It’s amazing that it’s been 11 weeks since the New Harbor team was together in the office. But as you can see below, we’ve continued to tell our clients’ stories in a memorable, compelling way while working remotely. Connecting daily via Google Hangouts, we’ve helped our clients do two fundamental things. First – keep going! Letting their audiences know that while operating safely they are active, engaged and open for business. Second, using this time to prepare and invest in the future.
On behalf of everyone at our firm, we hope that you are staying safe, and let us know if we can help you, your company, or organization be prepared to come out even stronger on the other side of COVID-19.

Asking (Again) for Your Support of Two Local Businesses
Now more than ever, local businesses need your support. Grey Sail Brewing and T.F. Green Airport, two of our great clients, are in the running for some well-deserved recognition. In the closing days of voting, please click below to show your support.
Please help us put Grey Sail Brewing and T.F. Green Airport over the top! 

Thanks in advance!
Grey Sail Brewing: 2020 Best of Rhode Island® Reader’s Poll

The Annual Best of Rhode Island® Reader’s Poll is back, and this year, Grey Sail Brewing is in the running for Statewide Best Local Brewer.
Send some love to this Rhody classic by making them the 2020 Best Local Brewer today. Voting runs through May 31, 2020.
T.F. Green Airport: Best Airport

T.F. Green has been nominated in the Best Airport category in Conde Nast's 2020 Readers' Choice Awards.

Each month there’s a new grand prize for those who vote, and this month’s lucky winner will be treated to a weekend in Charleston, South Carolina. Please take a moment to vote -- and ask your friends to show some Rhody Pride and do the same!

Voting runs through May 31, 2020
Powerful Social Media
Powerful Social Media: “Cooped-Up Campfire” Brings Scouts Together During Social Distancing 

Coronavirus has put the brakes on many activities we normally enjoy in-person, but the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America has gotten creative on social media to keep their audiences engaged.

Using Facebook Live, the Scouts have offered a new take on their campfire traditions, hosting 50-minute campfire events online and connecting Scouts from all over the region.

The most recent event attracted more than 1,500   participants and featured special greetings from U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Congressman Joe Kennedy (above), URI men’s basketball coach David Cox, Miss Massachusetts Lyndsey Littlefield, Eyewitness News anchor Mike Montecalvo, radio hosts from 92 PRO-FM, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and many more.

“The success of our second ‘Cooped Up Campfire’ shows how important the Scouting program is for families in the region,” said Narragansett Council CEO, Tim McCandless. “We will continue to provide numerous online learning experiences to help our youth develop life-changing skills.”


Providence Journal

Cranston Herald
Nice Ink!
New Harbor Group has been safely working remotely for almost five weeks, managing crisis communications, telling stories about the important work our clients are doing, and developing plans for the future. In this case, what they are doing to lend a hand during these historic times. Here are just a few examples of that work
Quonset: Getting Ready for What’s Next 

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the Quonset team has focused on both keeping the Park’s 200+ companies and their 12,000 employees safe while continuing to lead the state’s economy when we return to work. To do that, Quonset is moving forward on a number of projects that will provide flexibility for companies navigating the post-pandemic economy.

One of these flexible options is the Gateway Office Complex. These state-of-the-art office spaces provide small businesses with affordable rates and the option of flexible shorter-term leases, including a month-to-month option. Each space includes wireless high-speed Internet, a shared kitchen and break areas (including an outdoor courtyard), a conference room and more. The four existing Gateway Office buildings are fully leased, with construction of Building #5 now underway and scheduled to be completed by year’s end. 

The Business Park also offers flexibility to industrial tenants with their brand new Flex Industrial Campus. The second Flex Industrial Building offers space to companies that may have outgrown their current facilities, require flexible manufacturing, or need warehouse space between 10,000 and 40,000 s/f with ceilings up to 24 feet. The Quonset team finished construction on the third Flex Industrial Building in late April, and is excited to welcome new companies. 

With these flexible arrangements in place at the Business Park, Quonset will hit the ground running when Rhode Island enters the recovery phase.

R.I. Infrastructure Bank Passes $100M Milestone for Road, Bridge Financing 

The Bank’s Municipal Road and Bridge Fund recently passed the $100 million milestone with the announcement of $30 million in loans to Providence, Warwick, and Cumberland.

“The Infrastructure Bank is proud to support local communities making significant investments in their transportation infrastructure,” said Jeffrey Diehl, Infrastructure Bank CEO. “Our below-market interest rate loans will deliver over $2.6 million of debt service savings for Providence, Warwick, and Cumberland over the lifetime of the loans.”

The project financing will support approximately 332 well-paying jobs across Rhode Island, Diehl added.

The Loan and Bridge Revolving Fund provides below-market interest rate loans to municipalities to complete critical right-of-way improvements. Since the program’s inception in 2015, over $105 million has been lent to 19 communities, supporting more than 1,100 local jobs for Rhode Island’s skilled laborers.

Warwick Beacon
Worcester Together Raises over $7M for COVID-19 Relief, Issuing over 130 grants

The Worcester Together fund surpassed $7 Million in donations recently thanks to the Worcester Together Challenge, major contributions from several community partners and the leadership of Foundation President and CEO Barbara Fields.
The Worcester Together Challenge was initiated with a $100,000 gift from the Esler Family Foundation, who committed to matching additional donations on a 1:1 basis until the goal of $400,000 was reached. To achieve this goal, the Challenge aligned with “#GivingTuesdayNow,” a global celebration of giving, earlier in May. All funds raised through the challenge go directly to support Worcester nonprofits serving people facing immediate and long-term challenges brought on by the pandemic.

To date the fund is has distributed over $2 million in 130 grants to local nonprofits.

Worcester Telegram and Gazette

Worcester Telegram and Gazette

Sentinel and Enterprise
Saratoga Subaru Donates 50,000 Meals to Feeding America 

Saratoga Subaru is fighting hunger in their community by partnering with Subaru of America to donate more than 50,000 meals to Feeding America.

The donation, a part of the Subaru Loves to Help initiative, is a response to the increased food insecurity in upstate New York brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak and will go directly to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

“I have been proud to work with the Subaru brand for 25 years and witness firsthand all the good they do in communities,” said Mackey Auto Group Managing Member Chris Mackey. “Mackey Auto Group is a committed member of this community, and we’re glad to give back and alleviate some of the immediate needs that have surfaced with the COVID-19 outbreak.”

The Record