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August 20, 2017

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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,

Natixis Global Asset Management Awards Seventh Annual George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship to R.I. and Mass. Students

Natixis Global Asset Management announced earlier today the winners of this year’s George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarships, they are Elena Serrano of Providence, R.I., and Jeffrey Pinsker-Smith of Wellesley, M.A. Since 2011, Natixis has provided scholarships to students who have shown tremendous musical ability, strong academic achievement, and a commitment to giving back to their

The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina Launches New Look

The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina,“The Newport”, has just completed a fresh new look for all 133 guestrooms at their America’s Cup hotel and has launched a new logo. The room refresh includes luxurious bedding, custom window treatments, carpeting, wallpaper, bathroom flooring, and artwork. “Our focus was to enhance the guest experience here at The

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RI Foundation Awards More Than $270,000 to Newport County Nonprofits on Thursday

The Rhode Island Foundation announced today (July 20th) it will award more than $270,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Newport County residents.   The grants, through the Foundation’s Newport County Fund (NCF), will underwrite a host of activities ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and stocking food pantries.   “From

New England Boatworks Building 94-Foot Powerboat for Newport Shipyard Owner

The 94-foot powerboat, which will be named ‘Contraband’, will be the largest vessel built to date by New England Boatworks.   PORTSMOUTH, RI – New England Boatworks, Inc. (NEB), approaching its 30th year of operation, announced on Wednesday, July 12th that the Portsmouth-based company has begun construction of a 94-foot aluminum powerboat for Newport Shipyard Owner,

Quantum Sails Acquires Middletown-Based Hood Sailmakers

Quantum Sails today announced on Tuesday that it has completed an agreement with Middletown-based Hood Sailmakers to acquire the company’s sailmaking rights and manufacturing assets. The acquisition, which includes occupancy of Hood’s world headquarters at 23 Johnny Cake Hill Rd in Middletown, will increase Quantum’s global sailmaking capacity and provide a new home base for

Newport Hospital Summer Soirée Raises $719K

A Salute to Health, Newport Hospital’s Summer Soiree Honoring Ginny and Jim Purviance, Raises $719,140 Among the total raised, evening’s special Fund-A- Need generates $385,850 to support the creation of a new behavioral health services program   With a pleasant breeze rolling off the water complemented by picturesque views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay,

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KEEL Announces Expansion and Completion of Series A Funding

KEEL Partners LLC, “the nation’s first premium light spirit”, owned by Rhode Island businessmen Bill Dessel and Tom McGowan and former New England Patriot, Matt Light, announced on Tuesday the successful completion of multimillion dollar Series A Funding and the expansion of its management team. “We recently completed an incredibly successful round of funding,” said

People’s Credit Union Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

People’s Credit Union has announced recipients of their 2017 8th Grade Scholarship. The three recipients are Myrsine McKeon of Newport, Zoe Pridgen-Binette of Portsmouth, and John Currey of Middletown. The scholarships were awarded based on school involvement, community involvement, and the answer to an essay question. Each of the scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 upon

Sea Breeze Inn Opens in Middletown

The Sea Breeze Inn hosted a grand opening of their newly built boutique hotel on Tuesday, June 27th from 2 pm to 5 pm. Located at 147 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, the hotel features 16 professionally designed guestrooms and suites with ocean views, along with a 30 seat full-service café named Yia Yia’s Café “After years

The Paper Store Will Open in Middletown

The largest family-owned and operated chain of specialty gift stores in New England will open a store soon in Middletown. The Paper Store will open soon in RK Middletown Square at 1313 West Main Road, the space was formerly occupied by Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS). The plaza is currently anchored by Barnes & Noble, Michaels, Ulta

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