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GEAR PREP: Advanced Production and Design in Warwick provides audio and visual equipment and other event-production services. From left, Evan Perry, chief operating officer; Patrick Boutwell, production and warehouse technician; and Adam Ramsey, CEO, prep gear for a job.
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Resurgence in corporate business meetings keeps event planners, caterers busy

Sometimes overheard around the office water cooler: “Damn it, I have another meeting.”You can bet Issa Jouaneh doesn’t see it that way. He’s the...

Webster Bank reports 24% increase in first-quarter net income

PROVIDENCE – Webster Bank’s holding company Thursday reported net income grew by 24.3% in the first quarter compared with the first quarter last year.Webster...
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, providing welcoming remarks at Thursday's Economic Outlook Breakfast, said her job in her second term will be to help sustain the economic momentum Rhode Island has been experiencing. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Economic Outlook Breakfast portends economic renaissance – and another Super Bowl...

PROVIDENCE – Those at Thursday’s Economic Outlook Breakfast by Santander Bank and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce may have come away thinking that...
HARBORONE BANK CEO James Blake said the company plans to raise up to $300 million in stock offering this spring. / COURTESY/ HARBORONE BANK

HarborOne Bank aims to raise up to $300 million in stock...

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Bank’s holding company, which bought Rhode Island's Coastway Community Bank last fall, plans to raise between $200 million and $300 million...

State leaders push for broader pension plan transparency

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, and House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, have introduced bills to require pension plans managed...

Five Questions With: Mark K. W. Gim

Mark K. W. Gim is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning process and daily operations of key business lines at Westerly-based The Washington Trust...

Better Markets report criticizes megabanks for misdeeds

PROVIDENCE – While CEOs of the nation’s biggest banks appeared before Congress last week in hopes of making a case that regulatory reforms since...

Bank of America commits to supporting ‘low-carbon’ businesses

PROVIDENCE – Bank of America Corp. is committing $300 billion by 2030 to support “low-carbon” businesses through lending, investing, raising capital, advisory services and...

RISLA announces lower student loan rates for upcoming academic year

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority said its recent issuing of $65 million in bonds achieved the lowest fixed interest rates in...
HAROLD HORVAT will succeed Thomas Lamb Jr. as chairman and CEO of Centreville Bank, effective May 1./ COURTESY CENTREVILLE BANK

Horvat to succeed Lamb as chairman/CEO at Centreville Bank

WEST WARWICK – Harold M. Horvat will replace Thomas J. Lamb Jr. as Centreville Bank’s chairman and CEO, the Rhode Island-based bank announced Friday.Horvat,...
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