Caprio’s got a seat at Obama’s Woonsocket eventOctober 25th, 2010 at 2:15 pm by Ted Nesi under General Talk
Air Force One is scheduled to land at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick at 3:55 p.m. Monday, depositing President Obama in Rhode Island for a brief four-and-a-half-hour visit here. The presidential plane is supposed to depart T.F. Green to return to Washington at 8:20 p.m. – though Democrats and presidents are known for running late, so we’ll see whether Obama actually makes it out on time.
The president will visit American Cord & Webbing Co., a manufacturer in Woonsocket, for a public event at 5 p.m. The company got approved for a U.S. Small Business Administration loan last month, and it plans to use the financing to expand from 30,000 square feet to 43,000 square feet, according to the White House. The company was founded nearly a century ago and currently has about 60 employees, according to the EDC.
From there, Obama will head to two fundraisers – a $500-a-plate reception at the Rhode Island Convention Center and then a more intimate $7,500-a-plate dinner at the East Side home of developer Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. and his wife, Johnnie. Both will benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which supports the campaigns of U.S. House candidates including David Cicilline and Jim Langevin.
My WPRI colleague Danielle North is in Woonsocket, and she sent along this photo of Frank Caprio’s chair in the reserved section at American Cord & Webbing Co. After Shoveitgate, will he be there to sit in it? I wonder what his seatmate Secretary of State Ralph Mollis will whisper in his ear.