Outgoing Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda’s decision on Dec. 4 to announce via social media and video his imminent departure after six years for a job in California’s Silicon Valley with the venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers took the college and state by surprise.
Energy producer and transporter Dominion closed on the sale of three of its coal-fired power stations, including 1,528-megawatt Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, which it purchased in 2005.
Supplementing a liberal arts education with “real-world experience” is the carrot career-center directors and admissions staff at Rhode Island’s colleges and universities increasingly dangle when marketing their schools to incoming freshmen.
States seeking to strengthen their economy should look to educational offerings, urges The Economic Policy Institute in a recent study, titled “A Well Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity.”
PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Military Organization lounge officially opened at T.F. Green Airport today.
Supported and run by community volunteers, the lounge will welcome military men and women …
Gourmet Heaven on Weybosset Street in downtown Providence looks like a Manhattan deli, from the giant salad bar and steam table, to the tiny seating area perched above the shelves and wide array of chicken cutlets piled in the refrigerated counter.
In addition to its standing atop the largest company category in Providence Business News’ Fastest-Growing Private Companies list, Rhode Island-based jewelry brand Alex and Ani LLC recently was named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine. With revenue shooting up from $2.2 million in 2009 to $79.8 million in 2012, Alex and Ani ranked fourth in the Top 100 Retail Companies category and 94th overall. CEO Giovanni Feroce attributes this growth to a “triple bottom line” approach – profitability, environmentalism and charity.
By Victor Paul Alvarez
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.