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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.

Jones named director of R.I. Office of Healthy Aging

ROSAMARIA AMOROS JONES was recently named the new director of the R.I. Office of Healthy Aging, previously known as the R.I. Division of Elderly...

Who Owns the Block?

Niantic Avenue Cranston Street to Pawnee Street Cranston and ProvidencePBN RESEARCH AND PHOTOS/JAMES BESSETTE PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA

Taking stock

Are you an active investor? Yes: 80% No: 20%Do you own any stock or bonds directly or through mutual funds? Both: 60% Stocks: 20% Mutual funds: 20% Bonds: 0%Are you...

Lists: MBA programs

Total enrollment in MBA programs for 2018-19: 6,529FOOTNOTE 1. Figures include both on-campus and online enrollment.To purchase a copy of this list, call (401) 273-2201...
GOOGLE ANALYTICS: The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in South Kingstown will host a seminar on Sept. 19, titled “10 Good Reasons Why You Should Use Google Analytics.”
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Editor’s Choice: Learn why you should use Google Analytics

EDITOR’S CHOICE Learn why you should use Google Analytics THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar titled “10 Good Reasons Why...
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: Sean Sullivan, franchisee owner of Jersey Mike’s Subs, says he always had an “entrepreneurial spirit” and wanted to go into business for himself. In 2006, he purchased the North Providence franchise, and subsequently bought franchises in Warwick and Raynham.
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Franchisee: Sean Sullivan

Sean Sullivan | Jersey Mike’s Subs | North Providence, Raynham and two locations in WarwickThe pitch: Jersey Mike’s Subs offers sliced and grilled sub...

Slader reelected RISCA chair

ELIZABETH “LIBBY” SLADER, owner of Providence-based design firm Libby Slader Interior Design, was recently reelected as chairman of the Rhode Island State Council on...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, August 2019

1. PBN names 2019 Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies POSTED ONLINE: AUG. 16.Twenty local companies have earned a spot on Providence Business News’ 2019...

A healthy environment

Does your company offer healthy living initiatives? Yes: 80% No: 20%What health initiatives does your company offer? (Select multiple) Mental health programs: 60% Physical-fitness programs: 60% Parental-leave policies: 40% Clinic...
GOVERNOR’S DINNER: The SouthCoast and Bristol County chambers of commerce will hold a dinner featuring Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker on Sept. 17 at White’s of Westport in Westport.
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Editor’s Choice: Chambers partner to host dinner with Mass. governor

EDITOR’S CHOICE Chambers partner to host dinner with Mass. governor THE BRISTOL COUNTY and SouthCoast chambers of commerce will hold a dinner with Mass....
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