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Mary MacDonald joined the Providence Business News as a staff writer covering Government, Development, Real Estate and Manufacturing in December 2014. She previously was a correspondent for The Boston Globe and Telegram & Gazette, an editor at Patch/AOL, and a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in secondary English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
THINKING AHEAD: Founded in 2011, Animus Studios works with marketing agencies and with individual companies on video strategy or videos. Above, Animus Studios partners Justin Andrews, left, and Scott Beer discuss strategies for upcoming projects. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Storytelling through video

The writing adage "show, don't tell" applies to moving images as well. If you want to explain what a company does, who it serves,...
EATING LIGHT: The common area outside the cafateria has high-efficiency windows and LED lighting. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Green color of choice in commercial construction

Green-building techniques have become so common in commercial construction that they almost are an expectation for companies who relocate or expand into new offices.Executives...
A VIEW OF THE exterior of the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in downtown Providence.  / COURTESY DAIQ AND POPULOUS

I-195 Redevelopment District Commission to hold public meeting on PawSox Monday

PROVIDENCE – The Interstate 195 Redevelopment District Commission on Monday will take the unusual step of holding an initial public discussion of development of...
NORTHEAST COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS doubled the size of its senior management team by promoting six project managers to company principals. / COURTESY NORTHEAST COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS

NCA adds six principals from among staff

NEWPORT – Northeast Collaborative Architects has promoted six project managers to company principals, according to a news release. They include: Synfoni Bailey-Green, Sean Donadio, Dan...
THE LANDMARK Union Trust Co. building downtown has been sold to the development group that produced the Providence G complex, with plans to convert part of it to an apartment building. / COURTESY SCOTT KINGSLEY/JUST ASK

Union Trust Co. building sold

PROVIDENCE – The landmark Union Trust Co. building downtown has been sold to the development group that produced the Providence G complex, with plans...
A NEW $40 MILLION academic building is being planned by Johnson & Wales University in Providence's Jewelry District. A ceremonial groundbreaking is scheduled for Wednesday. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

JWU begins site prep for $40M academic building downtown

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has begun site preparation for construction of a three-story, $40 million academic building in the Jewelry District downtown....
THE CAPSTONE REPORT, by Capstone Properties, analyzed the real estate market in Rhode Island in 2014 and said the state's commercial real estate market saw an improvement in the office and industrial sectors. / COURTESY CAPSTONE PROPERTIES

Capstone: R.I. commercial real estate market improved in ’14

PROVIDENCE – The office and industrial sectors of the Rhode Island commercial real estate market strengthened in 2014, according to an analysis by Capstone...
DAVID KERTZER, provost at Brown University until 2011 and now the Paul R. Dupee Jr. Professor of Social Science, has won the Pulitzer Prize for biography-autobiography for "The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe." / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Former Brown provost Kertzer wins Pulitzer for biography

PROVIDENCE – David Kertzer, former provost of Brown University, was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for biography-autobiography on Monday, for his book “The Pope...
HASBRO has come in at the No. 2 position on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, a collection based on a company's policies in employee relations, the environment, human rights, philanthropy and community support. / COURTESY HASBRO

Hasbro No. 2 on list of most transparent, responsible companies

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. recently was named the second-most transparent and responsible company in the nation, according to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List...
STEADY FLOW: Bruno Roulleux, director of food and beverage for the Ocean House, said that although winter is traditionally a slower period, Friday and Saturday dinner hours were fully reserved, sometimes weeks in advance. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

All about the experience at top-rated Seasons

A restaurant can be exceptional without a national ranking. But when it reaches a Five Star rating in Forbes Travel Guide, the national attention...
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