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PROVIDENCE – Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis, D-Coventry, last week called for a study of fire service in Coventry, to determine whether the community should establish one independent fire district or a townwide fire department. more
A task force made up of six state agencies has established an anonymous tip line to report allegations of misclassification of workers as independent contractors instead of as employees. more
The Dec. 4 PBN Business Women Summit on Leadership and Entrepreneurship tackled gender equity, personal growth and the trials of succeeding in a new venture through two panel discussions. more
It has been nearly three-and-a-half years since Rhode Island was awarded $13.1 million through the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative. more
A job applicant looks surprised when his interviewer says, “You state on your resume that you’re lazy, incompetent and unreliable. There is such a thing as being too honest.” more
Christine Cunneen, of Hire Image LLC, was named 2014-15 chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Background Screeners. Cunneen began her career as a CPA for major companies, such as Barnes and Noble and ING. While she was pursuing her MBA, she had an accounting client for an investigative company. The company had noticed a demand for employment screening and Cunneen’s business proposal landed her a position as CEO to lead the employment-screening market. She later became the co-founder of Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening, employment-verification and drug-testing company. more
PROVIDENCE – The Coastal Medical Inc. pharmacy program has received a longer-than-usual five-year accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. more
PROVIDENCE – Brown University researchers say infectious-disease outbreaks appear to be on the rise globally, though on a per capita basis, the impact is declining. more
One of the nice things about running your own business is that you can take a tax deduction for 50 percent of expenses related to entertaining clients, customers or employees. There are, of course, rules. For example, you can deduct entertainment expenses only if they are both “ordinary” and “necessary” and meet one of two tests: the “directly related” test or the “associated test.” more
Across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, Arden Engineering Constructors has worked on heating and air conditioning, fire-protection sprinkler systems and other mechanical engineering systems. Their clients include businesses big and small, hospitals and universities, said President and CEO Robert Bolton. more
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