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COLLECTIONS of the state's 5% hotel tax grew in September in comparison with September 2018, while the 1% hotel tax saw a year-over-year decrease. /PBN FILE PHOTO STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

DOR: State’s 5% hotel tax shows increase in September, while 1%...

PROVIDENCE – The 5% hotel tax generated $2.5 million in revenue for the state in September, a 2.4% year-over-year increase from the $2.4 million...

UNFI agrees to sell 13 Shoppers food stores in mid-Atlantic...

PROVIDENCE — United Natural Foods Inc. announced Friday that it has entered into agreements to sell 13 of its 43 Shoppers Food & Pharmacy...

Coutu Bros. Movers acquires North Kingstown competitor

WARWICK — JMR Holdings Inc., operating as Coutu Bros. Movers, has purchased a North Kingstown moving company. The combined fleet and personnel will double...

City Council approves tax deal for Providence hotel

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday approved a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn two vacant downtown buildings into...

Cherrystone Angel Group gives early green light to 3 ventures

PROVIDENCE – Three out of seven hopeful innovators received encouragement during a recent pitch night hosted by Cherrystone Angel Group. Seven early-stage ventures, including health...

Rhode Island Hospital honors contributors at celebration dinner

PROVIDENCE – A crowd of more than 500 attended Rhode Island Hospital’s “President’s Pursuit of Excellence Dinner,” in which several contributors were honored and...
CARETAKER: Jo Ellen Mistarz is the executive director of The Village Common of Rhode Island, which has its office at Hamilton House in Providence and connects seniors with volunteer services. Despite the thousands of elderly people in Rhode Island, Mistarz says only about 200 are members of organizations such as the Providence Village, which is part of the Village Common. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Movement to help elders ‘age in place’ expanding in R.I.

For Anne Connor, a volunteer with the nonprofit Providence Village of Rhode Island since its inception in 2015, giving rides to elderly members isn’t...

Soccer project has support PawSox lacked

Pawtucket’s future looks brighter thanks to a proposed $400 million development that includes a soccer stadium, hotel, mixed-use and commercial space, and an indoor...
Dan Gertrudes founded GrowthLab five years ago with Steven Byler, now president, managing partner and chief operating officer. The Providence-based company works with startups on growth plans and this year hired several new staffers. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Create culture of risk-taking

Dan Gertrudes | GrowthLab Financial Services Inc.CEO and managing partner As business leaders, our goal is to generate growth and to continuously innovate. As business...
MAKING WAVES: Debbie A. Wood, president and co-owner of Wood Boat & Motor Inc. in Warwick, decided with her husband, Russell, to take over running the Providence Boat Show, which has been rebranded the Rhode Island Boat Show, after the previous organizers stepped down after three decades at the helm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Debbie Wood is an entrepreneur unafraid to enter uncharted waters

The boats sold at Debbie A. Wood’s business, Warwick-based Wood Boat and Motor Inc., only go in one direction at a time. But that...
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