Representatives of People’s Credit Union and General Treasurer, Seth Magaziner, recently visited Steel Giraffe owner, Stephen Kelly.

Located in Portsmouth, RI, Steel Giraffe is a company that specializes in crane rentals, rigging, custom fabrication, and dock work and is a participant of Treasurer Magaziner’s community deposit program, BankLOCAL.

“People’s Credit Union is a proud partner of in the BankLOCAL program and helped Steel Giraffe with their small business lending needs” a press release from People’s Credit Union announcing the partnership said.

“The BankLOCAL community deposit program has moved up to $30 million in state deposits to local banks and credit unions since its launch in 2017 and has helped more than 200 Rhode Island small businesses such as Steel Giraffe”, according to People’s Credit Union. “The goal of the program is to support local financial institutions as they lend to small businesses in the Ocean State.  State deposits are made locally to support qualifying loans made by participating financial institutions”.

More information about the program is available HERE.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).