The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will host their Women in Business After Hours on Thursday, March 24th at the Elms located at 367 Bellevue Avenue. This event, sponsored by the Preservation Society of Newport County, provides opportunities for women representing all types of industries and professions to meet, mingle and learn from one another.

Join the Chamber during Women’s History Month for a conversation with Trudy Coxe and Dr. Laurie Ossman of the Preservation Society and Eileen Hand Warburton, who has been researching and telling the compelling stories of Newport, Rhode Island for over 35 years.

“Newport has historically been home to strong women, from Alva Vanderbilt Belmont and her leadership in the suffrage movement, to Katherine Warren’s inspiration and foresight in fighting for the preservation of our architectural treasures,” said Trudy Coxe, CEO & Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County. “It’s only fitting that we take the opportunity of Women’s History Month to share their stories with today’s women leaders through the Chamber’s Women in Business After Hours Program.”

Over one hundred women are expected to attend. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided by Blackstone Catering. The event price is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members, tickets can be purchased at and reservations will be held at the door.

The Women in Business initiative is a partnership between the Chamber and The Preservation Society of Newport County that provides informative networking events, seminars and forums of interest to local women in business. The program was established by the Newport County Chamber to engage and empower women in business and to support women-owned businesses in Newport County and Rhode Island. The event is also held with media sponsors Mixx 99.3/WADK 1540 and The Newport Daily News.

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is the second largest chamber in the state with over 1100 members representing over 50,000 employees and is one of Rhode Island’s largest business advocacy organizations, formed to enhance the business, civic and economic vitality of Newport County and greater Rhode Island. We help business succeed.

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