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December drop in retail sales stokes fears of economic downturn

PROVIDENCE – A jarring drop in national retail sales in December coincided with an increase in the money anxiety index, which measures the public’s...

Five Questions With: Charles P. Kelley

Charles P. Kelley joined the Warwick-based Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, or RISLA, in 1991 as deputy director. He was appointed executive director in...

Mortgage shopping service Own Up now offered in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – A Boston-based company that serves as a personal shopping service for people seeking home mortgages is expanding its business into five states,...

Fidelity continues to lead race to zero-fee investment products

PROVIDENCE – Boston-based Fidelity Investments is expanding its commission-free exchange-traded fund, or ETF, platform for individual investors and advisers to include more than 500...

Travis named president of Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants

CRANSTON – Melissa D. Travis has been named president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants. Travis previously was director of commercial sales...

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Business costs are rising but owners still confident in growth plans,...

Most Rhode Island businesses are doing well and have positive outlooks for themselves and the economy for 2019, though their confidence is not quite as high as in recent years, according to PBN’s Winter 2019 Business Survey. Though some responses were not as positive as in previous surveys, that shouldn’t be read too negatively, said Edward Mazze, a University of...

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A Smart Business Born in a Basement

Above, participants in the Cox Business Smart Business Tour explore Envision Technology Advisor’s Pawtucket headquarters and operations. While “the company-started-in-a-garage” story is a familiar trope,...

Smart Tech, Smarter Businesses: How American Mussel Harvesters Leads with Cutting-Edge Tools

When you think of technology, the ocean isn’t the unlikeliest place to find it. Wind turbines, ocean liners, and GPS devices have all emerged...

Ride Along on the First-Ever Cox Business “Smart Technology. Smarter Businesses” Tour

Cox Business Northeast held the first-ever “Smart Technology. Smarter Businesses” tour on Thursday, September 6 in Rhode Island. Cox Business customers are ground-zero for...

People on the Move

Dev Singh joins J.P. Morgan Private Bank, serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts

Dev Singh has joined J.P. Morgan Private Bank as a Client Advisor, Vice President. Based at the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office, he focuses on...

Corvias Hires Chad Harrell to Lead Corvias Utilities Platform

East Greenwich, RI (February 5, 2019) — Corvias, a pioneer in sustainable, long-term partnership solutions, announced the hire of Chad Harrell as Partnership Innovator,...

Dr. Lindsay Thibeault Elected President of RI Veterinary Medical Association

The RI Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA) has elected Dr. Lindsay Thibeault as president to lead the 200-plus member organization focused on promoting animal welfare,...

Press Releases

RIMI Promotes Two to Co-Executive Director

Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) is proud to announce the promotion of two of its employees. JoAnn Barbato and Siobhain Sullivan have been promoted...

Heather Prew, CPA, MST, Promoted to Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co.

Heather Prew, CPA, Promoted to Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co. (Warwick, Rhode Island) — January 31, 2019 — DiSanto, Priest & Co., a...

The Empowerment Factory honored with Award from RI Environmental Education Assn.

The Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) has named The Empowerment Factory (TEF) as a recipient of its annual award for “Program of the...

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