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Annual Legislative Reception Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm Rhode Island State House, Bell Area

Complimentary Valet Parking will be available at the Smith St. Entrance. This is an opportunity for business leaders from around the state to meet with colleagues and elected officials to discuss business issues and concerns they may have in a relaxed and informal setting. Hors d’oeuvres and complimentary bar available. $20.00 per person

The Chamber of Commerce Coalition, is the largest business advocacy and lobbying organization in the state, representing more than 7,500 participating businesses and 70,000 employees

Introducing the AV Home Collection, brought to you by brother and sister style connoisseurs Anthony Venetucci and Lisa Abadie. Your destination for thoughtfully curated decor at incredible prices. Combining Lisa’s modern and sleek approach with Tony’s traditional yet eclectic eye, the result is an alluring, ever-changing collection, adaptable to any design aesthetic and budget. AV Collection 493 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840 Open Thursday – Saturday 10 – 5pm & Sunday 11am – 5pm Shop now online at www.avhomecollection.com

20 20 EXP O REG ISTR AT IO N Wednesday, March 25th | 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina

Company: ________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Email: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________

Member Booth

Full Booth - $425

Half Booth - $225

Non-Member Booth

Full Booth - $507.50

Half Booth - $307.50 (includes 3 mon. membership)


Electricity - $35

Internet Access - $15

EXPO full booth fee includes 8’ x 6’ booth space, 6’ skirted table, two chairs & company sign. Half booth exhibitors will share the space with another exhibitor. Would you like the same location as last year?





*Best effort will be made to accommodate requests*

Will you have a door prize drawing at your booth?

My check for $____________ is enclosed. Please charge my VISA/MC/American Express card $__________ Card Number________________________ CVV_______ Exp____________________ Name on Card____________________________ Signature________________________________

Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce Attn: Kate Grotteberg | 513 Broadway, Newport RI 02840 www.NewportChamber.com | Kate@NewportChamber.com




Share what makes your business unique while networking with professionals from an array of industries. Bring along promotional materials and connect with a wide audience from throughout Greater Newport! Register at NewportChamber.com. MEMBER:


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina


FULL BOOTH: $507.50 HALF BOOTH: $307.50

Sparkles & Spirits Celebrate the Holiday Season We provide extraordinary service, value, and location! Complimentary room rental & parking* One complimentary overnight guestroom for the group planner* Guestrooms starting at $59.00 for all guests* $100 gift certiďŹ cate to The Newport Menus starting at $24/person *Based upon availability

Experience the Difference

401-848-3304 | sales@newporthotel.com | newporthotel.com 49 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI

RIBBON CUTTINGS! G R E A T ER NEWPOR T C HA M BE R O F COM M E RC E Ribbon Cuttings are a fantastic way to promote your new business or new location! The Chamber will help you to generate buzz and arrange the perfect ceremony.

CHAMBER Coordinate date & time Targeted invitations to Board Directors, Chamber Committee Members, city/town hall & neighboring Chamber Members.

HOST Invite other non-member guests/VIPs Provide a tour of facility Provide lite refreshments Be ready for your photoop

Include invitation in Member Exchange (if applicable) Provide ceremonial scissors & ribbon For more information please email Kate at Kate@NewportChamber.com

Marketing Opportunities Member Benefits Include: Member Exchange

Email MemberExchange@NewportChamber.com all ads, press releases and business announcements, in the form of a one page (8.5x11) Word Doc, PDF or JPG. This is a monthly exchange between members (2k+ emails) DEADLINES: 10.18 | 11.25 | 12.20

Social Media Exposure

Send Rebecca@NewportChamber.com a link with what you would like us to share via Facebook, Instagram or Linkedin and we will disseminate accordingly.

Networking Events

Visit www.NewportChamber.com for a full schedule of events

Business of the Week on WADK Email: Blakeley@NewportChamber.com to reserve your spot.

Community Calendar Job Bank



FREE ONLINE JOB BANK POSTING Take advantage of this digital marketing opportunity included with your Chamber membership to promote the available positions at your business. Visit www.NewportChamber.com Log in to your Member Profile Click on the 'Job' option in the menu Add a new job posting

Your employees can earn an Apple Watch Series 5 or Series 3 for as little as $25 by walking, running, biking, swimming, or simply staying active. In fact, the more they do, the more Vitality Points they’ll earn towards funding the full cost of their watch or simply staying active.

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Contact us to learn more about offering John Hancock Life Insurance to your valued employees Securities and investment advisory services offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., is separately owned and/or marketing names, products or services referenced here or are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc

Core Financial Partners 449 Thames St, Suite 301-C Newport RI 02840 401-236-2350 www.NewportCFP.com

Member Information Center Create and manage your member profile online and take advantage of this new digital networking opportunity. HAVE



Member to Member communication Exclusive social network for active Chamber members Post to the community calendar Pay your bill online Register for events & more VISIT WWW.NEWPORTCHAMBER.COM

Step up to the MIC


NEWPORT CHAMBER.COM E-Mail Blakeley@NewportChamber.com for submission & more information.

WEBSITE LEADER BOARD AD 3 Months - $850 6 Months - $1,700 1 Year - $3,400 BANNER AD IN WEEKLY AAG EMAIL Weekly E-Newsletter - $250 per a week. Sponsored At-A-Glance (AAG) email - $400 (2 banner ads per email) The AAG goes out to over 2K emails per a week.  AD SPECS All advertisments needs to be a hi-res image sent as a JPG or PNG file. Leader Board Ads: 480 x 60 AAG Banner Ads: 480 x 60

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT JUNE 22, 2020 $700 $185 $125



Sponsorships are available! Sign up with Kate at Kate@NewportChamber.com

Ensuring Quality and Superior Client Service

KLR, a premier accounting and business advisory firm is pleased to announce three new partners. Effective January 1, 2020, the three new Partners are: Jessica Keogh, Karen Rice and Andy Tavares.

“We are very excited about the addition of these new partners,” said Alan Litwin, KLR’s Managing Director. “We look to each of these new partners to help ensure the quality of our work and to their steadfast commitment to providing superior service to our clients.” Meet our new Partners: Jessica Keogh, CPA – Jessica has over 10 years of public accounting experience that includes private wealth tax services for high net worth clients, private foundations, partnerships and S-Corps. Karen Rice, CPA – Karen has over 30 years of audit and accounting, tax planning, compliance, and research experience. She also performs business valuation services for clients when needed for succession planning, or estate and gift tax reporting. Andrew Tavares, CPA – Andy has over 15 years of experience in many facets of federal, state and local income taxation, with particular emphasis on corporate taxation and planning.

Andrew R. Tavares , CPA, MST Partner, Tax Services Group “I love coming to work every day and helping clients with their everyday business goals. At KLR, we are always ready to roll up our sleeves and deliver solutions to help our clients succeed, and I’m proud to be part of a firm driven by that philosophy.” Experience: •

Over 15 years of experience in public accounting

Works with clients across a wide range of industries including, manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, and professional service organizations

Specializes in multi-state tax, accounting and personal financial planning services to individuals and owners of privately held businesses

Education: •

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, concentration in Accounting - Nichols College

Master of Science in Taxation - Bryant University

Professional: •

Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Community: •

Board of Directors for the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

Membership Services Committee, Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! Join us for a Friendraiser with dinner parties hosted by IMC’s closest friends followed by a Woodstock inspired Dance Party @ The Deck, One Waites Wharf, Newport.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH DINNERS AND DANCE PARTY PRIVATELY HOSTED DINNERS 6 – 8pm DANCE PARTY WITH OPEN BAR @ The Deck 1 Waites Wharf 8:00 – 11:30pm Dinner + Dance Party: $150 Dance Party Only: $85 Live music & Woodstock dress encouraged.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! For more information, please call 401-847-4470 or email info@islandmovingco.org. https://islandmovingco.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F1H00000GZlY3UAL

UNEQUIVOCAL VOICES AT ROSECLIFF The Island Moving Company’s Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen will curate & present the premiere of a new work by Shane Farrell along with a selection of curated pieces from IMC’s repertory by Miki Ohlsen, Danielle Genest, Tina Kay Bohnstedt, Francis Ortiz and Ted Thomas. Thursday, March 5: 7:00pm Friday, March 6: 7:00pm Ticket levels: Premium $75 Gold $60 Silver $45 Saturday, March 7: 7:00pm Join us for this beautiful performance with a celebration toast and an intermission catered by Russell Morin Catering & Events with an open bar in the salon of Newport’s most romantic mansion! Ticket Levels: Premium $115 Gold $100 Silver $85 Evening sponsorships are available

Rosecliff Mansion 548 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI 02840

website and ticketing: http://islandmovingco.org/unequivocal-voices-imc-rep-show/

New! Every Friday evening! Solo jazz piano at Bar & Board Bistro Date: Every Friday Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

LOIS plays solo piano at the lovely Bar & Board Bistro on Fridays. Enjoy an evening of jazz and Latin music from the 1920s to the present. Not too loud, not too soft – the volume is just right for conversation and enjoyment while you dine or have a drink at this classy Newport restaurant (which used to be a bank and has interesting design features!). Families welcome. Accessible to all. Reservations recommended. Bar & Board Bistro, 282 Thames St., Newport RI   www.barandboard.com   401.619.1022 ________________________________________________________________________________________

Coming up: Midtown Oyster Bar Jazz on a Sunday afternoon Date: Sunday, March 1 Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

The LOIS VAUGHAN JAZZ TRIO will be playing at the popular Midtown Oyster Bar and Restaurant on select Sunday afternoons this winter. Great food and drink. Great music! LOIS on keys, Bryan Rizzuto on string bass, and Jeff Fountain on tasteful drums Family-friendly. Accessible to all. 345 Thames St., Newport RI   www.midtownoyster.com    401.619.4100

________________________________________________________________ LOIS VAUGHAN MUSIC Newport RI  401.849.3470 Solo Piano to Full Bands Jazz, Latin, Classical & Dance Music Music@LoisVJazz.com www.LoisVJazz.com

Winter Community Barn Dance at St George’s School on Feb 15th at 2pm In partnership with Common Fence Music and St George’s School, the Newport String Project is delighted to present its Winter Community Barn Dance on Saturday February 15th from 2pm-4pm.  Join the Newport String Project for a high-energy afternoon of fiddle-fuelled fun. Participants of all ages will led through old-time dances by seasoned dance caller Jim Hicks. Newport String Project co-founder EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks will be fiddling with the Rusty Pick-Up String Band and local musicians Tom Perrotti and Mike Fischman. The dance will kick off with a special performance by the young student musicians of the Newport String Project. Event is free and open to all. Donations in support of the Newport String Project’s programming can be made at the door or online at http://www.newportstringproject.org/donate/

EVENT TITLE: Winter Community Barn Dance WHEN: February 15th 2pm-4pm WHERE: St George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown RI 02842 PRESS CONTACT: Ealain McMullin, Newport String Project Director 401 440 7036

The Classic Coast in the News Our destination had some pretty enviable accolades last month, from “most beautiful places in the world to get married” to “Most Romantic Places on the Planet”

O Oprah Magazine 30 Romantic Weekend Getaways to Book on a Budget (Newport #24) https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/g25574885/romantic-weekend-getaways-couples/?slide=24

MSN Lifestyle 33 Utterly Amazing Travel Destinations in the U.S. You’ve Never Heard Of (Little Compton, slide 13) https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/us-travel/33-utterly-amazing-travel-destinations-in-the-us-youve-never-heard-of/ ss-BBZrGm6#image=13

MSN Lifestyle (+ MSN UK, MSN Ireland) The 30 most beautiful places in the world to get married (Newport, slide 27) https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/wedding/the-30-most-beautiful-places-in-the-world-to-get-married/ss-BBZsEpx?li=AAnZ9Ug#image=27

MSN (+ MSN Travel Canada, Ireland) The Most Romantic Places on the Planet (The Chanler at Cliff Walk, #12) https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/travel/the-most-romantic-places-on-the-planet/ss-BBZsy9f?li=AAJsPCA#image=12

MSN Lifestyle 100 American Towns Founded Before the America Revolution (Newport #22 https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/did-you-know/100-american-towns-founded-before-the-american-revolution/ ss-BBZfZSg#image=23

BestLife 25 U.S. Cities That Used to Be State Capitals (Newport, #14) https://bestlifeonline.com/former-state-capitals/

a Career Event & Job Fair for the Greater Newport area

MONDAY APRIL 6TH 3:00 - 7:00 PM Wyndham Atlantic Resort 240 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown

Free and open to the public! No registration required for Job Seekers. Part-time, full-time & seasonal positions from different industries will be available. FREE PARKING AVAILABLE ONSITE Employer booths are available for $100. Booths include job postings on the Chamber Job Bank. Register for a booth online at NewportChamber.com Visit NewportChamber.com for more information or contact Kate@NewportChamber.com.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Join Lt. Governor Dan McKee and the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce for the next meeting of Rhode Island’s Small Business Advocacy Council—where the business resources come you.

Every other month, Lt. Governor Dan McKee takes Rhode Island’s Small Business Advocacy Council on the road to hear feedback from members of the business community. Lt. Governor McKee serves as Chair of the Council and agencies like the Department of Business Regulation, Commerce RI and the Department of State are members of the council and will be present to provide support on various issues raised by businesses in attendance. The “on the road” meetings are a great opportunity for busy business owners to connect with different state agencies right in their own community.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

Reserve a seat: E-mail Andrea.Palagi@ltgov.ri.gov.

Reserve a spot on the agenda: Do you have a specific issue you’d like to highlight at the meeting? E-mail Andrea.Palagi@ltgov.ri.gov with details to help us prepare to address your concerns. All businesses are welcome to attend and make comments.

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CALLING ALL SPEAKERS, EXPERTS, PERFORMERS, TEACHERS, LEADERS, AND CREATIVES! Are you an expert in your field with something to share? Do you have an experience or story you'd like to tell? We are looking for workshop facilitators, speakers, seminar leaders, and women from all industries to participate in this inaugural event on October 16th. It's time to submit your ideas for The ALVA Experience! Gather up your pitch and bio and follow this link to submit:Â

https://www.newportchamber.com/form/view/19111 More details at NewportChamber.com



ECONOMIC UPDATE LUNCHEON: BUILDING AN ECONOMY FOR ALL IN THE DIGITAL AGE Monday, April 6th Atlantic Resort | 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Members: $40 Non-Members: $45 We are excited to welcome Devin Cook, CoFounder & Executive Producer, Inclusive Innovate Challenge at MIT as she presents an informational update on building an economy that works for all in the Digital Age. Devin’s expertise lies in accelerating entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems for economic growth. As a Fulbright Scholar, she researched how entrepreneurship drives economic opportunity among textile artisans in India. She has conducted research and theory development alongside leading innovation and entrepreneurship faculty at MIT.

Inclusive Innovation Challenge Focus Areas:

Sponsored by:

Skills Development & Opportunity Matching Income Growth & Job Creation Technology Access Financial Inclusion Register for the event at NewportChamber.com | Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

HR ROUND TABLE RETAINING AND ATTRACTING WORKING PARENTS In this HR Round Table we will hear from Britt Riley, Founder of The Coggeshall Club, a lifestyle club offering fully licensed daycare as well as work space and fitness center for all member families. She will lead a conversation on how to retain and attract top talent during their transition into and after becoming a family. Many local companies are working hard to hire top local and regional talent, one of the key aspects of this is creating an appeal to workers who are on the cusp of or who have recently entered parenthood. When you create an environment which supports the whole family, you are creating a business which will flourish as a result. She will also present key facts and figures supporting this new wave of employee benefit requirements. By participating in this session, you will walk away with actionable and compelling insights to help your business create a positive culture for employees you would like to attract and employees you work hard to retain.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 INNOVATE NEWPORT RM. 320 12:00 - 1:30 PM This is a free catered lunch event. Register at www.NewportChamber.com

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2020 The Winners are in! Micro Business - Williams Design Associates Small Business - Rail Explorers Big Business - Advanced Remarketing Woman Owned - Newport Yacht Interiors Emerging Leader - The Coggeshall Club The Excellence in Business Awards are presented annually to honor outstanding business achievement in the Greater Newport region. They are designed to celebrate the achievements of our businesses and to recognize the vital role they play in the economic well-being of our community. The 2020 Excellence in Business Awards were presented at our Annual Meeting held on February, 26th.

Edward Williams of Williams Design Associates

Joe Hearn & Kelly Furtado of Advanced Remarketing Mary Joy Lu, Alex Catchpoole & Staff of Rail Explorers

Britt Riley & Staff of the Coggeshall Club


513 Broadway Suite 218 Newport, RI 02840 P: 401.847.1608



Bring your burning questions about your membership, we will be here to answer them all.

Marketing Opportunities Member Exchange | Radio spot on WADK | Digital advertising

Ribbon Cuttings Chamber Committees Sponsorship opportunities Member Information Center (MIC) Networking Events Educational Programming Chamber Connections Emerging Leaders of Newport

Visit www.NewportChamber.com @NewportChamberCC


Please plan on joining us in March and April for the International Professional Series!   This series of 6 all-day seminars will cover the main topics of international trade and will provide attendees with up-to-date information on government regulations, global trade requirements and best practices. These sessions are suitable for both novices as well as those more experienced, and provide a great opportunity to understand overall international operations.  

Attached is the flyer with information on the 6 all-day sessions in the series. The first class starts on Tuesday, March 24th and the last class will take place on Thursday, April 23rd. You are encouraged to register for all 6 sessions and receive the discounted rate, or register for individual sessions according to your interests. Should you wish to share your registration with others from your company, you may register for all 6 sessions and have different people attend the sessions – just send me an email to let me know!   Each of these sessions will target a specific topic related to International Trade and will be presented by industry professionals and trade experts:   March 24 – Global Trade Finance March 24 – Import Procedures and Regulations April 9 – Global Logistics and Supply Chains April 14 – Export Compliance April 16 – Global Marketing April 23 – Global Business Management   Completing the International Professional Series will also help prepare participants to sit for the CGBP Exam (Certified Global Business Professional).  This is a national certification program through NASBITE.  You can read more about the organization and certification on their website:  https://www.nasbite.org/cgbp/   WHO SHOULD ATTEND? •

Anyone involved in any aspect of international business

Anyone who is looking to get up-date information on the latest regulations and changes that impact their job

Anyone looking for a better understanding of the whole international operations process, including the roles of people in other departments!

Anyone interested in taking the exam to become a CGBP!

Both novice and experienced trade people – there is something for everyone!

Please share this information with your colleagues, employees and friends!  Hoping to have a robust group participating again this year and to those of you who have attended this in the past and found it worthwhile, please share your comments!  

Linda Woulfe

Feel free to call me with any questions!

Calendar of Upcoming Events 2020


February Friday, February 7th

Chamber Connections Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, March 25th

EXPO 2020 Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina One Goat Island, Newport 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 7th

North End Business Roundtable Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 26th

Business After Hours Midtown Oyster Bar 345 Thames St., Newport 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 20th

Business During Hours Innovate Newport Rm. 320 513 Broadway, Newport 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Friday, February 21st

Wednesday, February 26th

Thursday, February 27th


Chamber Connections Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Friday, April 3rd

Greater Newport Chamber Annual Meeting Oceancliff , 65 Ridge Rd., Newport 5:30 p.m.

Chamber Connections Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Monday, April 6th

HR Roundtable with Connect Greater Newport Innovate Newport, Rm. 320 513 Broadway, Newport 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Economic Update Luncheon Atlantic Resort 240 Aquidneck Ave., Midd. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, April 6th `

Greater Newport Works Job Fair Atlantic Resort 240 Aquidneck Ave., Midd. 3:00 p.m.. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 16th

Business During Hours Innovate Newport Rm. 320 513 Broadway, Newport 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

March Thursday, March 5th

Annual Legislative Reception R.I. State House 82 Smith St. Providence 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 17th

Chamber Connections Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Friday, March 6th

Chamber Connections Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, April 23rd

Business After Hours WOW Media 114 West Main Rd., Middletown 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 19th

Business During Hours Innovate Newport Rm. 320 513 Broadway, Newport 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19th

Friday, March 20th

Women in Business After Hours The Elms 367 Bellevue Ave., Newport 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Chamber Connections Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Please RSVP online or call 401.847.1608. For a complete listing of events, please visit: www.NewportChamber.com

May Friday, May 1st

Chamber Connections Innovate Newport 513 Broadway, Newport 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

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February 2020 Member Exchange  

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