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Berkshire Bank plans May 1 opening of Providence loan office

PROVIDENCE – Efforts to make a name for Berkshire Bank in Rhode Island are taking shape, with May 1 targeted as the opening data...

Five Questions With: Michael Garcia

Michael Garcia is a partner in the enterprise solutions group for Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd. He has more than 20 years of...

Centreville Bank donates over $113,000 to R.I., Conn. organizations

WEST WARWICK – Centreville Bank through its charitable foundation recently donated more than $113,00 to 15 Rhode Island and Connecticut organizations, bringing its 2020...

BankNewport debuts new customer relationship management platform

NEWPORT – BankNewport has partnered with industry customer relationship management software provider 360 View to implement its CRM growth platform, according to a news...

BankRI donates 2,600 gifts through holiday giving program

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island’s 23rd annual Giving Tree Program provided gifts to more than 2,600 children across the state, according to a news...
STILL GOING STRONG: John Bellone, owner of The Breezeway Resort, The Hotel Maria, pictured, and Maria’s Seaside Cafe in Westerly, says in his 50 years as a customer of The Washington Trust Co., he’s never deferred a loan payment and has continued to meet monthly payments for the mortgages on his commercial properties throughout the pandemic, thanks to a strong business in a limited season. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Banks on higher alert for credit weakness

In his 50 years as a customer of The Washington Trust Co., John Bellone has never deferred a loan payment. Not through the 2008...

DOR: State car tax phaseout is financially feasible

PROVIDENCE – Higher projected revenues mean the state can afford to pay out more money in aid to cities and towns to phase out...
MICHELE STRETON has been named CEO and president of Providence Mutual. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE MUTUAL

Streton named CEO, president of Providence Mutual

WARWICK –  Michele Streton has been named CEO and president Providence Mutual, the mutual insurance company announced Thursday. Streton previously served as vice president and...

JPMorgan Chase: liquidity, digitization top priorities for business leaders

PROVIDENCE – While optimistic for increased revenue and sales in 2021, liquidity remains a top priority for small and midsized businesses amid continued economic...

Five Questions With: James Galloway

James Galloway serves as executive vice president for FM Global, overseeing international operations and the commercial property insurer’s middle market division. Galloway has worked...

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