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BILL FOULKES, the new leader of the Center for Design and Business, wants the center to become a resource for companies worldwide. /

New chief brings global vision<br> to Center for Design and Business

The new Center for Design and Business reflects less of a restructuring by newly hired executive director Bill Foulkes, he says, than a “dramatic...
STATE REP. Patricia A. Serpa, D-West Warwick, is lead sponsor of the House measure.  /

Should R.I. pharmacists be allowed<br> to give routine shots?

Saying they want to make it easier for elderly Rhode Islanders to get their immunizations, several legislators have proposed a bill to allow pharmacists...

‘WaterFire’ wants small partners too

“WaterFire Providence” has launched a new corporate sponsorship program aimed at smaller businesses than have traditionally provided funding for the signature event downtown. The...

URI professors get NSF grant for lab curriculum

KINGSTON – Two civil engineering professors at the University of Rhode Island are using a $148,462 National Science Foundation grant to try a new...

Emergency cleanups require expert help

On a day like March 2, when the heavy ice and snow from previous storms are melted by pouring rain, roofs inevitably bust open,...
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Set a policy for the use of e-mail

For almost any business, large or small, e-mail has been a huge boon to efficiency. But improper e-mail usage can create legal liabilities for...
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Library program wins ‘Tech Savvy’ honors

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative, a collaborative effort based at the Providence Public Library, has been honored as one of five...
BETA GROUP INC., a 25-year-old engineering, technology and science firm best known for its public-sector work, has been employee-owned since 1999. Above, from left, vice presidents Donna Lantagne and Jim Coppola and president Frank Romeo.  /

Engineering firm sees big picture

Michael Grilli started BETA Group Inc. in 1982 with a staff of three in a small office in Pawtucket. At the time, the firm...
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Patricia Zacks is named Pawtucket Foundation’s<br> 2007 Person of the Year

PAWTUCKET – Patricia S. Zacks has been named the winner of one of two 2007 Pawtucket Foundation Persons of the Year Awards. She was selected...
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Veri & Assoc. honored for site design

PROVIDENCE – Local landscape architectural firm Veri & Associates has won top honors for site design and landscaping in the National Concrete Masonry Association’s...
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