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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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SBA Guaranteed Loans

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RI “PAUSE” Grant Applications On-Line

Businesses affected by the PAUSE can get a grant up to $50K The application for the ‘Rhode Island on Pause’ Grant Program is now live on the Rhode Island Division of Taxation’s website in both English and Spanish. Earlier this week, Rhode Island Governor Gina M....

Register Your Business with Shop Local RI

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RISCPA Offers Technical Assistance to Businesses

Technical Assistance and Training Services to COVID impacted businesses. The RI Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA) partnered with RI Commerce to offer this program as part of the state’s CARES Act funding. The dates of the programming (2 cohorts) have...

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...