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RHODE ISLAND RECEIVED nearly $2 million to prepare the state's coastlines for rising sea levels and extreme weather. /PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. receives $280K grant for coastal conservation work

PROVIDENCE – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and its partners have awarded $28.9 million in new grants for the restoration and protection of...

FM Global donates $100K for burn survivors

JOHNSTON – FM Global, a mutual insurance company headquartered in Johnston with offices worldwide, has donated $100,000 to the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors.The...

Five Questions With: Margo Cook

As president of Nuveen Advisory Services, Margo Cook leads the company’s global client organization, overseeing product, marketing and distribution for the firm, which has...

Santander launches digital business payments platform

PROVIDENCE – Santander Bank has launched Santander Enterprise Payment Link, a new digital platform designed to help businesses simplify and digitize their payment processing.The...

People’s Credit Union CEO Ellen Ford receives distinguished leadership award

MIDDLETOWN – People’s Credit Union CEO Ellen Ford was recently recognized with the Sandra J. Pattie Distinguished Leadership Award during the New England Women...

BankRI provides $2M to finance Park Terrace acquisition

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island has finalized a loan of more than $2.2 million to provide financing for a firm to acquire the 83-unit...
PROVIDENCE-based Citizens Financial Group, the holding company for Citizens Bank, increased the holdings of its wealth management clients in Bank of America by 484 percent in the last quarter. The two financial institutions are the No. 1 and No. 2 largest consumer banks in Rhode Island based in local deposits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens’ clients bullish on BofA

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. has purchased an additional 288,283 shares of Bank of America stock on behalf of its wealth management clients,...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
AT THE CONSTRUCTION site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut. A parcel of land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be converted to temporary parking for tenants of the Wexford center, scheduled to open by June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Wexford tenants to start construction next month

About 13 months after starting, core and exterior construction of the Wexford Innovation Center in the historic Jewelry District of downtown Providence is nearing...
CREATIVE STYLISTS: Leah Carlson, right, is a master stylist/colorist and the owner of La La Luxe salon, with locations in Providence and Warren. In the background is Jenna Frerichs of Providence having her hair styled by Tara McCabe.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

La La Luxe cuts ‘outside the box’

Hair styles change, but the tenets of business success remain the same: Become a good leader; develop a solid business plan; offer a quality...
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