On Tuesday, June 28th, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce together with the Preservation Society of Newport County will host their 13th Annual Women in Business Luncheon on the Terrace of the Marble House.

The luncheon annually draws over 200 business women. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a presentation by Camille Preston P.h.D., titled “Optimal Work Flow – Strategies for Peak Performance” Preston’s thought provoking talk will inspire attendees to “Work Smarter, Live Better, and Be Purposefully Productive.” Join the Chamber for this exciting event and find out how it can be done.

The luncheon will be catered by Blackstone Caterers, the events catering sponsor and will be held from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at the Terrace of the Marble House, 596 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with fellow business women and to participate in a Q & A session after the presentation. The cost for Chamber members to attend is $35.00 and $45.00 for non-members.

Reserve your seat today at NewportChamber.com or call the Chamber Staff at 401-847-1608. A special thank you to the event sponsor, The Preservation Society of Newport County and the Chamber’s media sponsors 3G Broadcasting and the Newport Daily News.

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is the second largest chamber in the state with over 1,100 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 businesses succeed.

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.