Meet the Shop Local Team

Lori Giuttari

As the CMO of Visual Thrive, Lori brings over three decades of business expertise and coaching skills to Shop Local RI team. Lori can be found leading interviews and free monthly coaching classes over in the Community, working with brands to develop their marketing strategies, and assisting our site sponsors and vendors in making the most of their Memberships. She is also a recipient of a 2022 Providence Business News Leaders and Achievers award

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Scott Indermaur

Visual Thrive CEO & Media Specialist, Scott Indermaur brings his 30+ years of skills and experience in everything multi-media, to the effective deployment of the Shop Local RI platform. You can see Scott's work in the amazing small business photography, video, and media around the entire site. In addition to his work in building visual narratives for vendors and sponsors alike, Rhode Island business communities benefit from his constant photos of business owners.

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Melissa Roux

Using her experience as Visual Thrive's Chief Operations Officer, Melissa brings her marketing and business communications to the forefront of the Shop Local RI digital experience. Her meticulous oversight and industry experience with video production are a fantastic asset to our Rhode Island vendors, and she keeps us all on track!

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It would be impossible to thank all the people and businesses that have supported this effort, cheered us on, advised us, listened to us vent, and even worked with us. But the Visual Thrive / Shop Local RI team knows this could gorgeous platform could not have happened for RI small businesses without some key players:

  • Our families, who have supported us even though they watched us work too many hours for too many months (years?) to make this dream become a reality.
  • RI Commerce, for their innovation funding which allowed us to build a new marketplace for Rhode Island small businesses, so they can create new streams of revenue all year long.
  • To our team of designers and developers, who listened to our challenges and our vision for the users of the website; and who managed our project flawlessly. The design, colors, and flow of every webpage has your fingerprint on it, and we couldn't have found better partners!