Like it or not, the holiday season has officially arrived! Sure, the weather isn't always the best, but you really can't beat this time of year in Rhode Island. From winter menus to eclectic decorations, there's always plenty of entertaining this time of year. Be sure to let us know if you've got anything special planned. Read on to find out what's new at the PWCVB and with you, our partners.
Thank you to all who attended the PWCVB's Annual Meeting earlier this month at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Thank you to The Capital Grille for providing a tasty signature cocktail and Luke Renchan Entertainment for adding to the fun with a photo robot to capture the festivities (check out some of the robot selfies on the PWCVB Facebook page). And a special thank you to Rhode Island Monthly for spotlighting our Annual Meeting's honorees in the January issue of the magazine. Keep your eye out for when that issue hits the stands.
It was a fabulous evening, with nearly 300 people celebrating our inspiring destination and the achievements of the following award winners:
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Dr. Karen Silva
Johnson & Wales University
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Providence Performing Arts Center
RI SPORTS CHAMPION
Rhode Island College, Providence Marriott
RECOGNITION OF SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
The Lobster Pot
John Brown House Museum
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown
Wicked Good Bar & Grill
Steven M. Fiorentini
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Crowne Plaza Providence Warwick
Tiverton Casino Hotel
Rooftop at the Providence G
Homewood Suites by Hilton – Warwick
Fairfield by Marriott Providence Airport Warwick
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Homewood Suites by Hilton Providence Downtown
Omni Providence Hotel
Ballroom at the Providence G
Rhode Island Convention Center
Twin River Event Center
Providence Marriott Downtown
Twin River Casino Hotel
Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse
Monika P. Zuluaga
Rhode Island Hospitality Association
The holiday season is here. We'd like to help you get the word out on your hours and holiday menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. We'll also share this info with Gail Ciampa at the Providence Journal. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you have this information available.
The PWCVB has begun our holiday marketing, including online and print ads, e-blasts and our annual Gift-a-Day Giveaway, all of which direct people to our website. Be on the lookout for an email later this week with more details for getting involved in the Gift-a-Day Giveaway.
We are also looking to add to our Special Offers section of the website. If you have any discounts or specials, please email me at email@example.com.
Again, be sure to let us know if your restaurant will be open for Thanksgiving or the holidays by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and 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 or difficulties, please reach out to Digital Media Manager Nick Millard.
Finally, save the date for Providence Restaurant Weeks, January 12–25, 2020!
The Families Together program of the Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) has been nominated by Senator Jack Reed as a 2019 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angels in Adoption Honoree. This prestigious award has been offered since 1999 to those who have made an extraordinary contribution on behalf of children in need of families. PCM’s Executive Director Caroline Payson, and Families Together Director Heidi Brinig, will travel to Washington, D.C. this month to receive the honor.
One of our long-time partners, RI Temps, has specialized in supplying temporary and direct hire staffing to Rhode Island corporations of all types since 1978. Their placements include banks, hospitals, manufacturing firms, colleges, professional and legal firms, and governmental agencies. If your staffing needs change, temporary placements can become temp-for-hire if the fit is right for your business.
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:
“10 Cities to Watch in 2020” — Worth
“Feed Your Brain in These Tasty College Towns” — The Boston Globe
WHAT'S COMIN' TO THE PROVIDENCE/WARWICK AREA
NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
2019 NASPA Region 1 Conference
Rhode Island Convention Center