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Five Questions With: Amy Martel

Amy Martel is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of People’s Credit Union, headquartered in Middletown. Martel is a certified chief executive...
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Five Questions With: Dr. Julia Katarincic

Dr. Julia Katarincic, a University Orthopedics surgeon, specializes in the care of the hands and microvascular surgery for children and adults, with particular expertise...
AMY KULPER / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Five Questions With: Amy Kulper

Amy Kulper took up the mantle as Rhode Island School of Design’s head of the architecture department effective July 1, 2017. Previously, Kulper served...
Custom Design Inc. has been making merchandising displays and store fixtures for retailers since 1976. Adam Dias took over from his father, Raul Jr., recently and looks to the future through the lens of past success. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Taking reins of family business requires a plan for success

Adam Dias | Custom Design Inc. presidentTransitioning from one role to another is never easy, particularly when the shoes you’re filling are those of...
SPREADING OPPORTUNITY: Donald J. Farish succeeded in expanding the benefits of higher education to an increasingly diverse student population. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/­RUPERT WHITELEY

Farish leaves legacy of inclusion and value of education in R.I.

Rhode Island lost more than a passionate and articulate advocate for the value of higher education when Donald J, Farish died recently at the...

Consider economic rankings carefully before drawing conclusions

At best, national rankings of state business friendliness can help elected officials consider public-policy initiatives.For instance, after being hammered for years on the matter,...

Time to help student debtors

For decades, the U.S. system of higher education has operated on a unique premise: To make college affordable for a broad swathe of Americans,...

Matos honored with Lippitt Award

SABINA MATOS, who represents Ward 15 on the Providence City Council, was recently honored with the inaugural Fred Lippitt Award from the Woonasquatucket River...

Protecting workers from robots

Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and one of the pioneers of the World Wide Web, once declared that the spread of computers and the internet...

Employers calling all workers

As American society increasingly self-sorts itself into political tribes, there’s a growing and noteworthy exception to that trend: the labor market. A rising share...
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