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April 29, 2017


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Discover Newport Wins First Place in ‘Destination Video’ Category by the North American Travel Journalists Association

Discover Newport in a press release on Thursday, March 2nd that they have been awarded first place (Gold winner) in the Destination Video category by the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) in its 2016 NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. The competition, now in its 25th year, honors the “best of the best” in travel media.   “Submissions

KJ’s Pub and Restaurant Hits the Market for $1.39 Million

The future for KJ’s Pub and Restaurant, located at 59 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, continues to be a bit of a mystery. KJ’s was placed on the market last week for $1,390,000, the listing price includes the building, business and liquor license. The current owners, John Gullison and Bonnie Zimble, had announced recent plans to construct a four-story

Newport Restaurants

What’s Open, What’s Closed: When Restaurants Are Taking Time Off This Winter (Updated)

It’s beginning to look a whole lot more like the off-season around Newport, RI. Many restaurants have already permanently/temporarily closed or are preparing to do so over the next few weeks. Permanently Closed or Temporarily Closing  This story was originally published on December 27th, 2016. It was last updated on February 27th 22 Bowen’s: Closed from January

Middletown’s Wild Things, LLC Sells Business and Some Assets for $4.5 Million

MIDDLETOWN, RI  – Mission Ready Services Inc. has announced that the closing of the previously announced acquisition of the business and certain assets of Wild Things, LLC, whose design studio and executive offices are located in Middletown, is scheduled for February 24, 2017 valued at USD $4.5 million, according to MarketWired. Chosen for the world’s most

Embrace Home Loans Expands into Texas

MIDDLETOWN, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to a strengthening housing market and demand for home financing across Texas, Embrace Home Loans, a prominent leader in the mortgage industry, has expanded into the state with its newest branch in Frisco. The branch is located at 2601 Network Blvd., and will serve the surrounding communities including Dallas and Fort

RI Red Food Tours

Rhode Island Red Food Tours Expands into Providence

Rhode Island Red Food Tours, which operates the Newport Neighborhood Food Tour, has announced they will launch the Downcity Food Tour,  a new sister tour intended to share the Creative Capital’s history, food and arts scene with the world. The Downcity Tour will demonstrate why Providence is hailed as one of America’s best cities for its

Dell Technologies Signs on as Multi-Year Title Sponsor of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Open

The International Tennis Hall Of Fame announced in a press release on Wednesday that Dell Technologies has committed to a five-year, multifaceted sponsorship of the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF)  that includes the title sponsorship of the Hall of Fame’s annual ATP World Tour tournament. The company is also contributing its technology solutions and

People’s Credit Union Donates to Boys Town New England

People’s Credit Union recently donated $548 to Boys Town New England as a result of a monthly employee dress down day, called Casual for a Cause. The funds were raised through a combination of People’s Credit Union employee donations as well as a painted glassware raffle held throughout the month of January in the Credit

Newport Skating Center Kicks-Off February Food Drive in Support of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

Throughout the Newport Skating Center’s 2016-2017 season, Bank Rhode Island’s (BankRI) support as its Community Partnership Sponsor has helped nearly 600 people—the majority of who are children—take to the ice through community skating programs. On Friday, February 3, the partnership kicked-off its latest community-focused effort, a February food drive to support the Martin Luther King,

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina Debuts

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina debuts this month in the former Hyatt Regency Newport hotel. George Filopoulos of Metrovest and BLDG Management, owners of Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, along with affiliates of Square Mile Capital Management LLC, purchased the Hyatt Regency Newport and are leading the transition of the property.   Situated on

Dockwa to Acquire Marinas.com

Dockwa, Inc., the Newport, Rhode Island headquartered slip and mooring reservation platform which boaters use to connect to marinas online and by app, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Marinas.com, the world’s most extensive online marine directory of more than 75,000 marine locations, including 15,000 marinas, yacht clubs, and

Ragged Island Brewing Co. Preparing to Open Next Month

In Portsmouth, Matt Gray and five other co-owners of Ragged Island Brewing Co., a new microbrewery specializing in IPAs, are working hard to open the taproom’s doors next month. Last summer, we broke the news that the entrepreneurs had signed a lease at their 200 High Point Ave location, and now they’re just waiting on one final piece of paperwork, a

Pep[;es Credit Union

People’s Credit Union Appoints New Business and Residential Lending Manager

Middletown, RI – People’s Credit Union has announced the appointment of Steven Carneiro to the position of Business and Residential Lending Manager. In this position, Mr. Carneiro is responsible for soliciting, developing, and expanding member business relationships, producing a variety of business and commercial loans, managing a portfolio of businesses and corresponding loan relationships, as

Newport Business News: January 9, 2017

Keeping up with what’s happening and new with Newport businesses can be tough, we decided to do something about it in order to help you (and us) keep track of all that’s happening in the City-By-The-Sea. This is ‘Newport Business News’, a weekly column where we keep you in the know of what’s happening with

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Middletown’s People’s Credit Union Recognized as One of the Strongest Credit Union’s in the Nation

People’s Credit Union has announced it has earned the highest 5-Star Superior rating from BAUERFINANCIALS, the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. People’s Credit Union has earned and maintained this top honor for 100 consecutive quarters earning even higher accolades. People’s Credit union is a “Best of Bauer” credit union for maintaining a

Bridge to Fitness Hosts New Year’s Day Workout Challenge to Benefit Multiple Charities

Bridge to Fitness used New Year’s Day to raise money for a Newport, Connecticut and nonprofit. Over 30 participants donated $25 on Sunday to participate in the Olympic Challenge Class, proceeds benefited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport, the Newtown Parent Connection in neighboring Newtown, CT and nationally the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

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