Rhode Island had the second-lowest average auto loan balance in the second quarter, according to a TransUnion report that also showed the national auto loan delinquency rate remained relatively flat.
NineSigma Inc., a company that encourages innovation in business to find solutions that make positive impact on society, has published “The CEO’s Guide to the Grand Challenge: Focusing a Visionary Organization with a Grand Challenge Contest.”
Rockland Trust has launched a new online Business Resource Center that offers tools and advice on starting, running, marketing and growing companies of all sizes, according to a press release from the bank.
Jeff Sturges, president and CEO of Bristol-based Resolute Racing Shells, admits the company’s boats cost a bit more than most domestic competitors. But racers get what they pay for, says Sturges, pictured above. “You get a boat that lasts you much longer,” he said. The company has been making elite-level racing shells since soon after its founding in 1994. Since 1997, 10 NCAA Women’s National Championships have been won by crews who rowed primarily Resolute racing shells.
Four years after Sovereign Bank was acquired by global banking giant Banco Santander SA, which is based in Spain, the name change to Santander Bank will become official on Oct. 17. That impending change, even though many in the financial community consider it just about a name, will nevertheless put Sovereign’s Region President for Southern New England Brian A. Azar in the spotlight. more
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