From The Westerly Sun – January 30, 2019
Business expo builds momentum for United Theatre project
By Nancy Burns-Fusaro / Sun staff writer
WESTERLY — The United Theatre is $83,500 closer to reaching its $12 million goal to complete renovations on the Canal Street building following a lively business expo held Tuesday night in the space that aims one day to be the region’s “mini Lincoln Center.”
“Westerly is on fire tonight,” said a jubilant Lisa Konicki at the close of the event, which attracted hundreds of people and gained donations and pledges ranging in size from $1,000 to $10,000 from local residents and businesses.
“I am so incredibly proud of our chamber of commerce for taking a leadership role and our small business community for their incredible generosity,” said Konicki. “The momentum and energy was amazing … what an awesome kickoff.”