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    News From The East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce

    Results Found: 39
    Monday, July 25, 2016
    The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2016 was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down half of a percentage point from the June 2015 rate. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in June 2016, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Winners of the 5 th Annual Rhode Island BBQ Championship will be decided on Sunday, July 24, providing a tasty finale to the 38 th Annual South County Hot Air Balloon Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wakefield at the URI Athletic Fields in Kingston, RI from July 22 through 24. This growing competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and has been proclaimed by the Rhode ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, June 27, 2016
    Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC ( PLDW ) proudly announces its 10th anniversary in business with sincere thanks to its clients and friends for their support and loyalty during the last decade. Founded in 2006, PLDW has become a highly respected law firm in this region with a business platform that is innovative and relies upon a team approach to problem solving. “We are humbled by the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    Rocky Hill School held its Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m. for the 31 graduating members of the Class of 2016. Neil Steinberg , President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rhode Island Foundation, addressed the Class of 2016 as Commencement Speaker. Mary McKenney of East Greenwich, RI addressed the school community as valedictorian. Mary has been one of the top students ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, June 13, 2016
    Representatives from BankNewport’s Human Resources department were presented with an “Exemplary” award at the 2016 Annual Worksite Health Awards ceremony held on June 2 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the annual event recognizes Rhode Island organizations that go above and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, May 16, 2016
    Wickford Little League, a tradition in North Kingstown for over 50 years, would like to acknowledge the incredible support of local sponsors Rob Levine & Associates, as well as South County landscaping company Hutchins Landscaping. Together with the financial support of Rob Levine & Associates and work done by Hutchins Landscaping, the batting cages at Wilson Park in North Kingstown were ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    Neil D. Steinberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Foundation, will address the Class of 2016 at Rocky Hill School’s commencement exercises, Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The Rhode Island Foundation works to address the needs of Rhode Island’s diverse communities through philanthropy, grant making, and community leadership. In 2014, with assets of more ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, May 09, 2016
    Since 2012, South County Hospital has received an “A” Hospital Patient Safety Score rating from The Leapfrog Group. It is the only hospital in Rhode Island to earn the “A” rating for four consecutive years. The scores (A, B, C, D or F) are assigned to hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Hospital Patient Safety Score was ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, May 02, 2016
    The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee announces that the recipient of its 2016 Man of the Year Award will be Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Amica Mutual Insurance Company. The award presentation will take place at the organization’s annual dinner, which will be held at the Venus de Milo restaurant on Saturday, May 14. The award was established in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    New England Institute of Technology announced today that the university has received the Military Friendly® Schools designation joining more than 1400 higher-education institutions in the United States who have been recognized for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students. Developed through more than a decade of research by veteran-owned Victory Media ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, April 18, 2016
    People’s Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Deborah Maxwell as Branch Manager of People’s Credit Union’s North Kingstown location. In this position, Maxwell is responsible for managing the activities and staff in the branch office and providing service to members through the effective sales of all Credit Union products and services. Maxwell has been with ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, April 18, 2016
    Community service is promoted in all grades at Rocky Hill School and this April, during National Volunteer Month, our students are busy giving back to their community. Parents and students alike are giving their time, money, and efforts through these exciting community service initiatives: Interact Arcade National Volunteer Month was launched on Friday, April 1 with the Interact Club’s ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    Recently, conversation has been swirling about Rhode Island’s advertising slogan and campaign. As Executive Director of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, I feel compelled to float my idea for a new state slogan and campaign- Rhode Island: “Our Size Fits All”. I have the perspective of someone who has spent his entire career in marketing, advertising and promotions, much of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 14, 2016
    People’s Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Ulak as Sales & Experience Manager. As Sales & Experience Manager, Ulak is responsible for managing the Credit Union’s sales program, managing the overall member experience program and ensuring it supports the Credit Union’s strategic plan, brand, mission and core values. Ulak has over 16 years of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 14, 2016
    Rocky Hill School's Interact Club , a grade 7-12 community service club sponsored by the East Greenwich Rotary, began phase I of their international understanding and support campaign, "Children Impacted by War". As part of this initiative, they are working to 3D-print prosthetic hands for refugee children. The student “Interactors” assembled two prototype hands that ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 07, 2016
    Senior Care Concepts, based in Warwick, Rhode Island, announced they are Celebrating their 10th Anniversary this year. Jenny Miller and her team at Senior Care Concepts Inc. assist seniors, spouses and their families plan for life’s transitions. Over the past 10 years Jenny and her team have been providing a solution based care management to Rhode Island’s senior population and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, February 29, 2016
    Rocky Hill School is proud to announce that two of its seniors have been named candidates in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Mary McKenney of East Greenwich and Malcolm Meyerson of Kingston were two of more than 4,000 selected candidates from nearly 3.3 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2016. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, February 15, 2016
    International Motor Group has been awarded a 2016 DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award, an annual recognition given to the top-rated auto dealerships on DealerRater.com, according to consumer reviews. The DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award is given to just a handful of dealers across the U.S. International Motor Group has received consistently high marks on DealerRater.com, making it one of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, January 18, 2016
    Kevin Muoio, President of the Odeum Corporation , is thrilled to announce that The Greenwich Odeum has received two State Grant Awards, a $250,000 grant from the R.I. State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and a $28,896 grant from the R.I. Historical Preservation Commission (RIHPHC). Muoio was host to the State of Rhode Island’s announcement of the 2015 State Cultural Facilities and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Monday, January 11, 2016
    Dr. Azevedo, ND, D.Ac., received her degrees from University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine (UBCNM), an accredited four-year postgraduate medical program committed to natural therapeutics and New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), the oldest graduate school for the study of East Asian Medicine (EAM) in the United States. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Rhode Island and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, January 04, 2016
    People’s Credit Union participated in the Salvation Army’s, Angel Tree Program throughout the month of December. This program involved Angel Trees with tags set up in the lobbies of all six People’s Credit Union branches. Everyone was invited to select a gift tag for a child, which included age, gender and gift requested. With the help of the community, the Newport Salvation ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, January 04, 2016
    Within weeks of belting out the final stanza of “ Auld Lang Syne ,” a large segment of those resolving to exercise more in the New Year will be on the sidelines. The cause? A variety of injuries and conditions ranging from stress fractures and twisted ankles to the biggest culprit of all, low back pain. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to a ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, December 21, 2015
    The lessons taught at the Sargent Rehabilitation Center are lessons of living and working in a community and of being an integral part of that community. Every community has the need of charitable giving and the holiday season brings out that spirit more than at any other time of the year. Each year, the students at Sargent Center hold a Holiday Sale of craft items made by the students as part of ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, December 14, 2015
    South County Hospital was one of only two hospitals in Rhode Island to receive the 2016 Women’s Choice Award ® for outstanding care in obstetrics. This designation, which the Hospital has received two years in a row, is one-of-a-kind and identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, quality of care, and what women say they ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, November 23, 2015
    I write to update you on recent positive changes to Medicare Part B premiums for many Rhode Islanders. Among its many provisions, the new Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 prevents a dramatic increase in Medicare Part B premiums for over 15 million Americans. To view my full statement on this budget agreement, please visit http://go.usa.gov/crajk . Earlier this year, the Social Security ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, November 16, 2015
    BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie has announced the appointment of Aaron C. Guckian to vice president, branch sales manager of the Bank’s East Greenwich office located at 1000 Division Street. He will be responsible for branch operations, business development, and staff development. Guckian comes to BankNewport from the Washington Trust Company of Westerly, where he served ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, November 02, 2015
    For the sixth consecutive biannual evaluation, South County Hospital has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating from The Leapfrog Group. It is the only hospital in Rhode Island to earn the “A” rating for three full years. An “A” grade is one of the most meaningful honors a hospital can achieve, and one of the most valuable indicators for patients looking ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
    Monday, November 02, 2015
    On Tuesday, November 10 th , Coastway Community Bank will be showing its support and gratitude for our American veterans and active duty military with an outreach day in all of its branches. Veterans and active duty military (with ID) will receive a pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee while supplies last. And coffee and donuts will be available in our branches for everyone. In addition to coffee, ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, November 02, 2015
    The Town of East Greenwich proudly announces their annual Veterans’ Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM. From Academy Field, the parade will continue to First Avenue (Rt.401) for a wreath-laying ceremony at the corner of Cliff Street. The parade will then proceed North on Main Street to the Town Hall for closing ceremonies to conclude at about 11:00 AM. This year’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    Rhode Island has been recognized for running one of the nation’s best Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax operations. The Division of Taxation and Department of Labor and Training (DLT) received a State Performance Excellence Award as the top-performing small state in this function at a conference of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) in Albuquerque, NM. DLT Assistant ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    Saint Elizabeth Home, a not-for-profit, 120 bed skilled nursing facility in East Greenwich, broke ground on four Green House homes today. Partnering with THE GREEN HOUSE Project, Saint Elizabeth Home will introduce an innovative new model of nursing home care. Each home is for 12 residents, adding 48 beds to its current nursing home license. The four homes will be situated on a newly built ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    We are making Rhode Island's pension system the most transparent in the nation. Now other states are following our lead. Lack of transparency in how pension money is invested has been an issue in Rhode Island and all over the country. Without rules governing the disclosure of performance and fees, public pension systems have lacked the tools needed to remain accountable to the public we ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, October 26, 2015
    Donovan Travel, a full-service travel agency, announced the hiring of Beth Pelleteri as a leisure travel professional. She will join five other travel professionals in the East Greenwich office. Pelleteri brings four and a half years of travel experience to Donovan Travel, three and a half of which were spent as both an assistant travel office manager and a travel agent. She also handled ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Friday, October 23, 2015
    The East Greenwich Education Foundation (EGEF) hosts its first annual community-wide Spelling Bee on Sunday, November 8 th at 4:30 pm in the East Greenwich High School Gymnasium. Rebecca Bliss, president of the EGEF, says, “We want to create a family activity that’s both fun and educationally-related and will draw the community together year after year.” Cole Middle ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015
    Coastway Community Bank recently welcomed Claudia Cardozo to their team in the role of Community Development Manager. A native of Colombia who made Rhode Island her home in 2002, Cardozo is an economic development professional with 8 years of experience assisting small businesses in Rhode Island. Her work experience also includes insurance and microfinance. Claudia was named the 2010 Minority ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Chamber
    Monday, September 28, 2015
    Hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food was collected thanks to the generosity of the community during the BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency (OPIA) summer food drive held August 1 through August 15 at all Bank and OPIA locations. The summer is a challenging time for food pantries, many of whom experience a decline in donations. The goal of the collection drive was to show support to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    WAKEFIELD, R.I. – September 1, 2015 – Providence Business News has named South County Health as one of the winners in its fourth annual Healthiest Employers recognition program, receiving the distinction of being number one in its category (500-1,499 employees) and as well as the fourth-highest score overall. “We pride ourselves on having created a healthy work environment, so ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    The East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and SO Rhode Island Magazine have partnered to present East Greenwich’s 4 th Annual Restaurant Week. Actually a ten day culinary celebration (September 18-27), the event will be once again supported and promoted through the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, Providence Monthly, SO Rhode Island, the South County Tourism Council and various media ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release