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Tourism Council funds several community projects, tables Visitor Center request

With last year’s boom in tourism, the Block Island Tourism Council has been able to be generous this year in meeting requests for funding from various groups on the island. Expecting declines in tourism at the onset of the Covid pandemic, the Tourism Council adjusted its revenue expectations downward, and therefore its expenditures, accordingly.But, as …

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Frank DiBiase III of The Atwells Group appointed to 2022 RIHA Board of Directors

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA) is proud to announce the appointment of Block Island resident Frank DiBiase III to its 2022 Board of Directors. DiBiase is a business development representative and food and beverage director for The Atwells Group, which includes three successful restaurants in Providence and two resorts on Block Island: the historic …

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Glass Float Project attracting people from all over the country this year

It’s difficult to tell how a marketing campaign is going. Or is it? Block Island Tourism Council Director Jessica Willi has been experimenting with a servicethat tracks the council’s internet ads and then can determine if the person has subsequently visited the island or a shop or restaurant here.“It’s big-brother-watching-you technology,” said Willi, but works …

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