It’s safe to say we can hang up our beach bods and settle in for the best (food) season — the holiday season! That’s right, we're lucky to live in one of the smallest states because we are so incredibly close to the most delicious restaurants. I know I’m excited about the new fall menus and the hot chocolate ... you can’t forget about the hot chocolate.

PWCVB NEWS
PWCVB Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the PWCVB's Annual Meeting last Thursday, Nov. 2 at the WaterFire Arts Center. Click here for a recap of the event. More than 300 people celebrated our inspiring destination and the achievements of the following award winners:

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Jeff Hirsh   

Lobster Pot

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Crowne Plaza Hotel

RI SPORTS CHAMPION
Diane Almestica  

Aim High Gymnastics

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Col. Hugh Clements 

Providence Police Department

RECOGNITION OF SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS 
Jason Armitage

Omni Providence Hotel

Erica Flaxington
Iron Works Tavern

Jamieson Fletcher          
Shipyard Pub at Twin River Casino

Ashley Fontes  
Providence Marriott Downtown

Lydie Gnacadja
Twin River Event Center

Anne  Holst        
Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum

Arolin Hughes   
The Whiskey Republic

David McGinn   
Rhode Island Convention Center

Armando Monteiro        
Wicked Good Bar & Grill

Adam "Opie" Oppenheimer       
Lighthouse Bar at Twin River Casino

Jason Patrusevich           
Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings

Jose Perez         
Hilton Providence

Jeffrey Pete      
The Capital Grille

Doungvesal Pich              
Capri Restaurant

Franklin Rivera 
Rooftop at the Providence G

William Rosen   
Renaissance Providence Downtown  Hotel

Raymond P. Roy              
Preservation Society of Newport County

David Rubino    
Hampton Inn Seekonk

Tasia Shaw         
Providence Biltmore  Hotel

Amilcar Silva      
The Hampton Inn & Suites Warwick Airport

Heather Singleton          
RI Hospitality Association

McKayla Sturges              
Sydney Providence

Franklin Ticas    
Fred & Steve's Steakhouse

Shawn Williams
Trinity Rep

Don't miss the PWCVB's next Partner Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Stout Irish Sports Pub, 3:30–5 p.m. The PWCVB is pleased to welcome Abi Vega of Community Work Services RI as our guest speaker this month. RSVP to CRM Database and Research Coordinator Beth-Anne Tremaine

The PWCVB has begun our holiday marketing, including online and print ads, e-blasts and contesting, all of which direct people to our website. Be sure to let us know if your restaurant will be open for Thanksgiving or the holidays by emailing Kristen Adamo, vice president of marketing and communications. Add your seasonal events to our online calendar. It may take up to seven days for your event to be posted on our website. Limit descriptions to 180 characters and if you have any questions, please contact Beth-Anne Tremaine.

PARTNER UPDATES
RI Comic Con Insider's Guide

Rhode Island Comic Con takes over the Rhode Island Convention Center this weekend, Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12. This year's event features an amazing lineup of celebrity guests, including stars from “The Walking Dead,” “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Stranger Things,” “The Princess Bride” and more. Check out the PWCVB's Comic Con blogs for insider tips, cast reunion info and more.  

The Winter Farmers + Artisans Market is back at The Arcade Providence, every Sunday from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., now through Dec. 17. Be sure to check their facebook page often for weekly market lineups, as the vendor list rotates. You can expect artisanal goods, art, fresh local produce, prepared foods, vintage and more. Parking is FREE downtown on Sundays to there is no reason to stay home.

Don’t miss out! The Capital Grille’s Wagyu and Wine event ends Nov. 19. For only $25, pair one of the popular Wagyu burgers and a glass of exceptional red wine — rarely, if ever, available by the glass. 

IN THE NEWS
Destination for Inspiration

There's a lot of great news in the press about Providence and our destination in general. Check out some recent headlines below:

“Fresh Pumpkin Specials to Taste This Fall”USA Today

“This City Sets Its Rivers On Fire For Some Pretty Epic Festivals” — Simplemost

“Meet the 10 Nicest Places in America”Reader's Digest

“Swanky Nights ... In Providence”Swanky Retreats

“Son of Providence: The Weird Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft” — CNN Online

WHAT'S COMIN' TO THE PROVIDENCE/WARWICK AREA
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November 10–12              
Rhode Island Comic Con
30,000+ Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin' Donuts Center
Twitter: @RIComicCon
Facebook: RhodeIslandComicCon
#RICC2017

November 15–17              
Evangelical Theological Society
2017 Annual Meeting

2,000 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center             

November 18              
American Youth Football & Cheerleading
2017 New England Cheerleading Championships

7,000 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @AYF
Facebook: AYFandAYC             

November 30–December 3              
Aim High Academy
2017 RI Invitational

2,000 Attendees                 
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twitter: @RI_Invite
Facebook: RhodeIslandInvitational             

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