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Airport police chief leaves for undisclosed reasons

WARWICK – The T.F. Green Airport police chief has left the department for undisclosed reasons, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported on May 23.Stephen Cahill had...
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R.I. has lots of independent chambers of commerce. Is that a good thing in such a small state?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
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Does R.I. have too many chambers?

It’s busy being half of a two-person, full-time staff for the state’s oldest wish-granting entity, A Wish Come True. The Warwick-based nonprofit grants wishes...
After years working with, among others, nuns and becoming an expert in demolition for a contractor, Anne-Marie Rosario Flores decided to become a plumber. After a two-year course at New England Institute of Technology and working for other plumbers, she founded Anne the Plumber in 2013. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By keeping customer in mind, business will succeed

Anne-Marie Rosario Flores | Anne the Plumber ownerFrom the start, I noticed there was a need for female plumbers and a lack of them....

‘Grow with Google’ coming to PPL

To the Editor: Providence Public Library has always played a fundamental role in our community. Since the library’s doors first opened in 1878, we have...
MAKING HER MARK: Kristin Urbach, executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, at the NORAD facility on Davisville Road in North Kingstown. NORAD is one of dozens of North Kingstown Chamber member manufacturers.
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Urbach connecting NK businesses to opportunity

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE | Kristin Urbach, North Kingstown Chamber of CommerceKristin Urbach has been executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of...
DEDICATED ADVOCATE: Rhode Island Black Business Association President Lisa Ranglin says RIBBA aims to identify and remove systemic barriers of race and ethnicity in business. 
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Banker battles disparity in wages, opportunity

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business AssociationFor Lisa Ranglin – risk and compliance manager for Providence-based Citizens Bank –...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Melissa D. Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public AccountantsMelissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member Rhode Island Society of Certified Public ­Accountants.The Cumberland native is president of one of...
EXPANDING SERVICES: Brian Gross, left, creative partner, speaks with Jeremy Crisp, managing partner, at Nail Communications in Providence. The longtime advertising agency recently launched a public relations arm called Nail[PR].
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Nailing client messaging

Known as “the father of public relations,” the late Edward Bernays probably would be proud. Today, “PR people,” as they’re sometimes called, outnumber journalists...
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