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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.
THE PROVIDENCE BRUINS have postponed their upcoming weekend games, including the Dec. 3 and Dec. 5 games at the Dunkin' Donuts Center, due to multiple players testing positive for COVID-19 recently. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Providence Bruins’ weekend games postponed due to team COVID-19 outbreak

PROVIDENCE – A COVID-19 outbreak among multiple Providence Bruins players has forced the team to postpone their upcoming weekend games, including two slated to...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 733 on Monday, the R.I. Department of Health said Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 733, with 5 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 733 on Monday, with five new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...
STACEY JOHNSON has been named the new executive director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Roger Williams Park Zoo taps Johnson as new executive director

PROVIDENCE – The former director of conservation science operations for the San Diego Zoo is heading east to lead Rhode Island’s largest zoo. Stacey Johnson,...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, left, along with Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos and Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg, announce Monday that $4.5 million Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds have been made available to eligible Rhode Island-based nonprofits helping on the frontlines with the COVID019 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

R.I. makes $4.5M in grants available to nonprofits fighting COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – Nonprofits on the front lines responding to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for a much-needed financial boost to continue helping local...

Walsh earns Bob Cioe Award from North Kingstown Chamber for community...

AMY WALSH, executive director of commercial banking in Rhode Island for JPMorgan Chace & Co., was recently awarded the Bob Cioe Award from the...
CHANGE MAKER? R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, who was appointed in March 2019, has been in charge of the state’s takeover of Providence public schools. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lessons in changing leadership

EDUCATION The education sector across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts has transformed in numerous ways in recent years, ranging from new leadership taking over at...
VIRTUAL ACT: Brien Lang, right, and Dave Carney perform “Miss You Like Hell,” a musical adaptation of the movie “Road House,” linked via Zoom with fellow Wilbury Theatre Group cast members for a 401Gives Day online performance in 2020 at the theater in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Nonprofits turn to way to raise money

NONPROFIT Nonprofit organizations are lifelines for communities, helping those in need with food, medical services, education services and other community programs. Those organizations were critical...
Interested in having your business’s community-service project highlighted? Contact PBN Researcher James Bessette at (401) 680-4838 or Research@PBN.com. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Rhode Island Medical Imaging and Rhode Island College create endowed scholarship

HEALTHY BOOST: Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. recently worked with Rhode Island College to create the Rhode Island Medical Imaging Endowed Scholarship. The Warwick-based...

Being diverse?

Does your company offer any diversity and inclusion programs to your employees? Yes: 40% No: 40% No, but our company is currently developing diversity and inclusion programming:...

List: Bristol County, Mass., Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firms

Total square footage handled in 2020: 2.8 million The complete list is available for purchase online. For information about participating in PBN’s Top Lists, or to...

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