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East Greenwich bank agrees to revamp its management practices

EAST GREENWICH – Federal and state regulators and Independence Bank of East Greenwich have reached a consent agreement in which the bank must ensure...

SBA broadens program eligibility for businesses

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently took action to allow more small businesses to become eligible for the agency’s loan guarantees and...
THE SBA and the Newport County Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership to hold monthly business workshops at Innovate Newport.

SBA and Newport Chamber sign agreement to host business workshops

NEWPORT – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Newport County Chamber of Commerce have signed a co-sponsorship deal to hold monthly workshops for...

SBA accepting applications to train service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting applications from nonprofits, state and local agencies, and higher learning institutions to compete for up...

Trump funds pilot program for military veteran small-business owners

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is partnering with the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network to establish a pilot training program for...
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: The late Raymond Fogarty, former director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, will be posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 34th annual World Trade Day on May 22 at the university.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Editor’s Choice: Bryant University to host World Trade Day May 22

Editor's Choice: Bryant University to host World Trade Day May 22 BRYANT UNIVERSITY will host the 34th annual World Trade Day, themed “Opportunities and...
BREAKFAST DISCUSSION: R.I. Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins and Kevin Gallagher, senior deputy chief of staff for Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, will be guest speakers at a breakfast discussion hosted by Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode Island in Providence on May 16.
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Editor’s Choice: Road to universal pre-K

EDITOR’S CHOICE Road to universal pre-K LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORP. Rhode Island will hold a breakfast discussion on the plan for Rhode Island’s new...
FRIENDLY FOODS: Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods in Johnston was named the Rhode Island and New England Small Business Manufacturer award winner as part of the 2019 Small Business Week, May 5-11, by the U.S. Small Business Administration. From left, Mark S. Hayward, SBA Rhode Island district director; Wendell Davis, SBA regional administrator; and Sennen G. Conte, co-owner and chief financial officer of Gerbs.
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Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods breeds seeds of success

Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island and New England Small Business Manufacturer award winner as part...
SECURING SENIORS: Michael Vieira, left, certified aging-in-place specialist, and Justin Oakley, occupational therapist and home safety specialist, combined their expertise to create Oakley Home Access, a company that offers advice on home adjustments for people living with mobility issues, as well as builds and installs specialized equipment to make home life easier and safer.
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Making homes safe, livable for seniors

Justin Oakley and Michael Vieira share a work history that dates back decades.As 16-year-old entrepreneurs, they sold quahogs door to door in the Narragansett...
BEACH CLEANUP: Representatives from People’s Credit Union assist in a cleanup of Easton’s Beach in Newport hosted by Save The Bay. The organization will hold a communitywide Earth Day birthday party at the beach on April 27.
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Editor’s Choice: Save The Bay to hold Earth Day Birthday Party...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Save The Bay to hold Earth Day birthday party SAVE THE BAY, in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary, will hold a...
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