BankRI Galleries Present Ben Watkins – Pitman Street Gallery

BankRI Galleries is pleased to present work by Rhode Island-based artist Ben Watkins at its Pitman Street Gallery March 7 through May 1, 2024. The gallery is located at 137 Pitman Street, Providence, R.I. 02906. Born in Kentucky, Ben earned his BA from Murray University, and his MFA from RISD. Ben works out of his studio in Lincoln, RI as a furniture designer and sculptor. Employing materials such as wood, plaster, gold leaf, and glass, Ben’s sculptures function as both art and design.

Statewide Children’s Book Drive Begins at all BankRI Branches

Coinciding with the start of National Reading Month, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) today is kicking off its annual Children’s Book Drive at all 22 of its branches in the state. The collection will run the entire month of March, benefiting Books Are Wings and supporting the programs the organization makes available to schools and their students, and in the community.

Rhode Island Nonprofits Receive $101,500 in BankRI Grants

Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has awarded $101,500 in charitable grants to nonprofits throughout the state. A total of 26 organizations have received funding, with the Bank placing a particular emphasis on increasing access to nutritious foods and supporting programs whose work focuses on early education and workforce development.

Holiday Giving Tree Collects 7,576 Gifts for Local Kids in Biggest Year Ever

Thanks to the generosity of Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) customers, staff and the community, the holiday season has been made brighter for underprivileged children across the Ocean State. The Bank’s Holiday Giving Tree program, which recently concluded, led to an incredible 7,576 donated gifts. It is the most gifts ever collected in the program’s 26-year history.

BankRI Opens Newport Branch in Bellevue Plaza

Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has opened its new branch in Newport, expanding its statewide footprint. Located in the vibrant Bellevue Plaza, the branch is BankRI’s 22nd in the state and its second on Aquidneck Island. The bank marked the opening with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, December 12, where company leaders were joined by members of Newport’s local business community.

BankRI Promotes Longtime Financial Professionals to Executive Vice President Roles

Recognizing their contributions to the company and deep commitment to the customers and communities it serves, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) has promoted five veteran staff members to executive vice president positions. “The promotion to executive vice president is a career milestone and reflects each’s dedication to their profession and their contribution to the success of Bank Rhode Island,” said Will Tsonos, President and CEO of BankRI. “They are leaders at the Bank, and I congratulate them all on this important achievement.”

BankRI awards $109,600 in grants to RI non profits

BANK RHODE ISLAND has awarded $109,600 in grants to 36 organizations throughout Rhode Island focused on at-risk youths, addressing housing instability, improving access to health services and supporting education, including adult workforce training.

“Holiday Giving Tree” Gift Program Returns to Brighten Season for Local Kids

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A long-running holiday program to benefit kids across the Ocean State has kicked off, and Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) is hoping it’ll lead to the biggest year yet. The Bank recently began its 26th annual Holiday Giving Tree program – an effort that collects gifts for underprivileged children served by local nonprofits. All twenty-one of BankRI’s branch locations are participating in the program, which runs through mid-December.

Five Questions With Andy Deluski

Andrew Deluski is senior vice president for commercial real estate at Bank Rhode Island, which provides financing for the construction, refinancing, or purchasing of investment real estate projects. Recently, BankRI provided $6.5 million in financing to Washington Street Holdco LLC for the construction of an apartment complex at 473 Washington St. in Providence.

All BankRI branches and offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth.