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FOCUSED ON CUSTOMER SUCCESS: From left, Daniel Mercado, digital printing tech, and Renaud Megard, CEO, consult on a printing job in the design studio at Namplates For Industry Corp. in New Bedford.
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Megard weaves three companies into NFI to achieve growing success

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence in entrepreneurship: Renaud Megard president & CEO, Nampelates for Industry Corp. Renaud Megard is skilled at recognizing opportunity and making...
MARK S. HAYWARD, the Rhode Island district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, said the SBA is celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week with a series of free seminars around the state this week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

SBA hosts free small-business seminars all week

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a series of small-business seminars around Rhode Island this week to celebrate National Veterans Small...
INNOVATE NEWPORT - the project seeking to repurpose the former Sheffield School into a professional coworking space - announced it had partnered with Boston-based coworking space company WorkBar. Pictured is a rendering of the completed Innovate Newport project. / COURTESY NORTHEAST COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS AND STUDIO TROIKA

Innovate Newport joins regional coworking company collaboration

NEWPORT - Innovate Newport, the project which seeks to turn the former Sheffield School into a coworking space, joined forces with the Boston-based WorkBar...
BUSY DEVELOPER: Arnold “Buff” Chace is the managing partner for Cornish Associates LP, which has several ongoing projects in downtown Providence, including three historical buildings on Westminster Street that are being renovated into apartments/retail. Chace stands in front of one of the properties, The Peerless Building at 150 Union St.
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Despite some permitting improvements, developers often ‘going nowhere fast’ in Providence

The developer of a riverfront hotel proposed for Providence gained initial approval from the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission a year ago, giving him clearance...

What you need to know about the new Mass. noncompete law

(Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part column. See part 1 here.) Certain types of noncompetition agreements are now invalid under the new...
PLAN AHEAD: PBN 2018 Cybersecurity Summit panelists Cindy Lepore, client executive, business insurance, for Marsh & McClennan Agency, and Larry Selnick, director of treasury and payment solutions at Webster Bank, talk about the importance of having a plan in place to handle data breaches, especially when it comes to loss of finances.
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Develop a ‘playbook’ to curb data breaches

Some of your business’s sensitive data is already compromised and more of it likely will be, as the demand for information gleaned from illicit...

Don’t wait for a hack to fight cyberthreats

Still think you are too busy, or too small, to focus on cyberthreats to your business? Consider this sobering data from Francesca Spidalieri, senior fellow...

Webster reports 54% jump in Q3 profit

PROVIDENCE – Webster Financial Corp., the holding company for Webster Bank, on Thursday reported a 54 percent increase year over year in quarterly earnings,...
IN ITS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF DECLINE, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September per the R.I. Dept. of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Slow, steady decline in unemployment stretches into September

PROVIDENCE – Continuing its slow and steady decline, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September,...
CAITLIN GRIFFIN, a previous participant in the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training program, displays her certificate. Throughout October, the WEC is hosting two-hour informational sessions regarding the next iteration of the nine-week program. / COURTESY WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

Westerly Education Center promotes free bank teller and customer service training...

WESTERLY - A series of information sessions outlining the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training job skills program for sales, customer...
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