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(Updated, 3:50 p.m., Aug. 28) Some of the region’s most buzzworthy companies have been named in Providence Business News’ third Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. Companies with the largest percentage growth of revenue from 2011 to 2013 in four revenue size categories, along with the most innovative companies in each of 10 industry categories, will be feted on Sept. 10 at an oceanfront event at Newport’s Rosecliff Mansion. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
When President Barack Obama visits Rhode Island later this month, he will dine on local and regional cuisine created by one of the state’s top chefs. more
(Updated, Sept. 15, 11:05 a.m.) Citizens Financial Group Inc. announced Monday it will rebrand its more than 200 Charter One branches in Michigan and Ohio as “Citizens Bank” by mid-year 2015, part of its new unified brand strategy to create a consistent Citizens Bank presence across all 11 states in which the bank operates. more
The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals has named its 2014 “Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals” for Rhode Island. more
An innovator and leader in the health care industry as well as a long-time executive at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center have been chosen as the top two honorees in the seventh annual Providence Business News Business Women Awards program. Joan L. Kwiatkowski, the CEO of CareLink and PACE of Rhode Island, is set to receive the award for career achievement, while Marie E. Bussiere, the combat systems department head at NUWC at Naval Station Newport will be honored as outstanding mentor. more
More than a year after breaking ground, the Hope & Main food business incubator announced it inaugural class of more than 30 food business entrepreneurs. more
Providence Business News has announced the winners in its third annual Healthiest Employers recognition program. The 32 finalists, which were chosen based on scores in six wellness categories by Healthiest Employers Inc., which does similar surveys across the nation. more
The Social Enterprise Greenhouse has begun accepting applications for its next incubator and accelerator sessions for early stage social enterprise entrepreneurs looking to combine a traditional business with the public problem-solving goals of a charitable or social-service organization. more
Newport Hospital recently received the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition, nursing’s highest distinction, for the third time. more
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