Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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Union membership on the rise in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Union membership rates in Rhode Island increased year over year in 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, reversing course...

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CVS to cut pharmacy hours as staffing shortage persists

PROVIDENCE – CVS Health Corp. will soon be adjusting hours at thousands of its pharmacies across the country. Amy Thibault, director for external communications for...

Conklin named Care New England’s new CFO

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health Systems has named Todd A. Conklin its new chief financial officer and executive vice president effective Feb. 13,...

Lots of sound and fury on U.S. debt, but not a crisis – yet 

WASHINGTON (AP) – For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a...

CDC: COVID-19 threat remains at ‘medium’ across R.I.

PROVIDENCE – All five Rhode Island counties remain at medium risk for COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.   Providence and Kent...

Hasbro: ‘Small percentage’ of R.I. employees will be laid off

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. spokesperson Allison McEneaney told Providence Business News Friday that only “a small percentage" of the approximately 1,000 employees the company...

HarborOne reports $46M annual profit amid mortgage banking slowdown

BROCKTON, Mass. – A slowdown in the mortgage banking business took a bite out of HarborOne Bancorp’s annual profits, which dropped 22.1% year over...

If a recession comes this year, how will it affect the Rhode Island economy?

Thomas Tzitzouris, head of fixed income research at Strategas Research Partners, expects the Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark interest rate until it maxes...

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PBN Print Edition

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SCHOOL DAZE: RIC searches for identity amid severe enrollment drop

Erik Christiansen didn’t know much about Rhode Island College when he agreed to take a job teaching history there in 2010. The Maryland native quickly fell in love with the bustling suburban campus, filled with eager students and enthusiastic faculty members, many of whom, like him, turned down offers from elite, private colleges because they wanted to help RIC’s large...

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Johnson & Wales University is Training the Cybersecurity Leaders of Tomorrow

Did you know that phishing attacks make up over 80% of reported cybersecurity breaches? More than $17,700 is lost every 60 seconds because of...

Why Diversity Matters

Diversity widens viewpoints and takes different ideas and perspectives into account. This can translate into creating richer solutions, obtaining better results and maximizing productivity, innovation...

ERP implementation: The 5-step methodology you need to go live without a hitch

ERP implementation. Two words that make even the most seasoned business leaders sweat. With an undertaking this complex and daunting, it is imperative to...

RIPIN names Nancy Silva Senior Director of Health Initiatives

RIPIN is pleased to announce that Nancy Silva has been promoted to the role of Senior Director of Health Initiatives. Nancy will continue to...

RIPIN names Emily Garthee Chief Operating Officer

RIPIN is pleased to announce that Emily Garthee has been named Chief Operating Officer. Emily will design and implement policies and operations that advance...

RIPIN names Deborah Masland Associate Director of Programs and...

RIPIN is pleased to announce that Deborah Masland has been named Associate Director of Programs and Services. Deborah will oversee all programmatic activity at...

RDW Group Hires Industry Veteran Martin Walsh as Creative...

Providence-based marketing agency RDW Group today announces the hiring of Martin Walsh as its creative director. Walsh, a 30-year veteran of the advertising industry,...

DiSanto, Priest & Co. Promotes Three New Partners

Warwick, RI – January 18, 2023 – DiSanto, Priest & Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of three new partners; Bernadette Dion, CPA,...

Beacon Mutual Announces 7 Percent Policyholder Dividend

The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company today announced the distribution of an average seven percent dividend to be paid in March 2023 to eligible policyholders. “As...

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