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KEVIN CHAMBERLAIN, Citizens Bank’s relationship manager for middle-market commercial banking, said he helps his client businesses “see around corners” to mitigate financial risks. / COURTESY CITIZENS BANK

Five Questions with: Kevin Chamberlain

Kevin Chamberlain is senior vice president and relationship manager for Citizens Bank's Middle Market Commercial Banking Group.In his current position, Chamberlain is responsible for...
SETH MAGAZINER, the state’s general treasurer, came out with a report that found seven Rhode Island municipalities have financial liabilities exceeding recommended levels./PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHEAL SALERNO

State finds seven municipalities with excessive financial liabilities

PROVIDENCE – Seven Rhode Island cities and towns have debt and pension liabilities in excess of recommended limits, warranting heightened attention from officials in...
FM GLOBAL released a study that found corporate executives often overestimate what their cybersecurity insurance will cover. Above, the company's Johnston headquarters. / COURTESY FM GLOBAL

FM Global: Cybersecurity insurance doesn’t cover everything

JOHNSTON – Seven in 10 senior financial executives at the world’s largest companies believe their insurer would cover most or all losses their company...
CITIZENS BANK is conducting a contest for Rhode Island nonprofits that work for “inclusion and equality.”

Citizens Bank holds contest for nonprofits promoting inclusion

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank and television station WJAR-TV NBC 10 are partnering for a contest to give a winning Rhode Island nonprofit $35,000 and...
SHELL GAME: Bill Ostendorf, left, Creative Circle Media Solutions president and founder, with programmer Tim Benson. A former editor at The Providence Journal, Ostendorf says recurring layoffs have left the paper “a shell of what it used to be.”
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

No way out for newspapers

The sprawling four-floor, brick building with arched windows at 75 Fountain St. in downtown Providence still appears to be the quintessential American metropolitan daily...

Banks tied to fossil fuel lending

This wasn’t the welcome to Rhode Island that JPMorgan & Chase envisioned.Protesters gathered recently at the bank's soon-to-open branch near Brown University in Providence....
NEW GANTRY: Vehicles pass underneath an electronic truck-tolling gantry on Route 6 in Providence over the Woonasquatucket River Bridge. The gantry is scheduled to begin operating this month.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Truck tolls roll on despite American Trucking Associations lawsuit, appeal

Coming to a Rhode Island highway near you: “Big Brother,” electronic truck-tolling style.That may be a cynical way to describe the automated truck-tolling gantries...
ELLEN FORD, the longtime leader of People's Credit Union in Middletown, is expected to retire in November./COURTESY/PEOPLE'S CREDIT UNION

People’s Credit Union CEO Ford to retire

 MIDDLETOWN – Ellen Ford, the longtime CEO of People’s Credit Union, is expected to retire in November. Sean Daly, the credit union’s executive vice...

Citizens Financial Group raises $496M in 3 days via sale of...

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. added to its coffers recently, closing a sales offering of $500 million in senior unsecured notes that, after...

Five Questions With: Mark A. Cousineau

Mark A. Cousineau is a vice president for Wells Fargo & Co.'s Commercial Banking division in southern New England. He joined Wells Fargo in...
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