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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.
WESTERLY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION was awarded Best Employer for 2018 by the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. / COURTESY WESTERLY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

Southern Chamber names WCCU ‘Best Employer’

WESTERLY – The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce recently voted the Westerly Community Credit Union “Best Employer” for 2018, according to a press...
HAL HORVAT was recently promoted to president and chief operating officer of Centreville Bank. / COURTESY CENTREVILLE BANK

Five Questions With: Hal Horvat

Hal Horvat was recently promoted to president and chief operating officer of Centreville Bank.He talks with Providence Business News about the new job,...
EDWARD O. Handy III is the chairman and CEO of Westerly-based Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., the second largest Rhode Island-based bank. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Washington Trust reports $16M Q1 profit

WESTERLY – Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported record-breaking quarterly profit, which grew 37.6 percent to $16.2 million, or 93 cents per diluted...
CITIZENS FINANCIAL Group Inc. is the Providence-based parent company of Citizens Bank, the largest Rhode Island-based bank. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens reports $388M Q1 profit

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit grew 21.2 percent to $388 million, or 78 cents per diluted share, compared...
SECURITY TEAM: Officer Lincoln Sisson and Kyra, a 6-year-old female Belgian Malinois, are part of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center homeland security team that does sweeps of the facility and guests in advance of and during events.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Safety and security top of mind for businesses when planning meetings...

The April 3 shooting at YouTube headquarters in California was yet another reminder of how gun violence can strike anywhere at any time in...
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP. is the Connecticut-based parent of Webster Bank. /PBN FILE PHOTO

Webster Bank posts $80M Q1 profit

WATURBURY, Conn – Webster Financial Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit grew 34.9 percent to $80.2 million, or 85 cents per diluted share, compared...
MALCOLM MAKIN, president of Professional Planning Group in Westerly, has been named the No. 1 wealth adviser in Rhode Island by Forbes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Forbes names Makin top wealth adviser in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Forbes recently named Malcolm Makin of Professional Planning Group the No. 1 wealth adviser in Rhode Island.The business magazine named Makin, based...
GEORGE J. CHARETTE III is the president and CEO of Pawtucket Credit Union. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET CREDIT UNION

Five Questions With: George J. Charette III

George J. Charette III is president and CEO of Pawtucket Credit Union. The credit union recently hosted Real World Day, a day dedicated to...
JOHN NOFSINGER, professor of finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage, speaks about the psychology of investing and how biological traits are informing investment behavior at the recent Bryant University Financial Services Forum. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Investment behavior, diversity focus of Bryant University forum

SMITHFIELD – Speakers at Bryant University’s 13th annual Financial Services Forum on Friday focused on investment behavior and diversity in the workplace.The annual daylong...
THE WASHINGTON TRUST CO. recently provided $11.7 million to finance the acquisition of a "highly desirable" mixed-use commercial property in Westport, Conn., by Accel International.

Washington Trust finances $11M acquisition in Connecticut

WESTERLY – The Washington Trust Co. recently provided $11.7 million to finance the acquisition of a mixed-use commercial property in Westport, Conn.The Westerly-based bank...
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