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Frank Prosnitz, Mark Hayward, District Director for the Small Business Administration and Ryan Belmore discuss what the SBA can do for the local small business community.

Joining Frank Prosnitz on the Wednesday edition of The Open Forum on 1540 AM WADK Newport today was Mark Hayward, District Director for the Small Business Administration.

Just a few weeks from the SBA’s annual economic summit, Mark, Frank and Ryan discussed what the Small Business Administration here in Rhode Island can do for those small businesses out there and looked at what are likely to be critical issues for Rhode Island’s small business community.

Listen to The Open Forum every weekday from 12:30pm – 2pm on 1540 AM WADK Newport & online at wadk.com.

LISTEN: 12:30pm – 1pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore 12-30-15 December 30th, 2015 01:26pm Frank Prosnitz & Mark Hayward, District Director of the RI Office for the Small Business Administration                                                                                                       

LISTEN: 1pm – 2pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Open Forum with Ryan Belmore 12-30-15 December 30th, 2015 01:20pm Frank Prosnitz & Mark Hayward, District Director of the RI Office for the Small Business Administration                                                                                                       

Ryan Belmore is the 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.