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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.

Former Family Court judge honored for service

HAIGANUSH R. BEDROSIAN, former R.I. Family Court chief judge, was recently honored by Ocean Tides School with the 2018 Lasallian Service Award during a...

Lists: Executive recruiters

Total no. of local employees: 69Want to join? For more information about participating or to make additions or corrections, email research@pbn.com.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bristol Community College President Laura L. Douglas will discuss education and its importance to the business community as part of the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s “Good Morning SouthCoast!” breakfast series June 19 at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford.

Editor’s Choice: Focusing on education

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Focusing on educationTHE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold a discussion on education and how it’s important for the business community. Bristol...

Lists: Executive compensation in public companies

Just missed the list: 1. Eric A. Dorne, United Natural Foods Inc. | Total compensation: $2,222,083 2. Paul S. Green, United Natural Foods Inc. | Total...

Lists: Staffing firms

Total no. of workers placed each week on average: 2,142Want to join? For more information about participating or to make additions or corrections, email...
RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY AND NEW SHOREHAM each filed post-hearing memoranda with the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers over the proposed docking matter in Old Harbor on Block Island./ COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

R.I. Fast Ferry, New Shoreham file post-hearing memoranda over docking issue

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Fast Ferry argues it does have a “realistic expectation” to obtain a docking facility in Old Harbor on Block Island...

Who Owns The Block?

Pleasant Street Fish Island to Union Street NEW BEDFORDResearch: Providence Business News/James Bessette Photography: James Bessette Map: Providence Business News/Lisa Lagreca  
HONORARY DEGREE: Neil D. Steinberg, right, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, receives the honorary doctorate of humane letters degree from New England Institute of Technology President Richard I. Gouse. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Steinberg receives doctorate of humane letters from New England Tech

NEIL D. STEINBERG, president and CEO of the Rhode ­Island Foundation, recently received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the New England Institute...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, May 2018

1. PBN names 2018 Best Places To Work honorees. POSTED ONLINE: MAY 4. Providence Business News has announced the awardees of its 2018 edition...

Calling it a career

Are you or any of your employees slated to retire within the next five years? Yes: 100% No: 0%How many of your employees are enrolled in...
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