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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.
CAREER CHANGE: The SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual SouthCoast Job Fair on April 18 at the Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School in New Bedford.
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Editor’s Choice: Make connections at SouthCoast Job Fair

EDITOR’S CHOICE Make connections at SouthCoast Job Fair THE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER of Commerce will hold its annual SouthCoast Job Fair, which will provide job...

Lists: Adult Education Programs

Total number of students: 13,150FOOTNOTES: 1. Data reflects students enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year. 2. Student count part of a consortium with the Providence Housing...

Break time?

How long do you work each day before taking a break? 4-6 hours: 45.4% 1-3 hours: 27.3% I don’t take breaks: 27.3% More than 6 hours: 0%How long...

Five Questions With: Vicktoria Barokha

Vicktoria Barokha is the business director for the Providence-based National Center for Innovation & System Improvement, a training and technical assistance arm for national...

Librizzi launches Help Our Heroes nonprofit to assist homeless veterans

JOHNSTON – St. Raphael Academy student Ava Librizzi often saw homeless individuals out in the elements during the winter, most of whom, she said,...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, March 2019

1. East Providence restaurants charged with underpaying ­employees. POSTED ONLINE: MARCH 25 A lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Department of Labor against Madeira...

Carney Institute receives innovation award

CHRISTOPHER I. MOORE is the associate director of Brown University’s Carney Institute for Brain Science, which has received the 2019 Innovation Award from the...
CREATIVE TAKEOVER: A dancer from the Festival Ballet Providence School finishes a performance at last year’s inaugural DesignxRI Designer’s Ball. This year’s event features a similar performance as part of a design and creative takeover of the Waterfire Arts Center in Providence on April 6.
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Editor’s Choice: DesignxRI to hold annual Designer’s Ball

EDITOR’S CHOICE DesignxRI to hold Designer’s Ball DESIGNXRI WILL HOLD its second annual Designer’s Ball fundraiser. The event, themed “Surreal,” will feature costumes, a...

Turn the page

Does your company have an employee handbook? Yes: 90.9% No: 9.1%How often do you update your handbook? When necessary: 60% Annually: 30% Every 2-3 years: 10% We have not updated...

Lists: Independent Insurance Agencies

Total number of employees: 921To purchase a copy of this list, call (401) 273-2201 or visit PBN.com/lists.html for more information.For more information about participating...
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