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About Tuni - RI's Economic Gardener - business growth for entrepreneurs - businesses
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Tuni is RI’s Economic Gardener, a master strategist, a passionate leader, an influential speaker, a strong businesswoman, and, most importantly, a local community leader.

For her, strategic planning and development for entrepreneurs, local small businesses, and communities are more of a calling than a profession. When it comes to helping others succeed, she is relentless. Tuni is proficient in community building, team development, brand strategy, digital marketing, public relations, SEO, event planning, and more!

In addition to running TS Consulting, Tuni has been and continues to be actively involved in local and state-level programs and initiatives, including:

  • Co-founder and Director for The Hive RI, Southern RI's first coworking space

  • Director of Marketing for the community-based economic development initiative at the Mill at Lafayette

  • Inaugural Director of Innovate Newport

  • Executive Director of District Hall/Venture Cafe Providence

  • Mentor for VMS of RI (now RI Hub's Venture Mentoring Service) 

  • Member of Congressman Langevin's Strengthening RI Advisory Committee

  • Volunteer mentor/coach/judge for many educational institutions including Rocky Hill Country Day School’s Hack for Global Good, The MET School's E-Center, URI, and Salve Regina University. 


*RI Small Business Journal's 2016 Entrepreneurial Women to Watch 'Community Champion' Award Recipient

*Providence Business News Women in Business Awards Honoree 2018

*GoLocalProv 18 Who Made a Difference in 2018

*2020 Rhode Island Inno Blazer Winner, Nonprofit Category

Tuni Schartner: About
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