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Welcome to the PBA

A Growing Business Community

Portsmouth, RI has grown into one of the most desirable areas to live in New England. The business community here is working hard to integrate the inevitable growth in commerce with the quality of life that makes our town so beautiful.

We encourage everyone in our region to visit our beautiful town for great shopping and services from friendly people.


Why Not Join Us?

If you’re a member or friend of our business community, we would also like to invite you join our proactive organization. Together, we make a great team with a great future!


  • Be an integral and active part of our local business community
  • Great Local Networking – Get to know your local partners
  • Be part of our on-line and published Business Directory
  • Participate in our “Business After Hours”
  • Use our “Constant Contact” Networking List
  • Help support out Scholarship Programs
  • Membership is open to all businesses as well as friends who want to be part of our business community


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Virtual Veteran Entrepreneur Summir

SBAYou are invited to join the SBA for a Virtual Veteran Entrepreneur Summit featuring 2020 National Small Business Person of the Year, Tim Porter, owner of the Texas-based Appddiction Studio.Your military experience, strategic thinking, meticulous discipline, and...

SBA Webinars Oct 13 – 29

Plan, Don't Panic: WOSB & EDWOSB CertificationsWEBINAR | 11:00AM - 1:00PM CMMC Made SimpleWEBINAR | 3:00PM - 5:00PM Pandemic Pivoting: Multiple Revenue StreamsWEBINAR | 9:00AM - 10:00AM Pasos para empezar un negocioWEBINAR | 6:00PM - 7:30PM Where'$ the Money -...

PBA to Submit “Take it Out” Proposal

The PBA is working on a proposal under the CommerceRI "Take it Out" Initiative to help organizations conduct business outside to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID virus. If awarded, the PBA plans to use the grant funds to rent tents and space heaters to...

GNCC to Offer PPE to Members

,Once again the Greater Newport Chamber is pleased to offer free PPE distribution to local businesses. The methodology of distribution is as follows: • 5 cloth masks – 5/employee • 1-gallon of disinfectant for businesses under 25 employees, and two, 1-gallon...

National Small Business Week 20-26 Sept

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 20 - 26, National Small Business Week The U.S. Small Business Administration's 2020 National Small Business Week celebrations officially commence this week with a virtual three-day award ceremony...

“Take-it-Outside” Grant Program Announced

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation seeks proposals from nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, municipalities, merchant associations, downtown improvement districts, tourism regions, arts/cultural institutions, to receive grants under the “Take it Outside”...

Expanded Restore RI Grant Program Starting

Greetings —Rhode Island Commerce today announced that the Restore Rhode Island grant program will begin accepting applications for its expanded program on Tuesday, September 22. More Businesses Are Now EligibleIf you answer ‘YES’ to these three questions below, we...

Free Social Media Content Webinar Sept 30

Creating a Social Media Content Calendar Sept 30 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Online Facilitated by State Office Learn how to create and leverage a social media content calendar to make social media easier. You'll pick up pro tips that you can implement immediately, plus...