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October 16, 2017

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Newport International Boat Show donates $15,000 to areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Newport International Boat Show, announced today that it has committed $15,000 to various organizations helping to assist those in the Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Our industry is like a tight-knit family when a disaster like this impacts so many lives, it affects us all. We are collaborating with on-the-ground organizations that

Panera Bread partners with Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation for 16th Annual ‘Pink Ribbon Bagel’ promotion

Panera Bread is once again partnering with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation during its 16th annual ‘Pink Ribbon Bagel’ promotion.  Throughout the month of October, to commemorate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of proceeds from all Pink Ribbon Bagels sold in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts will go to the Pawtucket-based non-profit.

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Newport Vineyards brings home Gold from the 13th Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition

Newport Vineyards has announced that they recently won Gold and Silver from the 13th Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition. Newport Vineyards 2016 Dry Rosé brought home Gold as the Best of Category for Vinifera Rose Wines and Silver was awarded for the 2016 Gewürztraminer in the Best of Category for Gewürztraminer. The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association

Has North Sails closed its retail store in Newport?

It appears that North Sails has closed their retail location in the heart of Newport at 172 Thames Street. On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, What’sUpNewp observed a U-Haul out in front of the business being loaded with contents, merchandise, and fixtures from the store. On Tuesday afternoon, the store was completely empty with no

Hinckley unveils ‘Dasher’, the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht, at Newport International Boat Show

Hinckley, the builder of some of America’s finest yachts for nearly 90 years, continued its legacy of innovation today by unveiling the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht – Dasher.   Designed from the outset for fully electric propulsion, Dasher achieves a new standard of excellence pairing modern styling with hi-tech composite construction. “Since 1928,

Newport Exhibition Group to be Honored During Newport International Boat Show

On Saturday morning, September 16, the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) will honor Newport Exhibition Group as the 2017 recipient of the RIMTA Anchor Award. The presentation will be made during the Newport International Boat Show on the morning of Saturday, September 16 at RIMTA’s Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast sponsored by Gowrie Group.   The Anchor Award is

Saccucci Honda becomes Primary Sponsor of 32nd Newport County YMCA’s Thanksgiving Day Pie Run

The Newport County YMCA is honored to announce Saccucci Honda of Middletown, will be the Primary Sponsor for the Newport County YMCA’s 32nd Annual Pie Run held on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2017. The race, originally founded by the Newport Running Club, collects donations for local food pantries as well as raises money for local

Benny’s to close all 31 stores by end of year

A Rhode Island retail fixture will be no more by the end of 2017. Benny’s stores will cease operations at all locations in Rhode Island Connecticut and Massachusetts by the end of 2017, the company announced via press release today. Citing the desire of the Bromberg family ownership to retire from the operation of the

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Newport Restaurant Group partners with Certified EO to launch national accreditation program for employee-owned companies

The Newport Restaurant Group announced today that it is helping to launch a national accreditation program for employee-owned companies called Certified Employee-Owned (Certified EO). “This is a major milestone for the Newport Restaurant Group and for all employee-owned companies,” said Paul O’Reilly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newport Restaurant Group. “We’re big believers in

Newport’s BedJet is revolutionizing the sleep industry from small Brick Market headquarters

Brick Market in Downtown Newport: home of boutique clothing stores, small eateries, Newport memorabilia shops, and… a globally renowned sleep technology start-up that’s currently out-engineering, out-innovating and outselling the billion-dollar brands in the mattress industry.   That’s right. Quietly nestled among the shops in Goddard Row is the headquarters of BedJet, founded by Newport resident

US Sailing Moving Headquarters from Portsmouth to Roger Williams University Campus in Bristol

US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, announced on Thursday that they will be moving their headquarters from Portsmouth to Roger Williams University in Bristol. “We are excited to announce that US Sailing will relocate its headquarters on September 15, 2017, to the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island,” Jack Gierhart,

Pell Center Receives $200,000 Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to Host Franco-U.S. Defense Dialogue

The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University has received a $200,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to support the Rochambeau Dialogue over a period of two years. Named after one of the most celebrated French commanders of the Revolutionary War, the Rochambeau Dialogue will be an important

What’sUpNewp Opens New Office on Spring Street in Newport

What’sUpNewp is proud to announce that we’ve opened our new office on Spring Street in Newport. Located at 418 Spring Street, the new office will be the home-base for our What’sUpNewp and What’sUpRhodeIsland sales and editorial team. “The opening of our first brick-and-mortar street level office gives us the opportunity to engage with Newport, our

Child & Family Names New Vice President of Fund Development

Child & Family has announced that Betsy Akin has been selected as the new Vice President of Fund Development for the Middletown-based organization. Akin will plan and execute a comprehensive development plan to support the programs and services that reach more than 6,000 individuals annually in Rhode Island. “Betsy will bring to us a wealth

Marc Allen Fine Clothiers Named Exclusive America’s Cup Retailer in RI, Portion of Proceeds to Support Sail Newport

Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, with locations in Providence and Newport, has been named the exclusive America’s Cup retailer in Rhode Island. Sold exclusively at their location in Newport at 142 Bellevue Avenue, Marc Allen has announced that they will donate 15% of all America’s Cup merchandise sold through Labor Day to Sail Newport. Each year,

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