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EARLY START: Citizens Bank employees Johnny Perez, left, assistant vice president and scrum master, and Stephanie Cuevas, social media community manager, both came up through Year Up Inc.’s career development program. 

From city neighborhoods to a career in banking

Johnny Perez never imagined that he’d work for a bank. Now he’s an assistant vice president at Citizens Financial Group Inc. in Providence. Eight years ago,...
ALL-SPANISH STATIONS: Tony Mendez, background, owner of Poder 1110 AM and Power 102.1 FM, the longest-serving Hispanic radio stations in Rhode Island, speaks with Zoilo Garcia, program director and morning show host.

Everybody’s Business: Giving Latino community a voice on radio

(Editor’s note: This is the 36th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked for their...
Brent Runyon / PBN PHOTO/Rupert Whiteley

Five Questions With: Brent Runyon

Now that you’ve stepped down, what accomplishments are you most proud of in the decade you led the preservation society? It’s been a long...
ONE-ON-ONE: Jenny Gaynor, owner of Calm Education, reads to her daughter, Ella. Gaynor coaches kids in social and emotional learning. 

Gaynor teaches calming techniques to ensure students are ready to learn

Jenny Gaynor was a successful elementary school teacher for nearly two decades before setting her sights on a second career. “Education is more than stuffing...
CAR CONDO: Bob Gett, left, visits his car condominium at the Newport Car Vaults in Middletown and speaks with company owner Blake Henderson, who launched the venture in 2022 and officially opened the units in June 2023.

Car condos revving up on Aquidneck Island

In one unit resides a Ferrari, a 1962 Corvette ­convertible and a Porsche 911 from the 1980s. A few doors down, there’s a gleaming 1969...

Five Questions With: Gary Pirri

Gary Pirri is senior vice president and market executive for Wells Fargo & Co.’s New England Commercial Banking division. A 39-year banking veteran, Pirri...
NO WORRIES: Dorothy Davison, executive director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island, says artificial intelligence will allow engineers to be more efficient, not replace them entirely. 

‘We don’t look at AI as a terrifying thing’

How will artificial intelligence impact professional engineers? Will it improve their lives or put them out of work? Any major AI chatbot can provide answers to...
FOR GOOD MEASURE: Machinist Dennis Sullivan checks his calculation on an order of spur gears Tracey Gear has just made for a food processing company. 

THE DAILY GRIND: Family-owned Tracey Gear machines parts for clients ranging...

(Editor’s note: This is the 11th installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s ­unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...

Citizens Financial Group reports $487M profit in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. on Tuesday reported a 31% rise in quarterly earnings compared with a year ago, beating Wall Street estimates...

BOEM completes environmental analysis of offshore Revolution Wind project

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Monday that it had completed its environmental analysis of the proposed Revolution Wind Farm...
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