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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