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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.
SUSAN DAHL is CEO of Levatus Wealth Services, a wealth-management startup firm based in Boston, but Dahl is growing a customer base in the Ocean State. / COURTESY LEVATUS WEALTH SERVICES

Five Questions With: Susan Dahl

Susan Dahl is CEO of Levatus Wealth Services, a wealth-management startup. The firm is based in Boston, but Dahl, who spends half her year...
THE WASHINGTON TRUST CO. recently provided $19.6 million in financing for a 134-unit apartment complex on Kettle Point Avenue in East Providence.

Washington Trust provides $19M for East Providence apartments

EAST PROVIDNECE – The Washington Trust Co. recently provided $19.6 million in financing for a 134-unit apartment complex in East Providence. The deal was made...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO ORDERED the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to review National Grid's storm preparedness and response after multiple-day power outages across the state. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Report: R.I. slams National Grid for poor storm response

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is seeking to recoup funds from National Grid Rhode Island after releasing a report slamming the utility for its poor...
TOP VIEW: John Ballone, owner of The Hotel Maria, on the highest level of the structure under construction alongside Misquamicut Beach in Westerly designed to avoid the effects of ocean flooding by being elevated well above sea level. The Atlantic Ocean can be seen in the background. / PBN PHOTO/
BRIAN MCDONALD

Some Rhode Islanders have learned from past storms, but most simply...

(Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and...
PARTNERS: Shove Insurance in Pawtucket is one of the oldest insurance companies in Rhode Island. Co-owner William J. Hunt, right, speaks with Bruce Messier, sales executive at Butler & Messier, which partners with Shove. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Experience a virtue for Shove

Shove Insurance Inc. has seen it all when it comes to the development of its industry in Rhode Island. The independent property and casualty insurer...

New tools for predicting R.I. storm damage

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is trying to take away some of the guesswork on how major storms, such as the four nor’easters...
NEARLY 300 members of the Rhode Island business community attended an economic-outlook breakfast in Providence/PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Rhode Island business leaders maintain bullish outlook on economy

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island business community remains largely optimistic about the state’s economic future, although a real-time survey taken Wednesday morning shows the...
THE BANK RHODE ISLAND branch at 265 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick, above, reopened on Feb. 26. The branch was previously located on Centreville Road in Warwick. / COURTESY BANKRI

Bank Rhode Island reopens branch in Warwick

WARWICK – Bank Rhode Island has officially reopened one of its branches at a new location on Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. The new branch, which...
RONALD W. NOSSEK is a partner at BlumShaprio in Rhode Island. / COURTESY BLUMSHAPIRO

Five Questions With: Ronald W. Nossek

Ronald W. Nossek is a partner at BlumShaprio in Rhode Island. Nossek specializes in audits of government entities. He talks with Providence Business News...
NATIONAL GRID is donating $100,000 to support the American Red Cross disaster relief fund in the wake of recent winter weather events. Above, a National Grid Rhode Island van at Cranston and Bridgham streets in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid donates $100K to American Red Cross disaster relief

PROVIDENCE – National Grid, parent of the state’s largest utility, is donating $100,000 to support the American Red Cross disaster relief fund in the...

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