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Lt. Gov. Roberts to Tour Pawtucket Furniture Factory for Buy Local RI

Pawtucket Buy Local RI Visit to Continue the Statewide Initiative to Grow Sales and Customer Base For Locally Owned Businesses

PROVIDENCE— Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Chair of the Small Business Advocacy Council, continues her “Main Street” tours of local businesses for the statewide initiative Buy Local RI with a visit to the Modulus Furniture Factory TOMORROW, April 29th at 1:30 p.m.

Modulus Furniture is a small, locally owned and operated manufacturer of modular, upholstered furniture. The tour of the factory in Pawtucket will follow the stages of manufacture and construction and will demonstrate the unique modular features of the designs.

Buy Local RI launched last November with a public awareness campaign, encouraging Rhode Islanders to support our local businesses by shopping locally for the holidays. The “Main Street” events build on existing local initiatives that highlight the opportunity and benefits of choosing to Buy Local RI, not just during the holiday season, but also throughout the year.

The Buy Local RI initiative has also created a working group which is in the process of developing a website dedicated to expanding the market for local businesses and products by connecting people to Rhode Island businesses. For more information, visit the Buy Local RI page on the Lt. Governor’s website at: http://www.ltgov.ri.gov/buylocalri/

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Department or agency: Elizabeth Roberts, Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Online: http://www.ltgov.state.ri.us/

Release date: 04-28-2009

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