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

SEED Will Hold FREE Small Business Workshops in Raynham

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

Small Business Spotlight: Weinberg’s Bakery

Weinberg’s Bakery ∙ 519 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA Loan Amount: $175,000 for business acquisition and working capital Job Creation: 2  ∙  Lender: Angie Laperriere, SEED   Established in 1947, Weinberg’s Bakery and Cafe is a South Shore staple for locals and tourists alike. New owner Valerie Peterson, who has worked at the bakery for the last 24 years, will… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Wood Boat & Motor

Wood Boat and Motor, Inc. ∙ 3630 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI Loan Amount: $100,000 for Real Estate  ∙  Job Creation: 2 Lending Team: Angela Laperriere, SEED & Tamarah Bacon, Pawtucket Credit Union Debbie Wood and her husband Russell founded Wood Boat and Motor over 22 years ago and with the help of a small business loan are… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Sundance Clothing & Accessories

Sundance Clothing & Accessories ∙ 4 merchant Road, Sandwich Loan Amount: $50,000 for Real Estate  ∙  Job Creation: 3 Lending Team: Laurie Driscoll, SEED Corporation & Stephen Peck, Cape Cod 5 April and George Cabral have owned Sundance Clothing and Accessories since 2010, operating stores in Chatham and Sandwich. The contemporary women’s boutique offers clothing, outerwear, accessories, and… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight: Bell’s Powder Coating

Bell’s Powder Coating ∙ 500 John L. Dietsch Blvd., North Attleboro, MA 504 Amount: $908,000 for Building Acquisition  ∙  Total Project: $2.2 Million Lending Team: Laurie Driscoll (SEED) & Alissa Hall (Bristol County Savings) Job Creation: 8 Paul and Nancy Belham started Bell’s Powder Coating in 1998 and over the past twenty years have created a reputation for… Continue Reading

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