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Protecting the quality of life since 1944.

Bob Nowak


President and founder of Rhode Island Novelty. He founded the company in 1986. Rhode Island Novelty is the leading designer, importer, and wholesale distributor of amusement toys, novelties, and gift shop merchandise. Through the company, Bob has created a comprehensive list of distribution channels including consumers, dental offices, amusement parks, party stores, zoos, museums, aquariums, wholesalers, redemption centers, fundraising, and outdoor amusement industries. The company operates out of a 500,000+ sq ft modern building with a state of the art fulfillment operation.

President and founder of Alternate Power and Energy (2015) where Bob developed and installed over 90,000 solar panels. His company produces over 26 million kilowatts of power hours annually throughout the state of Massachusetts.

Director of Brookline Bancorp since 2011 where Bob also holds the titles of Compensation Chair and Nominating and Governance Chair.

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The Civic Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our remarkable community and enhancing the special quality of life found only on the island. Your support helps to ensure that Palm Beach continues to be the best place to call home.