New Business


Business is thriving

If you're thinking about opening or expanding a business, there's a lot to like about our region. Downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck is charming with eclectic riverfront restaurants and retail businesses. Westerly also has two beach districts that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer. We're easily accessible to I-95 and have a train station, airport, hospital and numerous large scale community events.  Richmond and Hopkinton are rural communities that are rapidly growing with commercial expansion.

There's no better time than now to set up shop here. Our New Business Stimulus Package provides unique marketing incentives including free ads in 3 area news publications, free radio ads, and a 3 month free trial membership in The Chamber. You bring the business concept, we'll help you find the right space and provide marketing support.

In real estate and in business, you can't beat a great location, and timing is everything. For more information about business opportunities in southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut, contact the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce today at (401) 596-7761.

Location. Location. Location.

Now through December 31, 2012, any new business that is established is eligible for the Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce New Business Stimulus Package, containing valuable discounts and FREE marketing promotions.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Business must be registered with the Secretary of the State of Rhode Island
  2. A signed lease or proof of home based business operations
  3. Approval from the Town Licensing Board

Once you have met the requirements, please contact Lisa Konicki at (401) 596 - 7761 or by e-mail, lkonicki@westerlychamber.org, to obtain your New Business Stimulus Package.