Wednesday, February 24, 2021


5 Questions


Dining Out

Bruce Newbury

Restaurant weeks make strong return

Health Matters


Executive Poll

More money, less problems?

Is your company planning to seek another round of stimulus funding? No: 67% Yes: 17% Unsure: 17% Did your company receive stimulus funding of any kind in 2020? Yes:...

The Week’s Poll

Should Rhode Island shift its COVID-19 vaccination strategy to match states that have prioritized getting as many older residents inoculated with at least one dose as possible?

PBN Summit

PANELISTS participating in Providence Business News’ virtual summit on June 4 address the complications of returning to the workplace as the COVID-19 quarantine eases.

Panelists: Takes right steps for a smooth reopening

Most of us figured that reopening workplaces as the ­COVID-19 quarantine eases would require a lot more planning than just turning the lights back...


LEGAL DUO: Roger Williams University law students Raymond Two Hawks Watson, left, and Taino Palermo established the American Indian Student Law Association at the university last year. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Legal aid on the way for local indigenous tribes

Raymond Two Hawks Watson’s adolescent identity crisis was more complicated than most. As a member, and now chief, of the Mashapaug Nahaganset Tribe, his ancestry...
THE NAME GAME: ­Attorney Rob Levine, who branded himself the legal “Heavy Hitter,” says he is opposed to a requirement in Rhode Island that law firms use attorney’s names, not trade names, to identify firms. / COURTESY ANDREW FOGELL VUP MEDIA

Lawsuit targets R.I. restriction on law firm names

Attorney Rob Levine knows the value of branding – after all, countless billboards and TV ads have touted Levine as the “Heavy Hitter” of...

Something New

Romney finds perfect fit applying structure to reading and writing

A love of structure and writing have combined in a new business, The Write Hand LLC. Owner Leticia Romney, a West Warwick resident, said...

One Last Thing

Embrace disruptive innovation

Maria Ducharme | The Miriam Hospital president I was drawn to health care as far back as when I was a teen volunteering at a...

Editorial & Op Ed

Stay focused on business success

The future of M&A in health care

It's Personal

The other half of the sales story

We all know what we expect from customers. We want them to give us their attention, give us a fair hearing, be open to...
Franc Jeffrey

Getting business travel up to speed

Now that the country is literally getting a shot in the arm, how your company prepares for business travel in 2021 and beyond may...
Tanya Donahue

Donahue named top innovator for 2020

TANYA DONAHUE, co-owner and president of RIKB Design Build in Warwick, has been named to the Kitchen & Bath Design News Top Innovators of...

Believe to achieve

A scrawny old man wanted to get a job at a nearby lumberjack camp, so he approached the boss, who politely tried to talk...

News Briefs

What's Happening

GAME ON: Marc Crisafulli, executive vice president of strategy and operations for Bally’s Corp. and president of Twin River Casino Hotel and Tiverton Casino Hotel, will be the guest speaker at Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues monthly event on Feb. 22. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Editor’s Choice: Crisafulli to discuss casino operations over breakfast

EDITOR’S CHOICE Crisafulli to discuss casino operations over breakfast THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly virtual Eggs and Issues...

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People on the Move

Rhode Island Medical Imaging Radiologist Robert Ward Appointed Associate Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at...

Dr. Robert C. Ward has been appointed Associate Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Women & Infants Hospital. He will work alongside Dr. Susan Koelliker,...

Noah Morrison Promoted to Lead BankRI’s Pawtucket Branch

Noah Morrison, who began his BankRI career in 2012, has been promoted to lead the bank’s Pawtucket branch. As branch manager, Noah oversees the office’s...

Rhode Island Community Food Bank names Amanda Clarke Director of Innovation and Planning

Amanda Clarke has joined the Rhode Island Community Food Bank as the director of innovation and planning, a new role for the organization. An...

Press Releases

Danny DeHoney Honored As Best-In-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes Magazine

News Release Danny DeHoney Honored As Best-In-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes Magazine Cranston, RI– February 18, 2021 – Danny DeHoney, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CRPC® a Private...

KMS Solutions, LLC Awarded $50.8 Million Support Services Contract for Program Executive Office Integrated...

On January 25, 2021, KMS Solutions, LLC was awarded a $50.8 million, five-year contract to provide Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Technical Assistance (SETA)...

Bryan Achieves Prestigious Top of the Table MDRT Qualification for 2nd Time

East Providence, RI (Feb 3, 2021) — Tom Bryan of local Ameriprise Financial in East Providence, RI has qualified for Top of the Table,...