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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.
EDWARD M. LAKE is vice president and director of commercial services and government banking at Centreville Bank. / COURTESY CENTREVILLE BANK

Five Questions With: Edward M. Lake

Edward M. Lake was recently named the new vice president and director of commercial services and government banking at Centreville Bank. His career began...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, October 2019

1. U.S. News awards 4 R.I. nursing homes top honors POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 29. Briarcliffe Manor in Johnston, Hallworth House in Providence, Hattie Ide...

Raoof named new RISCA grants management fellow

ANISA RAOOF was recently appointed as the new grants management fellow for the R.I. State Council on the Arts. Raoof is the former executive...

Who Owns The Block?

Huttleston Avenue Bridge Street to Adams Street FairhavenPBN RESEARCH AND PHOTOS/James Bessette PBN GRAPHIC/Lisa Lagreca
MASQUERADE BALL: Dancers perform a routine during last year’s Masquerade Ball hosted by the Sojourner House. The organization will hold this year’s event Nov. 15 at the Graduate Providence in Providence. / COURTESY SOJOURNER HOUSE

Title: Editor’s Choice: Sojourner House to hold annual Masquerade Ball

EDITOR’S CHOICE Sojourner House to hold annual Masquerade Ball SOJOURNER HOUSE will hold its ninth annual Masquerade Ball, themed “Moonlight Serenade.” A cocktail hour,...

Lists: Bristol County Commercial Real Estate

Total square footage handled in Bristol County in 2018: 1.5 millionTo purchase a copy of this list, call (401) 273-2201 or visit PBN.com/lists.html for...

Lists: Rhode Island Commercial Real Estate

Total square footage handled in Rhode Island in 2018: 6.9 millionTo purchase a copy of this list, call (401) 273-2201 or visit PBN.com/lists.html for...

In front of a crowd

Have you been a public speaker at an event? Yes: 100% No: 0%What helps make you comfortable speaking in front of an audience? (Select multiple) Understanding the...

Employees at blumshapiro pull above their weight

UNSTOPPABLE FORCE: Staffers from Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC line up and attempt to pull a jet plane during the MS Jet Pull in...

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