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BankNewport Supports STEAM Education by Providing Sunshade for Outdoor Classroom at Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm

Portsmouth, RI – Sun shading has been installed to enhance learning at the Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm’s outdoor classroom with funding from BankNewport. The sun shading provides a safe outdoor space for children to study science and learn-by-doing. “We are thrilled to support the Portsmouth AgInnovation Farm’s mission to foster STEAM education through hands-on learning,” said […]

BankNewport Partners with Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust on Indigenous Food Access Program

Newport, RI – August 30, 2023 – BankNewport has awarded the Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust a grant for the Indigenous Roots Forever Food Access Program. The program builds backyard gardens for Indigenous families and then trains the families in caring for those gardens using traditional practices. It is the brainchild of Musquant Nompashim Netas (aka Irving “Rocky” Johnson), […]

NEWPORT, R.I. – (August 3, 2023) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Violet Krikorian has been named vice president, mortgage loan officer at the Cranston branch located at 4000 Chapel View Blvd.  A 35-year veteran of the mortgage industry, she is responsible for assisting first time buyers and experienced real estate investors to secure […]

BankNewport Names Cheryl Bonvegna Vice President, Small Business Lending Underwriter

NEWPORT, R.I. – (August 3, 2023) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Cheryl Bonvegna has been named vice president, small business lending underwriter of the Credit Administration department.  In this new position, Bonvegna will be responsible for the underwriting flow of small business loans for the Bank’s Small Business Lending Program. Bonvegna possesses over […]

BankNewport Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants Last Quarter

Newport, RI – (July 18, 2023) – As part of its All In Giving program, BankNewport is pleased to announce that it recently awarded over $505,000 in grant funds to organizations throughout Rhode Island that focus on areas of need including food insecurity, education and workforce development, arts and culture, healthy lives, and underserved populations. […]

BankNewport Names Antone Franco Vice President, Tiverton Branch Manager

NEWPORT, R.I. (July 26, 2023) – BankNewport is pleased to announce that Antone Franco has been named vice president, branch manager at the Tiverton branch located at 614 Main Road.  He is responsible for branch operations, customer service, and team development. Prior to joining BankNewport, Franco was branch manager at Santander Bank in Middletown, Rhode […]

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