HANOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rockland Trust Bank announced the return of its “Small Business, Big Dreams” contest, a competition that offers small businesses the chance to take their enterprises to the next level. This year, the grand prize has been increased to $15,000, and the two runners up will each receive $2,500. As an added benefit this year, finalists will also be given the opportunity to pair with Rockland Trust business banking officers, who will offer one-on-one consultation to coach the participants through the final stages of the competition.
Beginning March 1 through March 25, businesses throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island with annual revenues less than $3 million are invited to enter the contest and potentially win a prize. To be eligible, contestants must complete an online questionnaire describing their business proposals and how they would use the $15,000 grand prize to finance their dreams. For the complete Official Rules and detailed entry instructions, including eligibility criteria, please click here.
“Rockland Trust is thrilled to bring back the ‘Small Business, Big Dreams’ contest and provide even more resources this year to fuel the growth and goals of our winners,” said Jennifer Marino, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer at Rockland Trust. “Last year’s program was very well-received and we’re excited to introduce the added bonus of one-on-one consultation to the finalists. This kind of support will provide each with valuable expertise they can carry with them after the competition wraps up.”
Three finalists will be selected from the pool of applicants and each will be paired with their own Rockland Trust business banking officer to help prepare them for their final presentation. Through a partnership with Boston 25 these consultations will be chronicled in newscasts aired throughout the spring to document the growth of the competitors and the strategic value of a client-business banking officer relationship. Finalists will present their business plans at Rockland Trust’s headquarters in Hanover on June 12 before a panel of judges that will include Janice Bergeron, President of RND Consultants, Kristin Broadley, founder of Centerville Pie Co., Robert Cozzone, Rockland Trust’s Chief Financial Officer and EVP of Consumer and Business Banking, Jennifer Marino, Rockland Trust Chief Marketing and Customer Officer, and Rockland Trust CEO Christopher Oddleifson. The winners will be announced on or about June 12.
Please visit https://www.rocklandtrust.com/small-business--big-dreams for more information.
About Rockland Trust
Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has approximately $8.9 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Named in 2018 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for the 10th consecutive year, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services. The Bank serves businesses and individuals through approximately 100 retail branches, commercial and residential lending centers, and investment management offices in eastern Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, the South Shore, the Cape and Islands, as well as in Worcester County and Rhode Island. Rockland Trust also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. The Company is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit www.rocklandtrust.com.