2015 Highlights

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We have had a highly successful and eventful 2015! Here’s a snapshot of the highlights: We donated $1000 to the Town for the pilot program to support the SRO in August. The PBA donated to the Portsmouth Police Department $250 for the Holiday Drive. Karen’s Hair Design was named Portsmouth Business of the Year. We sponsored the 2015 Portsmouth Plunge, and 2015 Rhode …

Summer’s End 5K Run/Walk for the Portsmouth High School Scholarship Fund

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The Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) will host a “Summer’s End” 5K run/walk on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Portsmouth, RI. This is a flat and fast 5K course with scenic water views. Leashed pets and baby strollers are welcome! All proceeds from the race will go towards the Portsmouth Business Association Scholarship Fund. Each year, the PBA awards two $1,000 scholarships …

Portsmouth Business of the Year: Karen’s Hair Design

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The Portsmouth Business Association held its annual meeting at Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth on June 10th. Karen Toti of Karen’s Hair Design, a longtime member of the Portsmouth Business community and former President of the Portsmouth Business Association, was honored as this year’s Portsmouth Business of the Year. Karen Toti was honored with commemorative items from the Portsmouth …

Two $1,000 Scholarships Awarded by Portsmouth Business Association to PHS Seniors

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On June 1, 2015, Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) President, John C. Farley, awarded two Portsmouth High School seniors each a $1,000 scholarship to pursue higher education. The recipients were Brianna Turcotte and Dylan Young. The recipients were chosen based upon their answers to questions asked on the PBA Scholarship nomination form. Commenting on the award, PBA President John C. Farley …

Nomination Period Open: Business of the Year Award

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Cast your vote! The PBA is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Portsmouth Business of the Year Award. Nominees are judged by their civic and community contributions and achievements as a Portsmouth business. Winner will be announced at our Annual Meeting in June. Download the nomination form here and return it to the PBA by April 3rd.

PBA Announces New Requirements for 2015 Scholarship Award

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In past years, the Portsmouth Business Association (PBA) has requested that the Portsmouth High School faculty select the winners of the PBA Scholarship. This year, for the first time, students will be able to nominate themselves. Click here for the nomination form. Students will be asked two simple questions: “What were your accomplishments at Portsmouth High School?” and “Why do you think …

The PBA thanks the Portsmouth Police and Fire Departments with dinner and dessert

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The Portsmouth Police and Fire Department work hard all year long, even while the rest of us are enjoying the holidays. The Portsmouth Business Association wants to thank every member of both the Portsmouth Police Department and the Portsmouth Fire Department for their dedication and commitment. Thank you to Portsmouth Business Association board member John Vit for personally delivering dinner …

Holiday Party 2014 at Melville Grille a Big Success

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Thank you to all our members who joined us for our annual holiday party! Chef Scott and the Melville staff provided us with an endless supply of delicious appetizers and a warm atmosphere. 2014 has been a fantastic year for the PBA and we look forward to another year of supporting local business in 2015. View holiday party photos here. …

Portsmouth Business Association donates $250 to Portsmouth Police Departments Annual Holiday Drive

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The Portsmouth Business Association donated $250 to the Portsmouth Police Departments annual Holiday Drive. Pictured from left to right to left are: Steve Squatrito from Atria Senior Living, Jeannie Ingraham from Century21 Trend, Detective Arnold from PPD, John C. Farley from Newport Wealth Management and President of the Portsmouth Business Association, Officer Coyne from PPD, Kara Marley from Savings Institute, …