Warren, RI, March 14, 2008 — The East Bay Chamber of Commerce today announced a new annual event to be called, “The East Bay Chamber of Commerce presents Rhode Island’s Got Talent.” The competition will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at Barrington High School at 7:00 pm.

The evening will showcase a variety of finalists from all over Rhode Island who will be chosen from the pool of qualified applicants. The winners will be selected at the event on August 16, 2008 by a panel of judges. A total of $1,750 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winners; First Place $1,000, Second Place $500 and Third Place $250.

“We’re really excited to produce a family friendly evening of entertainment” said Betty Pleacher, President, East Bay Chamber of Commerce. Rhode Island’s Got Talent competition is designed to bring community members together, while supporting the local economy. Tickets for the event will be priced at $10 per person ($6 for children younger than 10) and will be available for purchase at the door the night of the event.

How to Enter The Contest:
Interested parties must complete an entry form and submit an application along with a non-refundable fee of $25 and a DVD or VHS of the specific piece that the performer or group hopes to present at the finals. Contest Rules, deadlines and applications are available at www.rhodeislandsgottalent.com.

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Become a Sponsor:
Current sponsors include design firm Pirata Media llc (http://www.piratamedia.com), East Bay Newspapers (http://www.eastbaynewspapers.com) and Cardi’s Furniture (http://www.cardis.com).

Businesses interested in sponsoring the event, purchasing ad space in the program or selling refreshments should visit www.rhodeislandsgottalent.com and go to the Sponsorship page for more information.

The East Bay Chamber of Commerce – located at 16 Cutler St., Suite 102, Warren, RI – can be reached at 401-245-0750 or www.EastBayChamberRI.org.

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Contact Information
East Bay Chamber of Commerce
Betty Pleacher
(401) 245-0750
info@eastbaychamberri.org
www.eastbaychamberri.org

Press Release Authored by Pirata Media, www.piratamedia.com