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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-10-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JANUARY 10-16, 2019 BUSINESS 7 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Washington Trust Company, the old- est community bank in the country at 219 years, according to its execu- tives, has opened its newest branch at 1588 Mineral Spring Ave., the site of a former Dunkin' Donuts double drive-thru. The branch opened on Monday and company officials, including Chairman and CEO Ned Handy and President and COO Mark Gim, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Thursday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. Handy told The Breeze he thinks the North Providence branch is "a great location for us," with plenty of residential density and lots of traffic on Mineral Spring Avenue, and the company is looking forward to being part of this community. The location between Douglas Avenue and Jacky's Galaxie is also ideal, he said. Mayor Charles Lombardi and the town have been great to work with, showing just how friendly they are to business, said Handy. An important part of the Westerly- based bank's strategy is to add branches in good markets "in an orderly fashion and when it makes sense," he said, and this opening helps fulfill that mission. There are no other new branches currently planned, he said. Washington Trust has 22 branches in Rhode Island and one in Mystic, Conn. The company has mortgage offices in Massachusetts. The company is a "great communi- ty-oriented bank" with good products that are "fashioned into solutions based on customer needs," said Handy. The bank offers the full spec- trum of services for Rhode Islanders' true needs. Washington Trust has every intention of staying a community bank with a local touch, and that's exactly what will happen in North Providence, said Handy. The lobby of the North Providence branch is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and is closed on Sunday. Drive- up hours start at 8 a.m. Monday to Friday. Marcus Charlemagne, of Smithfield, will work as assistant vice president and branch manager for the new Washington Trust branch. In his role he is responsible for managing the daily operations of the branch, growing the bank's deposit base and maintaining Washington Trust's active role in the community. Visit or call the branch at 401-473-2921 for more information. BREEZE PHOTO BY TOM WARD Washington Trust opens branch in NP Washington Trust Company opened its new North Providence branch earlier this week, and will host a ribbon-cutting on Thursday at 9 a.m. in celebration. On hand Tuesday at the new branch were, from left, ERIC RODRIGUEZ, of Pawtucket, flex banker; Branch Manager and Asst. Vice President MARCUS CHARLEMANGE, of Smithfield; and JEANETTE SHORROW-GERRING, of Providence, retail bank- ing supervisor. Missing from photo were flex bankers Rodrigo DaSilva and Tyge Joyce, of Lincoln. The new branch is located at 1588 Mineral Spring Ave. Ullucci appointed vice president, branch sales manager at BankNewport NEWPORT – BankNewport President and CEO Sandra J. Pattie announced the appointment of Ann Ullucci, of Scituate, to vice president, branch sales manager of the bank's Coventry office, located at 730 Centre of New England Blvd. She will be respon- sible for branch operations, business development, and staff development. Ullucci comes to BankNewport from Webster Bank, where she served as vice president, market sales spe- cialist in Providence. She was formerly assistant vice president, branch manager with Citizens Bank. ULLUCCI IN BRIEF Watts joins NFP as sales adviser for commercial lines NORWELL, Mass. – NFP, an insurance broker and consul- tant, has announced that Chad Watts, of Smithfield, has joined its team in Norwell as a sales adviser for commercial insur- ance. Watts will be responsible for pro- curing new client opportunities and developing client relationships. He brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the consulting, tech- nology and financial industries. He formerly served as a senior digi- tal product manager at Citizens Bank. WATTS Call Laura at 334-9555, ext. 145 or e-mail it to got a news tip?

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