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R.I. shopping centers feeling merry about December despite economic challenges

Crowded stores and stronger-than-expected sales have analysts predicting that the rest of the holiday shopping season will be a banner one despite higher prices,...

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Senate moves to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate moved quickly Thursday to avert a rail strike that the Biden administration and business leaders warned would have had...
RILWAN K. FEYISITAN JR. has been named the new CEO and president of East Providence-based nonprofit East Bay Community Action Program. / COURTESY EAST BAY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Feyisitan tapped as EBCAP’s new CEO and president

EAST PROVIDENCE – The former Community Action Partnership of Providence CEO and president will take on the same role with the East Bay Community...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 1,008, with 3 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,008 from Nov. 20-26, with three new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. The...

R.I. cannabis retailers confident as recreational sales officially begin

PROVIDENCE – Local dispensaries were confident Thursday that Rhode Island can now compete against neighboring states that had a head start in the industry...
A PANEL DISCUSSION at Providence Business News’ Diversity and Inclusion Summit and Awards event on Wednesday is led by Kevin Matta, center, human resources chief and diversity officer with the Amos House in Providence and board vice president of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals. With him, from left, is Angela B. Ankoma, vice president of the Rhode Island Foundation’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative; Shameen Awan, vice president of talent management and DE&I assistant vice president at Amica Insurance Co.; Doris De Los Santos, manager of the supplier diversity program at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Ken Gladney, executive director and manager of diversity, assets and wealth management at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; Shaweta Pandey, executive director of strategic diversity management at CVS Health Corp.; and Monika Soban, director of manufacturing and diversity, inclusion and belonging site lead at Amgen Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN Summit: Diversity, equity and inclusion talk needs to lead to action

WARWICK – Business and nonprofit leaders in Rhode Island and beyond realize that targeted efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in culture and...

Ballard’s Beach Resort to keep its licenses, banned from hosting music festivals

NEW SHOREHAM – The New Shoreham Town Council has imposed a series of restrictions on Ballard’s Beach Resort’s liquor and entertainment licenses, months after...
UNIONIZED CUSTODIANS, groundskeepers and movers at the Rhode Island School of Design have authorized a strike, Teamsters Local 251 says.

Teamsters at RISD authorize strike over wages, health care, retirement package

PROVIDENCE – The unionized custodians, groundskeepers and movers at the Rhode Island School of Design have authorized a strike, Teamsters Local 251 announced on...

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Opening a Pathway: Slate of programs exposing young people of color...

In medical school, Emmanuel Asiedu was one of the very few students of color in a sea of white students. That did not change after graduation, when Asiedu became a doctor and found himself one of the few Black physicians working at his hospital. No wonder. Statistics show that in 2019, only 5% of active physicians at U.S. hospitals were...

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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...

How employers can offer inclusive benefits for today’s families

With only 19% of U.S. households comprising “traditional families,” employers must rethink how they deliver benefits to meet diverse family needs. Today’s definition of family...

ESG Considerations for Construction Companies

ESG is a hot topic right now in many industries, but what exactly is ESG? Investopedia defines ESG as “environmental, social, and governance (ESG)...

Sara Bollwage, Marketing Content Coordinator at Dimeo Construction Company

Sara Bollwage joins Dimeo Construction Company as Marketing Content Coordinator. In her role Sara will support the marketing and proposal pursuit activities of the...

Jenna Marks, Business Development Manager at Dimeo Construction Company

Jenna Marks has been named Business Development Manager at Dimeo Construction Company. In her role she will work with Dimeo project teams in leading...

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Welcomes Amanda L. Tramonte

Amanda has joined the firm’s Litigation group. Her practice involves assisting clients in civil matters that include complex business and commercial litigation, government relations,...

Toray Supports Amenity Aid and Helps Provide Hygiene Supplies...

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (November 9, 2022)—Hygiene poverty—the inability of an individual to secure basic hygiene products—is a significant concern that affects the finances,...

John Tarantino Donates $1 Million to Pancreatic Cancer Research

Advancing Medicine Touching Lives, a Rhode Island Hospital Lifespan Publication, featured an article in its latest issue, Gratitude Shines Through Grief, Inspires a $1...

Award-winning Moss Pure elevates your everyday space by improving...

Moss Pure, which won first place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lebanon Challenge, is gaining recognition for its innovative synergy of science...

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