Small Business Spotlight: MV Sightseeing

MV Sightseeing ∙ Oak Bluffs, MA Loan Amount: $50,000   ∙   Equipment and Working Capital   ∙   Job Creation: 2 SEED Lender:  Angie Laperriere Founded in 1987, MV Sightseeing has been the go-to transportation service for Martha’s Vineyard tourists for over thirty years. Current owner Scott Dario took over the family business from his father Jack Dario… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Pickle & Board

Pickle & Board ∙ Bristol, RI Loan Amount: $50,000   ∙   Working Capital   ∙   Job Creation: 1.5 SEED Lender:  Angie Laperriere   Julie Sanfilippo and Erika Twohig established Pickle & Board in 2018, providing interior design solutions that allow home owners to transform their spaces into something functional and aesthetic. Julie and Erika work closely with… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Mass Bay Counseling

Mass Bay Counseling ∙ Marshfield, MA 504 Amount: $329,000   ∙   Total Amount: $790,000 for Real Estate Acquisition and Renovations Job Creation: 5   ∙   Lending Team: Dave Emmons, Rockland Trust and Angie Laperriere, SEED   Mass Bay Counseling was established in 1988 and Dr. Alyson Skok joined the practice in 2016, taking on ownership in 2018. With the help… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Ashland Ale House

Ashland Ale House ∙ Ashland, MA Loan Amount: $100,000 for Business Acquisition   ∙  Job Creation: 5 Lending Team: Jillian Back, Mechanics Cooperative Bank and Laurie Driscoll, SEED   “Laurie was professional and helpful and assisted us through each step of the loan process. We are very thankful for Laurie and SEED for helping us reach our goal of owning a… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: SOLO NE

SOLO NE ∙ Scituate, MA Loan Amount: $50,000 for Working Capital   ∙  Job Creation: 3   ∙   SEED Lender: Angie Laperriere   Husband and wife team Tessa and Daniel Sullivan established SOLO in October 2017 and have since built a brand and product line that aims to bring modern yet timeless garments to men’s activewear. The clothing line prides itself on being… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Relaxation Works

Relaxation Works ∙ 1253 Broadway, Raynham, MA 504 Loan Amount: $159,000 for Real Estate   ∙   Total Project Amount: $375,000 Job Creation: 3   ∙   Lending Team: Laurie Driscoll, SEED & Alissa Hall, Bristol County Savings Bank “SEED gave me the ability to build deep roots in my community, and the 504 program allowed me to take my business… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Invidia Salon & Spa

Invidia Salon & Spa ∙ 170 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 504 Amount: $246,000 for Real Estate  ∙  Total Project: $587,000 Job Creation: 2  ∙  Lending Team: Angie Laperriere, SEED/ Luke Lehman, BankFive After fourteen years of successfully operating Invidia Salon & Spa, owner Catarina Cordeiro will be relocating her business to 170 East Main Road in Middletown.… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Friends’ Marketplace

Friends’ Marketplace ∙ 57 Main Street, Orleans, MA 504 Amount: $764,000 for Real Estate   ∙   Total Project: $1,850,000 Job Creation: 4   ∙   Lending Team: Lisa Holmes, SEED  & Stephen Spitz, Cape Cod 5   Owner Brian Junkins purchased Friends’ Marketplace from his parents in 2016 and has successfully operated the business with his wife Monila ever since. The… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Seaside Counseling Services

Seaside Counseling Services ∙ 101 Court Street, Unit 6, Plymouth Loan Amount: $51,000 for real estate purchase  ∙  Job Creation: 2 Lending Team: Laurie Driscoll, SEED & Susan Giesta, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union   “I thought all hope for the dream location for my small psychotherapy business was gone, but Laurie and SEED Corporation made it all possible.  I… Continue Reading

SEED Will Hold FREE Business Workshops in Brockton

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and sponsor Bridgewater Savings Bank will hold two basic business workshops in Brockton aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs. The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Metro South Chamber of Commerce, MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), the City of… Continue Reading

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