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Alexa Gagosz joined the Providence Business News as an enterprise reporter covering health care, workforce, hospitality and tourism in May 2020. Before joining PBN, she was freelancing for The Boston Globe, the Bay State Banner, El Mundo Boston, Storybench, and previously served as the digital director of the Scope magazine and editor-in-chief of The Suffolk Journal. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Suffolk University, and a master's degree in journalism with a concentration in media innovation from Northeastern University. Connect with Alexa by emailing Gagosz@pbn.com.
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo is encouraging Rhode Islanders to stay local for the Thanksgiving holiday and follow the guidelines above during family gatherings. / COURTESY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Raimondo urges keeping holiday celebrations local, refraining from travel

PROVIDENCE – While many Americans are starting to make plans ahead of Thanksgiving next month, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Wednesday encouraged Rhode Islanders to...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo says the state has launched a new virtual career center and job-matching program as part of the Back to Work RI initiative. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo administration announces new effort to help job seekers

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Wednesday unveiled a virtual career center and job-matching program that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to...

Report: Affordable housing continues to be out of reach for many

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island may have seen economic gains in 2019, but 2020 revealed the stark disparities in housing and economic security for safe...
GLOBAL VIEW: Susan Mocarski, founder and owner of Cleverhood LLC, prepares some of the apparel her company manufactures for her store in Providence. With slumping sales in the U.S. because of the pandemic, she’s put more of her focus on boosting sales abroad. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Changes brought on by COVID-19 easing foreign trade efforts for R.I....

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, Susan Mocarski had to act fast before the crisis unraveled the hard work she had invested in...
CLOSE WATCH: Registered nurse Jessica Pace, left, who works in the Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, checks the intravenous line of Dolce Contreras, 32, of Central Falls, who is receiving convalescent plasma therapy as part of a clinical trial on its effectiveness against COVID-19. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

Clinical trial on plasma makes headway in R.I.

Rhode Island Hospital is one of 30 medical facilities nationwide testing whether a plasma-based treatment for COVID-19 that has been approved for emergency use...
BREAK ROOMS have been ordered to close in businesses for the next 90 days to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, announced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo during her press conference on Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo orders R.I. break rooms closed to limit COVID-19 spread

PROVIDENCE – Break rooms in Rhode Island have been ordered to close in businesses for the next 90 days to prevent the further spread...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and R.I. Commerce announced Wednesday major expansions to the Restore Rhode Island program by doubling the original grant sizes and extending eligibility to nonprofit organizations and private child care facilities. / PBN FILE PHOTO / DAVE HANSEN

Restore RI program expands to include nonprofits, child care facilities; doubles...

PROVIDENCE – After another bout of political pressure to expand relief for small businesses, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and R.I. Commerce announced Wednesday major...
PARTS OF Rhode Island's economy is moving in the right direction, but signs of hope continue to be blunted by ongoing issues, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lardaro: There’s little to cheer about for R.I.’s economy

PROVIDENCE – Parts of Rhode Island's economy are moving in the right direction, but signs of hope continue to be blunted by ongoing issues,...

R.I.’s top tourism job in limbo

Almost five months after the state’s top tourism official resigned, R.I. Commerce Corp.’s promotional efforts “haven’t skipped a beat,” according to the agency’s interim...
TENDING THE DRIPBAR: Shannon Petteruti is the owner and CEO and Ben Crosbie is the chief development officer of THE DRIPBaR in Warwick, a medical spa that features IV therapy, in which vitamins are pumped into the bloodstream intravenously.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

DRIPBaR serves up vitamins through IV therapy

IV drips are typically used to cure one’s hangover, rehydrating someone with vitamins after a night of one too many, and are popular in...

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