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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...

Five Questions With: Brian Rocha

Brian Rocha was recently hired as vice president of retirement plan services financial consultant for Rockland Trust. He previously served as vice president and...

Hatfield highlights Bank of America commitment to fight racial, economic inequality

PROVIDENCE – William F. Hatfield, Bank of America Corp. market president in Rhode Island, pledged to collaborate with community members and institutions in determining...

Centreville Bank opens first Warwick branch

WEST WARWICK – Centreville Bank has opened its first Warwick branch as of Monday, according to a news release. The self-standing branch at 578 Greenwich...

Washington Trust collects 11 tons of peanut butter for local food...

WESTERLY – The Washington Trust Co. collected 22,000 pounds – roughly 11 tons – of peanut butter to donate to the Rhode Island Community...

SBA identifies companies approved for largest PPP loans

PROVIDENCE – Roughly 2,400 Rhode Island businesses received at least $150,000 in forgivable payroll loans, with 14 companies approved for upwards of $5 million,...
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Five Questions With: Patrice Milos, Cherrystone Angel Group executive director

1. How does your experience as co-founder of a startup inform your strategy in your new role at Cherrystone? Angel investors must keep pace...
DOUBLE CHECKING: Barber Mike McAndrew holds a mirror as customer Rob Verrastro looks at his new haircut at Three Saints Barbershop and Shave Parlor in Jessup, Pa. Small businesses such as this are desperately trying to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis, but billions of dollars allocated for aid by Congress may be left on the table. / TIMES-TRIBUNE VIA AP FILE/CHRISTOPHER DOLAN

Billion of dollars in small-business aid unclaimed

BIllions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the...

S&P downgrades Care New England’s bond rating, projects negative outlook

PROVIDENCE – S&P Global Ratings on June 30 downgraded Care New England’s bond rating, citing ongoing financial problems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, WPRI-TV...

At least 5 R.I. banks to offer low-interest loans via Main...

PROVIDENCE – Five banks with locations in Rhode Island have confirmed to Providence Business News that they will participate in the Main Street Lending...

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