Rockland Trust Launches its Seventh Annual Small Business, Big Dreams Contest

Filed Under: Philanthropy, Banking

Hanover, MA – March 4, 2024 – Rockland Trust has just launched its 7th annual Small Business, Big Dreams contest. This competition offers small business owners the chance to grow their enterprise. Participants will be narrowed down to three finalists, each of whom will be paired with a Rockland Trust Business Banking Officer (BBO). The BBO will provide one-on-one consultations to coach the participants through the competition and help them build a comprehensive business plan to present to a panel of judges. The grand prize winner will receive $20,000 and both runners-up will receive $2,500.

“As a bank built by local business owners, we understand the essential role of small businesses within our communities,” said Jeffrey Tengel, Chief Executive Officer at Rockland Trust. “This contest is one of the ways we show our appreciation for the small businesses that fuel our local economy. Providing the finalists with the advice, resources, and relationships to transform their vision into reality is something we look forward to every year.”

Beginning March 4th through April 7th, businesses throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island who have been running their business for at least two years and have an annual revenue of less than three million dollars are invited to enter the contest. To be eligible, contestants must complete an initial survey that deems eligibility. Those qualified must submit a written entry describing their business goals and how they would use the $20,000 grand prize to finance their dreams. Entrants do not need to be customers of Rockland Trust. For the complete official rules and detailed entry instructions, including eligibility criteria, please click here.

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About INDB and Rockland Trust
Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. With retail branches in Eastern Massachusetts and Worcester County as well as commercial banking and investment management offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services to individuals, families, and businesses. The Bank also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. Rockland Trust was named to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” 2023 list, an honor earned for the 15th consecutive year. Rockland Trust has a longstanding commitment to equity and inclusion. This commitment is underscored by initiatives such as Diversity and Inclusion leadership training, a colleague Allyship mentoring program, and numerous Employee Resource Groups focused on providing colleague support and education, reinforcing a culture of mutual respect and advancing professional development, and Rockland Trust’s sponsorship of diverse community organizations through charitable giving and employee-based volunteerism. In addition, Rockland Trust is deeply committed to the communities it serves, as reflected in the overall “Outstanding” rating in its most recent Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluation. Rockland Trust is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender.