Business Briefs: Main Street Hospitality expands to Rhode Island; new Berkshire Taconic board member; marketing for playwrights; Nichols gains certification

An Oct. 23 ceremony marking the beginning of construction of Hammetts Wharf was attended by Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop, State Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, Peregrine Group principal Colin Kane, Eustis and other members of the Main Street Hospitality executive team.