Register your business with Shop Greater Newport
List your hospitality or retail business in the Shop Greater Newport directory and help customers find you when they’re looking to shop local and shop small.
- Local small businesses in the Greater Newport region, who have been negatively affected by COVID-19 are eligible
- Businesses must provide hospitality or retail services
- Be based in the Greater Newport region of Bristol and Newport Counties
- For consumer-facing businesses (not for business-to-business)
- Free for the business
- Registration is easy, and typically takes between 5-15 minutes
- After you submit your listing, our team will review it and get back to you with any questions, or publish the listing.
Which businesses are eligible?
Small, consumer-facing businesses who provide hospitality or retail services in the Greater Newport region that have been negatively affected by COVID-19.
- Dining or Lodging
- Event or Wedding Services
- Health, Fitness or Beauty Services
- Independent Retailers
What is the Greater Newport Region?
The Greater Newport Region includes Bristol and Newport Counties and the towns of Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren.
Are any businesses not eligible to participate?
The directory is consumer-focused and is not for business-to-business professional services. There are some specific types of businesses that we are not able to feature:
-Dollar stores, department stores, chain retail stores, nationally owned franchises
-Businesses with a majority of sales on any of the following products: guns or firearms, cannabis/CBD, adult entertainment establishment, lottery tickets or gasoline
Does it cost anything?
No, this service is free for qualifying businesses.
What’s included in my listing?
You’ll include general information similar to what’s found in a Google business listing. Optionally, you can feature images, a thorough description of your business, products and services offered, social media profiles, and links to any ecommerce you have. We encourage you to showcase what makes your business unique by featuring optional information about special offers, events, a profile of the owner and how your business supports our community.
How do I get started?
First, you’ll create an account, then you can create your listing. It typically takes between 15-30 minutes. It’s helpful to have any imagery, URLs and marketing copy handy for the listing.
When will my listing go live?
After you submit your listing, our team will review it and get back to you with any questions, or publish the listing. It takes 1-2 business days from the date you submit your listing. When your listing is published, you’ll be able to go back and update your listing at any time.
About Shop Greater Newport
Shop Greater Newport is a new campaign encouraging consumers to choose local, small businesses when they shop. Powered by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, the campaign features a searchable business directory at ShopGreaterNewport.com where consumers can browse the directory to find local businesses, save their favorites then complete their purchases on the store’s ecommerce site or at their retail location. Consumers can also support local businesses by purchasing the new Shop Greater Newport gift card redeemable at more than 300 businesses in our region.