Despite relatively strong growth in the number of women-owned businesses in the state, Rhode Island ranks near the bottom of the nation in the overall strength of that segment of the state’s economy.
By Brendan L. McKenna
The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for two grant programs - the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and Tax Counseling for the Elderly, according to an announcement from the federal agency.
Webster Bank has been ranked among the Top 50 Automated Clearing House originators and receivers in the U.S. by the National Automated Clearing House Association, according to a May 5 announcement by the bank.
Current accounting standards for goodwill are seen as complex because they require regular impairment testing and do not permit goodwill amortization. Goodwill impairment – when goodwill has become or is considered to be of lower value than at the time of purchase – became a public issue during the accounting scandals in 2002.
There is no doubt that Barbara Cottam is an accomplished businessperson. She serves as executive vice president, head of corporate affairs and Rhode Island market executive for RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a once-local financial group that has grown to considerable size across the nation. But speaking to Cottam one gets the sense that her business accomplishments are means to an end beyond the bottom line.
BankNewport recently teamed up with more than 10 local businesses at Rogers High School’s second annual Financial Education Fair, the culminating event to the school’s financial-literacy program sponsored by the bank during the 2013-2014 academic school year.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.