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Discover Rhode Island was started nearly ten years ago with the goal of promoting small and mid-sized Rhode Island businesses. We’ve done that primarily through interviews with business owners and managers that discuss their businesses history, philosophy, products and services.  We’ve produced 122 television shows so far that center around businesses in different Rhode Island cities and towns,  special shows that feature specific industries, and our well known auto shows.  Our videos have over 500,000 views and and that number is growing every day.  We’re finding new cities and towns to feature, new businesses to profile, new automobiles to review, and new photos for our Rhode island image gallery. 

Televison Premiers

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Northern Rhode Island

Three original episodes featuring the city of Pawtucket, and the towns of Cumberland/Lincoln and Smithfield.

East Greenwich

Central Rhode Island

Three original episodes featuring the cities of Cranston, and Warwick and the town of East Greenwich.

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Southern Rhode Island

Three original episodes featuring the towns of Narragansett, Wakefield and Wickford.

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East Bay Rhode Island

Original episodes featuring the towns of Barrington, East Providence and Newport.

Special Sections

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Rhode Island Real Estate

Rhode Island has a rich history of many different styles of architecture   Providence has been named as “Best Small City” by Architectural Digest.  Rhode Island has a thriving real estate market for sales and both long and short term rentals.  Search for real estate by town, or  search for a Rhode Island Real estate agent.

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Rhode Island Weddings

If you’re planning a wedding, Rhode Island is one of the top wedding destinations in the US.  From farmhouse weddings to mansions on the ocean and everything in between, our wedding section has all best Rhode Island area wedding vendors and advice for planning your Rhode Island wedding!

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Rhode Island Automobiles

Our award-winning auto section has original automotive reviews, photography and video from international auto shows, directories for new car dealers, authorized service centers, auto body shops and insurance companies, plus direct links to current special offers and up to the minute inventory for every brand and every dealer.

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Rhode Island Experts

Discover Rhode Island is convening a panel of exceptional business leaders who are experts in their field.  They discuss a wide variety of topics in interviews, discussions and written pieces. They have been carefully chosen to be among the best in their industry and they provide valuable insights and answer questions.

Featured Rhode Island Businesses

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MRT Jewelers

MRT Jewelers in East Providence has been providing fine jewelry and professional service to Rhode island for over one hundred years.

Marisa Desautel Attorney

Desautel Law

The attorneys at Desautel Law have the experience and the knowledge you need for any environmental law litigation or issue.

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Priority Premium

Priority Premium in Middletown is the areas leader for largest and most diverse selection in pre-owned luxury and exotic automobiles.

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Porch and Patio

Porch and Patio Casual Living has the finest in outdoor casual furniture and decor.  They have an extensive showroom  with all the latest styles.

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Red Stripe

Red Stripe restaurant is located in the heart of Providences East Side, and is a modern version of a traditional European French cafe.

DISCOVER

THE LOST PHOTOS

My father was a photographer and in the seventies, after years of being a studio photographer, he came up with this idea of going out on the road and photographing people at work. He’d map out an area of a town where the businesses were, park his car, and walk into many of these places and tell them about his idea.  “Most people work their whole lives and don’t have a single photo of themselves at work” he’d say.  “So I’d like to take your picture, then I’ll develop it and print it, and bring back a black and white 5X7 tomorrow.  If you like it, it’s three bucks.”  He photographed thousands of people at work in the seventies and eighties.  Black and white became color.  Three bucks became five, then seven. He’s gone now, but he left behind thousands of his photos and negatives of people at work in Rhode Island.  We’re going to scan and post them into this gallery.  It’s an ongoing project that will take a while.  Check back often. Maybe you’ll see someone you know or remember.