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Chamber to Host RI State Senate District 13 Candidate Debate as Part of Politics & Pancakes Series

NEWPORT, RI (June 14, 2017) – As part of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s innovative government affairs series, Politics & Pancakes, the Chamber will host a RI State Senate District 13 Candidate Debate.  In hosting this event, the Chamber is pleased to partner with: Rhode Island Hospitality Association; Rhode Island Business Coalition; Discover Newport; and Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. The event will be held on Thursday, June 29th, from 8am – 9:30am, at Belle Mer (2 Goat Island, Newport) and will be streamed live on 1540 WADK, in partnership with 3G Broadcasting.

The goal of the Politics & Pancakes series is to bring government officials and political pundits together to discuss issues of importance to our business community, sponsored by Emera Energy, Darrow Everett LLP, and Acropolis Management Services.

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.

“We are excited to offer this candidate debate forum to the business community through our Politics & Pancakes series,” said Chamber Executive Director, Erin Donovan-Boyle. “This debate presents a unique opportunity for business leaders to ask the candidates where they stand on matters affecting businesses and empowers them to voice their concerns on issues impacting the local economy.”

Space is limited. Those interested in attending this informative event, should RSVP by calling 401.847.1608 or visit


The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is one of the state’s largest business advocacy organizations. With over 1,100 members representing over 50,000 employees, the Newport County Chamber’s goal is to find solutions for quality jobs, quality growth and quality of life. As a trusted and reliable source of information for nearly 100 years, the Newport County Chamber connects members with success while encouraging the development of the community.


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