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Neighborhood Champion Maria DeCarvalho
Neighborhood Champion
Meet Maria DeCarvalho, Neighborhood Champion

Maria DeCarvalho shared three wonderful local family businesses. La Arepa, 582 Smithfield Avenue, Pawtucket  Nohemi Rodriguez grew up in Valencia, Venezuela and she and her

Celebrate your independents! Image from AMIBA
Neighborhood Champion
July is Independents Month!

From July 1 to July 31, Independents Month celebrates independent, locally-owned businesses and the community values they embody: Their spirit of entrepreneurship, individuality, uniqueness, and

Neighborhood Champion Sandra Enos: "Wakefield is really blessed to have so many exceptional businesses in such a small space."
Neighborhood Champion
Meet Sandra Enos, Neighborhood Champion

Sandra Enos, a recently retired sociology professor, has her own small business. Giving Beyond The Box curates gift boxes that feature local enterprises, BIPOC- and

Local Social graphic -- June 30, 5:30 p.m. at The Guild Beer Garden
Rhode Island happenings
Local Social!

Interested in local economies and investing? Join us for an informal happy hour on Thursday, June 30, 5:30 p.m. at The Guild Beer Garden by

"Yes, we are open {heart} local" sign
Neighborhood Champion
Are you a Neighborhood Champion?

Every $1 we spend has consequences. When we choose to buy from locally-owned businesses, our money does more good for our local community. Here’s six

Independent Bookstore Day logo, Saturday, April 30, 2022
Rhode Island happenings
April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 30 is Independent Bookstore Day! Celebrate at any one of Rhode Island’s delightful independently-only bookshops, from Westerly to Pawtucket to Warren. According to

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Community Investing
Move Your Money

Our economic choices matter. Even if we don’t have the outsized wealth of Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates, there are consequences to how we spend

Community Investing
Local Banking Options 

If you want to find a bank that keeps your money close to home and puts it to work for your community (here are four

Community Investing
Why bank local? 

Community banks and credit unions are embedded in local communities, rely on strong customer relationships, and understand the needs of local people, businesses, and markets.