Media Coverage & Endorsements

Rhode Island COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to climb during two-week pause
As the governor spoke about infections and restrictions, a small group of protesters outside called on her to help the wedding industry
By Amanda Milkovits Globe Staff, Updated December 3, 2020, 2:29 p.m.
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Industry support from Providence Warwick CVB President & CEO, Kristen Adamo.
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The coalition hopes to bring attention to how gathering restrictions have adversely affected the local wedding industry.
December 2, 2020  by Kaitlyn Murray
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12/3/2020 GoLocalProv interview with Lt. Governor Dan McKee and we were mentioned again!  We are making waves!!
Wedding vendors rally during Raimondo briefing, ask for more help
Thursday, December 3rd 2020
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‘It’s going to be a dark winter’: Event industry rallies for more funding from state
As Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo held her weekly coronavirus briefing on Thursday, workers from industries affected by her ongoing restrictions rallied outside to plead for more help from the state.
Dec 3, 2020 / 05:08 PM EST
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Rhode Island's wedding and event industry to press for government funding
Thursday, December 3rd 2020
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From: The Matt Allen Show
"80% Out of Work—Renchan Says Wedding and Event Industry Needs Immediate Relief"
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
GoLocal LIVE
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‘Our industry is getting hammered’: Raimondo’s social gathering rules worry wedding businesses
by: Sarah DoironShiina LoSciuto
Posted: Oct 9, 2020 / 04:21 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 9, 2020 / 07:40 PM EDT
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RI wedding vendor: ‘It feels as though we have been overlooked’ during pandemic
by: Courtney Carter
Posted: Apr 22, 2020 / 07:53 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 22, 2020 / 07:53 PM EDT
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'People are scared.' Wedding planners, entertainers seek meeting with Raimondo

By Jim Hummel
The Hummel Report
Published 3:49 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020 | Updated 8:04 p.m. ET Dec. 3, 2020
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‘COMMUNITY RESPONSE’: Lt. Gov. Dan McKee speaks dur- he said. ing a virtual Community Focus Group event with Cranston civic leaders last week.

By Daniel A. Kittredge, Cranston Herald
Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:00 am
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‘It’s time to finally celebrate’: New website to help plan weddings, support hard-hit industry
by: Courtney Carter
Posted: Jan 6, 2021 / 06:15 PM EST / Updated: Jan 7, 2021 / 05:19 AM EST
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Mock wedding to be held at OceanCliff, will be used as a training video to help the wedding and event industry navigate COVID-19 guidelines
By Ryan M. Belmore - What's Up Newp
Posted Friday, January 22, 2021
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Mock wedding hopes to kick start RI’s event industry while following COVID-19 guidelines
by: Brittany Schaefer, Bay Gammans
Posted: Jan 26, 2021 / 05:44 PM EST / Updated: Jan 26, 2021 / 06:34 PM EST
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Wedding vendors put on mock ceremony to illustrate how to put on safe events
Posted Tuesday, January 26th 2021
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RI wedding vendors show that ‘I do’ is still doable in the midst of a pandemic
by: Amaka Ubaka, 7News WHDH
Posted: Jan 27, 2021
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Courting Wedding Safety
By ohtadmin | January 28, 2021
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Mock wedding hopes to kick start RI’s event industry while following COVID-19 guidelines
by: Savana Dunning
Newport Daily News
Posted: Jan 26, 2021 / 03:37 PM EST / Updated: Jan 28, 2021 / 09:06AM EST
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Local DJ unsure how much new stimulus bill will help those in wedding and event industry

Within the $900 billion dollar coronavirus aid package is a re-invigoration of funds to the Paycheck Protection Program of almost $300 billion dollars.
By Brittany Comak, abc6
December 21, 2020 11:24 pm  
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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Wedding Industry in Rhode Island
Makeup artists, caterers, photographers, and more share their struggles and hopes as they navigate the effects of Coronavirus
by By Andrea McHugh, Providence Monthly
Posted Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:00 am
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