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Five Questions With: Craig O’Connor

Almost 10 years ago, the Rhode Island Free Clinic opened in South Providence, aiming to serve Rhode Island’s poorest uninsured adults with a staff...
"OVER THE PAST 12 months we have vividly re-learned the critical link between homes and the economy," said Richard Godfrey, Rhode Island Housing executive director. /

Five Questions With: Richard Godfrey

In May, Rhode Island Housing announced the first four projects to be awarded funding through the $10 million KeepSpace initiative. Providence Business News recently...

Seed venture platform to target young ‘geeks’

On college campuses across Rhode Island, new ideas are brewing. Tech-savvy students with an entrepreneurial spirit are coming up with business concepts. Many will go...
We’re very good at stretching a dollar to its limit and finding creative solutions. /

Veteran of local arts scene to lead advocacy group

Deborah Obalil has been named president of the board for RI Citizens for the Arts. She brings 15 years of experience as an arts...

Five Questions With: Dr. Bruce A. Lazarus

The Center for Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has been awarded a three-year accreditation and designation as a Stroke Specialty Program from...
"BEING ON THE professional advisory board gives me an opportunity to interact with very talented construction professionals who share their time and energies to contribute to the program," said Thomas N. Comella, Gilbane Building Co. vice president of Construction Operations. /

Five Questions With: Thomas N. Comella

Gilbane Building Co. Vice President of Construction Operations Thomas N. Comella has been elected to serve as chairman of Roger William’s University’s Construction Management...

Five Questions With: Matt Jerzyk

Only a few dozen people were reading the blog Rhode Island’s Future when Matt Jerzyk started it back in January 2005, at a time...
"IN MY OPINION, due to the current state of the economy, President-elect Obama will not the increase income tax rate too quickly, but I do expect to see some increase in 2009," said Gregory Porcaro, a certified public accountant with the Warwick firm Otrando, Porcaro & Associates Ltd.  /

Five Questions With: Gregory Porcaro

Gregory Porcaro, a certified public accountant with the Warwick firm Otrando, Porcaro & Associates Ltd. since 1987, was recently named one of the top...
ALL THAT’S FIT: Since taking over The Providence American in 2006, Peter Wells has aimed to include content for people from varying backgrounds, not just blacks. /

Paper’s focus is on the positive

Since the late 1800s, Rhode Island has been home to a number of newspapers aimed at the black community. That tradition continues today with...
I believe the industry needs to be better recognized for [its] economic impact. /

Former RIHTA chairman named to national board

Brian E. Casey has been named to the board of directors for the National Restaurant Association, representing Rhode Island for the 2008 to 2014...
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