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RI small business grant fund now open

Small Business Grant Fund for Rhode Island Now Open
Thanks to generous funding from Lowe’s, small business owners in Rhode Island are now invited to apply for the LISC Neighborhood Business Grant program. With this initiative, LISC will invest $400,000 in small businesses in our state. Minority- and women-owned business owners in under-served communities will be prioritized.
Doing Business with the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and Bentley Builders

RI PTAC and the Rhode Island District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a virtual outreach event with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District, and Bentley Builders. Learn what it takes to be a successful subcontractor with Bentley Builders, a growing RI general contracting firm. As Bentley is expanding their federal footprint in New England and down the East Coast, they need to identify subcontractors who are ready for federal projects.
Pranzi Serves it Up in a Flash!
Get your boxed meals from Pranzi in a flash. Great for work crews, construction, healthcare and business events. Individually wrapped meals available no matter the size.
Boston Globe: Coronavirus is Making Corporate
America Realize that Child Care Isn’t Someone Else’s Problem

In the COVID-19 era, some employers are realizing the outsize role they can play in helping parents, whether it’s offering flexible schedules, increasing child-care subsidies, even finding sitters and tutors. And these solutions could end up outlasting the pandemic, much like working from home may become more of the norm after the disease dissipates.
PBN: New Website Details Plans,
Scenarios for Reopening Providence Schools

The Providence Public School District has launched a website to provide families, students and the community with crucial information about the reopening of city schools next month. features summaries of key plan elements, including health and safety, transportation and academics, the district said. It also offers a number of downloadable, one-page explanations of key topics. All content is provided in English and Spanish.
40th Annual John Trimble Fund for Autism Golf
Tournament benefitting The Groden Network

For the 40th time, the John Trimble Fund for Autism Golf Tournament will be held on September 14, 2020. You are invited to join The Groden Network for a day of golf and fundraising.