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OAK VIEW GROUP LLC has officially become the new manager and operator of the Amica Mutual Pavilion, pictured, the R.I. Convention Center and the three adjacent parking garages. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Oak View Group officially new manager, operator of Amica Mutual Pavilion,...

PROVIDENCE – Oak View Group LLC, a Denver-based venue management and hospitality services company, is officially the new manager and operator of the R.I....

Tennis Hall of Fame to begin $3M renovation project in November

NEWPORT – The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is about to embark on a multimillion renovation project that will expand its exhibit...

Local organizations, municipalities receive $364K to support summer events statewide

EAST PROVIDENCE – Local elected and R.I. Commerce Corp. officials on Monday at Crescent Park Carousel announced that $364,891 in new Rhode Island Rebounds...
STAR ATTRACTION: In the 2023 fiscal year, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau Senior Vice President Thomas Riel’s team booked 224 events that will result in more than $102 million in direct spend revenue in future years for Rhode Island. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

PWCVB’s Riel’s knack makes state a destination again

PBN C-Suite 2024 Awards SMALL PRIVATE COMPANY: Thomas Riel Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau | Senior vice president THOMAS RIEL GETS ­EXCITED talking about the...
THE BRICK ALLEY PUB at 140 Thames St., Newport, has been sold to The Heritage Restaurant Group. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Brick Alley Pub in Newport sold to Heritage Restaurant Group

NEWPORT – A dining staple within the city is now under new ownership. Ralph and Pat Plumb of Plumb Inc. announced April 20 that they...
THE BOSTON COLLEGE men's hockey team celebrates an overtime win March 31 over Quinnipiac University in the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Tournament at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. The hockey regional brought in $1.9 million in economic impact to the area. / COURTESY BOSTON COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY

NCAA hockey tourney, despite challenges, brought in $1.9M in economic impact

PROVIDENCE – Although hotel performance was weaker than what Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau officials hoped for on March 29-31, hockey “March Madness”...
HILTON HAS ACQUIRED the Graduate Hotels brand from Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners for $210 million. Pictured is the Graduate Providence on Dorrance Street. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Hilton acquires Graduate Hotels brand for $210M

PROVIDENCE – The Graduate Hotels brand, which operates one of the state’s most prominent hotels, has a new owner. Hilton announced Thursday that it has...
ANIKA KIMBLE-HUNTLEY, R.I. Commerce Corp.'s chief marketing officer, says it will be a collective effort by state officials and residents alike to help further promote Rhode Island to prospective visitors. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Kimble-Huntley: ‘All That’ tourism campaign counting on residents’ help

PROVIDENCE – Boosting tourism by selling Rhode Island as having and being “All That” will need residents and local tourism leaders backing up recently...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. on Wednesday launched its new "All That" tourism campaign. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

R.I.’s new tourism campaign showcases state as ‘All That’

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is all people, all cuisine, all outdoors, all history, say state tourism leaders. And a new statewide tourism slogan that's been...
SUZANNE MORROW has been named InsureMyTrip's new CEO. / COURTESY IMT SERVICES LLC

InsureMyTrip taps Morrow as new CEO

WARWICK – In just eight years, Suzanne Morrow worked her way up the ranks at IMT Services LLC, doing business as InsureMyTrip, to become...
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