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RICCA to retain employees under new management, despite 1K-plus layoff notices

PROVIDENCE – Despite the owner and operator of the R.I. Convention Center Authority venues filing a notice for more than 1,000 layoffs earlier this...

Venturini plans to retire from hospitality association after 35 years

CRANSTON – After 35 years at the helm of the R.I. Hospitality Association, Dale J. Venturini confirmed Wednesday she is stepping down, effective February...
NEW ELEVATED SEATING was installed inside the Amica Mutual Pavilion over the summer. Additionally 460 new seats to help increase the arena's capacity were also installed. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Amica Mutual Pavilion gets $19M in upgrades; convention center next

PROVIDENCE – A long-awaited new roof, new and additional seating and a new digital video control room are among the $19 million in upgrades...
NEW SIGNAGE has been installed in and around the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Signed up: Amica Mutual Pavilion’s new signage hopes to help modernize...

PROVIDENCE – The new name, image and likeness on Rhode Island’s largest downtown arena is now taking shape both inside the building and, especially,...
5Q: Daniel P. McConaghy / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Five Questions With: Daniel P. McConaghy

Daniel P. McConaghy | Executive director, R.I. Convention Center Authority 1. The Amica Mutual Pavilion is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Why is it...
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Carson receives James McCarvill Leadership Award

REP. LAUREN H. CARSON, D-Newport, recently received the 2022 James McCarvill Leadership Award from the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. The award, named...
A NEW BOARD CHAIRPERSON for the R.I. Convention Center Authority will be chosen by Gov. Daniel J. McKee, according to RICCA Executive Director Daniel P. McConaghy. / COURTESY R.I. CONVENTION CENTER

McKee to select new R.I. Convention Center Authority board chairperson

PROVIDENCE – It will be up to Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s office to select the next chairperson for the R.I. Convention Center Authority’s board...
AMICA MUTUAL PAVILION officially turned 50 years old on Jan. 17, and the R.I. Convention Center Authority will have various events and initiatives to commemorate the arena's golden anniversary this year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Community service, contests, business engagement celebrate Amica Mutual Pavilion’s 50th anniversary

PROVIDENCE – On Jan. 17, 1973, after more than a decade of planning, the vision of an entertainment arena in downtown became a reality...
THE NUMBER of events at the R.I. Convention Center and the Amica Mutual Pavilion next door are increasing and so is the amount of spending at local businesses by visitors. / COURTESY R.I. CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

Convention bookings in R.I. looking brighter

The recent Rhode Island Comic Con that drew tens of thousands of people to downtown Providence over three days is the latest sign of...
DANIEL P. MCCONAGHY, R.I. Convention Center Authority executive director, left, addresses the crowd Wednesday inside the newly named Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. Also pictured, from left, are Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, new Providence Bruins Head Coach Ryan Mougenel and Providence College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

‘Get AMP-ed up!’: Convention Center Authority welcomes new arena name

PROVIDENCE – Amica Mutual Insurance Co., as well as prominent state officials and sports representatives, hope fans and event attendees get “AMP-ed” up as...
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