Success stories

Success stories

  • Byron Delmonico standing in front of Riddle Room sign

    2022 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year

    “Have you ever wished, just for a moment, you could live inside an adventure movie? Want to be the hero that solves the cold case or saves the world?” You can – and more – at The Riddle Room...

  • Group of people standing for a photo.

    Pods Swimming

    Susan Pascale-Frechette, owner of Pods Swimming, led a nomadic swimming school all over Rhode Island. Her dream was to open the first privately-owned swimming school in Rhode Island where she could...

  • Man stands behind bar with bottle of alcohol.

    Sons of Liberty - A Revolutionary Spirit

    In 2009, Mike Reppucci decided to follow his passion and venture into the world of distilled spirits. His decision led to the creation of many products that would, in less than a decade, be considered...

  • Man standing in front of coffee roaster.

    Bolt Coffee Company

    Bryan Gibb opened Bolt Coffee Company in 2012. By 2018 he was ready to grow but needed capital to do so. Gibb purchased a coffee roaster using an equipment loan from BankRI, and establish a line of...