BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office held two hearings this month to gather public testimony regarding proposed regulations that enhance consumer protections governing the for-profit and occupational school industry.
BOSTON – The Mass. Department of Transportation board of directors this month agreed to a multibillion dollar contract with a new operator for the state’s commuter rail network, The Associated Press reported last week.
Susan Mackenzie took the helm of the Providence VA Medical Center in October 2013, at a time when many combat veterans have returned to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan with severe emotional and physical challenges, adding to the needs presented by the older veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. The Providence VA center has a budget of $231 million and provides care to 35,000 veterans from Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. more
Peter Manickas, the third-generation owner of Attleboro-based Metal Tile Technology, sees great opportunity in speaking with other business owners, and not just for the networking one may expect. Manickas is one of 15 Rhode Island and Massachusetts business owners taking part in a group called the Entrepreneurial Exchange, an 18-month-old organization that prides itself on candor. “It’s not networking, although networking happens. It’s not coaching,” he said. “This is more intimate. ... We share our successes and failures and challenges.” Above, Manickas works with employee Angalissa Reyes.
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.