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SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island

SERVPRO of Northern Rhode Island takes great pride in being a part of the Northern Rhode Island community. We understand that communities like ours hold America together. We want to do our part to ensure that the Northern Rhode Island community thrives by helping those that are less fortunate, keeping the area safe, and making our community the best that it can be.

"American Illustration and the First World War" celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the resolution of “The War to End All Wars” by honoring the essential work the American illustrators accomplished in swaying opinions and rallying National support for the war effort.

When the First World War broke out in June 1914, United States President Woodrow Wilson declared the US to be neutral, a popular decision with the public. However, as the War escalated over several years, the United States Congress ultimately declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. Just one week later, President Wilson formed the Committee on Public Information with the purpose to “sell” Americans on the War and change public support in his favor.

Charles Dana Gibson, one of America’s most popular illustrators, was named head of the Division of Pictorial Publicity. In just over 19 months, Gibson and an army of over 300 artists, all unpaid volunteers, produced 1,438 designs for posters, buttons, cards, cartoons, and more to flood the Nation with their message. These widely circulated images strived to accomplish one of three primary goals: to raise money, to conserve food and resources, or to promote enlistment and patriotism.

Featuring original paintings, works on paper, vintage posters, and accompanying artifacts, "American Illustration and the First World War" displays these artworks as powerful, emotional reminders of the hardships and threats the United States faced during this time, and highlight the critical role the American illustrators played in the outcome of the War.

Presented By: The National Museum of American Illustration
Dates: May 24, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: The National Museum of American Illustration
Address: 492 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 851-8949
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: $20 for Adults; $18 for Seniors/Military; $14 for Students with ID; $10 for Children 5-12; Children under 5 not admitted.

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The North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be able to invite you to join the inbound trade mission to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.



The trade mission is geared to supporting companies looking to achieve the following business objectives in the UAE market:

· Learning about local market opportunities · Landing a marquee client / strategic partnership · Engaging with government and local businesses · Exploring expansion of business operations into the UAE and/or the Middle East · Strengthening customer and supplier networks · Acquiring deeper insights into collaboration, investment and export opportunities in the United Arab Emirates and Middle East Region



As part of this trade mission, you will benefit from the following services:

· Pre-scheduled 1:1 business meetings with key executives in your target sectors · Participation and showcasing of your business in the half day local export conference (speaking opportunities available) · A site visit program to key players in your target sectors · Participation in market entry workshops from leading local experts · Market opportunity and market intelligence discussions · Full page company profile listing in the delegate booklet (circulated via email to over 28,000 companies in the UAE) · Networking dinner with local UAE-based company owners, government officials, business executives and other delegates · Logistical support throughout the mission from our local offices and staff in Dubai · Industry briefings · Target lead lists / trade leads (including database of 28,000 companies in the UAE) · A personal program designed along your profile and objectives for the whole five days of the mission



The cost is $900 USD for North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce members and $1250 USD for non- members. (This does not include air transportation and hotels although discounts apply for those staying at the designated Mission hotel – Rove Dubai Marina Hotel).

Places are limited as the trade council needs to personalize appointment / meeting schedules. 

Registration deadline: 15th August 2018.

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Why the United Arab Emirates?

The Trade Hub of the Middle East and Africa

The United Arab Emirates is located in the heart of the crossroads of the trade routes of East and West, Europe and Asia. It helps to organize effectively an international trade flow with the minimal costs. There are modern sea and air transport companies, ports and airports in the UAE, which are connected with all the leading international transport hubs, and which provide the possibility of delivering goods from and into any part of the world. The location of the country allows flying quickly to the UAE from a large number of countries – particularly from the Middle East, Europe, Asia or Africa.



High Level of Disposable Income

In 2016 the United Arab Emirates imported $270 billion USD worth of goods. Non-oil sectors now contribute about 70% of the UAE’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts, as of March 2018, it’s expected to be the second largest Arab economy after Saudi Arabia in terms of GDP (in current prices). The IMF expects UAE to be ranked 25th globally (in current price terms), with a GDP per capita of $37,346.



A Rapidly Developing Economy

It is not a secret for anybody that over the recent decades the United Arab Emirates has become a major international center of business activity. Interests of many large corporations and holding companies are concentrated here. Moreover, the Emirates began to take leading positions in the field of international tourism. The investment capitals, which flock to the Emirates from all over the world, are devoted to the implementation of many large-scale projects that contribute to the active development of the economy in the country. The year to year increasing domestic consumer demand on the import of goods, which are necessary for the local requirements, as well as a significant increase in the volumes of export and re-export, also plays an important role for taking decisions about entering the market in the United Arab Emirates.



Diversification of Import/Export Industries

The strategies created by Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, Dubai’s Strategic Plan 2015 and the UAE’s 2021 Vision are made to attract foreign capital into the industrial and other export-oriented sectors, including heavy industry, transport, petrochemicals, tourism, information technology, medical technologies, consumer goods, telecommunications, renewable energy, aviation and oil and gas services. In order to realize the expansion of these sectors and support economic diversification, the government has invested heavily in infrastructure and other development projects. Education is also one of the UAE government’s top priorities. The country is keen to -build a knowledge based economy and position itself as the academic hub in Gulf Region.  

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