More than 300 presents were collected for families at Children’s Friend by Panera Bread customers and employees during a 2013 holiday gift drive at the eatery at 43 Providence Place and 10 other Panera bakery-cafes in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.
The American Lung Association will host its sixth anniversary Fight for Air Climb in Providence on Feb. 22. Climbers, including teams of firefighters, will tackle 22 floors inside the Omni Providence Hotel to raise money in the fight against lung disease.
Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, Cristina Amedeo directs the United Way’s 2-1-1 program, a free and confidential 24/7 information and referral helpline that connects Rhode Islanders from all walks of life with human- services programs to help cope with difficult times. The 2-1-1 service has handled more than 1 million requests for help since 2007, including 213,595 calls in 2013 – a new record. more
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.