Celebrating your wins isn’t just good for morale – it pays other dividends, as well.

For instance, sharing your successes helps keep your key stakeholders informed and engaged. This, in turn, helps them be effective allies and advocates for you. 

Communicating your wins also helps keep you “Top of Mind”, and in a good way, establishing momentum and defining you and your organization as leaders in your space. Consistently sharing good news also helps set the stage for your message to be heard when you really need it to be. For instance, an online search that serves up a string of your successes can only make recruiting easier, an increasingly important consideration these days. After all, everyone wants to be with a winner.

And the list goes on. Check out our client’s latest wins below, and see how we delivered the good news.

And of course - if you have good news you want to share, please reach out – we’ll be glad to help spread the word!

Enjoy the 4th!
Building the Team
New Harbor Group continues to grow. We recently welcomed Lindsay Russell (left), a skilled communicator with experience in government and public policy. Having most recently served on the staff of former Congressman Jim Langevin and at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Lindsay brings a dynamic, "problem solving" approach to New Harbor.
The Latest!
Quonset Creates $5.9 Billion in Economic Output, $1.72 Billion in Household Income for Rhode Island Families
The Quonset Development Corporation released an economic impact study earlier this month showing that Quonset Business Park continues to be the leading engine of job creation and economic growth in Rhode Island. The report found that Quonset supports $5.9 billion in economic output annually, or 8.3% of the state’s gross domestic product, $1.72 billion in annual household income, and generates $169.1 million in annual tax revenues in Rhode Island. Nearly one of every five Rhode Island manufacturing jobs is at Quonset.
"Quonset is a leading example of Rhode Island’s economic momentum," said Governor Daniel J. McKee at a State House event unveiling the report. "I commend the leadership team there on the results they have continued to deliver."
The study’s findings kicked off the first-ever "Quonset Day" at the State House where state leaders had the chance to meet with Quonset businesses and learn about the innovative products made at the Business Park every day.
The Business Park hosts 13,033 full- and part-time jobs at 229 companies, the study found. Meanwhile, the average wage at Quonset is 10% percent higher than Rhode Island as a whole. For more information about Quonset’s success, see the graphic below.
R.I. Businesses Will See Tangible Tax Relief

RIPEC successfully advocates for exemption from onerous tax 

Every Rhode Island business is required to pay a tax on their tangible property, such as computers, copying machines and cooking equipment. These items depreciate over time, but they are still taxed every year. The tax is a double whammy – it’s not only difficult to calculate, it creates a financial strain, as well.
But there’s good news. In the recent session of the General Assembly The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) worked with state senate leadership to pass legislation that would provide some relief. Starting next year businesses with tangible assets of less than $50,000 will no longer have to pay the tangible tax, and those owing more than that will only pay the tax on items valued above $50,000. According to RIPEC’s research, 75% of Rhode Island businesses will see their tangible tax bill reduced to zero.
Kudos to RIPEC for their extensive research and effective advocacy efforts which will provide much needed relief to small businesses statewide.
Scouts Raise Record $355,000 for Scoutreach Program

R.I. Business Leaders Honored at Annual Luncheon
The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America hosted its annual Distinguished Citizens Award Luncheon (DCAL) to honor Rhode Island business leaders Cheryl Merchant, President and CEO of TACO Comfort Solutions, and Gary Furtado, previously of Navigant Credit Union, for their continued dedication and contributions to the community and the Scouts. 
The event raised a record $355,000 for the Narragansett Council’s Scoutreach Program, which ensures that all youth in Southeastern New England, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood or ethnic background, have access to Scouting. Funds raised support programming, uniforms, equipment and summer camp scholarships.

"I’ve have seen firsthand the benefits of the Scouting programs and how they bring together youth to learn about the environment, valuable life skills, and their communities," said Merchant, whose daughter is a Scout. "I know that Scouting will continue to benefit and prepare my daughter for a bright future."
Furtado added that it is "amazing to see the impact Scouting has on youth who need it most, especially in the city of Central Falls. I have seen countless Scouts in the city flourish from opportunities provided by the Scoutreach program."

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UTIC Awards $30,000 In Scholarships to STEM Students

The Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC) recently announced six recipients of the group’s first annual scholarships. The students, ranging from undergraduates to PhD candidates, will each receive a $5,000 scholarship for their studies in undersea technology related fields.
"The future of undersea tech holds many possibilities for climate change, defense, and the global economy," said UTIC executive director Molly Magee. "But these opportunities can only be achieved with a highly skilled workforce that is ready to identify and solve future challenges."
UTIC received impressive applications from students at 22 colleges in 13 states. 40% of the applicants identified as female, reflecting the growing diversity of the future undersea tech workforce is impressive.
"We thank all our scholarship applicants - they exemplify the future undersea tech workforce," said Magee. "UTIC is proud to support the awardees in their continued studies."

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