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Eli Sherman is an award-winning journalist. He joined Providence Business News in November 2014 having previously worked as a metro reporter at the Waltham News Tribune. Sherman writes about economics, energy and the environment, entrepreneurship and finance. He's received top awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, The Alliance of Area Business Publishers, the New England Newspaper & Press Association and The Rhode Island Press Association.

Nonprofit wins Housing for Everyone grant

A Woonsocket nonprofit was a winner of this year’s Housing for Everyone grant competition put on by the TD Charitable Foundation. The foundation, a...

BayCoast names Goguen VP, lending officer

BayCoast Bank last week named June D. Goguen to the position of vice president, commercial lending officer, who comes with more than 22-years of...

Mechanics donates to PRIDE

Mechanics Cooperative Bank last week donated a $5,000 charitable gift to a local group in Taunton, which will support an Adult Day Habilitation Program....

Five Questions With: Margaret Brooks

Margaret Brooks is president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition. The organization was founded in 2004 and is a nonprofit organization that works to...

R.I. firm acquires Florida firm

An East Providence insurance brokerage, with a division in Fort Myer, Fla., acquired its first company since moving to the Sunshine State this past...
HOLIDAY GIVING: Peter Campbell, from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s communications department, volunteers his time at Meeting Street in Providence, working with Georgia, a pre-K student. / COURTESY BCBSRI

Parties strengthen office bonds, boost morale

A strengthening economy has allowed some Rhode Island business owners to let down their hair this holiday season and throw more-elaborate company parties, though...
BOSTON HEART DIAGNOSTICS, a bio-analytical testing and genomic service founded in 2007, and which Cherrystone Angel Group supported in 2009 with an investment, has been sold for $140 million to Eurofins Scientific.

Cherrystone portfolio company bought for $140 million

(Updated, 5:14 p.m.) BOSTON – A Cherrystone Angel Group portfolio business has entered into an acquisition agreement worth $140 million with a European buyer specializing...

Guaranteed Rate opening East Greenwich location

Guaranteed Rate, the nationwide retail mortgage lender, is opening a new location in East Greenwich. The lender, which touts itself as being one of...

Group provides financing for R.I., Penn. Hotels

A Rhode Island-based real estate group recently provided funds for two hotel projects in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. The financier, Washington Trust’s Commercial Real...

Washington Trust to open Rumford branch

Washington Trust is slated to open a new branch next quarter in Rumford, which marks the bank’s second East Providence location. The Rumford branch,...

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