Saturday, November 27, 2021


5 Questions

5Q: Carlos E. Tobon
R.I. state representative, D-Pawtucket Co-chair, R.I. House of Representatives American Rescue Plan Act Task Force / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Carlos E. Tobon


WATER FEATURE: Something Fishy Inc. CEO Kurt Harrington has more emphasis in getting aquariums into health care settings because of the potential health benefits. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MACDONALD

Something Fishy Aquarium Service

Dining Out

Bruce Newbury

Committed to serve

Health Matters


Executive Poll

Being diverse?

Does your company offer any diversity and inclusion programs to your employees? Yes: 40% No: 40% No, but our company is currently developing diversity and inclusion programming:...

The Week’s Poll

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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...


HOT PROPERTY: Michael Giuttari, left, president of Providence-based MG Commercial Real Estate Services Inc., and MG Vice President Julie Freshman outside Phillipsdale Landing in East Providence, which was listed for sale in August at $9 million.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Big property deal is indicator of interest in E.P. waterfront

Sprawling expanses of land along the East Providence waterfront that were once used for heavy industrial purposes are now presenting new opportunities for commercial...
SNAPPED UP: Warehouse space is hard to come by lately, and that was illustrated by this recently completed flex building at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. The space has already been leased by two businesses that will use the building for warehousing and other purposes. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Companies on desperate search for warehouses

Businesses looking for a warehouse in Rhode Island might be searching for a long time because the exploding growth of online retail has spurred...

Something New

DESIGN DUO: Fashion curator Sandee Saunders, left, is the founder of FABuleuse in Newport, a boutique offering designer clothing and artwork that she opened with Alecta Rose, co-founder, stylist and model. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Newport boutique features art, high-end fashion ‘living harmoniously in one space’

The boutique FABuleuse in Newport has a simple goal: providing access to one-of-a-kind fashions and artwork. Opened in May by Sandee Saunders and Alecta Rose,...

One Last Thing

Elizabeth “Betty” Robson
J.F. Moran Co. CEO and president
Betty Robson was named CEO and president of J.F. Moran Co. in 2015. She has more than 40 years of experience in international trade working in the family-owned and operated Smithfield business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Relationships key to supply chains

Before the pandemic, most consumers and many businesses were blissfully unaware of the steps involved in getting toilet paper into the supermarket. Today, everyone...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Walsh earns Bob Cioe Award from North Kingstown Chamber for community work

AMY WALSH, executive director of commercial banking in Rhode Island for JPMorgan Chace & Co., was recently awarded the Bob Cioe Award from the...

Kids’ sports hold lessons for business

Watching a kids ballgame can provide a mini life lesson for observers. The takeaway also applies to business. Astute observers can learn a lot...

Dress for Success: The tuxedo is again proving to be timeless

Although some Americans believe that the tuxedo was originated by financier James Brown Potter, who was one of the many American aristocrats attending the...

How to manage the elevated quit rate

Finding good employees has always been a challenge – but these days it’s harder than ever. And it is unlikely to improve anytime soon. The...

News Briefs

What's Happening

BACK TOGETHER: One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce will hold its 135th annual meeting and Apex Awards ceremony on Dec. 2 at White’s of Westport in Westport. It’s the first time the meeting and awards ceremony will be held in person since 2019. Above, Chamber members gather during a previous awards ceremony.  / COURTESY ONE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: One SouthCoast Chamber to host annual Apex Awards

EDITOR’S CHOICE One SouthCoast Chamber to host annual Apex Awards ONE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER of Commerce will hold its 135th annual meeting and Apex Awards...

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People on the Move

Brian Carillon Promoted to VP, Head of Consumer and Business Banking at Centreville Bank

Centreville Bank President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Harold M. Horvat today announced that Brian Carillon has been promoted to Vice President, Head...

JPS Construction and Design names Jonathan Camelo Assistant Project Manager at the firm

JPS Construction and Design is pleased to announce that Jonathan Camelo has been named Assistant Project Manager at the firm. Jonathan started his construction...

JPS Construction and Design welcomes Jenna Elmore

JPS Construction and Design is pleased to announce that Jenna Elmore recently joined the firm’s team of Project Managers. Jenna has been managing her...

Press Releases

KMS Solutions, LLC awarded $86.1 million Support Services contract supporting Program Executive Office (PEO)...

Middletown, RI – On September 9, 2021, KMS Solutions, LLC was awarded a $86.1 million, five-year contract to provide Engineering Support Services to PEO...

City Personnel is Expanding!

City Personnel, a top-rated staffing agency in Providence, recently announced that they have expanded to a new location at 235 Promenade St, Suite 401,...

Longtime CEO of Rhode Island Free Clinic, Marie Ghazal, announces retirement.

Today, the Rhode Island Free Clinic (RIFC) announced that the non-profit organization’s long-time CEO, Marie Ghazal, will be retiring in early 2022. Ghazal’s decision...

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