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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
Johnson & Wales University Monday unveiled plans for a new $40 million academic building on former Interstate 195 land in Providence’s Jewelry District. 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
Alex and Ani LLC CEO Giovanni Feroce has left the company, according to a release issued Thursday afternoon, leaving founder and creative director Carolyn Rafaelian to assume the role of interim CEO while the board of directors conducts a search for a replacement. more
Margaret M. “Peg” Van Bree has been appointed president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Van Bree was … more
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to nonprofit manufacturing incubator Tinker Bristol, which aims to facilitate a community-based approach in development of new companies. more
Forty-two Rhode Island restaurants, tourist attractions, historic sites, hotels and local businesses were named 2014 Editors’ Choice winners in the Yankee Magazine Special Travel Guide’s “Best of New England” section. Featured in the May/June edition of the travel guide, on newsstands April 29, the Editors’ Choice winners were selected by Yankee Magazine’s editors and contributors and include more than 300 establishments throughout the New England region. more
City gamer Catherine Brunzos is the “Minecraft Hunger Games” World Champion after taking part in a weekend International Games Day event at Providence Community Library. more
Movoto Real Estate has named Rhode Island’s capital city the most “exciting” mid-sized city in the country, awarding high scores for Providence’s young population and vibrant nightlife. more
Venture capitalists invested $124.1 million in Rhode Island companies in 2014, $42 million more than in 2013, and the largest amount to date, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association. more
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