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Matt Bower joined Providence Business News as the Copy Editor in November 2016. Prior to joining PBN, he was a reporter and production assistant for the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald and Johnston Sun Rise at Beacon Communications in Warwick, R.I., and was a reporter for the Warwick Daily Times and Kent County Daily Times in West Warwick, R.I. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.

IGT, Think&Go develop first lottery application on cashless payment screen

PROVIDENCE – Patented technology developed by Ingenico Group’s Think&Go has enabled Providence-based gaming solutions company International Game Technology PLC to develop the world’s first...

2016 New England Venture Summit accepting applications

DEDHAM, Mass. – Startups seeking capital and/or partnerships can submit a plan for the opportunity to present at the 2016 New England Venture Summit,...
PROVIDENCE HAS the 33rd best foodie scene among the 150 largest cities in the country, according to WalletHub. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

Report: Providence has 33rd best foodie scene

PROVIDENCE – Providence has the 33rd best foodie scene in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2016 Best & Worst Foodie Cities. WalletHub...
MAIN STREET in East Greenwich was one of seven statewide community streetscape projects awarded a Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Fund grant. The $32,400 will be used to improve the sidewalk and trees in the town's commercial district. / PBN PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Seven local streetscape improvement projects awarded $1M

PROVIDENCE – Streetscape projects in seven communities throughout the state have received Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Fund grants, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...
RHODEWORKS, THE RHODE ISLAND infrastructure repair program, won a regional award from the 2017 Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RhodeWorks meets federal law

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has executed 13 memoranda of understanding with the Federal Highway Administration, signaling the federal government agrees with...
THE VALUE of Brown University’s endowment fell 1.1 percent to $3.2 billion, the university announced this week.

After tough fiscal year, Brown’s endowment falls to $3.2 billion

PROVIDENCE – Following a challenging fiscal year, the value of Brown University’s endowment fell 1.1 percent to $3.2 billion, the university announced this week....

Prov.net selects Probit Systems as first applicant for new accelerator program

PROVIDENCE – Probit Systems has been selected as the first applicant for Provdotnet LLC’s newly established Prov.net Start-up Accelerator Program.Provdotnet, a regional provider of...

IGT signs 13-year contract with Florida Lottery

PROVIDENCE – Following a competitive procurement, International Game Technology PLC has signed a contract with the Florida Lottery to provide a variety of lottery...

Toray announces new plastic lidding film for dairy foods

PROVIDENCE – Toray Plastics (America) Inc. has developed a new easy-to-peel film called LumiLid XL7W, the company said last week.The white PET lidding...
RHODE ISLAND had the seventh lowest uninsured rate in the nation last year, WalletHub said. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

Report: R.I. has seventh lowest uninsured rate in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – With 5.71 percent of people uninsured, Rhode Island has the seventh lowest uninsured rate in the U.S., according to an in-depth analysis...
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