Citizens Bank awards grants to 30 ‘small business community champions’ to create jobs and promote economic growth – Citizens Bank


Citizens Bank awards grants to 30 ‘small business community champions’ to create jobs and promote economic growth

PROVIDENCE, RI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citizens Bank today announced the winners of its fifth annual Small Business Community Champions Award, drawn from nearly 11,000 entries that described how businesses would use the grants to further grow their business, bring valuable products and services to customers, and strengthen the communities in which they operate. Building on a pool nearly three times the size of the previous year, this year’s program includes all 14 states and the District of Colombia in Citizens’ expanded footprint and will once again award ten awards each for women- and minority-owned businesses, in addition to ten awards for other small businesses.

The Champion of the Small Business Community competition aims to recognize for-profit businesses with revenues below $3 million with at least five full-time employees.

For 2022, 30 small business owners from across the citizen footprint each received a $10,000 awards in recognition of their efforts to strengthen their communities. The winners of the Citizens Bank Small Business Community Champion Award 2022 are:

  • ABA Behavioral Counseling, Manchester, NH

  • Alphabet Soup Inc., North Kingstown, RI

  • BloomMore Services, LLC, Willowic, Ohio

  • Bundled, LLC, Commerce Township, Michigan

  • David M Hall Associates, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

  • Drone City LLC, Haverstraw, NY

  • Emergency Pizza, Buffalo, NY

  • Eric’s RX store, Horsham, Pennsylvania

  • Fortivue, LLC, Stamford, Connecticut

  • Harvey Woods, LLC, Stratham, NH

  • High Expectations, LLC, Malden, MA

  • To imagine CenterLLC, Detroit, Michigan

  • Amazing Kids Learning Center, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Jenks Park Pediatrics Inc., Central Falls, RI

  • Live Become, LLC, Lexington, MA

  • Magnus Robotics, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

  • Manuscript Editions, Manchester, Connecticut

  • Micah Specialty Foods, Mayfield Heights, Ohio

  • Serenity House Beads, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia Language Services, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Ritnid Consulting, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Rose Computer Technology Services, Williston, Vermont

  • Tactical UNITED STATES Inc., Mentor, Ohio

  • Tambisa Investments, LLC, Columbus, Ohio

  • The cabin of births, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Tombouc2 Academy, LLC, Trenton, New Jersey

  • Uinclude, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Vital Start Health Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Whooplah, LLC, N. Smithfield, RI

  • Women beyond measure, Middletown, Connecticut

“Attendance in this year’s Small Business Champion program was almost triple that of last year, which is particularly gratifying as it highlights how critically engaged businesses are with us and, more importantly, with their respective communities,” said Sarah Lindstrom, Head of Business Banking, Citizens. . “We are pleased to once again offer the opportunity this year to support and strengthen small business success and economic vitality in the broader citizen geography, and congratulate all winners on their achievements.

For more information on the program, the winners and their proposed initiatives, please visit for the 2022 winners.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $192.1 billion of assets as of March 31, 2022. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a wide range of banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, mid-sized businesses, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its clients reach their potential by listening to them and understanding their needs in order to offer advice, ideas and tailor-made solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens offers an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a full-service customer contact center, and the convenience of approximately 3,300 ATMs and approximately 1,200 branches in 14 states and the District of Colombia. Consumer Banking’s products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In commercial banking, Citizens offers a wide range of financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing services, deposit and cash management services, foreign exchange risk management solutions, interest rate interest and commodities, as well as loan syndication, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity markets capabilities. More information is available at or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn Where Facebook.

Steve Brownell

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Source: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.