(PORTSMOUTH, NH, October 30, 2018) – Each year the Associated Industries of Massachusetts gathers international business executives to discuss current trends affecting global trade, a topic of interest at The Provident as the bank continues its pursuit of helping local businesses grow in the global marketplace.
“For The Provident, it started as one customer approaching us with a need for export financing and has blossomed into a full niche market in our commercial lending sector,” explains Dave Mansfield, CEO of The Provident. “Since then, we have partnered with several Massachusetts and New Hampshire government agencies to support businesses interested in exporting. The AIM Global Trade Symposium provides an ideal opportunity for businesses to gather and discuss topics relevant to global trade. We are proud to sponsor this annual event.”
AIM is the leading statewide employer association, serving the needs of all types of employers through public policy, advocacy, resources and community. It supports public policy that creates economic opportunity and job growth.
“We are fortunate to be supported by a bank that truly believes in helping the local business community,” comments Kristen Rupert, Senior Vice President, External Affairs at AIM. “The Provident has a niche market in export financing, and a genuine interest in connecting with businesses interested in tapping into the global marketplace. We appreciate the support they provide to our organization and to our members.”
The third annual symposium will take place on November 8th and feature topics on the new USMCA, China trade war, emerging economies, Brexit & US-Europe trade, and tariffs and retaliation. Keynote speaker, Robert Lawrence, is the Professor of International Trade & Investment at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. The symposium will also consist of a panel of professionals from Brandeis International Business School, Massport, Sensata Technologies and Ocean Spray, and the AIM 2018 Global Trade Awards ceremony.
For more information about AIM, visit: www.aimnet.org.
About The Provident
The Provident Bank, a subsidiary of Provident Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PVBC), is an innovative, commercial bank that finds solutions for our business and private clients. We are committed to strengthening the economic development of the regions we serve, by working closely with businesses and private clients and delivering superior products and high-touch services to meet their banking needs. The Provident has offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. All deposits are insured in full through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).