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SEASONED INTERPRETER: Jose Cruz, left, is a medically certified interpreter who has worked for Pinpoint Translation Services in Providence for more than a decade. Cruz speaks with Elba Morales, right, of Providence, a Spanish-speaking resident of PACE Organization of Rhode Island, as Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pinpoint fills need for interpreters

As Rhode Island’s population becomes more diverse, business and government entities are encountering more people who need goods and services but who have trouble...
SHARED WORKSPACE: Avi Mallinger, right, general manager of Pilotworks Providence, a shared commercial kitchen space available for use by local small food-production companies, discusses how to use the dough sheeter with Andrew Kupke, chef and co-owner of Brown Paper Bounty. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Kitchen feeds Rhode Island eateries

Pilotworks Providence is a shared commercial kitchen providing production time and space to small food businesses.The facility, which opened at 55 Cromwell St. last...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and Training reported that the state's unemployment rate remained at 4.5 percent while 900 jobs were added month to month and 5,600 jobs year over year. / COURTESY RIDLT

Unemployment holds steady at 4.5 percent as job additions shine in...

PROVIDENCE – While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in April, 900 jobs were added in the state since March,...
IN A STATEMENT MONDAY, Roger Williams University announced CVS Health Corp. renewed its Executive Leadership Series for the fourth year. / PBN FILE ART

CVS renews professional development program with RWU

PROVIDENCE - The Executive Learning Series - a training program through the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies' Center for Workforce and Professional Development...
SKILLS BUILDER: Suzannah MacDonald, left, a fine gardener at Wild & Scenic in South Kingstown, jumped at the chance to participate in the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association’s apprenticeship program to hone her skills. MacDonald is working with Wild & Scenic owner Meg Gallagher.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, May 14, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
SKILLS BUILDER: Suzannah MacDonald, left, a fine gardener at Wild & Scenic in South Kingstown, jumped at the chance to participate in the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association’s apprenticeship program to hone her skills. MacDonald is working with Wild & Scenic owner Meg Gallagher.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Still recovering from recession, R.I.’s ‘green-collar’ sector sees hope in an...

When offered a spot in the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association’s apprenticeship program, Suzannah MacDonald was so excited she blurted out “yes, done”...
SUSTAINED GROWTH: Automated Business Solutions owners Alan Albergaria, center, president, and Robert Maceroni, right, vice president, speak with Tom Laport, vice president of sales. Albergaria and Maceroni started the company in 1992 without a customer and have since grown the business to more than 4,000 clients. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Not giving up on paper yet

The evolution of the office printer, and business machines in general, has taken Automated Business Machines Inc. in new directions over its 26-year history.Begun...

PBN’s Top 5: Employee Benefits Administrators

PBN’s list of the top five employee benefits administrators, ranked by number of local employees who provide employee benefit services. For more information, or to purchase one...
LOCAL LEADER: Richard G. Horan founded Biograph Venture Development to give aspiring business owners greater access to early-stage capital and encourage more private-sector investment in the local startup scene. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Biograph Venture early-stage funding boost for startups

Richard G. Horan, a leader in the local entrepreneurship community, has founded Biograph Venture Development LLC to give aspiring business owners greater access to...
EVOLVING BUSINESS: Wayne R. Blatchley, owner of Pawtucket-based Fuzion Design, speaks with Esther Tseng, associate
creative director. The company was launched 10 years ago and focuses on brand-driven design, digital services and packaging. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Crafting looks that sell

After working in product design for large companies for several years, Wayne R. Blatchley 10 years ago decided to head out on his own...
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