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Daffy Days are coming!

Forage - Focus - Photograph

Mandala Making Workshop Sunday, March 31st 11:00am - 1:00pm Fogland Beach, 3 Rod Way, Tiverton, RI Registration is required, contact Meredith at reserve a spot 401-474-1064 or email at Learn how to forage, create & photograph your own Nature Mandala. Look deeper & connect with nature. Bring your camera, I-pad or phone & learn how to edit & post your images.

Later, you’ll receive a print in the mail of your own creation to display and enjoy for years to come. Bring your friends too! $35 includes beverages and lights snacks. limited to 20 ppl. (baskets & scissors provided)

Hosted by Meredith Brower Photography Firefly Mandalas. Eco-art by Meredith Brower • Cell/text: 401-474-1064 •




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An exciting NEW program from 3G Broadcasting is now available! WELCOME OUR NEW NEIGHBORS TO TOWN! 3G Broadcasting, AM1540 WADK and MIXX 99.3 FM, has developed an exciting program called “New in Town” that does exactly that! The “New in Town” program includes a welcome package consisting of various items, offers and collateral from our participating businesses. This welcome package is NOT mailed, but is hand delivered monthly to 150+ new residents in Newport and Washington Counties by a 3G Broadcasting staff representative. The program pricing begins at only $100 per month and includes the ability to place your business offer, promotional announcements or gift into an imprinted “New in Town” re-useable grocery-sized bag, that can include your logo! Participants names and sponsor logos will be included on all of our Stations’ media platforms. A monthly list of “New in Town” welcome package recipients will be provided to all participants. 3G Broadcasting’s locally owned and operated radio stations, AM1540 WADK and MIXX 99.3 FM, help to build business and brand recognition every day for our advertisers with affordable radio advertising packages. We can customize a program for your business!

Contact 3G Broadcasting at 401-846-1540 today for more information.

3G Broadcasting, Inc. ~ 23 JT Connell Hwy ~ Newport, RI




SOUTH TIVERTON - Enjoy waterviews from every level. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,600+sf home with 3 car garage. ID 1210216


CARNEGIE ABBEY CLUB, PORTSMOUTH - 14 remaining developer lots. Build your home at The Club. Motivated Seller! From $249,000

Visit for details.


your dream home with dock on this 1.3-acre waterfribt lot right on Bristol Harbor. ID 1190828 $1.299M

NEWPORT - Historic farmhouse in

prime location 1 block from Bellevue Ave. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Walk to town and beaches. ID 1135593 $875,000

BRISTOL, POPPASQUASH - Clean, and modern with 1st and 2nd floor master suites. recent high-end renovation overlooking harbor. ID 1193615 $2.5M

INQUIRIES Leslie Hogan 401.641.4608 Matt Hadfield 401.848.4358



Roger williams park zoo’s

ENDANGERED SPECIES YOUTH ART CONTEST In celebration of Endangered Species Day, Roger Williams Park Zoo, with co-sponsor Jerry’s Artarama of Providence, is accepting art entries from local students (K-12) and homeschoolers depicting threatened/endangered species.

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Consider beautiful Montaup Country Club for your 2019 Golf Outing Whether it’s a charity fund raiser, a corporate outing or a gathering of friends, let Montaup Country Club in Portsmouth Rhode Island host your golf event. Our professional staff has decades of experience in managing golf events of all sizes. Our golf course is consistently ranked as one of the best in Rhode Island and has hosted many state and regional tournaments including the RI Open, RI Amateur and US Open Qualifiers. Our PGA Golf Professional, Steve Diemoz will assist you in planning and managing your event from check in to score posting and everything in between. Steve has been named Rhode Island PGA Professional of the year and manages a fully stocked Pro Shop for all your tournament prize needs. Our restaurant manager, Eric Hyson, will provide you with a lunch and dinner menu sure to make your mouth water. Arrangements can also be made for a roving beverage cart. For more information and pricing please contact Steve Diemoz at 401-524-3946 or by e-mail at sdiemoz@ We look forward to hosting your event.

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June 8, 2019 • 5–7:30 p.m. President’s House Lawn URI Kingston Campus Tenth Annual Benefit for URI Women’s Athletics Hosted by Lynn Baker-Dooley

Enjoy a wide selection of fine wines, specialty beers, and select foods provided by area businesses. $125 per person Must be 21 years of age to attend. For sponsorship opportunities, proxy bidding or event information, call Shana Greene at 401.874.2024. Special thanks to

NEWS RELEASE 858 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842 Tel. 401.846.8930 Fax 401.848.7881


Jessica Holden 401.846.8930 ext. 1252


BauerFinancial Recognizes at People’s Credit Union You’re a Person, Not a Number MIDDLETOWN, RI – March 12, 2019 – People’s Credit Union proudly announces it has once again secured the highest 5-Star rating from BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Premier Bank and Credit Union Rating Firm. A five-star rating indicates that People’s Credit Union excels in areas including capital adequacy, profitability, and asset quality. People’s Credit Union has earned and maintained this top honor for 109 consecutive quarters, and has also procured a “Best of Bauer Credit Union” designation, this designation is reserved specifically for institutions that have earned Bauer’s highest rating consistently for 100 consecutive quarters or longer. “At People’s Credit Union the ‘People Helping People’ ideology is who we are and how we do our business. We give our members the tools to achieve their financial goals through our products, services and technologies while also enhancing the member experience. People’s Credit Union has never lost sight of the importance of human interaction. We are proud to have maintained a five star rating for over 25 years,” commented Ellen Ford, People’s Credit Union’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting ABOUT PEOPLE’S CREDIT UNION People’s offers a complete range of services including online and mobile banking, savings and checking accounts, personal loans, mortgages, business accounts, business loans, and financial services. Headquartered in Rhode Island, People’s Credit Union is a member-owned, state chartered, federally insured, community credit union established in 1922. Membership is open to all individuals. Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. For more information about People’s Credit Union visit ###

Chamber Connections 2019 Meeting Dates January 4 January 18

February 1 February 15

July 12 July 26

August 9 August 23

March 1 March 15 March 29

April 12 April 26

September 6 October 4 September 20 October 18

May 10 May 24

June 7 June 21

November 1 November 15 November 29

December 13 December 27

All meetings take place 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. January Meetings will take place at the Hampton Inn, 317 West Main Rd, Middletown, RI February Meetings will take place at the Homewood Suites, 348 West Main Rd, Middletown, RI Be a part of the Chamber’s exclusive seasoned business networking and referral program – Chamber Connections. This is your opportunity to connect with other Chamber Members and share your expertise, ideas and most importantly, referrals! Chamber Connections is a dedicated networking group that meets twice a month. Members get to know each other and their businesses, give referrals to each other, develop strong personal and professional relationships with people in their business sphere group and grow their businesses by word of mouth. If you are interested in growing your business, Chamber Connections is for you. Over the last three years we have averaged 4 million dollars annually in closed business through referrals made within the group. We are now accepting businesses to participate in this seasoned program. We only accept two individuals for each business category so contact us now to secure your place. For more information, contact: Jo-Anne Gorton,, 401.847.1608

Media Sponsors

Contact: Nichole Lewis 401-261-7113 For Immediate Release: Christon Gibson of Newport Living & Lifestyles First to Represent “Aquidneck Island Mentoring” at 13th Anniversary “Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring” (NEWPORT, RI) -- Christon Gibson will be the first islander in 13 years to put her best foot forward for mentoring. She has volunteered to represent Aquidneck Island Mentoring at MENTOR Rhode Island’s 13th anniversary Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring fundraiser. The event, slated for May 2nd at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, features local mentoring “stars” paired with professional partners from The Dancing Feeling studio, in a fierce ballroom dancing competition for the “Judges’ Choice” award and the “Most Entertaining” award. While she’s on her own for the dance awards…YOU can help Christon with the most important award of the night. “The People’s Choice” Award will be presented to the star who raises the most money for the organization and donations are already being accepted. Simply visit and click on Christon’s name. You can also make your reservations to come to the event. Christon will be hosting as Guest Bartender at The Fifth Element April 2, 5PM – 8PM with Live Music with Ray Cooke, A Signature Drink, Appetizers, A door prize for Pre-Event Donations, Luxurious, Libatious and Literary raffle items and more! Hold your camera over the QR and wait for the drop down! Or Go to the Newport Living and Lifestyles Facebook Event and Share with your network! 100% of all donations go directly to the MentorRI program. The money raised will help MENTOR Rhode Island in its mission to ensure youth have access to the motivational and supportive relationships they need to grow into confident, successful adults. MENTOR Rhode Island works to improve and expand quality mentoring programs around the state at a time when so many local youth could benefit from a mentor. The organization operates several school based youth mentoring programs around the state, including Aquidneck Island Mentoring, which is currently serving more than 50 youth in our community. MentorRI also supports 60 partners which includes Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Martin Luther King Center and others.




6 : 0 0p m – 9 :00 p m AT THE

The Atlantic Resort at Wyndham Newport Hotel 240 AQUIDNECK AVENUE • MIDDLETOWN, RI







87 OLIPHANT LANE, MIDDLETOWN, RI 02842 | 401.846.0592

2019 Newport Daffodil Days Sponsorship Opportunities

*DUTCH MASTER Package: $1,250 •

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Your company logo/website prominently placed on 15,000 Festival brochures distributed throughout the region. Your logo/ link to your website on the homepage sponsor section. Your business mentioned as a key sponsor in social media posts. 6 tickets to the Daffodil Days Dandy Spring Fling Party at The Chanler at Cliff Walk. Your logo on the official Daffodil Days Festival Poster outside window display at the Newport Visitor center. Your ad on the back of the Fields of Daffodils locator map distributed at the Visitors Center when while the daffodils are blooming. Your representative introduction and thanks at the April 13 Opening Day Celebration.

*WHITE LION Package: $500 • • •

Your logo/ link to your website on the homepage sponsor section. 2 tickets to the Annual Daffodil Days Spring Fling Party at The Chanler at Cliff Walk. Your ad on the back of the Fields of Daffodils locator map distributed at the Visitors Center when the daffodils are blooming.

A DAFFODIL BOUQUET Package: $250 (Limited number available)

Choose one or more of the different events on the Festival website and become a presenting digital sponsor of that event. Includes your logo/ link to your website plus signage opportunity on site.

DAFFODIL DAYS QUIZ & SWEEPSTAKES Package: $3,500 ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Exclusive sponsorship of the Daffy Days Quiz and associated promotional materials on www.NewporRI with over 50,000 ad impressions home page ad in “Our Pics” section Three - ¼ page ads in The Newport Daily News print edition with your logo Mention in Social Media Posts Mention in Email Blast to opt-in email list List of sweepstakes entries for your follow-up 3 Week Promotion March 27th to April 17th

Includes complete DUTCH MASTER Package!


Member Exchange will be posted to our website each month, as well as on social media for you to share with your followers! This email will be sent once a month, on the 4th Wednesday. All ads, press releases and business announcements will be due the previous Friday no later than noon, in the form of a one page Word Doc, PDF or JPG to memberexchange@ NEW 2019 Member Exchange Dates

January – Submissions due January 17 February - Submissions due February 21 March - Submissions due March 15 April – Submissions due April 19 May - Submissions due May 17 June - Submissions due June 21 July - Submissions due July 19 August - Submissions due August 23 September - Submissions due September 20 October - Submissions due October 18 November - Submissions due November 22 December - *One Week Early* Submissions due December 13

As always, should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at the Chamber. Thank you for your support and participation in this great initiative!

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