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GROWING SOMETHING: EPAC Software Technologies CEO Paul Oberg co-founded the company with Robert Lane in 1999. Last year, the company was awarded the Product of the Year award by trade publication Plant Engineering. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS SHORES

Maintenance-management made easy

Business leaders often wear several hats and Paul Oberg, president and CEO of EPAC Software Technologies, is no exception. Part innovator, part designer, part...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY and St. Joseph School of Nursing are developing a partnership that allows graduates of St. Joseph's three-year diploma program to earn their bachelor's degree with a fourth year of coursework at Salve. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

Salve, St. Joseph’s form nursing degree partnership

NEWPORT – Salve Regina University is developing a partnership to allow graduates of St. Joseph School of Nursing, which offers a three-year diploma program,...
WHILE STILL SHOWING GROWTH, URI economics professor Leonard Lardaro's Current Conditions Index reveals that Rhode Island's recovery has started to lose pace this year.

R.I.’s momentum slows in Feb.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The first two months of 2013 haven’t seen the economic growth that late 2012’s accelerated recovery might have suggested, according to...
The humanities help us to understand ourselves not simply as individuals, although they certainly do that, but also as members of communities and as participants in our historical moment. / COURTESY PAULA KREBS

Five Questions With: Paula Krebs

Paula Krebs, dean of the college of humanities and social sciences at Bridgewater State University, also is a board member of the Rhode Island...

ACE mentoring team in design competition

PROVIDENCE – ACE Mentoring of Rhode Island, a nonprofit that seeks to engage high school students to pursue careers in the construction industry through...

Students play alongside philharmonic

EAST PROVIDENCE – This week, 10,000 Rhode Island third, fourth, and fifth grade students made their debut playing with the Rhode Island Philharmonic at...

R.I. theater community forms ‘performance exchange’

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s performance community has announced the formation of The Rhode Island Performance Exchange, a community-based organization that will work to generate...
THE FIVE CHAMBERS of commerce based in Bristol County, Mass. have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to help revive the region's lackluster tourism industry.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EELLS

Bristol County, Mass., chambers sign tourism memorandum

NEW BEDFORD – The five chambers of commerce based in Bristol County, Mass., have signed a memorandum of understanding to work cooperatively to revive...
COOL HEADS PREVAIL: Career coach Leslie Long helps clients identify triggers that they can work through instead of engaging in unproductive behavior. / PBN PHOTO/NATALJA KENT

Bad moods, behavior at the top can sour workplace

Everyone has bad days. In business, professionals are told to leave their problems at the office front door. The workplace is no place for...
BACK TO WORK: Smithfield resident Dennis Fernandez credits OI Partners- Lifocus with helping him gain the knowledge needed to re-enter the labor force. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Counseling can speed job re-entry

Dennis Fernandez thought he knew how to properly navigate his job search. But when the Smithfield resident, who said he typically changes jobs every...
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