Last night’s Super Bowl reinforced Tom Brady’s claim to the title of GOAT (Greatest Of All Time, football* division) but it also marked the kick-off of the R.I. Ports Coalition’s campaign for voter approval of a ballot question that would invest in future success at Quonset Business Park, and beyond.

To remind Rhode Islanders of Quonset’s success, we worked with videographer David Bettencourt to produce a commercial which aired right before kick off on WPRI Channel 12 in Providence.

The ad highlights how Quonset adopted the “Can Do” motto of its U.S. Navy Seabee predecessors at the old military base, which has grown to host more than 12,000 jobs at over 200 companies. Cameos from retired Seabees and South Kingstown kindergartner Sydney (pictured right) embody Quonset’s “proud past” and “bright future”.

But last night’s game was only the beginning for this ad. Immediately after it aired, we began an aggressive social media campaign, both paid and organic, to get it in front of likely voters. By the time Election Day arrives on March 2nd, our targeted content will have been seen online over a quarter million times. (About 415,000 people saw the ad on TV.)

*Now about that asterisk – Brady still has some catching up to do with Serena Williams (23 major singles titles), and Celtics Hall of Famer Bill Russell (11 NBA titles, 2 NCAA titles and an Olympic gold medal) – but at this rate, I wouldn’t rule him out.

Nice Ink!
Commerce RI Approves Financing for Tidewater Landing

Commerce RI’s Board of Directors approved the financing for the Tidewater Landing project last week. This historic, sports-anchored live, work, play community and the launch of professional soccer at Tidewater Landing will help to transform the Blackstone Valley and Pawtucket and be an added source of pride for Rhode Island.

Having passed this important milestone with the City and State, the project is set to break ground later this year, creating thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of social and economic impact. We are looking forward to the inaugural home game in 2023! You can take a virtual tour of the development here.

Providence Journal


Boston Real Estate Times
Grey Sail Brewing Goes Green

Environmentalists and beer-lovers alike are pretty “hoppy” about Grey Sail’s new eco-friendly approach to making beer. Rather than releasing the carbon dioxide created during the brewery’s fermentation processes, Grey Sail is now using carbon capture technology to harness the greenhouse gas and use it again to carbonate their brews later in the beer-making process.
“As a small company, we still release tens of thousands of pounds of CO2 a year,” noted Grey Sail’s Alan Brinton in an interview with WPRI. “Certainly there’s a positive business impact [to carbon capture], but I think the environmental impacts outweigh all of that.”
In its first year, the new system will absorb the same amount of CO2 as 1,500 trees.
WPRI – Ch. 12
Craft Brewing Business Offers Job Seekers a Fresh Start to a New Year at Quonset

As you may have heard from the ads on local radio, offers job seekers plenty of opportunities to kick-start a new career by joining the over 12,000 people already working at more than 200 companies at Quonset Business Park. is a one-stop-shop for job seekers to connect with the innovative, fast-growing companies inside the Business Park, apply for new positions, and find additional resources to help with the job search. As the home of one of every six manufacturing jobs in the state, Quonset offers some of the best job opportunities around with openings in engineering, mechanics, marketing, IT, and more.
Learn more about opportunities at Quonset in Steven King’s latest feature in the New England Real Estate Journal.

R.I. Music Educators Renew Push for In-Person Rehearsals, Performances
With the return of some high school sports this winter, the Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA) is renewing its call to bring back in-person music practices and performances.
Since the implementation of COVID-19 restrictions in the spring, weekly student participation in music has fallen 70%, with inconsistent restrictions creating new inequities between school districts.
“You know it’s time to give that same attention to our musicians,” said RIMEA Advocacy Chair David Neves following the loosening of restrictions on sports. “For our student musicians, this is their sport for many of them, and this is their connection with school.”
The R.I. Department of Health is reviewing next steps.
WPRI- Ch. 12
WJAR - Ch. 10
Valley Breeze