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Friday, December 14, 2018

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Five Questions With: Keith Fernandes

Keith Fernandes is the president of the Providence Apartment Association. The association is a volunteer organization of landlords who own property across the city,...

Five Questions With: Sree Dasari

Entrepreneur Sree Dasari found a need in the marketplace: a way to practice public speaking, a common source of discomfort for many. Dasari, who...

Five Questions With: Marcus Charlemagne

Marcus Charlemagne was recently named assistant vice president and manager for The Washington Trust Co.’s new North Providence branch, set to open at 1588...

Five Questions With: Ruth Feder

On Dec. 6, the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island launched its RI Parity Initiative, a statewide public awareness campaign to educate and empower...

Five Questions With: Jay Coogan

Jay Coogan is the president of IYRS School of Technology & Trades in Newport. He joined IYRS in October after nine years with Minneapolis...
TAKING A STAND: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a proposed change to city zoning regulations that would have allowed the Fane Organization to build a 600-foot tower in the former Interstate 195 land? Was that a good decision by the mayor? / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Do you agree with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s decision to...

Hope Point Tower, the 46-story, nearly 600-foot residential building that New York developer The Fane Organization wants to build on former Interstate 195 land...
Thomas V. Ward
Breeze Publications Inc. founder and publisher
More than two decades ago, Thomas V. Ward founded The Valley Breeze for $15,000 from his Cumberland living room. Today Breeze Publications publishes five editions across Rhode Island’s northern tier and provides proof that news organizations can be successful in attracting readers and revenue. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Success comes when you ‘stick to your knitting’

While businesspersons I meet marvel at the staying power of a free community newspaper such as The Valley Breeze in this day and age,...
MAKING A PLAN: The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses’ ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

State resiliency project example of smart planning for business

Rhode Island’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change are well-documented.And now comes more evidence that we should be concerned: The Global Carbon Project...

BPCI a roadmap for caregivers

There has been much written about innovations within hospitals, primary and other settings of care. However, as the population continues to age, post-acute and...

Protect small businesses from predatory lending

If you knew what you were doing, would you sign a contract allowing a company to sue you and take your money whenever it...
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