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    News for Community

    Monday, July 09, 2018
    The musical brilliance of Rhode Island’s own Roomful of Blues and Billy Gilman, as well as high-altitude trapeze stunts, fireworks and colorful hot air balloons, will highlight the 40th anniversary of the South County Balloon Festival, set for July 20-22 at the URI Athletic Fields on Route 138 in Kingston. Westerly’s legendary Roomful of Blues will play its danceable blend of blues, swing and ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – The Board of Trustees of Rocky Hill School has selected Diane Rich of East Greenwich as Head of School effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Rich, who will be the first woman Head of School since Dorothy Marshall founded Rocky Hill School in 1934, succeeds Dr. James Tracy who will become President of the groundbreaking Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning founded by the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, Press Release
    Monday, April 09, 2018
    An Update from the State House What’s Going On This Week Senate Labor Committee Passes Comparable Pay & House Labor Schedules Hearing The Senate Labor Committee recommended passage S.2475 SubA unanimously last week (with a few amendments to the original bill). The House Labor Committee has scheduled the House version - H.7427 – for a hearing Thursday, April 12 th at approximately 4:30 pm ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Political
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    January Unemployment Rate Held Steady; Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 200 from December The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2018 was 4.5 percent, unchanged from the revised December rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from the January 2017 rate of 4.6 percent. The ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political, Press Release
    Monday, March 05, 2018
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    Friday, February 23, 2018
    PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor McKee today announced $30,000 in grants secured by his office and the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to update the state’s five-year plan on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation each pledged $15,000 to support the initiative. The State Plan is a comprehensive blueprint for how ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018
    Gianna Cirella Memorial Fund Please join us for the first Gianna Cirella Memorial Gala and Silent Auction. Gianna passed away suddenly at the age of 16 after a brief bout with pneumonia and sepsis. Gianna was a junior at Toll Gate High School in Warwick. She was a goalie on the soccer team and a bright student who had already set her eyes on attending college. Gianna wanted to make a ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    MIDDLETOWN, RI -January 08, 2018 People's Credit Union proudly announces it is once again a top performer, earning a coveted 5-Star rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation's Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. A five-star rating indicates that People's Credit Union excels in areas including capital adequacy, profitability, and asset quality.  People's Credit Union has earned and maintained ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    An Update from the State House Senate Finance Committee Passes Pawsox Bill Last week the Senate Committee passed two bills to provide the avenue for the Pawsox ball park to become a reality. The full senate is scheduled to vote on the proposals January 16 th . S.2001, A Resolution Authorizing the State to Enter into Financing Lease and payment Agreements in Connection with the Construction ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday, January 15, 2018
    NEWS RELEASE                                                                              Contact: Linda DionneFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            401-739-5000                                    January 9, 2018                                                                                 ldionne@neit.edu  New England Institute of Technology Receives ...read more
    Categories: Community
    Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    An Update from the State House Welcome to the first edition of Under the Dome 2018! On January 2, 2018, the legislature began its new year. In the coming weeks, legislation will be filed, hearings will be held and the Chamber may ask you to contact your legislators when the need arises. If you haven’t done so already, please go to the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s web page, ...read more
    Categories: Political, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    New Year's greetings from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program at the Community College of Rhode Island!   The 10KSB program provides selected Rhode Island small business owners with a full scholarship, 12-week, world-class business education, access to capital, and the support they need to grow and hire more employees -- at no cost to the business or RI taxpayers!  Please ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017
     
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
    Monday, December 18, 2017
    (Middletown, RI):  December 15, 2017 - People's Credit Union was happy to once again participate in the Rhode Island Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program, which was coordinated by the Credit Union's Community Enhancement Committee. The program provides new clothing and or toys for families with children. Angel Trees with tags were set up in the lobbies of all six People's Credit Union branches, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    East Greenwich Rotary is pleased to award our “Rotary Community Leader of the Month Award” to Steve Lombardi. The award will be presented to Steve on at our East Greenwich Rotary Lunch. Rotary meets Wednesdays at New England Tech at in room#330. All are welcome to attend. Steve is the Director of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. He has and continues to be a leader in our community with his ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community