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BankRI Awards $100K in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has made a significant investment in the community, awarding a total of $100,750 in charitable grants to nonprofits throughout the state. The grants were received by 28 organizations and will help to fund a wide range of initiatives, including children’s education, workforce development, arts-based programs, and human services. Awards ranged from $1,000 to $10,000.

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BankRI Hires Maria Botelho as VP, Commercial Real Estate Lender

Bank Rhode Island has grown the team of its Commercial Real Estate Division, hiring Maria Botelho as Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Lender. The seasoned banking professional joined the bank this spring and works out of its Downtown Providence headquarters in the Turk’s Head Building.

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BankRI Collection Leads to 6,382 Books for Kids

When Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) customers and staff have an opportunity to help the community, they never disappoint, and the bank’s recently-completed Children’s Book Drive was no exception. Held throughout the month of March at all 20 of BankRI’s branches, the effort in support of Books Are Wings led to 6,382 books for local kids.

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Rhode Islanders Invited to Attend No-Cost, Virtual “Preparing for Homeownership” Workshop

Individuals and families across Rhode Island looking to become first-time homebuyers are invited to attend a no-cost, virtual workshop that will help introduce them to the planning and process of buying a home. Titled “Preparing for Homeownership,” the session will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, March 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. It is being made available by Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) and Pawtucket Central Falls Development.

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BankRI North Kingstown Gallery Features Jessica Deane Rosner

BankRI North Kingstown Gallery presents “Slinky Drawings by Jessica Deane Rosner,” March 4 through June 2, 2022. The branch is located at 1140 Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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BankRI Pitman Street Gallery Features David Everett

BankRI Pitman Street Gallery presents: “Remembering: Paintings by David Everett,” March 3 through May 4, 2022 The branch is located at 137 Pitman Street in Providence. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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BankRI Turks Head Gallery Features Mara Metcalf

BankRI Turks Head Gallery presents: “Almost Anywhere: Collages by Mara Metcalf” March 3 through May 4, 2022 at One Turks Head Place in downtown Providence. Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The branch is closed on weekends. There will be a Gallery Night reception on Thursday April 21 from 4 to 6 pm.

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The BankRI Children’s Book Drive Returns to all Branches throughout March

In recognition of March as National Reading Month and its commitment to childhood literacy, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) is kicking off its annual children’s book drive. The month-long effort to benefit Books Are Wings runs throughout March at all 20 of the Bank’s branch locations, with both drop-off and virtual donation options offered.

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All BankRI offices will be closed on Monday, February 21st, in observance of Presidents' Day.