Businesses will play an increasingly important role in disaster preparedness and recovery with the anticipated official launch this month of a public-private partnership called the Rhode Island Business Alliance, said Pete Gaynor, director of emergency management for Providence.
Melissa Kimmell didn’t expect to be in the spotlight as the voice of a middle-class family pushed into financial crisis by the challenges of autism, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and job loss. That changed, however, as her family navigated the turbulent financial waters of an endless line of medical bills. She decided to lend her voice to bring attention to the difficult choices that sometimes have to be made in times of financial crisis. more
Oysters, which account for about 98 percent of all Rhode Island aquaculture products, increased in value by 49 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to David Beutel, aquaculture coordinator for the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council.
Yacht-charter professionals toured 27 high-end sailing vessels during the Newport Charter Yacht Show held on the city’s waterfront June 23-26. Produced by Newport Exhibition Group, the show invites agents, owners, brokers and captains to explore vessels and ancillary goods and services available for summer fun and vacations on the water. Charter yacht fees for this year’s participating vessels ranged from $40,000 to $130,000.
The Great Chowder Cook-off in Newport brings in a stellar group of chefs to compete with Rhode Island’s best. Chowder luminaries arrived this year from restaurants in California, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington State – not to mention from across the ocean.
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.