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Webster Bank named top SBA lender in New England

PROVIDENCE – Webster Bank was recently recognized for financing the most money in U.S. Small Business Administration small-business loans in New England in fiscal...

Rockland Trust named top Massachusetts minority-business lender

PROVIDENCE – Rockland Trust. Co., based in Rockland, Mass., was recently recognized as the top lender to minority entrepreneurs in the Bay State, according...

HarborOne Bank named top SBA lender in R.I. for 2021

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Bank continues to lead the way in helping Rhode Island businesses secure loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Massachusetts-based bank...

Survey: PPP loans boost small-business satisfaction with banks

PROVIDENCE – Small businesses are happier than ever with their banks, thanks in part to how their local lenders helped them with the U.S....
NEXT GEN: M&G Plumbing Supply Co. owner Richard Correia, left, speaks with stock clerk Alex Knowles. Correia is of Portuguese descent but sees no need to participate in the state Minority Business Enterprise program. His father, John, emigrated from the Azores and started in the business in the 1960s. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

WHO IS A MINORITY? Some argue R.I. needs to reexamine groups...

John Correia’s thick Azorean accent made him an easy target when he immigrated to Rhode Island in 1963. He was called a “greenhorn” and accused...
CHANGING NEEDS: Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, says business grants should be targeted differently as challenges for businesses shift over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic relief programs still have aid available

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses in the hard-hit arts and hospitality industries were forced to shutter. But drawing from state grant funding, Brooklyn...

R.I. business coalition awarded $1M SBA grant for ‘disadvantaged’ small-business support

PROVIDENCE – Services for Rhode Island minority and women-owned small businesses are slated to get a major boost thanks to a $1 million grant...

Traditional SBA loan funding for R.I. small businesses more than doubles...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island small businesses got more than double the money through traditional, U.S. Small Business Administration loans in fiscal year 2021 compared...

R.I. Division of Taxation issues new form for PPP loan taxes

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Taxation recently released a new form for Paycheck Protection Program borrowers to report taxable loans, according to a...
MAKING CONNECTIONS: The Statewide Business After Hours scheduled for Oct. 26 has been relocated to the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. / COURTESY CROWNE PLAZA PROVIDENCE-WARWICK

Editor’s Choice: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet to host Statewide Business After...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Crowne Plaza to host Statewide Business After Hours THE STATEWIDE BUSINESS After Hours, the annual event in which all of Rhode Island’s...

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