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Second round of PPP loans to start week of Jan. 11

PROVIDENCE – The Paycheck Protection Program will reopen on the week of Jan. 11, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Friday in consultation with...
BLOCK ISLAND BUSINESSES had feared tourism would be decimated when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived last spring, but it turns out the 2020 season wasn’t as dreadful as officials thought it might be. PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Down year is OK for Block Island

Block Island’s tourism-dependent business owners entered the summer fearful of the damage the COVID-19 pandemic would do to their livelihoods, but most report that...

Trump’s $2,000 checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks was all but dead Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed an alternative...

Highlights of $900B COVID-19 relief, PPP changes

The massive, year-end catchall bill Congress passed combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other...
SUSAN CHASE, general manager of United Skates of America in East Providence, says she plans to extend the facility's hours of operation to offset a loss of customers due to capacity restrictions that will be in place once she reopens following the state's economic "pause." / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Business owners grapple with Raimondo’s ‘pause’ extension

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's decision on Thursday to extend Rhode Island’s economic “pause” through Dec. 20 means some local businesses will have...

SBA releases detailed PPP data for all loans

PROVIDENCE – The Small Business Administration has released detailed Paycheck Protection Program loan data for all loans, following a court battle with several newspapers...
GOING IT ALONE: Katie Murano, a sole proprietor with a wedding photography business, has lost all of her 2020 jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has struggled to qualify for relief programs because of the structure of her business. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Getting aid a struggle for many sole proprietors

A sole proprietorship seemed like the best option when Katie Murano started her wedding photography business in January. Having previously owned an event-planning business as...
FRESH LOOK: BankNewport administrators cut the ribbon on the recently restored branch in Newport’s Washington Square. Pictured, from left, are Amy Riccitelli, senior vice president and director of retail sales; Mary Leach, executive vice president and director of consumer relationships; Sandra J. Pattie, CEO and president; and Evan Rose, vice president and branch sales manager. / COURTESY BANKNEWPORT

BankNewport is a vital financial and social asset to the community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Large Company: BankNewport ONE OF BANKNEWPORT’S priorities is developing a best-in-class customer experience by focusing on the...
HARD TO RELATE: Lawrence Signore, an attorney based in Providence, says he’s finding it difficult to work remotely. He says he misses the peer-to-peer interactions that normally take place in a courtroom and fears the lack of those relationships will negatively affect the development of young attorneys. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lawyers find they can’t dodge effects of pandemic

Lawrence Signore remembers being a young attorney, watching big, boxy computers make their way to every desktop in the office. “The Rhode Attorney,” as Signore...

Five Questions With: Gerry Nadeau

Gerry Nadeau serves as president of Rockland Trust Co. He has worked with the company for 36 years, starting as a management trainee before...

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