Meet the East Providence Planning Department, Neighborhood Champions

Please enjoy this contribution from the East Providence Planning Department, true Neighborhood Champions! Our Planning Department put together a list of what we think makes for a perfect day in East Providence. We wanted to share our small-town Townie favorites alongside some of the new and exciting additions to East Providence—because we love them all.…

Meet Carmen Diaz-Jusino and Luis Jusino, Neighborhood Champions

Carmen and Luis share with us some of their favorite local businesses along Hartford Avenue in Providence. First up on Carmen and Luis’s list is GuateLinda Restaurant-Cevicheria, a Latino-owned restaurant, at 553 Hartford Avenue. “Este restaurante es uno de mis preferidos, porque nos ofrece auténtica cocina Guatemalteca, recetas clásicas y exquisitas que nos permiten conocer…

Meet Tuni Schartner, Neighborhood Champion

Please enjoy this contribution from Neighborhood Champion Tuni Schartner. Wickford is a welcoming seaside village tucked in along Narragansett Bay in Southern Rhode Island with picturesque tree-lined streets filled with lovingly preserved historic houses and many unique owner-operated small businesses, with many owners also living in the village. The large harbor is an outdoor playground for…

Meet Jenn Steinfeld, Neighborhood Champion

Please enjoy this contribution from Neighborhood Champion and great friend of Local Return Jenn Steinfeld. Nestled between Route 10 and Mount Pleasant is the Valley Arts District, a corridor of relatively new (re)development along Providence’s Woonasquatucket River. Long an area for industrial production, the mill buildings and working history of this area made it a…

Our next Local Social

Interested in local economies and investing? Come on out to our next Local Social at the Schoolyard Market at Hope & Main on Wednesday, August 24, at 5:30 p.m. The market features live music, vendors, and food and beverage trucks. You’ll meet some fun people, experience beautiful Warren, AND support a whole bunch of locally-owned businesses…

Meet Polaris, Neighborhood Champion

You might not have heard of Polaris MEP, but chances are good that you know a company they’ve helped. They’re a nonprofit organization that provides competitive business improvement programs to grow Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry. “Our team got so excited about your plan to spotlight local businesses for Independents Month,” Marketing Manager Erin Read described.…