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ALL THINGS EQUAL: Marie Bernardo-Sousa, senior vice president of student services at Johnson & Wales University, said the school hopes to achieve “the same level of opportunity for young men and women on our campus.” / COURTESY JWU

JWU’s winning recipe for keeping students in school

Known best for its culinary-arts program, Johnson & Wales University offers degrees in the arts and sciences, business, education, nutrition, hospitality and technology. Not...
SHOWING METAL: Gannon & Scott CEO Ken Dionne, left, and General Manager Joseph Peixoto in front of the company’s environmental filtration system. This year, the company opened a 93,000-square-foot addition that doubles the Cranston facility’s capacity. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Trust precious commodity to Gannon

For Gannon & Scott, recycling precious metals found in everything from electronic and medical devices to jewelry has changed over the years, but making...
JANET CURRIE, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University, pointed to a continuing decline in infant mortality rate as one of the most important developments of the last year. Other scholars observed the Federal Reserve's weighing of its bond-buying program, research focused on economic inequality and the Affordable Care Act as highlights of 2013. / COURTESY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY/EILEEN BARROSO

What economists learned from top stories of 2013

In 2013, a graduate student discovered a flaw in a spreadsheet, renewing the debate about austerity and debt. Emerging economies tanked, and Bitcoin boomed....
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: Henry M. Diamond, president and co-founder of Pathway Capital Partners LLC, said the most important way to market is through a network of “global alliances.” / COURTESY PATHWAY CAPITAL

EB-5 center eyes creation of hundreds of R.I. jobs

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services this past fall designated Pathway Capital Partners, LLC as Rhode Island’s first regional EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program center. The...
WORDS’ WORTH: Arley-Rose Torsone and Morgan Calderini, co-owners of Ladyfingers Letterpress, founded the Pawtucket company in 2011. The company makes custom-designed invitations and greeting cards that personalize the message with old-fashioned hand lettering. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Firm an invitation to get creative

Custom-invitation maker Ladyfingers Letterpress is poised for rapid growth. By spring, the Pawtucket company will be selling a Heritage Baby Album, interactive greeting cards and...
WRITE OF PASSAGE: Steel Yard co-founder Nicolas Bauta said that “grant writing is a big part of the future” for the organization. / COURTESY NICOLAS BAUTA

Award raises Steel Yard’s profile, grant potential

Nicolas Bauta co-founded the Steel Yard in Providence with Clay Rockefeller. The redeveloped steel-fabrication facility, which serves as a campus for arts education, workforce...
IN THE GROOVE: Scot A. Jones, CEO of Groov-Pin Corp., said that even though “the economy is not growing that quickly right now, we’re encouraged by what seems to be a return to America of manufacturing.” / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

On-shoring jobs is a Groov-y thing

Manufactured products like grooved pins are commonly used in lawn sprinklers on golf courses, in fire hydrants and in bike kickstands. “If you look really...

Physician assistants can help fill primary-care need

As George Samuel Bottomley led centers for physician-assistant studies from Pennsylvania to Maine over the past decade, he envisioned launching a center in Rhode...
LIFE LINE: Dr. Christopher Furey, pictured above speaking to medical receptionist Ruthie Straight, is utilizing the Primary Care Educational Loan Repayment Program, which is offered by The Rhode Island Foundation. / COURTESY STEW MILNE

RIF makes difference in health care, education

By the time Dr. Christopher Furey, a Vermont native, finished his residency in family medicine at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket this past June, he...

Allergen training is nothing to sneeze at in R.I.

(Corrected, 10:40 a.m., Nov. 5) A year ago, staff at Gregg’s Restaurant in Warwick, a family eatery specializing in desserts, stopped short of serving a...
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