Gift it Forward is an online resource developed by small business owners for small business owners.
The program is aimed at helping Rhode Island small businesses make it through the COVID-19
pandemic by making easier for Rhode Islanders to support them.
Many businesses in Rhode Island are closed or have limited resources available.
This is a very challenging time for local small business owners. Let’s come together and "Buy RI Today!"
This joint venture was established by Oceanside Graphics RI LLC and the Office of Rhode Island Lt. Governor Daniel McKee.
The idea developed from a group of small businesses owners discussing concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through his role as Chair of Rhode Island’s Small Business Advocacy Council, Lt. Governor McKee was able to connect with Justin T. Gontarek, and Nicholas J. Rego owners of Oceanside Graphics in Warwick, RI and have them facilitate this portal for Rhode Island’s small business community.