Welcome to the Misquamicut Business Association



The Misquamicut Business Association is a non profit group of like minded business owners who work tirelessly to improve your experience in Misquamicut. Forty Five businesses at the beach as well as over one hundred who service and supply us take part in the association.


The MBA was formed in 2000 and since then is responsible for the maintenance, promotion and events at Misquamicut. Springfest, Fallfest, Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night, weekly classic car shows, magic shows and Drive-In Movies in the summer are just a few of the things that we do to make your stay with us enjoyable!


We are pleased to work in conjunction with the Town of Westerly, the Misquamicut Fire District, the Greater Westerly – Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce and South County Tourism Council.


If you have questions, we are always available at 401-322-1026 or misquamicut2000@gmail.com. You can also stop in at our Tourist Information Center at 316 Atlantic Ave daily in season for information on Misquamicut and the surrounding area.


We hope you will visit and come back often!

Caswell Cooke

Executive Director, Misquamicut Business Association




MBA Board of Directors 2016-2017




President:           Charles Trefes - Atlantic Beach Park, Windjammer &

                                                        Dusty's Dairy Bar

Vice President:   Tim Brennan - Two Little Fish

Secretary:           Robert L. Barber - Seafood Haven

Treasurer:          Garry Algiere - Bayview Fun Park



Board Member:  Ali Sperry - Pleasant View Inn

Board Member:  Rebecca Colucci - The Andrea                                                                  Board Member:  Mike Granieri - Dels / Dusty's of Weekapaug

Board Member Alternate:  Tom Jasulavic - The Purple Ape

Board Member Alternate:  Nunzio DiMarco - Venice/Winnapaug Inn



Allied Board Member:   Mike Connell - Wal-Mart

Allied Board Member:   Doug MacDonald - US Foods

Allied Board Alternate:  Frankie Aleiere - Savings Institute Bank and Trust

Allied Board Alternate:  Art Ryone - Coca Cola



Associate Board Member:   Rebecca Greene - Cold Stone Creamery

Associate Board Member:   Eric Thavenet - Thavenet Machines

Associate Board Alternate:  Lisa Kodzis - Paddle Surf RI

Associate Board Alternate:  Walter Pawelkiewicz - WMP Consultants




MBA Staff 



Executive Director:                Caswell Cooke, Jr.

Festival Assistant Director:  Amanda Reese

Media & Publications:          Amy Martira

Tourist Center:                      Linda Ravenelle

MBA Executive Assistant:    Kaitlyn Murphy

Road Crew:                            Jean St. Martin, Lou Amici, Ron Ultsch

Car Show Director:              

Drive In Movies Staff:          Ron Ultsch, Noah Bettencourt, Lou Amici



Executive Committee:

Charles Trefes, Rebecca Greene, Garry Algiere, Rebecca Colucci, Tim Brennan


Membership/Nominating Committee:

Charles Trefes, Garry Algiere, Tim Brennan, Rebecca Greene