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Seekonk storyteller wins spoken-word Grammy

SEEKONK – Bill Harley, a children's book author, storyteller, humorist and performer, has won his first Grammy Award, in the Best Spoken Word Album...
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Employers find ways to keep retirees on the job

If you are 55 and have worked for five years at Citizens Bank or Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, you're eligible...
HASBRO INC. CEO Alfred J. Verrecchia poses last week in the Hasbro showroom at the International Toy Fair in New York City. /

Hasbro to grow brands, rely less on movie deals

Hasbro Inc., the world's second-largest toymaker behind Mattel Inc., will expand its core brands such as Playskool and Transformers this year and rely less...
ADRIANA DAWSON is working to build understanding between immigrant entrepreneurs and the lending community. /

A Pawtucket native reaches<br> out to Latino businesses

One of the first things Adriana Dawson did when she joined the R.I. Small Business Development Center in 2002 was to conduct a needs...
DEAN KLITZNER, fourth-generation operator of Klitzner Industries, says that after the 'brutal' year that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the company is stronger than ever. /

Family business still nimble after 100 years

Klitzner Industries started as a small jewelry plating operation in the back room of Harry Klitzner's mom's candy store on Westminster Street in 1907....
THE BAND ZILI plays world beat and urban-influenced dance music at the Providence Black Repertory Company last week. The group, started as a theater troupe, now hosts a wide array of musical and spoken-word performances as well. /

A stage where arts can flourish

The Providence Black Repertory Company's business model isn't quite like that of any other performing arts group or venue in the state. First off, the...

Avoiding problems with OSHA

It's wise to be wary of Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements that apply to small business. OSHA's role is to get small...

Genesis Center seeks nominees for immigrant awards

PROVIDENCE – The Genesis Center, a provider of literacy and job training, today announced it is seeking nominees for a new immigrant awards program.The...
ROGER MANDLE, who plans to leave RISD in 18 months, expects his successor to be as active as he's been in the community. /

Mandle: R.I. must do more to fuel creative economy

Roger Mandle POSITION: President, Rhode Island School of Design BACKGROUND: Before coming to RISD in 1993, Mandle was deputy director of the National Gallery of Art...

<i>The best technology for startups</i>

Dear Dan: We're in the early stages of startup and beginning to shop for tech. We'll need basic hardware and software, plus other technology....
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