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CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Larry Merlo on Tuesday told an audience of about 500 business, government and organizational leaders that success begins with an innovative idea. more
Nicolas Bauta co-founded the Steel Yard in Providence with Clay Rockefeller. The redeveloped steel-fabrication facility, which serves as a campus for arts education, workforce training, and small-scale manufacturing, recently nabbed a silver Ruby Bruner Award for Urban Excellence and is the venture for which Bauta is best known. more
A state audit commissioned by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee found that the Renewable Energy Development Fund run by the R.I. Economic Development Corporation mismanaged grant money, failed to adequately monitor or report grants and in some cases overpaid grant recipients, Associated Press reported. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has issued roughly $130,000 in grants to 36 Rhode Island businesses in the most recent round of the board’s express grant program, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a statewide marketing campaign to highlight Rhode Island’s business and research success stories. more
The Citizens Bank Foundation has selected 13 projects in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence to benefit from a $60,000 grant presented by the foundation’s “Growing Communities” initiative. more
At Twin River Casino in Lincoln, the first piece of a multiyear and multistate expansion of gambling in southern New England is almost complete. more
(Updated, 6:30 p.m.) One of the narrowest and most endangered buildings in downtown Providence has a new lease on life. The city announced Tuesday that it has transferred the vacant George C. Arnold Building on Washington Street to a private partnership working with the Providence Revolving Fund to rehabilitate it. more
Before becoming involved with the Plainridge Racecourse harness track in Plainville, Mass., John Grogan’s game was investment banking. Grogan first met the president of Plainridge while working on a leveraged buyout and because of that relationship came out of retirement in 2009 to work as consultant for Plainridge. When Plainridge President Gary Piontkowski retired earlier this year, Grogan took over. more
There are plenty of seats available on trains heading to and from Rhode Island’s commuter-rail stations in Warwick and North Kingstown this fall. Empty parking spaces in the large, new garages next to those stations are also abundant. more
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