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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.

Business Best-Sellers April 13, 2018

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle. Coyle takes a deep dive into several successful organizations to see what...

Roberts named March of Dimes ‘Signature Chef’

KAITLYN ROBERTS, chef, founder and proprietor of Easy Entertaining, was recently selected as the March of Dimes 2018 Signature Chef. Roberts’ love for cooking...

Restful nights?

How much sleep do you get each night? Six hours: 71.43% Seven hours: 28.57% Eight hours: 0% More than eight hours: 0%Has a lack of sleep from employees...

Lists: Chambers of Commerce

Total no. of members: 12,654Re-ranked by oldest Chambers of Commerce: 1. Greater Providence | Year founded: 1868 2. SouthCoast | Year founded: 1885 3. East Providence...

Lists: R.I. Business & Professional Associations

Total association members: 35,058FOOTNOTES: 1. Previously listed as the Smaller Business Association of New England, which re-branded to the New England Business Association in December...

CVS’ top exec sees another decrease in compensation in ’17

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp.’s President and CEO Larry J. Merlo saw a decrease in his total compensation in 2017, marking the third consecutive...

Legal services provider Epiq to have data products group based in...

PROVIDENCE — The city will soon become home of a data products group for a prominent operation in the legal services industry.Atlanta-based Epiq Systems Inc.,...

SBA-backed loans in R.I. decline in first half of fiscal 2018

PROVIDENCE — Halfway through the current fiscal year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has guaranteed 7.5 percent less in loans to local businesses, even...

Feeling taxed

When does your company begin preparing its taxes? January: 75% February: 25% March: 0% April: 0%Is the time taken for your company to prepare taxes extensive? Yes: 50% No: 50%How...

URI professor Vaccaro named pillar

ANNEMARIE VACCARO, associate professor of human development and family studies at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Health Sciences, recently was named a...
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