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Congratulations to Ryan Fonseca, Century21 Topsail Realty Bristol, on his 2018 Master Diamond Award.
Ryan gives his clients 121% and is #Relentless. Ryan has also been awarded the Greater Providence Board of REALTORS Gold Circle of Excellence Award.
BankNewport Mortgage Bankers Named Top Loan Originators
NEWPORT, R.I. (February 27, 2019) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that two of the Bank’s Mortgage Bankers, Gina Campbell Helm and Daniel M. Silverman, have been recognized as top Rhode Island loan originators for 2018 by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman magazine. Gina and Dan originated the most loans overall and the most purchase loans in their respective market areas.
Gina Helm, vice president and residential loan officer, ranked number one for number of loans generated by a bank loan originator in Bristol County, responsible for generating 54 loans totaling more than $16.9 million in 2018. She was previously ranked number one in 2016 and number two in 2017 in the same market by The Warren Group. Gina joined BankNewport in 1998 and is a resident of Barrington.
Dan Silverman also ranked number one for number and volume of loans generated by a bank loan originator in Newport County market, with 88 loans totaling more than $27.6 million in 2018. An East Greenwich resident, Dan joined BankNewport in 1998 and was ranked number one by the Warren Group in both 2016 and 2017 in this same market.
In 2018, BankNewport was the number one mortgage lender in Newport County and Bristol County, and ranked seventh overall for loan volume of the 500 lenders in Rhode Island.
Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. In addition, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of BankNewport, offers a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services. With 17 banking offices and $1.6 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities. For more information, visit www.BankNewport.com.
(Middletown, RI): February 28, 2019 - People's Credit Union has donated five thousand dollars to the Bristol Warren Education Foundation (BWEF) through the United Way's Corporate MyFund™ Program which will go towards funding high-quality cross district student training that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management and developmental awareness. The check was presented by Bristol Branch Manager, Fatima Estrela, and Assistant Branch Manager, Stephanie Mendoza, with BWEF Board Members, parents and children of the Bristol Warren Regional School District.
"This donation and longer-term partnership with People's Credit Union will make a critical and meaningful difference in the creative learning experiences that will be enjoyed by all of the students of Bristol and Warren. We are so grateful for this demonstration of faith in the mission and work of the Bristol Warren Education Foundation and in the creative programs imagined by our wonderful educators, "stated Nicky Piper Board Chair of the Bristol Warren Education Foundation.
Fatima Estrela, Bristol Branch Manager added that "People's Credit Union is pleased to make this $5,000 donation to the Bristol Warren Education Foundation and to deepen our partnership in supporting programs and organizations that continue to enhance the communities that we serve."
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.
People's Credit Union staff presenting $5,000 donation check to the Bristol Warren Education Foundation
Pictured left to right: Rowen Marle, Eve Marle, Sheila Dobbyn, Darcy DaCosta, Lizzy DaCosta, Nicky Piper, Charlotte Piper, Jock Hayes, Tyler Dixon, Joe Ciullo, Millie Piper, Stephanie Mendoza and Fatima Estrela
Pilgrim Title Receives National Recognition for Marketing Campaign
Company mascot, TOD (Title On Demand), plays major role in efforts
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pilgrim Title Insurance Company, a Rhode Island- based title and closing services provider, is generating national attention from the American Land Title Association for its marketing and social media efforts. At the center of Pilgrim Title’s efforts is TOD, the company’s mascot that stands for Title On Demand. TOD looks like a cartoon and acts as a portal to the company’s web site and services.
When Dena Davis joined Pilgrim Title in 2017 as Marketing Director, the company didn’t have a social media presence. Davis’ main role was to boost its presence and promote the company’s brand. Davis created TOD as a way for Pilgrim to accomplish these goals.
“People seem to appreciate the sense of humor TOD brings, while offering useful information, tools and community outreach,” Davis said. “We believe that creating a persona representing everything title would make the information we share more digestible, and frankly, more fun."
The response to TOD has been well received by Realtors and lenders and the Title On Demand portal makes transactions smoother, she added.
“People often interact with TOD online, and clients often want their picture taken with a cardboard cutout of TOD after a closing,” Davis said. Pilgrim Title also launched TOD Talks videos, where its attorneys address common title issues and solutions the company offers its clients.
In addition to earning recognition for the TOD campaign, Pilgrim has made strides as an accessible title and closing service by providing online educational tools that explain the settlement process. As the real estate world moves towards e-closing and e-filing, Pilgrim Title is one of the first title companies to adopt the Digital Post Closing Package, which gives homebuyers a secure place to keep their valuable documents while providing a connection with realtors, lenders and the closing attorney.
“Customers want the convenience of digital access to information as well as access to the professionals handling their transactions,” says Christopher Montalbano, one of the Principals of Pilgrim Title. “We strive to provide all of these elements to homebuyers, lenders, and real estate agents.”
Pilgrim has gained new followers and customers on social media. Views on Pilgrim Title’s Facebook page increased 127 percent in a recent month, while engagement increased 81 percent. A recent video campaign bumped up company video views by 735 percent. Davis will represent Pilgrim Title at two upcoming national conferences for Closing Professionals – one in Raleigh and one in Chicago in 2019.
Pilgrim Title Insurance Company is a Rhode Island- based title and closing services provider. Pilgrim currently has offices in Barrington, East Providence and Orlando, Florida and is licensed to close in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida.
You can read the full article here: https://blog.alta.org/2019/01/how-do-you-hop.html
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.