The Newport County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Governor Gina Raimondo will be their next guest in their “Politics & Pancake Series”.

According to The Chamber, the “Politics & Pancake Series” is dedicated to bringing government officials and leaders to Newport County to discuss issues impacting the business community.

The Announcement

Please join the Newport County Chamber of Commerce as we welcome Governor Gina Raimondo to Newport. The Governor will discuss her FY 2020 budget as proposed.

On Tuesday, February 19 at 8:30 a.m. join us for Politics & Pancakes at the Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport. The Politics and Pancakes Series is dedicated to bringing government officials and leaders to Greater Newport to discuss issues impacting the business community.

This series was spearheaded by the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, which reviews, develops, and supports issues that promote a positive, pro-active economic environment with social progress and enhanced quality of life. The Chamber believes that laws and regulations should serve the public without acting as a detriment to business development and growth.

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce 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. Our purpose is to leverage the region’s core assets to find solutions in the areas that matter most to the business and community, quality jobs, quality growth and quality of life.

The cost is $45 for Chamber members, $55 for non-members. Those interested in attending this informative event, should RSVP by calling 401.847.1608 ext.103 or visit

At A Glance

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.