Fingers crossed Punxsutawney Phil was wrong and winter will come to an end sooner rather than later. But, if the little critter was right, there's still lots of great things going on with our partners and here at the PWCVB.
The PWCVB is promoting February Vacation with a dedicated web page featuring events and more. We've also sent out e-blasts and ran a contest giving away skating passes for the Alex and Ani City Center and a Dave & Buster's prize pack.
Our February Partner Meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Pawtucket. Rob Crain from the PawSox will be speaking and there will be plenty of FREE parking. RSVP to CRM Database and Research Coordinator Beth-Anne Tremaine.
Calling all chefs! Here are a couple of “friendly” competitions that you are invited to participate in:
Poutine Competition — Sunday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m.
The Museum of Work & Culture invites you to participate in this 2nd annual event. Chefs from around RI compete for Best Poutine and Fan Favorite. For more information or to participate, contact Anne Conway at the museum at 401-769-9675 ext. 1 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quahog Week — March 26–April 1
During this promotion, participating restaurants will feature quahogs on their menus. For more information, or to participate, contact Adam Hadley at email@example.com.
The Thayer Street District Management Authority is welcoming a new neighbor — Denali Outdoor. The outdoorsy outfitter will be taking over 271 Thayer Street soon.
Homestyle was recently featured in an article in the Providence Journal, noting how successful the shop has been, even with the changing retail climate.
Congratulations to Sin, whose delectable Champagne With Strawberry Cake was included in the Food Network's "50 States of Cakes."
Blackstone Valley is hosting "The Sustainable Tourism Laboratory" (STL) on April 20, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. STL will feature Megan Epler Wood, who is presenting a perspective on the United Nations Environmental Program's “Green Economy Tourism Report.” Participants will then engage in a 60-minute Cafe Workshop to work on developing ways in which Rhode Island may benefit from the United Nations Environment Programme Green Economy Tourism Report. To register, visit SustainableTourismLab.com.
We recently had a Partner Meeting with a fantastic guest speaker, Abi Vega of Community Work Services (CWS). This organization focuses on helping individuals with barriers to employment achieve community integration through their employment and life enrichment goals. Here are three opportunities for your organization to partner with CWS:
- Employment Opportunities: Review open positions to see where a program participant could be placed.
- Community-Based Work Experience: Place a program participant at your organization for training purposes, for which CWS covers their wage.
- Job Readiness Training: Schedule a time for your HR team to volunteer for two hours to provide a job readiness training, which includes a mock interview, resume review and a worksite tour.
For more information, contact CWS Director of Business Development Abi Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-843-9101.
IN THE NEWS
There's a lot of great news in the press about Providence and our destination in general. Check out some recent headlines below:
“The Season’s Sweetest Hot Chocolate” — USA Today
“15 Romantic Weekend Getaways That You Need to Book ASAP” — Women’s Health
“The Most Beautiful Coffee Shop in Every State in America” — Architectural Digest
WHAT'S COMIN' TO THE PROVIDENCE/WARWICK AREA
2018 Ocean State Classic
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