Go to ...

Your Source For What’s Happening, New & To Do In & Around Newport

Local. Independent. Online. News.

RSS Feed

May 22, 2017

Business

‘Bikes and Beers Across America’ is Ready to Hit The Road to Fight MS with Hops, Hope and Bicycles

The idea behind Bikes and Beers Across America (BBAM) started out like many great ideas –a late night bar conversation scratched out on cocktail napkins. Hank Hank Whitin, owner of Pour Judgement Bar & Grill, became reflective on his upcoming milestone birthday. “I realized I didn’t want to turn 50, 25 lbs. overweight and drunk

People’s Credit Union Announces Appointment of Sean Daly, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

People’s Credit Union has announced the appointment of Sean Daly to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  In this position, Daly is responsible for the Credit Union’s overall financial plans and policies including budgeting, accounting, and asset liability management, as well as providing strategic vision and leadership in the areas of

At a Ceremony Today, New England Boatworks of Portsmouth Will Become RI’s Largest Clean Marina

New England Boatworks will become Rhode Island’s largest Clean Marina in a presentation at their Portsmouth facility today, May 5. The Clean Marina Program is a voluntary initiative coordinated by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council that rewards marinas that go beyond regulatory requirements by applying innovative, pollution-prevention practices to their daily operations.   New

People’s Credit Union Wins Outstanding Award for the 2017 Annual Work Site Health Awards

The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce together with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded People’s Credit Union an Outstanding Award for the 2017 Annual Worksite Health Awards. This designation honors businesses that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to helping employees lead healthier lives. “People’s Credit Union is proud of the advances we

City Council Approves @ The Deck’s Entertainment License Expansion

Newport City Council approved @ The Deck’s application to expand their entertainment license on Wednesday evening, the approval allows the waterfront restaurant to increase their maximum decibel from 65 decibels to 75 decibels. @The Deck falls under the Waterfront Business Zoning (WB), according to the City Of Newport Zoning map. According to Newport City Ordinance 8.12.080.,

Tallulah On Thames Announces Closure, Shares Heartfelt Thank You

Tallulah on Thames has confirmed their permanent closure with What’sUpNewp. Jake Rojas, a partner of the once-popular Thames Street restaurant, provided What’sUpNewp with a statement on Friday – confirming the closure and thanking their former employees and customers. The announcement comes following the news earlier this week that Harry’s Bar & Burger would be replacing Tallulah

Newport Marriott Completes Grand Ballroom Renovation, Wins Marriott Hotels’ 2017 “Hotel of the Year” in the Americas

The Newport Marriott’s 7,686-square-foot Grand Ballroom is sporting an elegant new design.  This landmark hotel’s premier event space has been fully renovated, and now showcases a contemporary coastal color palette and fresh decorative elements that evoke the sea.   This marks the final phase of a full-hotel reinvention that began in 2015.  From the front

La Forge Restaurant to Change Ownership

Changes are coming for one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in Newport. An application has been filed at Newport City Hall by La Forge Casino Restaurant to transfer ownership of its Class BV alcoholic beverage license to 1899, LLC. 1899, LLC is made up of Thames Capital Ventures, LLC (51% Nicholas Schorsch) and Aquidneck Holding, LLC

Naval War College

URI, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Will Partner to Assist Rhode Island Businesses

The University of Rhode Island (URI), through the Business Engagement Center, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport will sign a partnership intermediary agreement on Thursday, April 13th that will formalize a relationship that will promote cooperative activities between the institutions. The first of its kind, the relationship will “include activities and events

People’s Credit Union Shines the Spotlight on National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month and People’s Credit Union has announced in a press release that they are showing their support by working with the Cooperative Credit Union Association on their Better Banking Better Values campaign.  Consumers that subscribe to Cox Communications throughout Rhode Island will have the opportunity to view Better Banking, a

Rail Explorers Begins Operating on Aquidneck Island on April 8th

Rail Explorers, featuring pedal-powered rail bikes, will begin its Rhode Island operation with tours along ‘The Northern Ramble’ – a six mile exploration of the historic railroad between Portsmouth and the Sakonnet River on April 8. The Rail Explorers: Rhode Island Division is presented by the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad. What’sUpNewp was the first

Advertisement
Older Posts››