Local companies flavor to Rhode Island FC


Rhode Island FC partners with 2 local companies Image: Rhode Island FC

The upcoming American professional soccer club Rhode Island FC announced recently that two companies with headquarters in Rhode Island (US) – the Hilb Group and Automated Business Solutions (ABS) – have become Official Partners of the USL Championship expansion club.

‘Rhode Island FC’ stated that as Official Partners, both companies will receive Rhode Island FC marketing assets to positively impact their businesses and further cement their positions in the community.

The Rhode Island FC is an upcoming American professional soccer club located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (US). The club is planned to debut in the USL Championship in 2024.

The USL Championship is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States that began its inaugural season in 2011. The USL is sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation as a Division II league since 2017, placing it under Major League Soccer (MLS) in the hierarchy. The USL is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

The Rhode Island FC will play their inaugural 2024 season at Bryant University’s Beirne Stadium.

The 4,400-capacity Beirne Stadium is a stadium in Smithfield, Rhode Island (US). It is the home stadium for the Bryant University college football and men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. The Beirne Stadium will also host the USL Championship club Rhode Island FC during their inaugural 2024 season.

The Rhode Island FC’s 10,500-capacity home venue – the Tidewater Landing Stadium on the banks of the Seekonk River – is projected to be complete in the Spring of 2024.

The Hilb Group provides the resources of a big insurance broker and the attentive, personal service of a small agency. Its people are its greatest strength. The company’s values of trust, passion, integrity, and growth drive its actions to benefit every client.

The Automated Business Solution provides office technology solutions that improve its client’s workflow, efficiency and profitability. The Automated Business Solutions is the answer to all business technology. The company provides the best solutions in printers, multifunction machines (copy, scan, fax), postage, network security, managed IT, workflow solutions, and document management.

Said Vicky Lynch, Chief Revenue Officer for Rhode Island FC, “The response from the local business community has been incredibly strong, as evidenced by two long-time Rhode Island-centric companies joining us as Official Partners. I am delighted to have the Hilb Group and ABS join the Rhode Island FC community. As we continue building a club for all Rhode Island, we look forward to announcing many more partnerships with companies that have roots in the Ocean State.”

‘Rhode Island FC’ further stated that the Hilb Group is a leading property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and advisory firm with New England Platform headquarters in Cranston, Rhode Island. The Hilb Group is a Top 15 US Insurance Agency and an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company.

Stated Joe Padula, CIC CRM MBA – Managing Director of Commercial Property and Casualty, Hilb New England, “We are excited about our partnership with Rhode Island FC, helping to support and grow the game of soccer in our local communities. We look forward to supporting Rhode Island FC as it builds a winning team both on and off the pitch.”

The Automated Business Solutions is New England’s office technology and managed service provider offering comprehensive office productivity solutions to businesses of all sizes for over 30 years. ABS’ corporate office is located in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Added Mike Ardry, President of ABS, “We are excited to have professional soccer in Rhode Island and proud to be a part of the inaugural year for Rhode Island FC. The ABS is committed to supporting Rhode Island businesses. This partnership is a great example of that. We look forward to forming a long-lasting partnership with the RIFC.”

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