Upcoming Events

“Men Who Make a Difference” April 27, 2018
Join our NPRM client, the Women’s Resource Center serving Newport and Bristol Counties, on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the annual Men Who Make a Difference Gala at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina (formerly the Hyatt located at 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI). The event celebrates men who work within the Rhode Island community to make positive and lasting change. Tickets are $150 per person including hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, live/silent auctions, and awards program. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center’s domestic violence prevention, education, shelter and advocacy programs. This is a Kentucky derby-themed gala.  Purchase tickets at: https://wrcnbc.networkforgood.com/events/5130-2018-men-who-make-a-difference

"Adding Life to Years" Gala June 2, 2018
SAVE THE DATE:  Our newest client, United Methodist Elder Care, is holding its annual Gala on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Omni Hotel in Providence.  This year’s honoree is Rich Gingras, a former New England light heavyweight champion and founder of The Parkinson’s Place in Pawtucket. Rich’s Rock Steady Boxing program at The Parkinson’s Place allows individuals with Parkinson’s or other brain conditions to slow the progression of the disease by working out with trained professionals.

"Wild Women" of Bristol and Newport Counties June 16, 2016
On Thursday, June 16th, Newberry PR & Marketing President and former "Wild Woman" herself, Betty Galligan, is pleased to see her nominees be honored at this luncheon to support the work of the Women's Resource Center. NPRM client Christine M. Cunneen, CEO of Hire Image LLC, is among the honorees along with attorney Sally McDonald (Pannone, Lopes, Devereaux & West of Providence) and wealth manager/financial advisor Brenda Nagle (Merrill Lynch of Providence). 

East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club Charter Night and Recognition June 28, 2016
The East Providence/Seekonk Rotary Club will celebrate its 70th year as a club as part of Rotary International. At this event, the Club will honor Bill Donnelly, a long-time photographer and member of the Club. Bill has worked on many Newberry PR projects and events capturing headshots, action shots, and stills for PR, promotional and collateral purposes over the years. We're honored to know him and celebrate his contributions to the community at this event.

Cherry Stone Gallery Gala Opening and Exhibit July 19, 2016
Our newest client, Cherry Stone Gallery in Wellfleet, MA, is a prestigious avante-garde art gallery on the Outer Cape. Its founder, Sally Nerber, passed away and a new exhibit will celebrate her life, vision and prominence in the art world. Executive Director Brenda Correia has curated an exhibit featuring works from artists from NYC to Boston through September 10, 2016. Join us from 5-8pm at "Sally's Party" on July 19th.

"Cost-Effective Marketing for Small Business" 
Coming to a venue near you: Newberry Public Relations and Marketing President Betty Galligan presents a free, educational seminar entitled, “Cost-Effective Marketing for Small Business” to business audiences throughout Rhode Island and nationwide. Attendees will learn the Top 10 most effective, low- or no-cost ways to spread the word about products and services, reinforce their brands, and attract customers. The focus is on practical, results-oriented marketing tactics vs. pie-in-the-sky ideas. This 1/2 hour to 1+-hour presentation (time can be tailored to your needs) will help attendees implement big-budget marketing activities on a shoestring budget no matter what the economy. Email or call us today for booking info.                              



East Bay Toastmasters meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the East Providence Senior Center (United Methodist Elder Care, 30 Alexander Avenue, East Providence) from 5:30-7:30 pm. Visit the club's website for more information.

Betty is part of a band, Full Circle, a four-piece rock cover band that plays at clubs and bars in the RI, MA and CT region. Be sure to send us your email to be on the official "gig list" to receive email blasts with upcoming band gig dates! Visit Full Circle's Facebook Page for more up-to-date information.

Past Seminar Topics/Venues:


  • "Public Relations in an Online World: The Basics"
  • "Big PR Ideas for Small Business"
  • "Lifestyle Marketing/Consumer Behavior"
  • "Public Relations as a Career"
  • "Cost-Effective Marketing"
  • "Fearless Selling for the Non-Sales Professional"
  • "The Art of Negotiation"
  • "LinkedIn for Business"
  • "Fearless Public Speaking"
  • "How to Use Twitter for Business"
  • "Facebook Pages for Business"
  • "Keys to Marketing Success"
  • “Social Media Ethics” (for healthcare)


  • RI Economic Development Corporation's Every Company Counts
  • Bryant University Executive Development Center
  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Rhode Island Builders Association
  • Riverside Library
  • Center for Women and Enterprise
  • Partridge Snow & Hahn law firm
  • Esmond Public Library
  • North Providence Public Library
  • Centerville Seminar Center
  • 1149 East Greenwich, RI
  • White's of Westport, MA
  • East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce