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Bookkeeping Towne, LLC Celebrates One-Year Anniversary, Second Move

A host of community leaders, business professionals, dignitaries and an appearance from Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee highlight the festivities commemorating the first anniversary of Bookkeeping Towne, LLC in East Providence.

CEO and Founder, Dolly Towne, DCB, plans on celebrating her milestone with an Open House taking place at her new office on 1275 Wampanoag Trail (Rte. 114) on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 6:00 PM. Towne, who recently moved her initial office from Sprout co-Working in Warren, said the change was necessary to build on her growing business and be more centrally located to her clients.

Restivo Monacelli LLP Appoints Kevin Hundley as Managing Partner

PROVIDENCE, R.I., January 15, 2020 – Restivo Monacelli LLP announced today that Kevin Hundley has been appointed Managing Partner, succeeding Edmund Restivo, Jr., who remains with the firm as a Founding Partner and will continue to service clients.

Kevin joined Restivo Monacelli in 2003 as a Manager in the Audit and Accounting Department, and was promoted to Partner in 2008. In that role, he oversaw the firm’s largest practice group and managed a growing team of professionals. As Managing Partner, Kevin will be responsible for the firm’s strategic direction and providing leadership on overall firm matters.  Among Kevin’s priorities are advancing the firm’s commitment of providing exceptional client advisory service and building a strong culture so that the entire firm is engaged in Restivo Monacelli’s forward progress.

Third Annual Christmas Eve Dinner Draws Large Crowd

The Third annual Christmas Eve Dinner held at the Millrace Kitchen in Woonsocket recently drew some 200 people who each received a hot meal, presents, and a picture with Santa along with arts and crafts.

This event is the brainchild of Ilanna Ball, a small business owner who began this tradition as a way to bridge the gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas. She received widespread community support in the form of donations, time and local businesses chipping in support.

“I am truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for this event, ” Ball said. “There are a lot of people who came out and wanted to help out in some way. The people came out in droves and waited in line before the event started. It really means a lot to me to be able to give back to the community that gave me so much in return.”

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Southside Community Land Trust Each Receive $200,000 Grants from Bank of America to Address Issues Critical to Communities

Funding will help reduce joblessness and increase access to nutritious food

PROVIDENCE – Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Southside Community Land Trust have been selected as the 2019 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders awardees for Rhode Island. The nonprofits were selected for their work in the state to address issues fundamental to the health and vitality of our communities.

As an awardee, each organization receives a $200,000 grant, a year of leadership training for the Executive Director and an Emerging Leader at the organization, access to a network of peer organizations across the U.S., and the opportunity to access capital to expand their impact. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Neighborhood Builders program nationwide. Since 2004, Bank of America has invested more than $220 million in 49 communities through Neighborhood Builders, partnering with more than 1,000 nonprofits and helping more than 2,000 nonprofit leaders strengthen their leadership skills. The program is one of the nation’s largest philanthropic investments in nonprofit leadership.

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