This afternoon General Treasurer Seth Magaziner will be joined by representatives of Embrace Home Loans and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, along with members of the Rhode Island General Assembly and the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, to tour a rooftop solar array that was recently installed at the corporate headquarters of Embrace Home Loans in Middletown.

Dennis Hardiman, CEO, Embrace Home Loans; Deanna Roy, Vice President, Embrace Home Loans; Senator Louis DiPalma (District 12); Representative Marvin L. Abney (District 73); Representative Deborah Ruggiero (District 74); Jeff Diehl, CEO, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank and Erin Donovan, Executive Director, Newport County Chamber of Commerce are among those who will participate in the tour.

Rhode Island’s Infrastructure Bank’s C-PACE Program provided low-cost financing for the Solar Project at Embrace Home Loans.

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.