Rockland Trust Launches "Small Business, Big Dreams" Contest

Hanover, MA – March 19, 2018 – Rockland Trust Bank announced it will hold a competition for small businesses with the chance to win cash prizes to take their enterprises to the next level. “Small Business, Big Dreams” will offer a $10,000 grand prize to the winner to invest in their future. Two runners up will receive $1,000 each.

Beginning March 19 through May 1, small businesses throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island are invited to enter the contest and qualify to win the grand prize or one of the runners up prizes. To be eligible, businesses must submit a video explaining how they would use the prize money to grow their business. For the complete Official Rules and detailed entry instructions, including eligibility criteria, please click here.

“Small businesses are the engine that drives our economic success, creating 64 percent of new jobs and representing more than 99 percent of all employers nationwide,” said Mary Chetwynd, Senior Vice President and Director of Business Banking. “Rockland Trust is committed to helping businesses grow and we’re proud to support their dreams with our ‘Small Business, Big Dreams’ contest.”

Three finalists will be chosen by popular vote on Rockland Trust’s YouTube page. The general public will be invited to view the videos and vote for their favorite business by May 14. The top three winners will compete for the grand prize by presenting their business plans on May 22 before a panel of judges that will include Kristin Broadley, founder of Centerville Pies, Joshua Delman, President and CEO of Centerline Communications, Jennifer Marino, Rockland Trust Chief Marketing and Customer Officer, and Rockland Trust CEO Christopher Oddleifson. The Winners will be announced on June 1.

Please visit https://www.rocklandtrust.com/small-business--big-dreams for more information.

About Rockland Trust

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has approximately $8.1 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Named in 2017 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for the ninth consecutive year, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services.  The Bank serves businesses and individuals through approximately 100 retail branches, commercial and residential lending centers, and investment management offices in eastern Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, the South Shore, the Cape and Islands, and Rhode Island. Rockland Trust also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. The Company is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender.  To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit www.rocklandtrust.com.