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EAST PROVIDENCE has created two small-business loan programs to help small and micro-businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

East Providence starts 2 emergency loan programs for small businesses impacted...

EAST PROVIDENCE – The city has jump-started its own emergency loan fund programs for the smallest of small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,...
DEVIN FERBERG (left) and Jason Rider (right) are computer store technicians at The Right Click, an IT service company now offering pay-what-you-can services to clients. / COURTESY THE RIGHT CLICK

Stepping Up: The Right Click shifts to pay-what-you-can IT services for...

PROVIDENCE – As an IT service and computer repair company, The Right Click had an easier time than some transitioning to virtual work. The problem...

R.I. banks say they are ready to weather the coronavirus storm

PROVIDENCE – Plunging stock markets. Near-zero interest rates. An economic slowdown, social distancing and self-quarantines. Any one of these alone could spell trouble for...

IT industry association warns of risk with remote work due to...

PROVIDENCE – The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, the professional association for IT asset management and related companies, warns against data risks...
BOOKS TO GO: Jennifer Kandarian, manager of Books on the Square in Providence, has opened a drive-up book drop at the back door for elderly patrons and others too nervous to walk inside the store during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Coronavirus pandemic deals sudden, crushing blow to R.I. businesses

Like many small businesses, Books on the Square has a manager who keeps a close eye on numbers and trends. More than three weeks...
Keith Hovan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Keith Hovan, CEO and president, Southcoast Health System...

Keith Hovan | CEO and president, Southcoast Health System Inc. 1. What measures are being taken by Southcoast Health to address the COVID-19 pandemic?...
TAILORED CARE: Physical therapists Karl Busch, left, and Peter Dionisopoulos, owners of Dynamic Performance & Rehab in Johnston, opened their own practice so they can treat clients with more time and individual care. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

They’re the dynamic duo of physical therapy

A strong desire to work for themselves and treat clients with more time and individual care prompted Peter Dionisopoulos and Karl Busch to open...
EMPTY FEELING: Kristen Adamo, CEO and president of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, stands in a barren lobby at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick. Cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic have dealt the hospitality sector a severe blow. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. hotels have checked out for now

It’s early spring, a time when people normally are planning their summer vacations. But 2020 isn’t normal, for reasons that have become distressingly obvious to...
PRIME LOCATION: The Newport Country Club is scheduled to host the U.S. Senior Open golf championship from June 25-28. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

For Senior Open, organizers trying to take right course of action

Planning for the 2020 U.S. Senior Open started at least 2½ years ago, when the U.S. Golf Association announced that it would hold the...
SPECIAL DELIVERY: Perella’s Ristorante chef-owner Lou Perella not only cooks the food but is now delivering it, here to CJ Audet-Kelly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Down, but not out: R.I., bizs hurting but also stepping up

The bold headline at the top of Page 1 in PBN’s first digital-only edition in its 34-year history says it all: KNOCKED DOWN, BUT...

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