• Connect Greater Newport Names Ashley Kuzmanko-Medeiros as Business Consultant

    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 division.
    “Community leaders have asked us to do more to serve the region’s business community and we are excited to now offer this service as a direct response,” said Erin Donovan-Boyle, the Chamber’s Executive Director.
    A business retention, expansion and attraction service is a need that was identified early on in the development of Connect Greater Newport. Kuzmanko-Medeiros will immediately begin a business outreach program in addition to taking inbound inquiries from businesses looking for assistance.
    “I was attracted by Connect Greater Newport’s mission to support and enrich the Greater Newport business community because of my commitment to this region. I am excited to meet with our community’s local businesses to learn about their opportunities and challenges and see what we can do to help,” Kuzmanko-Medeiros stated, “I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves to share resources and support them.”
    Kuzmanko-Medeiros comes to Connect Greater Newport with over 9 years of experience in capacity building through through advocacy, outreach, engagement, and partnerships. She has partnered with and facilitated successful collaborations and will bring those experiences to Newport’s business community. As a resident of Warren and a former leader of an Aquidneck Island based nonprofit, Kuzmanko-Medeiros has demonstrated a great commitment to the region.

    “I intend to apply my collaboration, communication, and facilitation skills to creating a welcoming, healthy environment for new and established businesses to help them grow,” she said.

    Connect Greater Newport is a platform created to better serve the businesses in the community and to promote the region's economic opportunities. Kuzmanko-Medeiros has a depth of experience in building relationships that creates opportunities for investment in Greater Newport’s communities.
    To get in touch with Ashley to discuss your business needs please call 401-314-0329 or email ashley.medeiros@connectgreaternewport.com.
    About Connect Greater Newport:  Connect Greater Newport is a regional economic development initiative launched in 2018 by the Newport County Chamber of Commerce to serve the region’s business community. Connect Greater Newport’s mission is to support the growth of Greater Newport’s existing businesses and serve as a resource to attract new companies to the region. Learn more at www.connectgreaternewport.com.

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