FISH TALK NEWS & EVENTS
BankRI Team Appreciation Event - Build an Amphora September 18, 2019 Everyone likes to be acknowledged for their hard work and dedication and that appreciation improves culture and team player satisfaction. Our banking partner and client, BankRI, recently threw an amazing employee appreciation event in Something Fishy's showroom. With 14 BankRI branches outfitted with beautiful Amphora centerpieces, BankRI wanted to give their team the opportunity to bring one home for themselves to enjoy. Team members arrived excited to build an Amphora based on their personal style and taste. They got the opportunity to choose their own vase, substrate, floral decor and of course, their new Betta! Chatting amongst the hundreds of fish and corals in our showroom, BankRI team members enjoyed beverages and lite fare while learning about the beautiful Siamese Fighting Fish they have been interacting with while at work every day. August 1, 2019 The countdown has begun and #MACNA2019 is a mere 30 days away! We are getting our presentations ready and ironing out our travel plans as some of our team makes their way to Orlando, Florida for this year's event. With the theme being Aquaculture, our in-house Marine Biologists Billy Lake and Daniel Hosmer, offer up an exciting workshop, Fragging For The Future. https://macnaconference.org/2019/workshops/dan-hosmer-billy-lake/ "We're excited to have the opportunity to promote sustainability and take the next steps in our Coral Reef Aquarium Fisheries Campaign along with Mystic Aquarium," said Dan. "Our workshop at MACNA will teach coral lovers of all skill levels some tips and tricks for fragging and the importance of aquacultured corals.", added Billy. Our second workshop, "Run Your Business, Don't Let it Run You", will be presented by The Fish Guy himself, Kurt Harrington! Kurt has made it his life's work building Something Fishy from a goldfish bowl at the age of 8 to a successful business. It's the only job The Fish Guy has ever had! http://macnaconference.org/2019/workshops/something-fishy/ "Our team at Something Fishy has built a recipe for success that allows work/life balance while running a business. We are passionate about sharing our experience with the industry so that we all grow together." Every year MACNA never disappoints, bringing together the industry's experts, hobbyists, enthusiasts, and business owners. We may be a little biased but we think this year is going to be the best show to date. Stay tuned to see Billy, Dan, and The Fish Guy's adventures at MACNA! To learn more about MACNA click the link below. Meet Award Winning Author, Jeff Deckman! June 5, 2019 Jeff Deckman, Author of Developing The Conscious Leadership Mindset, joins us in the Something Fishy showroom for a book talk and signing on June 20th, 2019. Registration opens at 6pm. Jeff will begin his discussion at 6:30pm followed by a Q&A, book signing and mingling all set in the beautiful backdrop of salt and freshwater aquariums. Admission is free. Books will be sold for $15 per copy. Click the link below to join us! Kurt Harrington is Appointed in the President’s Council of Mystic Aquarium! November 4th, 2016 Fish Guy and CEO, Kurt Harrington, of Something Fishy, Inc. was recognized for his dedication, leadership, and support he offers within the heart of Mystic Aquarium. Kurt’s years of volunteer service began in high school and has been greatly appreciated ever since. So much so, he has been appointed into the President’s Council of Mystic Aquarium! Something Fishy Receives Recognition! October 19th, 2016 Mayor Avedisian joined Kurt Harrington, CEO of Something Fishy, for a site tour and media event at our showroom! The event touted Something Fishy’s participation in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative in Rhode Island, the first-ever statewide program of its kind. The event was a great success and this program is helping Something Fishy along with all other business owner participants achieve great things and share their understandings with all team members to improve as a whole! Goldman Sachs Launchs 10,000 Small Business for the First Time In Rhode Island September 19th, 2016 Goldman Sachs has announced that Rhode Island is the first ever state wide launch to be a part of the 10,000 Small Businesses Program! Through this program, the team at Something Fishy will receive the tools and professional support we need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level. Something Fishy was recommended for the program by Mayor Scott Avedisian of Warwick. After completion of the rigorous application process, we are proud to announce that we have Fish Guy Kurt Harrington as one of the thirty fellow business owners chosen throughout RI to represent Something Fishy and help move people in amazing ways! With the academic help of Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), Rhode Island School of Design, & Babson College, this Program will help RI build its economy and create new jobs. Click Read More to watch the video and see Governor Gina Raimondo speak on behalf of the program Something Fishy Hosts a Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Network Event October 6th, 2016 Something Fishy hosted and managed a networking event provided by the Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.The event was held in the morning and the scent of fresh brewed coffee was in the air! There was a very diverse group of people from all industries who learned from one another. The room was full of stories companies who can all help each other out. The event was a great success which brought in many chamber members as well as non members who all enjoyed fresh coffee, fun networking, and could feel the energy when they walked through our showroom doors! Jordan's Furniture New Haven Launch December 10, 2015
New Haven, CT- Something Fishy expanded it's line of aquarium furniture to Jordan's Furniture's newest location in New Haven, CT. The grand opening reception welcomed over 2,500 guests including Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet.
Fish Lab at Jordan's Adoption Option September 20, 2015
Reading, MA- Something Fishy returned to Jordan's Reading, MA location on Sunday to participate in their "Adoption Option" event, The Fish Lab took part in a special event dedicated to helping families connect with children in foster care. Fun was had by all as the children and potential parents alike got up close and personal with some fishy friends! To learn more about Jordan's Adoption Option, follow this link:
Something Fishy Inc Teams with RWU to Support Marine Ornamental Program July 29, 2015
Warwick, RI- Something Fishy is excited to announce their partnership with Roger Williams University's Aquaculture and Aquarium Science program which has come into fruition over recent months..Roger Williams has been producing marine ornamental fish, specifically Clownfish, which Something Fishy purchases from the university to sell in their retail and service divisions. Something Fishy is proud to support RWU's expanding program and take part in sustainably sourcing fish, helping to preserve marine environments for years to come.To learn more about Roger Williams University's Marine Ornamental program through their Center for Economic & Environmental Development, follow this link:
Drink and Dabble at Something Fishy June 13, 2015
Warwick, RI- Inspiration was in the air on Saturday, June 13th as Something Fishy hosted it's very first Drink and Dabble night in conjunction with Charlie Hall's Drink and Dabble traveling art party. Guests were entertained by Hall's wonderful instructors while creating their masterpieces.. Food and refreshments were provided to help fuel the artist's creative ways.The event is one of many community based gatherings Something Fishy plans to hold in their renovated showroom located on 1185 Jefferson Boulevard.
Something Fishy Visits Mystic Aquarium June 5, 2015
Mystic, CT- The staff at Something Fishy had a fin-nominal company meeting which took place at Mystic Aquarium this month. The team dived into the basics of "Scaping with Style", a tutorial on making the most of aquascaping in addition to an in-depth look at professional development. Following all the hard work was a well earned behind the scenes tour of the facililty and an amazing encounter with Naluark, one of Mystic's Beluga Whales!A great time was had by all and was truly a meeting to remember!
Something Fraggy's Happening Here! May 30, 2015
Something Fishy hosted it's very first Frag Swap on Saturday, May 30th at their Jefferson Boulevard location. The event titled "Something Fraggy" hosted a number of activities catering to the interests of saltwater aquarium hobbyists.The event kicked off with a meeting of the Ocean State Reef Aquarium Society in which they discussed plans for next year's conference and toured the Something Fishy facility. Following the meeting, guests were treated to food and refreshments while enjoying a discount on Something Fishy's collection of corals. Guests were also encouraged to bring their own coral frags to swap with peers. Guests were also entertained with a tutorial on properly fragging corals by Something Fishy's own Curator of Strategy & Sustainibility, Daniel Hosmer.The evening concluded with a guest appearance by David Lee, Seachem's local representative , in addition to a raffle in which guests took home a variety of amazing prizes!
A WAVE is coming to Rhode Island May 14, 2015
Kurt Harrington, CEO of Something Fishy, joins a select group to discuss growing economic opportunities in RI. Amongst the group was Governor Raimondo along with members of her “A” Team, inlcuding Macky McCleary, Director of Business Regulation, Daren Early, COO of Commerce RI, and Scott Jensen, Director of The Department of Labor & Training. The Governor introduced the WAVE initiative to support economic growth in our state. WAVE focuses on four areas of development:
Advanced Industry and Innovation
Enterprise Expansion and Recruitment
With Presidents and CEOs present from Universities and Non-Profits, as well as public and private companies, there seemed to be a common theme of support for our Governor’s plan. The plan tackles many of the challenges our state faces, particularly around building a state economy that attracts and maintains mid to high paying jobs. The plan includes a true focus on regulatory reform and simplifying the process of starting and operating a business in RI. The Governor asked the group to not only support her plan but to also act as Business Development Professionals representing our state in attracting new business. She noted, “When you’re talking to your vendors, partners, customers and other business professionals, sell them on the change coming to RI, and support our state!”
To see the full WAVE plan follow this link:
Congressman Lang Stops By Something Fishy! May 8, 2015
Congressman Jim Langevin is a known supporter of small businesses as well as animals and their welfare. This Friday, May 8th, the Congressman will be introduced to both as he visits Something Fishy, Inc., a unique aquarium design studio located in Warwick, RI.
The Fish Guy raises money for Muscular Dystrophy April 8, 2015
Warwick Leaders are Doing Time In the Warwick Lock Up 2015!They say doing time changes you. That couldn't be more true when business and community leaders agree to be part of the MDA Lock-Up! By agreeing to do time, these leaders from all around Warwick go behind bars as they raise bail money to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The MDA Lock-Up is a community event that is a unique and fun way to help local children and adults who live with muscle disease. By being an MDA Jailbird, you'll ask your family, friends and business contacts to make donations to your "bail", which are funds that will help MDA in its mission of curing muscular dystrophy, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and related diseases by funding worldwide research, providing comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education
Something Fishy "Nets" Jordan's Furniture February 19, 2015
WHAT EVERY OFFICE NEEDS: Kurt "Harrington, president of Something Fishy, with a piece of office furniture that incorporates an aquarium. Under an agreement, Jordan’s Furniture will start selling a line of furniture with built-in aquariums designed by Something Fishy."
Something Fishy, Inc. Revolutionizes Aquarium Shopping Experience February 9, 2015
Something Fishy Launches Black Card
Nowadays, the term “Black Card” is known for its exclusive and posh reputation. This is the feeling that Something Fishy, Inc. wishes to instill in each and every customer that walks through their door.
Kurt Harrington: Young Entrepreneur of the Year May 20, 2000
"Today, Something Fishy lists among its clients, Mystic Pizza, K-Mart, Red Lobster, and the United States Navy Submarine Base at Groton, CT. In addition the company is a subcontractor for Marineland Aquarium Services in California.
2000 Rhode Island Young Entrepreneur of the Year."
His youthful hobby is now a successful career January 22, 2001
"My first client was my dentist, Dr. (Anthony C.) DiMaio," Harrington said. "My dad and stepmother used to drop me off. I'd work on Doctor DiMaio's tank, and then they'd come back in about an hour to pick me up. That's how Something Fishy was born."