.4 million the company earned in the calendar year. The acquisition closed in late March. / COURTESY TWIN RIVER

Twin River would have posted $77M profit in 2018 if it...

LINCOLN – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. made a pro-forma filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Monday, indicating that had the company...

R.I. sports bettors lose $1.5M amid March Madness

PROVIDENCE – Sports-betting revenue after payouts in Rhode Island was $1.5 million in March, a sharp turnaround from an $890,623 loss in February, according...
GAMBLERS LOST $1.5 million on sports betting in Rhode Island in March. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

R.I. sports bettors lose $1.5M amid March Madness

PROVIDENCE – Sports betting revenue after payouts in Rhode Island was $1.5 million in March, a sharp turnaround from an $890,623 loss in February,...
EXPLORE NEW ENGLAND has entered into a strategic partnership with Visit New England and has acquired the assets of New England Boating, New England Fishing and New England Golf & Leisure from Lighthouse Media Solutions.

Explore New England forms partnership with Visit New England, acquires assets...

WARWICK – Visit New England and Explore New England have entered into a strategic partnership at the same time that ENE has acquired the...
KRISTEN ADAMO has been named president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Adamo named head of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has named its vice president of marketing and communications as its new president and CEO,...
GROWING SUCCESS: James ­McCarvill, director of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, stands in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence in 2016. McCarvill said this year will be better than 2018 for the convention center authority, and he projects 2020 will be even better than previous years.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sports boosts RICCA coffers

Volleyball players from across the country converged on the R.I. Convention Center last April for a weekendlong tournament that brought in 170 teams and...
PASSENGER TRAFFIC traffic at T.F. green Airport in February declined 10.1% year over year to 265,654 passengers enplaned and deplaned. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Feb. traffic at T.F. Green declines 10.1%

Warwick – Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport in February declined 10.1% year over year to 265,654 passengers enplaned and deplaned, a drop from...
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