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R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 1,109, with two deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,109, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday. Hospitalizations of...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 655, with no deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 655 on Tuesday, with no new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 1,975 since Dec. 3, with 7...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,975 from Dec. 3 through Sunday – including 363 cases identified on Sunday – with seven new deaths, the R.I. Department of...

Pharmacies responding to renewed demand for COVID-19 vaccinations

PROVIDENCE – As the new omicron variant of COVID-19 stokes anxiety, COVID-19 booster vaccinations are available in Rhode Island – but those scheduling their...
JOE DEVINE is stepping down as Tech Collective's executive director. He will remain with the organization as vice chairperson of its board of directors. / COURTESY TECH COLLECTIVE

Tech Collective shutting down; cites COVID-related revenue decline

PROVIDENCE – Citing declining revenue since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tech Collective on Friday said it is shutting down at the...
DOMENIC SCHIAVONE, RIGHT, Warwick Mall general manager, says more shoppers have hit the stores earlier in the holiday shopping season this year because of question marks surrounding the supply chain and the new variant of COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will new COVID-19 variant, supply-chain worries alter holiday shopping season?

Fears that retailers might not be able to restock shelves and that a new COVID-19 variant will curtail public gatherings and activities have apparently...
KEVIN MATTA, center of the stage, head of diversity and inclusion for Thielsch Engineering Inc., leads the discussion among panelists at Providence Business News' 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Award program at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday. The other panel members are, from left, Dorca M. Paulino, diversity director for the R.I. Judiciary; Peter Rodriquez, executive director/plant manager for Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Lawrence E. Wilson, managing director at The Wilson Organization. PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: ‘Every conversation is crucial’ in diversity efforts

WARWICK – Top-down leadership, organizational involvement, empathy and persistent efforts are essential to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, according to business...

Study finds R.I. manufacturing disproportionately affected by COVID-19 clusters

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing had the highest rate of COVID-19 workplace clusters in Rhode Island outside of health, congregate care and education settings, according to...

Businesses report smaller-than-usual weekend crowds, but strong sales

PROVIDENCE - After a difficult holiday season in 2020, small businesses are hoping to see sales begin to bounce back or exceed pre-pandemic norms...

RIHub seeing increased demand from startups

PROVIDENCE – When RIHub recently decided to offer monthly office hours for entrepreneurs, the nonprofit was responding to a surge in interest from startups. “We’re...
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