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Computer Associates sets a relaxed challenge for staff

Smithfield-based Computer Associates Inc., a software development and systems integration company, is a place where its employees have felt at home – many so...

From biomed to beer, rebranding can spur regrowth

Innovation, creativity, smart marketing and rebranding have been vital to the success of two Rhode Island companies, whether reviving an old local beer or...
Area Bed and breakfasts often welcome convention visitors to their upscale rooms. Above is a suite at the Jacob Hill Farm in Seekonk.

Conventions can mean big business for B&Bs

Area bed and breakfasts say they are prospering from the shortage of Providence hotel rooms, but with new boutique and specialty hotels downtown comes...
CONCORDIA FIBERS CEO Randall Spencer in his company's clean room.

Innovation at fiber of textile maker’s evolution

<br< PBN: What kind of products does Concordia make textiles for? Spencer: The company started in silk yarns, and then with the advent of synthetic yarns...

World Trade day marks 20 years, new approach

Two decades ago, officials at Bryant University couldn’t convince Rhode Island companies to talk up international business and the global economy. Now, according to...

Local training strives to bolster biotech work force

A year-old biotechnology and bio-manufacturing training program, created by the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island and the R.I. Tech Collective, was established to...

Design conference takes on international texture

The annual Success by Design conference will provide an international forum for creative professionals, small-business owners and manufacturers and business strategists and educators, with...

Local training strives to bolster biotech work force

A year-old biotechnology and bio-manufacturing training program, created by the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island and the R.I. Tech Collective, was established to...

Study touts historic tax credit plans

Rhode Island’s 3-year-old historic tax credit is a mighty economic engine, pumping $795 million in economic activity into the state, generating jobs and returning...

Another deadline extension sought for lead law regs

Officials also seeking changes to legislation Last year, legislators delayed implementing Rhode Island’s lead law, giving landlords and property owners time to take a required...
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