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Regent’s Seaglider completes inaugural flight over Narragansett Bay

PROVIDENCE – Regent Craft Inc.’s high-tech Seaglider took flight for the first time over Narragansett Bay, the company announced in September, paving the way for...
LISA SHORR, far right, Secure Future Tech Solutions vice president, speaks during the PBN Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday afternoon. She is joined during one of the panel discussions by, from left, Jason Albuquerque, Envision Technology Advisors LLC chief operating officer; Linn F. Freedman, certified information privacy professional and U.S. chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP; Doug White, professor of cybersecurity and networking at Roger Williams University; Shakour A. Aubuzneid, professor of cybersecurity and networking and incoming program director at RWU; and Eric Shorr, Secure Future Tech president. Standing is PBN Editor Michael Mello. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

‘Thinking like a hacker,’ ROI benefits highlighted at PBN Cybersecurity Summit

PROVIDENCE – In the past five years, the U.S. has logged more than 2.6 million cybersecurity-related complaints, costing a total of $18.8 million in...

Five Questions With: Wendy Mackie

Wendy Mackie is no stranger to the Rhode Island manufacturing scene – she previously led the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association as CEO, helped launch the Composites Alliance of...

Get Started Rhode Island competition announces six finalists

PROVIDENCE – Six startups have been selected to compete for the top honor in Cox Business’ 10th annual Get Started Rhode Island competition. The six...

Providence expands WiFi in the Parks program

PROVIDENCE – Five more parks will offer free internet access to visitors as part of the city’s WiFi in the Parks program, city officials announced last...

URI awarded $5 million grant for defense manufacturing consortium

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a University of Rhode Island-led defense manufacturing consortium a $5 million grant, the department announced...

Report: Workforce development key to manufacturing growth

PROVIDENCE – Wilson Perez was in his element, if not his usual workplace, on Tuesday, with an array of jewelry-making tools in front of...
LAYING DOWN THE LAW: State Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, second from right, discusses a new Rhode Island law legalizing recreational marijuana use and its retail sales. Also on one of two panels at Providence Business News’ 2022 Business of Cannabis summit on Sept. 15 are, from left, Matthew Santacroce, R.I. Department of Business Regulation interim director; and Benjamin L. Rackliffe, a partner at Pannone Lopes Devereaux and O’Gara LLC.

Delayed commission appointment process expected to stall new cannabis retailers

PROVIDENCE – Though regulated recreational cannabis sales are set to begin in Rhode Island on Dec. 1, for some looking to break into the...
PIVOTAL PLAYER: David Podsnap, owner of Galactic Theatre LLC on Main Street in Warren, a performance venue offering live music and stand-up comedy and a micro-movie theater, says it’s been rewarding to see a livelier downtown district along Main Street and to know that Galactic played a role in this shift.

Galactic Theatre keeping Warren ‘weird’

It has a bar, but it isn’t a bar. It began as a vintage store and became the Galactic Theatre LLC “by accident and...
RORY'S MARKET & KITCHEN has opened on Washington Street in downtown Providence, where there has been a lack of retail food stores for years. PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

An answer to downtown’s grocery store needs?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered the use of downtown districts throughout the country, but two grocery businesses are betting it hasn’t changed the...
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