Pawtucket local business showcase holds February Crash Pawtucket at Red DWG Library

Pawtucket local business showcase holds February Crash Pawtucket at Red DWG Library

Pawtucket, RICrash Pawtucket, a monthly initiative aimed at promoting local Pawtucket businesses and bringing Pawtucket residents together, will hold its February event at Red DWG Library. Red DWG Library is a co-working and innovation hub, designed and run by architect/entrepreneur David Gomez and his wife Katherine Gomez. The event will be Monday, February 12, from 5:30 to 8 at 413 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Each month, professionals and residents gather at (“crash”) different Pawtucket business, enjoying food and drinks, and highlighting that venue and its contribution to the city. This month, Crash Pawtucket is back with a twist, focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities in the city. The event will feature tours of Red DWG’s space, and presentations from both Gomez and Clare King, President of Pawtucket-based Propel, LLC, a product innovation company focused on the development, sales and marketing of textile driven technologies and products.  Pawtucket Economic Director Jeanne Boyle will also address City programs available to assist small businesses and start-ups.

“We set our roots in Pawtucket because of the rich history and the amazing arts culture that thrives here. The innovation is buzzing and we are excited with all the development and new companies moving in”, said David Gomez.

Crash Pawtucket is run by Pawtucket Councilwoman-at-large Sandra Cano and Ward 5 Councilwoman Meghan Kallman. The team’s goals are to both bring attention to Pawtucket’s small businesses, and to deepen a sense of community among Pawtucket residents.

“We are thrilled to expand this month’s event into something with an entrepreneurial focus,” said Kallman. “Pawtucket has many entrepreneurs—ranging from small tech companies to artists—and we are excited to bring people together to talk about all the promising small businesses in our city”.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy,” said Cano. “Crash Pawtucket has always been about supporting and featuring them, and we are delighted to bring our event to such an innovative and beautiful space”.

Participants at Crash Pawtucket are encouraged to use the hashtags #CrashPawtucket, #JoinTheEvolution, and #PawtucketPride on social media when documenting the event.

About Crash Pawtucket: Crash Pawtucket is an initiative launched by Cano and Kallman, occurring at a different Pawtucket venue on the second Monday of each month. See the Facebook page here.