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Stop whining about ‘skills gap’

There are about 6.5 million job openings in the U.S., a record high. The number of people looking for work without success is falling...

Flex campus will boost Quonset jobs

Quonset Business Park is Rhode Island’s leading engine of job creation and economic development, with 11,800 jobs and more than 200 companies, but we’re...
THE PRIVATE EQUITY-BACKED owners of The Providence Journal say that the cuts they have made to the staffs of the newspapers it has bought were of highly paid but unproductive reporters. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Do you care who owns a media property?

The ownership structure of newspapers have joined the discussion about corporate ownership of news media outlets, something that has been a hot button issue...
GREG GUGLIELMO is the newly named executive vice president at DiPrete Engineering, a Cranston-based firm that focuses on civil engineering and land planning. / COURTESY DIPRETE ENGINEERING

Five Questions With: Greg Guglielmo

Greg Guglielmo is the newly named executive vice president at DiPrete Engineering, a Cranston-based firm that focuses on civil engineering and land planning. Guglielmo...
REP. JAMES R. LANGEVIN is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a senior member of both the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Homeland Security. / COURTESY OFFICE OF JAMES R. LANGEVIN

Five Questions With: James R. Langevin

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released an update to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity this spring, the group’s first such...
GARY FRIEDMANN is a vice president and portfolio manager for Rockland Trust’s Investment Management Group, serving clients out of the Providence office. / COURTESY ROCKLAND TRUST

Five Questions With: Gary Friedmann

Gary Friedmann is a vice president and portfolio manager for Rockland Trust’s Investment Management Group. In addition to serving clients out of the Providence...
VISHNU DANTU is a co-founder of Predictive Optics, which is developing a brain vascular imaging system that will allow neurosurgeons to accurately visualize cerebrovascular health. / COURTESY PREDICTIVE OPTICS

Five Questions With: Vishnu Dantu

Vishnu Dantu, student researcher at Brown University’s School of Engineering studying applied mathematics and biology, is one of three co-founders of Predictive Optics, which...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Mark Hellendrung

Mark Hellendrung | President, Narragansett Beer1. How would you describe the ­’Gansetts’ performance last year? We had another great year in 2017 with...
FRANCES MULLIGAN, a sophomore software engineering major at Johnson & Wales University, was a member of the all-female team with the most entrepreneurial hack at the SheHacks Boston competition in January. / COURTESY JWU

Five Questions With: Frances Mulligan

A sophomore software engineering major at Johnson & Wales University, Frances Mulligan was a member of the all-female team with the most entrepreneurial hack...
Dr. John A. Pezzullo is the latest leader in Rhode Island Medical Imaging’s 75 years of existence. But even as technology has changed, those things that remain the same are what keep the enterprise thriving. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Keeping the business patient-focused yields clear success

Dr. John A. Pezzullo | Rhode Island Medical Imaging presidentMy father always told me, “Doctors make lousy businessmen.” It is not hard to...
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