Winners of the 2024 Excellence in Business Awards announced by Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Excellence in Business Awards. These awards, now in their 18th year, recognize exceptional business accomplishments in the Greater Newport area.

The Excellence in Business Awards Dinner will take place on April 9, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Newport Atlantic Resort, immediately following the annual Expo. Jennifer Brummund, Chief Human Resources Officer at Raytheon, will deliver the keynote speech at the event. Interested individuals can purchase tickets online or by contacting

With over 900 members representing more than 50,000 employees, the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest business advocacy organizations in Rhode Island. The Chamber’s primary mission is to connect businesses, foster innovation and growth, enhance their capabilities and advocate for them in the Greater Newport region. By building strategic partnerships and supporting economic development and diversity, the Chamber aims to bring prosperity to its members and community as a whole.

The Excellence in Business Awards aim to honor local businesses for their achievements and significant contributions to economic development in the region. Award categories include Microbusiness, Small Business, Big Business, Emerging Leader and Woman-Owned. For this year’s awards ceremony, Centreville Bank has been recognized for its excellence as a Small Business; Norman Bird Sanctuary has been awarded as a Microbusiness; Charter Books has received recognition for being a Big Business; First Tee Rhode Island has been honored as an Emerging Leader; while McNeill Children’s Institute has been recognized for being a Woman-Owned business.

These awards not only recognize successful businesses but also highlight their impact on the community and economy of Rhode Island statewide.

In conclusion, we look forward to celebrating these outstanding achievements with our awardees at our Excellence in Business Awards Dinner next spring!

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