Merrill W. Sherman was recently honored with the United Way of Rhode Island’s Tocqueville Society Award in recognition of more than 15 years of generous contributions of both time and resources as a member of UWRI’s Tocqueville Society. Sherman has received recognition for both her professional and personal accomplishments, including Citizen of the Year by March of Dimes in 2007. She has served as a director for several organizations, including Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. and The Providence Journal Co. Sherman also helped spearhead the creation of Bank Rhode Island in 1996 and served as the president and CEO of BanCorp Rhode Island Inc. until 2012. Sherman continues to provide leadership roles for several educational, civic and philanthropic institutions and she was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2007.
A $225,000 grant for Veteran’s Inc. from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program has been renewed. A second grant $103,666 for Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families also has been awarded to the nonprofit to serve homeless women vets statewide.
The 18th annual Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival will feature more than 240 films from 62 countries and 34 states and a host of other activities throughout the state from Aug. 5-10.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.