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Eli Sherman is an award-winning journalist. He joined Providence Business News in November 2014 having previously worked as a metro reporter at the Waltham News Tribune. Sherman writes about economics, energy and the environment, entrepreneurship and finance. He's received top awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, The Alliance of Area Business Publishers, the New England Newspaper & Press Association and The Rhode Island Press Association.
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Five Questions With Kasim J. Yarn

Kasim J. Yarn | Director, R.I. Office of Veterans Affairs1. What are the greatest challenges today facing veterans in search of employment? One of...
PROBLEM AREA: The structural problems at Rogers High School in Newport are evident in the water-infiltration damage, which has affected both the interior and exterior of the building, which was completed in 1958. Jeff Watts, the school’s plant engineer, looks at one of the affected areas outside. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Paying for badly needed school upgrades now will limit future borrowing....

Trinity Briceno, a senior at Cranston East High School, didn’t attend school between December and April.She was hospitalized in November after students and teachers...
PROGRAM TRAINERS: Fred Mattera, left, program director and trainer for the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island apprenticeship program for new crew members for the Rhode Island fishing fleet, with Jon Knight, owner of Superior Trawl. Knight is net-repair trainer for the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fishing apprenticeship program aimed at getting military veterans back to work

Veterans often face a host of challenges when returning to civilian life after military service.Among the biggest is entering and adjusting to the civilian...
HAVING FUN: James “Big Jim” Annis, right, and James “Jimmy” Annis, left, with Robert James Annis, at East Bay Custom Cycles in Bristol, a motorcycle customize and repair shop, which Big Jim and Jimmy opened together last May. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Getting motors runnin’

After serving in the Coast Guard and working 20 years as a policeman, James “Big Jim” Annis decided to retire and open a motorcycle...
INFANT CARE: Kathleen F. Moren is the founder and CEO of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms. The company offers classes and support, as well as equipment for infant care and breastfeeding. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keeping moms, babies healthy

When Kathleen F. Moren moved to Rhode Island from Chicago in the late 1990s, she found the state lacked services for new mothers.In 1999,...
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Five Questions With Mark Hellendrung

Mark Hellendrung | President, Narragansett Beer1. How would you describe the ­’Gansetts’ performance last year? We had another great year in 2017 with...
ABSTRACT ART: University of Rhode Island students have been working with clients of Cornerstone Adult Services in Warwick this semester on an art project called “Opening Minds through Art.” Molly Richards, right, of Cape Cod, Mass., a URI sophomore in human development and family studies, with a minor in psychology, works with Margaret Pleau of Warwick on a watercolor painting. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. needs bigger elder-care workforce

Geriatrics, like pediatrics, provides care for a specific demographic.But the care for older adults – unlike the care for children – does not attract...
REGULATED DISPENSARY: Seth Bock, CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, one of three regulated marijuana dispensaries in the state, walks among marijuana plants at his Newport facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

The state is only the latest to eye profits from Rhode...

Elaine Keevin took morphine for eight years to battle what was later diagnosed as complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic condition the McGill Pain...
SUBMARINE TECH: MIKEL Inc. President Kelly Mendell speaks with Dave Lambert, engineer and program manager, about the company’s Surface Ship component of its SANS Beacon underwater navigation aid system. The company supports the submarine community with technical and logistic expertise. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Risk-taking propels Mikel’s can-do CEO

WHEN IT COMES TO RUNNING A BUSINESS, failure is not an option for Kelly Mendell, president of MIKEL Inc. in Middletown.That’s according to Mark...
LOCAL LEADER: Richard G. Horan founded Biograph Venture Development to give aspiring business owners greater access to early-stage capital and encourage more private-sector investment in the local startup scene. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Biograph Venture early-stage funding boost for startups

Richard G. Horan, a leader in the local entrepreneurship community, has founded Biograph Venture Development LLC to give aspiring business owners greater access to...
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