2018-02-15 / News Briefs

Painting the Town

Retailers, restaurant owners, innkeepers and downtown businesses are invited to a Volvo Ocean Race kick-off meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Newport Marriott. Hear about the details of the free VIP (Value Incentive Program) for merchants, information on storefront and window decorating materials, and the latest information about the race. Representatives from the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Discover Newport and Sail Newport will present details on how the entire business community can be involved in welcoming this major event. The Volvo Ocean Race stopover will bring thousands of visitors to Newport and millions of dollars in revenue, and everyone should be prepared. Registration is requested at newportchamber.com. Free parking at the Visitors Center.

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