Collette presented a $6,500 grant to The College Crusade of Rhode Island in early March to help support the organization’s college readiness programs for students in Joseph Jenks Junior High School and Samuel Slater Junior High School in Pawtucket.
Providence chef Ben Sukle is a finalist in the 2017 James Beard Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the food world. The James Beard Foundation today announced the finalists in this year’s awards and Sukle is among six New England chefs in the running for Best Chef Northeast.
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Centreville Bank recently made an $800,000 financing deal with a pair of restaurateurs who are expanding in Newport. The deal comprised three credit facilities: two U.S. Small Business Administration loans totaling $540,000 and a $260,000 term loan for working capital.