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Citizens Bank tops list of PPP lenders in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank dominated the Paycheck Protection Program in Rhode Island, serving as the lender for more than 2.5 times as many payroll...

Five Questions With: Timothy J. Draper

Timothy J. Draper was recently promoted to senior vice president of marketing for Navigant Credit Union. Draper has more than 30 years of sales...

Federal Reserve releases preliminary list of Main Street lenders

PROVIDENCE – Five banks in Rhode Island are accepting applications from new business customers for the Main Street Lending Program, according to a list...

Providence Revolving Fund issues first loans to microbusinesses through new program

PROVIDENCE – Three Providence microbusinesses have received low-interest loans through a new pilot program launched by the Providence Revolving Fund and the City Council,...

Webster Bank launches financial program for ‘frontline heroes’

PROVIDENCE – Webster Bank is offering perks to essential health care workers and first responders through its newly launched “Frontline Heroes” program, according to...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE on Monday unveiled plans to conduct a competitive bidding process for an energy supplier under a bundled plan that would cut costs and increase renewable energy usage. The city currently utilizes National Grid’s electricity supply. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MARK S. MURPHY

Providence unveils plans for bundling energy use under new supplier

PROVIDENCE – Providence residents and business owners could see their electricity bills drop under a new Community Choice Aggregation Plan unveiled on Monday. The proposal,...
DIVERSE WORKFORCE: C.C. Business Corp. Vice President Ron Brewer, left, and President Marcellus Sharpe stand outside of Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, one of the private-security company’s clients. Brewer estimates that 70% of the company’s 39 employees are minorities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A question of equity: Can R.I. level the field for minority...

As small-business owners clambered to get in on the federal payroll relief program launched in the wake of COVID-19, Anna Mangeni held back. Her business,...

Zoom users taking steps to reduce risk to data

Disruptive and offensive as they may be, so-called “Zoom bombings” are the least of your worries when it comes to using the videoconferencing software. Once...
WITH 37 PERCENT of its residents between the ages of 18 and 34, and one nightlife venue per 523 people, Providence ranks No. 1 on Movoto Real Estate's list of the 10 most exciting mid-sized cities in the United States. / PBN FILE PHOTO

R.I. officials wary bars will become pandemic hot spots

State officials are keeping a close eye on Rhode Island bars to ensure they’re complying with public health measures as crowded bars across the...

WashTrust, Navigant rated ‘best’ bank, credit union in R.I. by Forbes

PROVIDENCE – The Washington Trust Co. and Navigant Credit Union earned top marks among customers in Rhode Island, according to new Forbes rankings of...

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