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James Bessette

James Bessette joined the Providence Business News as the Researcher in February 2018. Prior to joining PBN, he worked as a reporter for The Independent and as a copy editor for The Newport Daily News. He also worked as a sports reporter for Southern Rhode Island Newspapers and as news editor for The East Greenwich Pendulum. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Rhode Island College.
STATE OFFICIALS have awarded 12 local nonprofits $120,000 in grants from its new RI Gives Vax Challenge vaccine incentive program. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

R.I. Gives Vax Challenge awards $120K to 12 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – For the second time this week, local nonprofits became beneficiaries of grants thanks to more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Gov. Daniel J....

Young professionals honored at PBN’s 40 Under Forty ceremony

WARWICK – Forty young business professionals were honored Thursday at Aldrich Mansion for their efforts in the workplace and community at Providence Business News’...

Franchisee: Jeffrey Kulas

Franchisee: Jeffrey Kulas | Budget Blinds of Cranston | Cranston Pitch: Budget Blinds designs and installs blinds, shades, shutters and drapery for inside a person’s...

Job Lot Charitable Foundation provides police with bicycles

SMOOTH RIDES: The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation recently donated 26 new GenZe E222B electric bicycles, each one valued at $1,300, to the...
Niko Tracksdorf

URI professor earns Nelson Brooks Award

NIKO TRACKSDORF, a University of Rhode Island assistant professor of German and associate director of the German International Engineering Program, has received the Nelson...

Joi-Danielle Whitehead

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Joi-DanIelle Whitehead | 39 | Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access, Brown University, Division of Pre-College and Summer...

List: Engineering Firms

Total number of licensed engineers: 231 Total number of non-licensed engineers: 235 The complete list is available for purchase online. For information about participating in PBN’s Top...

Danielle Crafford

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Danielle Crafford | 35 | General Superintendent, Gilbane Building Co. How do you think COVID-19 will change your industry going...

Dr. Sean Fine

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Dr. Sean Fine | 39 | Gastroenterology, Physician Brown Physicians Inc.; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brown University Warren Alpert...

Rita Danielle Steele

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Rita Danielle Steele | 38 | Owner and Principal Broker, Steele Realty Consultants LLC How do you think COVID-19 will...

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