Each year, Martha Stewart and the editors at Martha Stewart Living honor makers, small-business owners, and creative entrepreneurs in the fields of crafts, design, food, and style.

These makers are recognized for their dedication to creating beautiful, quality products and building successful business and communities.

Style Newport, located on the corner of Franklin Street and Thames Street in Newport, has been nominated as a finalist in the style category.

Style Newport has been creating timeless jewelry with a nautical twist since 2010 in Newport, RI. For more information about Style Newport, visit www.stylenewport.com.

Other Rhode Island finalists include Fox Point Pickling Company (Warren, RI), Bow K (North Kingstown, RI) and LBK Studio (Pawtucket, RI).

–>> Vote For Style Newport HERE <<–

Voting for the American Made Audience Choice Award Winner began September 21, 2015, at 9 a.m. and ends on October 19, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

A registered member may vote up to six times per day.

The Audience Choice Award Winner will be announced on or about October 23, 2015.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.