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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.
GETTING HEALTHIER: Thundermist’s Woonsocket facility recently received a $5 million upgrade, which included additional exam rooms for various departments.

Thundermist facility renovated to expand patient care spaces, update design features

Architect: Vision 3 ArchitectsGeneral contractor: Bowerman Associates Inc.Other parties involved: Creative Environments Corp., Davey Associates, Thundermist Health CenterCost: $5 millionUse: Thundermist Health Center, a...
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Starkweather employees help those in need

QUALITY VISIT: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. assistant account manager Felicia DePasquale works with Bob Speaker, a senior resident at Hattie Ide Chaffee...

DEM engineer receives Sawyer Award

BILL PATENAUDE, a principal engineer in the R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Water Resources, recently received the Clair N. Sawyer Award from...

Lists: IT Services Companies

Total number of local employees, including on just-missed list: 2,679Just missed the list: 1. NeQter Labs LLC | No. of local employees: 10 2. BCI Computers...

All things equal?

Has your company/organization recently encountered issues regarding pay equity? No: 80% Yes: 20%Are there policies in place at your company in order to address pay-equity problems? Yes:...

Editor’s Choice: Seamen’s Church Institute to hold ‘Yacht Rock the Dock’...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Seamen’s Church Institute to hold ‘Yacht Rock the Dock’ fundraiser SEAMEN’S CHURCH INSTITUTE, a nonprofit that assists the maritime community, will hold a...

Five Questions With: Thomas Bucci

Warwick Ice Cream Co. has created a new ice cream to help support Hasbro Children’s Hospital and it is currently available at various locations...
ANNUAL CONFERENCE: AWE will host its 2019 annual conference, titled Cultivating Mindfulness in the Workplace, on June 25 at the Omni Providence Hotel.
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Editor’s Choice: AWE to host annual conference at Omni

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWE to host annual conference at Omni AWE WILL HOST its 2019 annual conference, titled Cultivating Mindfulness in the Workplace. The event...

Lists: Regional Banks

Re-ranked by first-quarter net income: 1. Bank of America N.A. | Net income: $7.27 billion 2. TD Bank N.A. | Net income: $651.94 million 3. Citizens Bank...

Lists: Rhode Island Credit Unions

Total assets from listed credit unions: $6.9 billionTotal number of members: 425,521FOOTNOTE 1. Reflects first-quarter net income or loss from Jan. 1, 2019, through...
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