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    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    NEWPORT, RI – (08/07/2019) – Innovate Newport, in collaboration with the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and the Business Network for Offshore Wind, hosted the state’s first-ever Rhode Island Offshore Wind Summit on July 18, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. This full-day summit convened leaders from around the world and across public and private ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, August 01, 2019
    NEWPORT, RI – The Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) have formalized a partnership that will bring valuable programming to the businesses of Greater Newport. The Chamber’s partnership with the CWE was created to educate and empower local entrepreneurs and business owners by providing enriching programs.   The organizations will kick off the partnership ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    Newport, RI: A report released today cites that 92% of businesses in the Greater Newport region report stability and growth. Connect Greater Newport, the economic development division of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, released the findings following a business walk held in May of this year.  “Business owners that I have connected with over the past year in addition to the 90 business ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, July 26, 2019
    Original Article from Providence Business News By: Elizabeth Graham Uploaded July 26, 2019 2:30pm It’s midsummer, and Susan Tosun is still waiting on a few Newport residents who were offered seasonal jobs to get back to her. Each year Tosun, director of the food and beverage program at Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, sees the same thing. To view full article...
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    Monday, July 22, 2019
    NEWPORT, RI – The Newport County Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have signed an official partnership agreement that will bring SBA workshops to the business community of Greater Newport. The partnership was created to educate and empower the existing business community and entrepreneurs by providing resources, technical assistance, counseling and training to ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 10, 2019
    By Janine Weisman  Daily News staff writer NEWPORT — Innovate Newport is appealing to more part-time coworkers than full-time, new individual membership numbers show. Figures provided by the center for entrepreneurs, independent professionals, and small businesses in the renovated school building at 513 Broadway show a total of 79 coworkers, excluding the 39 employees working at the five office ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    By Derek Gomes Newport Daily News staff writer Raytheon, a massive U.S. defense contractor best known for manufacturing the Patriot missile defense system, has agreed to merge with industrial technology giant United Technologies in an all-stock deal, the two companies announced Sunday. The combined company would be the second-largest U.S. aerospace company, behind Boeing.  The newly formed ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Papers/Research, General News Article
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Nonprofits working in housing, education and health in Newport County are among 40 organizations that will share $285,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation.   “From protecting the environment to underwriting health and job readiness programs, we are fortunate to partner with organizations that are improving lives here in Newport County,” said Neil D. Steinberg, the Foundation’s ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, June 03, 2019
    NEWPORT, R.I. -- City, State, and Federal officials gathered under sun-drenched skies on Monday, June 3rd, at the site of the former Sheffield Elementary School to mark the grand opening of Innovate Newport. A joint effort between the City of Newport, the Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island, and the Newport County Development Council (the non-profit arm of the Newport County Chamber ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    NEWPORT COUNTY & BRISTOL COUNTY, RI: Over 80 community and civic leaders celebrated the kick off of Small Business Week on May 7 by visiting nearly 100 businesses throughout Newport and Bristol counties, building connections and fostering support of economic growth.  Civic leaders in attendance included Senator Dawn Euer, Representative Terri Cortvriend, Representative Deb Ruggiero, ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    The Business Walk to take Place May 7th throughout the Greater Newport Region (Bristol, Jamestown, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren)   Connect Greater Newport, the economic development division of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, will hold a regional business walk on May 7, 2019 from 9am-11:30am. The event will be in celebration of National Small Business Week, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 6, 2019   Governor Gina Raimondo to Speak at Upcoming Newport County Chamber of Commerce Event   Middletown, RI- Please join the Newport County Chamber of Commerce as we welcome Governor Gina Raimondo to Newport. The Governor will discuss her FY 2020 budget as proposed.   On Tuesday, February 19 at 8:30 a.m. join us for Politics & Pancakes at the Hotel Viking, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, December 07, 2018
    From the Newport Daily News: for article visit: https://www.newportri.com/news/20181207/chamber-of-commerce-looking-ahead By Derek Gomes Daily News staff writerPosted Dec 7, 2018 at 7:27 PMUpdated Dec 7, 2018 at 7:27 PM  NEWPORT — In 2020, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its centennial. The year will also mark a tipping point in the composition of the nation’s workforce. ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    On November 6, we have an opportunity to make a strategic investment in higher education in our state and in our local economy by voting to approve ballot Question 2.   Approval of ballot Question 2 would authorize $70 million to build new facilities and renovate existing facilities at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus, home to URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, OpEd
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Newport Coworking Space to be Powered by Trailblazing Boston Community NEWPORT, R.I. – The effort to convert Newport’s former Sheffield School into a hub for entrepreneurs and high tech businesses took a major step forward this week as Innovate Newport announced a partnership with Workbar, a trailblazing coworking provider that operates nine locations and 12 partner sites throughout Boston, Rhode ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Press Conference on Friday, November 16 at 10:00am at Empire Tea & Coffee located at 112 William Street in Newport to encourages shopping local with the 2018 Holidays by the Sea Shop, Stay, Dine and Explore Initiative.Confirmed Speakers are (additional speakers will be added)Erin Donovan-Boyle                        Executive Director, Newport ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    (Newport, RI): Innovate Newport, a collaborative initiative between the City of Newport, Newport County Development Council, the non-profit 501c3 arm of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, and The Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island recently hired Tuni Schartner to lead branding, development of partnerships and programming, and community building as they prepare for an anticipated ...read more
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Kuzmanko-Medeiros brings over 9 years of capacity building experience to Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s new division   Newport, RI: Connect Greater Newport, a division of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the addition of Ashley Kuzmanko-Medeiros to the team. Kuzmanko-Medeiros will serve as a Business Consultant, the business outreach point person for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, May 28, 2018
    Middletown, R.I.: The Newport County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with businesses and local media sponsors to create a new event series. The Nonprofit Leaders Roundtable Series, sponsored by US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, will be dedicated to bringing professional workshops and educational seminars to nonprofit leaders on issues unique to their organizations. “We are ...read more
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    Monday, April 30, 2018
    Newport, RI: A ceremonial groundbreaking will take place April 30 celebrating the redevelopment of the historic Sheffield School into a technology incubator and co-work facility known as Innovate Newport. Located on Broadway in Newport’s north end, the 33,000 square foot building is being rehabilitated to provide co work space for entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups as well as private suites ...read more
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    Thursday, February 08, 2018
    By Matt Sheley  Daily News staff writer Originally posted 2/8/2018 to http://www.newportri.com/bb08ee9b-bac5-531a-aefb-df6bdee4a63c.html NEWPORT -- If Newport County wants to become known as an international business destination as much as for its tourism, officials know they need to do a better job getting the word out. A new website, connectgreaternewport.com, went live last week to promote ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
    Saturday, January 06, 2018
    By Matt Sheley Daily News staff writer Originally posted 1/6/2018 to http://www.newportri.com/fb6d2ca7-e420-5aec-9b5f-89258ab4724c.html NEWPORT -- Newport is already an international tourist destination. Now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, private businesses and half a dozen local municipalities, the hope is to make the region an ...read more
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