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EASY LISTENER: Randall Jackvony, right, principal of technology and client services for business technology consulting firm Trilix Inc., assesses his clients’ needs with a lot of listening and an open mind. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Jackvony turns earnest ear to client, user challenges

CHIEF INFORMATION/TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, SMALL PRIVATE COMPANY | Randall Jackvony, Trilix Inc.Randall Jackvony, principal of technology and client services for business technology consulting firm Trilix...
EDWARD O. Handy III is the chairman and CEO of Westerly-based Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., the second largest Rhode Island-based bank. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Washington Trust reports $16M Q1 profit

WESTERLY – Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported record-breaking quarterly profit, which grew 37.6 percent to $16.2 million, or 93 cents per diluted...
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment increased 1.6 percent year over year in March, ranking No. 32 in the nation. Month to month, the state's 2.6 percent decline in construction employment was the fastest rate of decline in the nation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

AGCA: R.I. March construction employment up 1.6%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment rose 300 jobs year over year to 18,700 workers, seasonally adjusted, in March, a 1.6 percent year over...
TRAFFIC AND CARGO PROCESSING at T.F. Green Airport continued to rise in February. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Traffic, cargo processing continue to rise at T.F. Green in...

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 24.9 percent in February, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. Friday.A total of 295,542 passengers utilized...
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Associates Corp. was awarded a $29.6 million five-year technical-services contract for the Electromagnetic Systems Department of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center.

SEA CORP awarded $29.6M NUWC technical-services contract

MIDDLETOWN - Systems Engineering Associates Corp. has been awarded a $29.6 million five-year technical-services contract from the Electromagnetic Systems Department of the Naval Undersea...
THE RHODE ISLAND four-year graduation rate increased 1.3 percentage points year over year to 84.1 percent in 2017.

R.I. 4-year graduation rate increases to 84% for Class of 2017

PROVIDENCE – The high school four-year graduation rate in Rhode Island for the Class of 2017 increased 1.3 percentage points year over year to...
FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS Ltd. signed an agreement to buy the Canadian unit of Toys “R” Us Inc. for about $237 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JASON ALDEN

Fairfax agrees on deal to keep Toys `R’ Us Canada unit...

NEW YORK - Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., the investment firm run by billionaire Prem Watsa, signed an agreement to buy the Canadian unit of...
CITIZENS FINANCIAL Group Inc. is the Providence-based parent company of Citizens Bank, the largest Rhode Island-based bank. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens reports $388M Q1 profit

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit grew 21.2 percent to $388 million, or 78 cents per diluted share, compared...
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...

PBN names 2018 Business Women honorees

PROVIDENCE —  Sandra J. Pattie, president and CEO of BankNewport, has been named the 2018 Career Achiever in the 2018 Providence Business News Business...
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Creating Value Through Process Improvement – Part 2

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Creating Value Through Process Improvement – Part I

Part One of Two-Part Series Improving business processes can be a great way to increase the value of a company. As companies grow and change,...

People on the Move

Rhode Island Free Clinic Welcomes New Board Member

The Rhode Island Free Clinic announces the appointment of two new members to the board of directors, Michele B. Lederberg and Jehanne Bjornebye, Esq. Michele...

Rhode Island Free Clinic Welcomes New Board Member

The Rhode Island Free Clinic announces the appointment of two new members to the board of directors, Michele B. Lederberg and Jehanne Bjornebye, Esq....

Deepwater Wind’s Grybowski Appointed to Serve on Offshore Energy Board

Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). Founded in...

Press Releases

Frazier Investment Management Launches Financial Services and Investment Management Practice

Rhode Island-based financial services firm Frazier Investment Management to offer modern planning advice to entrepreneurs, businesses, families and individuals.WAKEFIELD, R.I. April 17, 2018 -...

RIMA’s Annual Breakfast & Meeting 2018 to be Held at Twin River Event Center...

The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA), an organization dedicated to connecting Rhode Island manufacturers with the resources needed to compete and grow, is hosting...

New England Business Association names Rhode Island Quality Institute a Finalist for 2018 New...

PROVIDENCE, RI — The New England Business Association (NEBA), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards, have announced the 2018 Finalists. NEBA selected RIQI...

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