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RI business community unites against tax increases

Rhode Island Business Community Unites Against Tax Increases
A coalition of more than twenty business organizations, including ten Chambers of Commerce, has released a letter they sent to Governor Dan McKee, thanking him for his pledge not to increase taxes in his FY 2022 budget and highlighting their opposition to various tax increases proposed by members of the Rhode Island General Assembly.

“Rhode Island businesses have struggled to stay open and take care of their employees throughout the pandemic, and any tax increases will have a devastating impact on our economic recovery,” said Laurie White, President of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. “It is wrong to increase taxes and stifle job growth when employers want to make investments in their businesses and get Rhode Islanders back to work.”

Websites that Work – Making Your Site the Right Tool for the Job
Laurie White recently spoke with  Adam Olenn, CEO of Rustle & Spark, about how first impressions matter. For most customers that impression begins with your website. To turn casual browsers into paying customers, your site needs to be designed and built from their perspective. In this hour, we learned how to get inside customers’ heads, lead with structure, use your brand to hold everything together, and which investments are actually critical to your success.
PBN: McKee Proposes Small-business Grants,
Recreational Marijuana Sales in $11.17B Budget

Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday unveiled an $11.17 billion budget proposal that would provide grants to small businesses struggling amid the pandemic and allow recreational marijuana sales to adults by privately run shops regulated by the state.
WPRI: RI to Open Vaccine Eligibility to People Ages 60+
The R.I. Department of Health will soon expand vaccine eligibility to Rhode Islanders ages 60 and older and those with certain health conditions. The Health Department said starting at 5 p.m. Friday, newly eligible residents will be able to book an appointment at any of the state’s mass vaccination sites through the online portal.
Nixon Peabody: Armando Batastini Selected as a Leader in the Law
Nixon Peabody Partner, Armando Batastini, was selected by Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly as a Leader in the Law and will be honored at the Excellence in the Law Awards in April. AlsoNixon Peabody is going virtual with its annual CLE program!
Governor’s Coaching Corps Survey
The Rhode Island Governor’s Coaching Corps (GCC) has been established to address various challenges to employers and jobseekers in our state. This survey was created by a GCC Action Team focusing on improving employer engagement. Your participation will help them better understand how your business or organization currently connects with candidates and resources for workforce development, so that they can offer solutions that would ultimately benefit both parties.
Early Childhood Educational Film Offering from Firestarter Interactive
Firestarter Interactive is now offering the film, Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America, to organizations and groups across the country — from nonprofits, to policy organizations, to businesses and schools — for free virtual screenings, often including panel discussions.