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Hospitality & Tourism

Electrical bikes hit Providence streets

PROVIDENCE – Over the next few days, you may start to see people buzzing around the city on red electrically-charged bicycles.Beginning Thursday, electricity-aided bikes...
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced Tuesday the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. An unknown amount of layoffs have also been made as the staff and crew are cut back to a "minimal" presence. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

Sails empty as Oliver Hazard Perry “pauses” due to foggy financial...

NEWPORT – Anchors on the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry hit the sea floor Wednesday after a statement by its parent nonprofit noted financial difficulties...
ALL OF THE 94,000 individuals employed by Tampa-based Bloomin' Brands Inc. - owner of Outback Steakhouse - are eligible for discounted tuition at Johnson & Wales University to pursue continuing education opportunities. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Discounted JWU courses offered to Bloomin’ Brands employees

PROVIDENCE - Johnson & Wales University is adding to its portfolio of employer education partners.In a late August release, the Providence-based school announced it...
DISCOVER NEWPORT reported a 9.4 percent year-to-date increase in lodging revenue for the city. Countywide, Newport County saw a 3.3 percent increase in the same period. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Newport touts 10% lodging revenue jump YTD, no fear of fall...

NEWPORT - Heralding the upcoming Labor Day weekend holiday, Discover Newport released a report Friday emphasizing the City by the Sea's tourism popularity during...
UNDER COVER: The exterior now includes a cover carport near the hotel’s main entrance.

New name, look for Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Providence...

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Providence Airport 1940 Post Road, WarwickOwner: Procaccianti Cos. Tenants: TPG Hotels & Resorts Architect and interior designer: DiLeonardo International Developer and...
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Strong food system supports R.I.’s economy, culture, people

Rhode Island is known for its food. The state’s reputation goes beyond our excellent eateries. The local food industry is often cited as an...
SOUND CHOICE: New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Director of Marketing Conee Sousa, left, and Communications Coordinator Patricia Burke accept the 2018 APEX Award from the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce.
 / COURTESY NEW BEDFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

New Bedford orchestra honored

NEW BEDFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA was recently presented with the 2018 APEX Award for Nonprofit of the Year by the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce. Award...

Tiverton property owners eye boost from new casino

TIVERTON – “For sale” and “for lease” signs began popping up a few months ago on properties near the entrance to the new Twin...

‘Jungleland’ to be shot in Fall River area

FALL RIVER – “Jungleland,” a film starring Charlie Hunnam, is in preproduction in the area, according to SouthCoastToday.com.The film is expected to be shot...
T.F. GREEN AIRPORT received $1.3 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for multiple projects as well as to acquire a aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

R.I. airports receive $2M from FAA

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island airports have received nearly $2 million in Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grants since July, the U.S. Department of...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am