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Robbins receives philanthropy award

ARTHUR S. ROBBINS, principal for Providence-based Robbins Properties Inc., recently received the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2019 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award....
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.
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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...
FEEDING TIME: Jennifer Warmbold, lead keeper of Africa at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, prepares to feed lettuce to some of the zoo’s Masai giraffes. The zoo is in phase one of a three-phase, 20-year master plan to renovate and expand the Providence attraction.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a zoo boost the economy?

Adults and kids stare, almost unblinking, at the sleek bodies of giant river otters gliding dreamily in figure eights through their tank.The human faces...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $2 million in October. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $94,515 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

DOR: R.I. Oct. 5% hotel tax totals $2M

PROVIDENCE – October collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $2.02 million, a $12,469 decline from one year prior at...
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $3.2 million in August. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $73,587 of the tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

5% hotel tax collection stays level at $3.2M in Aug.

PROVIDENCE - Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in August totaled $3.21 million, a 1 percent increase from $3.18 million the year prior,...
MARTHA SHERIDAN has announced she will step down as president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in mid-December. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MICHAEL SALERNO

Sheridan to depart PWCVB for Boston CVB in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Concluding a 12-year tenure as president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, on Friday, Martha Sheridan announced she...
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Rhode Island culinary culture recognized near and far

Rhode Island continues to receive national and international accolades for our leading-edge culinary culture.On Sept. 12, the Rhode Island Hospitality Association hosted the 15th...
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Women in the lead in hospitality

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently relaunched the Women in Hospitality Council with more than 65 women on the outdoor patio at NYLO Hotel...
GROUPS THAT BOOKED meetings, conventions or sporting events with the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau at the R.I. Convention Center and/or at the Dunkin' Donuts Center alone accounted for approximately $51.9 million of direct spending in fiscal 2018. / COURTESY THE DUNKIN' DONUTS CENTER

PWCVB-booked meetings, conventions and events yield $73.7M in FY18

PROVIDENCE – Meetings, conventions and sporting events booked by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau yielded $73.7 million in direct spending in the...
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