June 2017
Seen in May 
Good media coverage is essential to creating a climate where an organization's business goals can be achieved.  It confers third-party credibility and adds real value to your social media.  Here's just some of the good news about our clients that appeared in May.


Cub Scout Saves Mom's Life
Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America
(NCBSA)
 

A local eight-year-old Cub Scout kept his cool and applied his Scout training when he saved his choking mother's life only weeks after his father had passed away in a car accident. Michael O'Brien called 911 and gave the operator updates until help arrived. His mom credits the Cub Scouts with preparing him for serious situations like this.
 
Mike's story received coverage overnight as far away as New Zealand, and he said he is thrilled to be a "celebrity".
Infrastructure is Key to State's Success
Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

Strong infrastructure is the key to economic success anywhere, and Rhode Island is no exceptionThe R.I. Infrastructure Bank , a real success story, not only fi na nces projects that bolster our economy, but that protect the environment as well, with low-cost financing to build, maintain, and improve everything from the roads we drive on to the facilities that provide the water we drink.

Jeffrey Diehl, CEO of Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, explains how their programs put people to work, sav e local taxpayers money and protect our natural resources in his commentary in the Westerly Sun.


Help for Homebuyers
Rhode Island Housing
 
First-time home buyers will get some relief from soaring home prices through a new down payment assistance program called "First Down" recently announced by R.I. Housing. The program offers a $7,500 grant for Rhode Islanders purchasing their first home in Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Warwick, Cranston and East Providence.
 
R.I. Housing Executive Director Barbara Fields discussed the details of the program and explained who is eligible recently on WPRI Channel 12's "Rhode Show".
 
The Rhode Show: RI Housing's new plan for first-time homebuyers


Brother & Sister Begin Cross Country Bike Trip
Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island
 
Hope Hospice has had an impact on many fam ilies in the  region. Jon and Ann Wish were so inspired by the care their mother received that they decided to cycle cross country in an effort to raise money for HopeHealth and raise awareness of hospice care. They depart June 3 and are looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime as a tribute to their mom's life.

Walt Buteau of Channel 12 recently met with the siblings to discuss the upcoming ride, their mom's legacy, and their family's experience at Hope Hospice RI.
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