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HEAVY LOAD: Rosa Ciunci, left, and Maureen Pagliaro, co-founders of LinenDrops.com, provide linen services for vacation and short-term rental properties throughout the region.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Delivering on fresh linen

After working in criminal justice, Maureen Pagliaro was looking for something different to work on. Inspiration came during her vacations in North Carolina when...
PERSONAL TOUCH: Tyler Wentworth, president, and Erin Pavane, career coach, launched The Hire, a Pawtucket-based corporate staffing agency, in December 2017 to offer clients a more personal relationship with recruiters.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Getting invested in recruiting

Tired of the culture at their corporate staffing agency, recruiting veterans Tyler Wentworth and Erin Pavane wanted to carve their own path in the...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Jim Vincent

Jim Vincent | President, NAACP Providence Branch1. What is on top of the NAACP Providence Branch agenda? Gentrification in Providence is on the rise,...
FAMILY-RUN: Joe Audette, left, owner and president of M.R.T. Jewelers, runs his business with his wife, Janice, and son ­David, vice president. The family-run business offers jewelry repair and sales. / COURTESY M.R.T. JEWELERS

E.P. jeweler rooted in family

Walk into M.R.T. Jewelers on a weekday morning and you might see owner Joe Audette in the store’s large showroom, starting his day among...
ONE OF THE photos displayed as part of the Providence's Chinatown exhibit. The On Leong Chinese Merchants Association, which held its national conference at the Providence Biltmore, is one testament to the active Chinese business community that resided in downtown Providence during the early to mid-20th century. / COURTESY ANGELA FENG

Providence’s Chinatown exhibit documents history of city’s Chinese population

PROVIDENCE – In the 1950s, Lilian Chin Godin grew up in a now-nonexistent, three-story mill building at 6 Warner’s Lane in downtown Providence, right...
AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH (left) and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) will serve as the commencement speakers for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges, universities announce commencement speakers

PROVIDENCE - With graduation season just around the corner, college and universities have revealed who will be delivering the commencement speech at their ceremonies....
DOROTHY JIANG, a student at Brown University, and Andrew Boardman, a student at the University of Rhode Island, were named as two of 59 Truman Scholars this year.

Brown, URI students named 2018 Truman Scholars

PROVIDENCE – Dorothy Jiang from Brown University and Andrew Boardman from the University of Rhode Island have been named among 59 2018 Truman Scholars,...

UMass Dartmouth professors win $25K technology development award

DARTMOUTH - Two University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professors have received a $25,000 award to further their research on using crowdsourced data for road surface...

SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce announces 2018 Apex Business of the Year...

NEW BEDFORD – Twenty-two businesses have been chosen as nominees for Apex Business of the Year Awards by the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce. From...

Commerce RI accepting applications for third round of Wavemaker Fellowship program

PROVIDENCE - The state's Wavemaker Fellowship program that provides recent graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with student loan reimbursement is...
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