Rockland Trust launches its Sixth Annual Small Business, Big Dreams contest.

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Hanover, MA – March 1, 2023 – Rockland Trust has just launched its 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 that will be paired with a Rockland Trust Business Banking Officer (BBO) who 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. 

“Every successful business is fueled by a dream,” said Mary Chetwynd, Senior Vice President and Director of Business Banking at Rockland Trust. “This contest gives our business bankers the opportunity to help make that dream a reality for three local entrepreneurs. Every year, we’re inspired by the passion and determination of the small business owners within our community. We look forward to hearing the stories behind each of our finalists this year and providing the advice and resources they need to bring their businesses to the next level.” 

Beginning March 1st through March 31st, 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 online questionnaire 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.  

For more information on the contest or eligibility, please visit RocklandTrust.com/smallbusiness 

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. Rockland Trust was named to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” 2022 list, an honor earned for the 14th consecutive year. *In 2022, Rockland Trust was ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in New England. 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 offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services. The Bank serves businesses and individuals through over 120 retail branches, commercial and residential lending centers, and investment management offices in eastern Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, South Shore, North Shore, Cape Cod and Islands, Worcester County, and Rhode Island. Rockland Trust also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. Rockland Trust is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. 

*Rockland Trust received the highest score in a tie in the New England Region of the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study of customers’ satisfaction with their primary bank. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.