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Five Questions With: Gina McDonald

As a certified public accountant and lead consultant at FMA, Gina McDonald works with a variety of nonprofit organizations to help them build their...
At The Business Development Co. since 1995, Peter Dorsey manages its loan portfolio of about 40 companies. He also served as a founder and executive director of the Cherrystone Angel Group, Rhode Island’s first angel investment group. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Objectivity, humility and connection needed for success

Peter C. Dorsey Jr. | The Business Development Co. presidentSuccessful companies are essential to driving the rising tide needed to float all boats. Large...
CLEAN ENERGY BUT NOT CLEAN PROCESS: While offshore-wind energy production is coming on a large scale to the region – pictured here is one of the five Block Island Wind Farm turbines – the contracts involving the electricity are anything but clear. 
 / COURTESY RICH PAYNE

Wind-energy savings obscured by speculation, despite promises

In a report prepared for National Grid, Revolution Wind, the wind-energy project being developed off the Rhode Island and Massachusetts coast, is projected to...

Thinking fast can save your bacon

The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask his congregation to come up with more money than they were...

Textiles are still vital to R.I. economy

On Feb. 11, the Ocean State showed the textile industry a little love, holding its first Academic & Textile Industry Networking Fair.Included in its...

E-commerce can’t be winner-take-all

Small businesses are a pillar of capitalism and of a healthy economy. They provide a path into the middle and upper-middle class for people...

How to win a tech cold war

If a digital Iron Curtain is falling between the U.S. and China, America seems increasingly eager to yank its side down. A hasty and...

Business Best-sellers

Best Self: Be You, Only Better By Mike Bayer. The author and life coach offers a guide for individuals seeking a change, how to...

Rahmanian to lead RIC’s Unity Center

PEGAH RAHMANIAN was recently named director of Rhode Island College’s Unity Center. She previously served as executive director of Providence-based nonprofit Youth In Action....
AFTER AN OPERATIONAL PAUSE and consideration of sale of the tall ship, the nonprofit that owns the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry says it will now remain in Rhode Island with a new operating model and a new CEO and staff. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND

Will you use the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry this year?

After pausing its operations in the fall, the nonprofit that owns and operates the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry says that it has come up...
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