“Know Your Newport” Seeking Vendors
From Newport Chamber of Commerce
Whether you travel or not, everyone utilizes services from shops, restaurants and if you’re on the road, lodging accommodations. Getting friendly assistance, accurate information, and helpful recommendations makes your experience a good one. The Newport Chamber of Commerce conducts a “Know Your Newport” hospitality workshop each year to educate service industry personnel and local residents about “what’s happening” in our area.
Hospitality happens year round on the coast with events, conventions and conferences. But our biggest influx of visitors comes during the summer. Having knowledgeable front-line employees creates a good impression for your business and for the community at large. One of the most effective ways to give your employees the tools and information they need to be successful is to participate in the workshop.
Traditionally, “Know Your Newport” spotlights hotels, activities and attractions, but this year the event organizers plan to include retail and restaurants. Businesses are encouraged to sign up for vendor space and share what they have to offer, both to locals and guests alike.
This year’s workshop will be held on May 15th, at the Embarcadero Hotel Resort with two sessions, morning and evening. Attendees will explore vendor booths, talk with businesses and then take a “virtual tour” of Newport’s various neighborhoods. Participants will receive passes to many activities and venues around Newport, with refreshments and door prizes rounding out the session. One Grand Prize of $100 will be featured at each session of the training seminar, and the Employee of the Year will be announced during this event.
The Newport Chamber of Commerce urges businesses to sign up early for complimentary vendor space, as well as to offer an opportunity for their employees to attend one of the sessions. These educational classes are a way to provide exceptional hospitality training that will be used day to day throughout the greater Newport area. For information or to sign up for vendor space call the Chamber office: 541-265-8801 or by email at email@example.com