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STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member Rhode Island Society of Certified Public ­Accountants.The Cumberland native is president of one of...

Why financial literacy is elusive

Graduation season will soon be upon us, and with it, so many admonitions explaining why students are unprepared for the challenges of the real...

BankNewport acquires boat-financing business

MIDDLETOWN – BankNewport announced Wednesday it has acquired a Maryland-based boat-financing business, enabling the bank to expand such financing in Rhode Island and beyond.The...

Report: Most R.I. municipal pension plans in ‘critical’ status

PROVIDENCE – Though funding levels for most of Rhode Island’s municipal pension plans have improved in recent years, a majority of them remain in...

Starkweather & Shepley expands, elects first female board member

EAST PROVIDENCE – Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc., among Rhode Island’s largest independent insurance agencies, recently elected Elizabeth Lowe to its board of...

Five Questions With: Brian J. Spero

Brian J. Spero joined The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., which specializes in mutual workers’ compensation insurance, in 2008 as vice president and general counsel....

Washington Trust Bancorp elects 4 to board of directors

WESTERLY – Four members of the board of directors of Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. were elected at the company’s recent annual shareholders meetings.The event...

Rhode Island college savings program gets top rating

PROVIDENCE – CollegeBound, Rhode Island’s 529 education savings program, has been rated as one of the best plans in the nation by Savingforcollege.com, an...

Bank of America donates $250K for urban tree-planting program

PROVIDENCE – The city is one of four chosen for an urban tree-planting program by the Arbor Day Foundation that’s being funded by a...
THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank has selected five communities to participate in the first round of the Municipal Resiliency Program.

R.I. Infrastructure Bank announces first 5 participants in Municipal Resilience Program

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced Monday the five municipalities that will participate in the initial round of its Municipal Resilience Program.Barrington,...
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