Home Healthsmith, a Portsmouth, RI business founded in 2012, won the US Small Business Administration 2016 RI and New England Microenterprise of the Year.  They received the award at the Rhode Island Salute to Small Business celebration held at the Alpine Country Club on May 5th.  Linda Bohmbach, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Home Healthsmith states “We were excited to take our team to this celebration so that they could be recognized and applauded by the attendees for their contribution to Home Healthsmith winning this award.  What we do is a ‘team effort’ and we would not be where we are without them.”

Contributing to their success and growth was the December 2015 opening of The Center for Adaptive Living at High Point, a showcase of the latest concepts and products in adaptive living – all staged as they would be in a home setting.  Thus, people living with disabilities and the elderly who want to age in place can see and test the various adaptive living products to gauge if they are a good fit in helping them to live safely and independently.  In addition, architects and builders can access The Center so that they can design and build appropriately for this population.  As the only place of its kind in the area, CCRI is using The Center as a lab for their physical therapy and occupational therapy students.

As a visionary in the adaptive living movement, Home Healthsmith is an umbrella referral partner.  A growing business with upwardly mobile ideas, Home Healthsmith has become a leader in the industry providing their clients with a safe, functional home that delivers freedom, mobility and confidence.

For more information on Home Healthsmith, the new Center for Adaptive Living at High Point and the many mobility and adaptability products and services, check the company website at www.homehealthsmith.com.

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.