For more information, call 401-722-2212 or visit Pawtucket Credit Union on the web at www.pcu.org
George Charette, President and CEO, is pleased to announce the opening of their newest branch, at 576 Metacom Avenue, Bristol (located in Belltower Square). This full-service branch features a contemporary interior design, 24 hour drive-up ATM, safe deposit boxes, a night depository box and a knowledgeable team of trained professionals under the supervision of Branch Manager, Bryan Cirillo.
For more information, call 401-722-2212 or visit Pawtucket Credit Union on the web at www.pcu.org
Grace Barker Health uses Robotic Companion Pets - "Joy For All" realistic dogs and cats, launched by Hasbro, are a big hit with residents
Grace Barker Health, a skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, assisted living and adult day healthprovider located in Warren, believes in the healing power of pets.
But the elderly individuals who live in Grace Barker's skilled nursing and assisted living residences simply don't have the wherewithal to care for a pet. "Many aren't able to care for themselves or don't have the proper space to be a pet owner, but their hearts are certainly open to it," states Mary Beth Lescault, co-owner/administrator and director of nursing at Grace Barker Health. "Their eyes light up and their demeanors always change when a pet comes to visit our facilities."
Grace Barker Health purchased a number of "Joy for All" robotic animal companions, a product line originally launched in 2015 by Pawtucket-based Hasbro, Inc. and recently acquired by Ageless Innovation, LLC. These animatronic dogs and cats are designed to provide interactive companionship, comfort, and joy for older adults to combat loneliness, social isolation and cognitive decline. Each battery-operated animal features built-in sensors to respond to motion and touch, a heartbeat that can be felt, realistic fur, and authentic sounds such as barking and purring.
"The response to these Joy For All animals is amazing," states Lescault.
People's Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Dunn to the position of Business Loan Manager. In this position, Dunn will focus extensively on building relationships with the local business community and will be responsible for growing the Credit Union's commercial loan portfolio through new business generation while also enhancing existing business relationships.
Barry resides in Middletown and has over 35 years of financial services and management experience. Most recently, he held the position of Small Business Relationship Manager for Santander. Earlier in his career, Barry also held the position of Collections Manager at People's Credit Union.
"We are so excited to have Barry join our team," stated Lyn Dawley, VP of Lending. "His extensive banking background and broad knowledge of the commercial lending industry strengthens our core team as we work towards expanding our business lending portfolio. Throughout his career, Barry has demonstrated the qualities that we value at People's Credit Union, which will be an asset to our both our existing and new business members."
The Town of Warren Department of Community Development & Planning in partnership with RI C-PACE will be hosting an informational meeting on Rhode Island’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program. Building owners throughout Rhode Island are taking advantage of this building modernization program to lower their operating costs while making their buildings more valuable.
RI C-PACE assist’s building owners in getting access to affordable, long-term financing that can cover 100 percent of an energy efficiency or clean energy project, resulting in no upfront payments. Projects are designed so that the resulting energy cost savings outweigh the PACE payments, enabling a cash-flow-positive project. Due to the fact that financing is tied to a specific building, owners are not required to sign a personal guarantee and payments can transfer to a new owner should the building be sold.
Owners or prospective purchasers of commercial, industrial, multifamily (five or more units) or non-profit buildings, will want to attend this information session. Registration is free and can be done online at the link below or by contacting Bob Rulli, Project Manager, Warren Department of Community Development and Planning.
What: Rhode Island C-PACE information session
When: January 17, 2018 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Presentation starts at 5:00 PM)
Where: Hope & Main, 691 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885
Cost: Free – Light refreshments will be served
On Line Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rhode-island-building-owner-information-session-ri-c-pace-program-tickets-41757678340
Contact: Bob Rulli, Project Manager, Town of Warren, Department of Community Development & Planning, 401-289-0529, email@example.com
The Children’s Workshop is a family owned business that started in 1990. David MacDonald wanted quality childcare for his employees, but couldn’t find it. So, he decided to open his own, the first one being in Lincoln RI. The Children’s Workshop Warren was his seventh purchase and we have grown to 19 total locations. Today his daughters Maggie Teller and Bailey Kent have taken over the day to day of running the business.
The Warren center continues our mission of high quality education and care having been Bright Stars rated and NAEYC accredited. The Children’s Workshop believes that elementary is too late to start your child’s education. We follow the R.I Early Learning Standards as one part of our curriculum frameworks. The most crucial years of development is the first 5 years of life, we prepare your child’s education not only for school but for the rest of their lives.
Providing families with infant care all the way through before/after school and school vacation care. Families enroll in the Warren center when their child is as young as six weeks old and become part of the Warren family until their children turn13 in our school age classroom. This is so important for the continuity and the consistency of their education and care.
The Director Abbie Jo Francis is a lifetime Warren resident. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and is working towards her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood. Abbie-Jo has been working at the Warren center for 15 years. You will find that our teachers have longevity, hold degrees, and continue to pursue professional development. All teachers at the Warren center are also CPR and First Aid certified. Kayla Arruda one of our teachers in the Warren center, sits on The Children’s Workshop’s education committee, as well as the RIAEYC’s Young Leaders Community of Practice. As part of this organization, Kayla will help to influence the future of the early childhood education field, help the organization recruit more members, strengthen the retention and engagement of other young professionals, and advocate for Rhode Island’s youngest children.
Our curriculum does not come out of a box, it is based on the emergent curriculum and we target their interest, so they develop a love of learning. The Warren Center has large separate playgrounds for individual age groups and outdoor activities. We have a robust summer program with built in swimming pool and certified life guards. We offer Knuckle Bones gross motor activities, and a music program by Rob Coyne located in Warren also. These programs are included in your tuition.
The Warren Children’s Workshop is open 5 days a week from 6:30am-6:00p. We are located at 410 Child Street in Warren RI. Give us a call at 401-247-2503 to schedule a visit we guarantee you are going to love us.
People's Credit Union recently donated over $300 to the East Bay Food Pantry. The funds were raised through People's Credit Union employee donations as a result of a monthly dress down day, called, Casual for a Cause.
At the East Bay Food Pantry, their mission is to "engage, educate, and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community." Food is available to anyone in need in the East Bay. Their "client choice" food programs are all grounded in their Access Nutrition Initiative, providing healthy food choices and nutrition education to address inequalities of access to healthy foods. They strive to provide a consistent inventory of whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and high-quality protein and dairy items.
"Food insecurity among Rhode Island families is a real and urgent social issue; one that the East Bay Food Pantry addresses with compassion, expertise, and innovation, and we are proud to present them with this donation," said Marissa Faraone Head Teller at People's Bristol branch.
Grace Barker Health, a skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, assisted living and adult day health provider located in Warren, took first prize at the 2017 Lip Sync Battle held recently at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.I.
This event is held annually to raise money for a newly created fund called “TLC 4 LTC.” Established through the Rhode Island Foundation, the fund is for long-term care residents and/or staff throuhgout the state who have special wishes and needs.
The Lip Sync Battle event was organized by Pam Bibeault Marchetti, president of elder care consulting company Triad Health Care LLC (Providence), who had a personal battle with breast cancer, prompting her desire to give back to the community she dearly loves. Inspiring hope, health and healing is her legacy as well as the mission of her event committee.
Led by Grace Barker Administrators Mark and Mary Beth Lescault, the winning Grace Barker Health performance group donned Havana-style costumes and lip synched to Barry Manilow’s 1978 disco hit, “Copacabana.” A special command performance was held post-event at The Cove at Grace Barker, much to the delight of the residents.
Members of the winning “Copacabana” team at Grace Barker Health were, as follows: Mark Lescault, Mary Beth Lescault, Deb Whitmore, Cheryl Brickach, Liz Costa, Jose Melo, Clem Rocha, Ethan Lescault, Jayne Jamiel. 2nd row left to right, Joan Alfano, Aline Melo, Karen Borges, Paula Lage, Kelly Borges, Maria Hiotelis.
MIDDLETOWN, RI - October 13, 2017 - People's Credit Union, with the help of member and employee donations, recently raised $1,041 for CUAid, a program started by the National Credit Union Foundation to provide assistance during disaster situations.
Throughout the month of September, all six People's Credit Union branches had collection containers where members and employees could donate to CUAid. The credit union also held a "Casual for a Cause" day where employees can donate for the opportunity to dress down for the day to help raise additional funds for hurricane disaster relief.
"Credit unions were founded on the philosophy of people helping people," said Ellen Ford, President and CEO of People's Credit Union. "We have all seen the devastating effects of the recent hurricanes, and although we may not be able to make it down to each of the affected areas to help provide relief, People's Credit Union is still committed to help. We want to thank our members and employees for their support of this program."
ABOUT PEOPLE'S CREDIT UNION
People's offers a complete range of services including online and mobile banking, savings and checking accounts, personal loans, mortgages, business accounts, business loans, and financial services. Headquartered in Rhode Island, People's Credit Union is a member-owned, state chartered, federally insured, community credit union established in 1922. Membership is open to all individuals. Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. For more information about People's Credit Union visit peoplescu.com.
Stephanie Osborn, owner of Bliss More, Stress Less, and Beth Carter, Certified Business, Executive, and Career Coach of Beth Carter Enterprises will be launching a podcast series - Business Babes of the East Bay on September 12, 2017.
These two highly accomplished women will be sharing their experiences and thoughts on how they run their businesses as well as their past problems and how they overcame them. They bring different perspectives so at times this amusing pair will challenge each other with a bit of humor
thrown in. The show will also have occasional guests discussing a wide variety of topics including health, juggling the different aspects of life, negotiating, basic business 101, and our favorite - pet peeves.
It is a show that all women can relate to especially business owners whether they are leading a large organization, a solopreneur, or somewhere in between. The podcast can be heard on www.spreaker.com/show/east-bay-business-babes Upcoming shows are posted on our Facebook page.
For further information, please contact Beth Carter at 401-245-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Stephanie Osborn can be reached at 401-486-7970 or email@example.com
Pilgrim Title Launches New Digital Closing SystemPaperless System Benefits Real Estate Agents, Home Buyers and Lenders
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - July 31, 2017 - PRLog -- Pilgrim Title Insurance Company announces that it has launched a new web-based Digital Closing System in Rhode Island. The Digital Closing Package provides buyers and sellers with a more convenient and secure method of storing and accessing closing and title documents.
"We are excited about providing the Digital Closing Package to our valued customers and enhancing their closing experience," said Jeff St. Sauveur, Vice President of Pilgrim Title Insurance Company. "This is something that not only makes our clients' lives easier and keeps their documents secure, but also benefits realtors and lenders."
Pilgrim Title is the first company to offer the Digital Closing Package in Rhode Island through Forensis, a leading provider of digital document management services. The paperless system is currently utilized in other states throughout the country, but Pilgrim is the first to implement the Forensis system in Rhode Island.
The Digital Closing System gives home buyers, sellers, agents and lenders a convenient and secure place to store closing documents and promotes post-closing communication among all parties.
Here's how the digital system works:
· At every closing, instead of traditional copies, the buyer/seller is given a branded USB Key.
· The USB Key takes clients to a secure site (digitalclosingpackage.com) where they can view their closing documents.
· Contact information, photo and/or company logo is displayed on the site every time a client logs in.
· Throughout the year, content-based emails are distributed to clients automatically (example: mortgage rates, homes sold in the area, homestead exemption reminders).
· Notifications are provided to agents and lenders when a client accesses their documents.
· If they need to refinance or sell, everything is readily available.
· The system helps speed up the closing process.
About Pilgrim Title
Pilgrim Title Insurance Company has been providing professional, responsive and accurate residential and commercial closing, escrow and title insurance services to homeowners, lenders, developers and other attorneys across RI and MA for more than 30 years. Pilgrim Title has offices in East Providence and Barrington, Rhode Island. For more information, call 401-274-9100 or visit www.pilgrimtitle.com.
More details about the Digital Closing Package can be found at www.PilgrimTitle.com and www.digitalclosingpackage.net.