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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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RI “PAUSE” Grant Applications On-Line

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Upcoming SB Webinars and Training Dec 1 – 12

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RI SBDC Webinars and Training December 2-17

December Dec 2 2020 CARES: Condonación Préstamo PPP Wed 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Topic: Financing Online Facilitated by State Office Register Dec 3 2020 Training For Best Results Through LinkedIn Thu 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Topic: Marketing and Sales Online Facilitated by...

SBA SB Webinars and Trainings Nov 19 – Dec 3

Creating Holiday Campaigns To Sell Your Products Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program 8:30AM - 10:00AM Get you PPP Loan Forgiveness and Form 3508 S Questions Answered!10:00AM - 11:00AM Selling to the EU: E-Commerce Distribution and...

RISCPA Offers Technical Assistance to Businesses

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SBA SB Seminars and Training Nov 5-21

SBA Rhode Island  District Office  - November 4, 2020Understanding Your Ideal Customers and Tips on How To Find ThemWEBINAR | 9:00AM - 10:00AMBusiness Wellness ChecklistWEBINAR | 1:00PM - 2:00PMProjections for Business Plan and StrategyWEBINAR | 3:00PM -...