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Editor’s Choice: R.I. Black Business Association to hold Awards Gala Oct....

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. Black Business Association to hold Awards Gala Oct. 11 THE RHODE ISLAND Black Business Association will hold its eighth annual Awards...

Women’s Fund of R.I. grants nearly $50K to 5 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The Women's Fund of Rhode Island awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to five organizations working on projects intended to advance gender equity...
DEDICATED ADVOCATE: Rhode Island Black Business Association President Lisa Ranglin says RIBBA aims to identify and remove systemic barriers of race and ethnicity in business. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Banker battles disparity in wages, opportunity

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business AssociationFor Lisa Ranglin – risk and compliance manager for Providence-based Citizens Bank –...
SHOWING UP: Rhode Island Black Business Association President Lisa Ranglin meets with members at the office. From left: Retired R.I. State Police Lt. John P. A’Vant; Ranglin; Clarence R. Sneed Jr., CEO of S&S Trucking; and Donna M. Sams, Community College of Rhode Island campus coordinator, Providence and Lincoln.
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Banker battles disparity in wages, opportunity

For Lisa Ranglin – risk and compliance manager for Providence-based Citizens Bank – it’s been a busy professional track.Her executive experience includes more than...

RIBBA offering loans, technical services to minority entrepreneurs

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association is calling upon all “young minority entrepreneurs” to make a pitch for a $3,000 business loan...
FINANCIAL BOOST: A $100,000 Small Business Assistance Program loan from R.I. Commerce Corp. helped Shaidzon Beer co-owners Josh Letourneau, left, and Chip Samson launch their brewing company in South Kingstown. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI helps secure $10M for small businesses through SBAP loans

From kegs and bottles to packaging materials and professional costs, when Shaidzon Beer Co. was setting up in the months prior to its November...
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION: Lisa Ranglin, president of the Rhode Island Black Business ­Association, addresses the audience during last year’s Awards Gala. The association will hold its seventh annual Awards Gala, honoring small-business owners, local leaders 
and volunteers, in Warwick on Oct. 5, at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick.
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Editor’s Choice: RIBBA to honor local business owners at annual Awards...

EDITOR’S CHOICE RIBBA to honor local business owners at annual Awards Gala THE RHODE ISLAND Black Business Association will host its seventh annual Awards...
LISA RANGLIN is the president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association, which has announced the honorees of its 2018 Business Award Program. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND BLACK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

RIBBA announces 2018 Business Awards Program recipients

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association announced the recipients of its 2018 Business Awards Program Wednesday.The awards will be publicly honored at...
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Five Questions With Jim Vincent

Jim Vincent | President, NAACP Providence Branch1. What is on top of the NAACP Providence Branch agenda? Gentrification in Providence is on the rise,...
LISA RANGLIN is the president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association, which has launched a statewide microlending program for minority-owned businesses, using a $100,000 award it received from the R.I. Commerce Corp. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND BLACK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

RIBBA launches $100K statewide microlending program

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association has launched a new statewide microlending program for minority-owned businesses.The new program, called the Microlending Initiative,...
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