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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.

RISD president receives Pell Award

ROSANNE SOMERSON, president of Rhode Island School of Design, recently received the Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts from Trinity Repertory Company...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, June 2019

1. PBN names 2019 40 Under Forty winners POSTED ONLINE: JUNE 7 Providence Business News chose its winners of the 15th annual 40 Under...

Summertime

Does your company offer perks to employees during the summer months? (Y/N) Yes: 100% No: 0%What perks does your company offer during the summer months? (Select...

Who Owns The Block?

Highland Corporate Park North end of Park East Drive and Highland Corporate Drive, Woonsocket and Cumberland1. OWNER: 1137 Park East LLC. TENANT: Moon Associates Inc....
GREEN THE BEACH: Environmental-information displays are set up at Westerly Town Beach during last year’s inaugural Green the Beach event. This year’s event will be held at the beach on July 20.
 / COURTESY TOWN OF WESTERLY

Editor’s Choice: Second annual Green the Beach to be held at...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Second annual Green the Beach to be held in Westerly WESTERLY WILL HOLD its second annual Green the Beach event. The festivities will...

Lists: Cybersecurity Companies

Total number of full-time local employees: 1,062Re-ranked by year founded: 1. Innovex | Year founded: 1961 2. CAI Managed IT | Year founded: 1978 3. SyNet Inc....

RIDOH to receive $1.5M in funding to combat diabetes, heart disease

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Thursday that the R.I. Department of Health’s Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Program will receive $1.5 million...

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI names Buyse new CMO

SMITHFIELD — Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island has named Dr. Marylou Buyse chief medical officer and senior vice president.Buyse, according to a media...

Five Questions With: Gail Fortes

Gail Fortes is the executive director of YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts. The New Bedford-based nonprofit, which promotes advocacy and health services in the pursuit of...

Lists: Catering Companies

Total number of full-time employees: 704FOOTNOTEB= Breakfast; L= Lunch; D=Dinner; BR= Brunch; HD= Hors d’oeuvres. Number reflects peak-season employee count.To purchase a copy of this list, call...
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