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R.I. CEO Council to reconvene after 5-year hiatus

WARWICK – After a five-year absence, the Rhode Island CEO Council is returning with a focus on reestablishing opportunities lost during the pandemic. The newly-reconvened...
GUTTED: Anagnost Cos. and Brady Sullivan Properties, property owners of the now defunct Swansea Mall, have gutted the inside of the structure to make way for a “lifestyle center,” with plans for tenants ranging from retailers and restaurants to health and fitness centers. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘Lifestyle center’ development plans move forward for Swansea Mall site

After years of stalled progress, plans to bring new life to the site of the defunct Swansea Mall are once again picking up now...
EXPERT INSIGHT: Providence Business News Editor Michael Mello, right, moderates a discussion among PBN Workforce Development Summit panelists, from left, Lisa Abbot, Steve Duvel, Nina Pande, Doug Sherman and Matthew Weldon. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit panel: Companies need to fine-tune their perks

In today’s job market, companies that hold strictly to pre-pandemic work expectations, such as rigid schedules and full-time office hours, tend to struggle to...

Textron to purchase European electric-powered aircraft manufacturer

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing conglomerate Textron Inc. will add European electric-powered aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel to its aviation brands, the companies announced on Thursday. Following the agreed...

ADL reports high rates of anti-Semitism, white supremacist incidents in R.I.

PROVIDENCE — Incidents of anti-Semitism, white supremacist propaganda and other acts of extremism collectively rose in Rhode Island last year, according to a report...

Report calls for increased compensation, training support for small-business owners

PROVIDENCE – For small businesses to overcome pandemic-related challenges, policymakers must prioritize programs that facilitate competitive pay and benefits, training opportunities and provide clear...

Toray completes sale of Old Baptist Road plant

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Toray Plastics (America) Inc. has finalized the sale of its Old Baptist Road facility to a Lowell, Mass.-based manufacturer's Rhode Island...

Coalition launches to support minority- and women-owned businesses in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Business leaders on Wednesday announced the launch of the Rhode Island Business Empowerment Network, a coalition of nearly 80 professionals dedicated to...

Business leaders encourage flexibility, creativity to meet workforce needs

PROVIDENCE — With employers in nearly every industry reporting recruitment and retention as among their largest challenges – if not the largest – employers...

Stop & Shop employees secure wage increases in new contract

PROVIDENCE – Unionized Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. employees in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut have secured higher starting wages, raises for established employees...
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