Innovate Newport director Tuni Shartner at the new facility in the former Sheffield School in Newport, RI. When you become a What’s Up Newp Supporter, you support our mission of providing local and independent community news, information, and journalism to Newport County and beyond.
The following was submitted by Tuni Schartner, director of innovation and entrepreneurship for Innovate Newport.
As many of you know, I signed up to help get Innovate Newport open and to build the initial community here.
It is now time for me to hand the baton to the team that will lead the next phase of Innovate Newport’s development.
Thank you! Happy New Year, Happy New Decade! Innovate Newport has been the hard work of so many…thank you to all that have made this important project come to fruition.
I look forward to supporting Innovate Newport, as it is an important cog in the collective wheel that continues to diversify and strengthen this region’s economy and plays an important role in RI’s growing innovation ecosystem.
We plan to increase the number of original news articles published daily by our WUN crew by 50 percent in early 2020, with more coverage of local issues, city government, education, and of course, much more on the topics and things our readers care most about in and around Newport County.