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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...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, Dec. 2020

1. Amgen’s new $200M next-gen biologic plant a first in U.S. Amgen Inc.’s new 120,000-square-foot biomanufacturing factory in West Greenwich, the first of its...
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...

BofA survey highlights small-business resilience, optimism despite pandemic

PROVIDENCE – More than 4 in 5 small businesses in the U.S. remained open in some form during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a majority...
GRACIE'S VENTURES INC., which owns and operates Gracie's restaurant, pictured, and Ellie's Bakery, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a report Monday by WPRI-TV CBS 12. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

WPRI: Gracie’s files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

PROVIDENCE – Gracie’s Ventures Inc., the owning entity of Gracie’s restaurant on Washington Street and the adjacent café Ellie’s Bakery, has filed for Chapter...
LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: Kaitlyn Szczupak had planned to take over her father’s business someday, but when Scott Szczupak died suddenly in 2016, Kaitlyn stepped in much sooner than expected. She was recently named Rhode Island Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

She was forced to take over father’s business long before her...

Even as a kid, Kaitlyn Szczupak loved cars and learning about what made them go. She was 20 when she and her father, Scott,...
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...

SBA reports $3.2B in traditional, COVID-19 loans to R.I. businesses in...

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration provided more than $3.2 billion in capital to Rhode Island small businesses in fiscal 2020 through traditional...
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Batchelder receives SBA’s 2020 R.I. Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year...

ADAM BATCHELDER, a U.S. Marine veteran, is the recipient of the 2020 Rhode Island Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year award from the U.S....

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