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THE THINGS YOU LEARN: Christine Cunneen, right, started in the background-screening and employment-verification business as part of a graduate school project. With her is marketing and business-services assistant Lauren McKnight. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making sure the claims are true

Only good fortune kept Christine Cunneen from arriving at two scheduled meetings at the World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001....
"Rhode Island should consider capitalizing on its annualized revenue sources through a public-private partnership that will allow them to put a sustainable solution in place."

Five Questions With: John G. Picerne

John G. Picerne is founder and CEO of Corvias Group, a privately owned company with three divisions that focus on addressing large-scale challenges in...
HEATING UP: More than 2,100 Rhode Island homeowners have taken advantage of National Grid’s Heat Loan Program, which offers zero-interest loans to residential property owners for qualifying energy-efficiency improvements. Above, insulation is blown into the walls of a house. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

It pays to reward energy efficiency

Greenwood Credit Union is seeing multiple advantages to participating in National Grid’s Heat Loan Program, which offers zero-interest loans to residential property owners for...
CAMPING OUT: Portsmouth Town Administrator John Klimm, left, and Finance Director Jim Lathrop at the Melville Ponds Campground. The town is looking for proposals for an operator to pay rent and share revenue. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Town eyes new way to do business

Portsmouth is looking to generate income from its municipal Melville Ponds Campground, part of a planned fiscal restructuring to lessen reliance on property taxes. A...
"LeveragedSolutions is unique in how services are bundled, how they are delivered, to whom they are delivered, and by whom they are delivered."

Five Questions with: Susan A. Keller

Susan Keller is the managing director of LGC+D/LeveragedSolutions responsible for providing clients with resources and strategic advice in the areas of operations and strategy....
"LENDERS PARTNER with Rhode Island Housing so that their customers can have access to our programs."

Five Questions With: Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh is director of home ownership and customer service at Rhode Island Housing, a position he has held since September 2013. He...

OPTIS: Mergers and acquisitions up

CHICAGO – Insurance agency mergers and acquisitions occurred at a rapid pace during the first six months of 2014, according to “Agent-Broker Merger...

Association: Banking industry seeing improvement

WASHINGTON – America’s banking industry is seeing steady improvement, highlighted by a sharp increase in business loans and a dramatic improvement in the quality...

Washington Trust provides $4.3M for Alice Building

WESTERLY – Washington Trust’s Commercial Real Estate Group has provided $4.3 million to Alice Building LLC to refinance the historic Alice Building in downtown...

Study: Many lack plan to pay back college debt

PROVIDENCE – While 94 percent of parents and 94 percent of college students are concerned about the cost of higher education, about one-third of...
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