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THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION granted the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University $374,002 for the center’s State Trade Expansion Program, designed to aid local small businesses enter the international export market, expand their export business or enter into beneficial trade opportunities. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

SBA awards R.I. and Bryant $374K for international business assistance for...

SMITHFIELD – The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University received $374,002 in federal funds from the Small Business Administration for...
SIX RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES WERE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY by the Social Enterprise Greenhouse as winners of the inaugural Best for Rhode Island program. The statewide initiative recognizes companies which leverage their business operation to positively impact society and the environment. / COURTESY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE

Six local businesses honored by SEG in Best for Rhode Island...

PROVIDENCE – In its inaugural Best for Rhode Island initiative, the Social Enterprise Greenhouse has recognized six local companies for their efforts using their...
INFOSYS PRESIDENT Ravi Kumar said that the India-based technology giant tentatively plans to open Design & Innovation hub in Providence in early December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Infosys targets Providence hub opening for December

PROVIDENCE – India-based technology giant Infosys Ltd. tentatively plans to open for business in Providence in early December, Infosys President Ravi Kumar said Monday.Speaking...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Lindsay McGovern

Lindsay McGovern| Vice president, Southern Sky Renewable Energy R.I.1. Describe your company and the services you provide. We are committed to protecting the...
RIGHT FIT: Sarah Lassor and Howard Thorp, of Thorp & Trainer Insurance, are on a deck on Atlantic Avenue in the Misquamicut section of Westerly. Thorp says private flood insurance isn’t right for ­everyone.
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BRIAN MCDONALD

Read the fine print on private flood insurance

The flood-insurance market for Rhode Island has opened up in recent years, with more private options now available. But before businesses and homeowners try...

Are your health care dollars wasted?

The 2019 health plan open-enrollment season is kicking off for many Rhode Island employers. Each year the rising cost of health care takes its...

Learn R.I.’s usury law

Several recent cases, including one filed against a prominent Providence law firm, have centered upon violations of Rhode Island usury law. That law is...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year and 0.1 percentage points month to month in August. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment continues to decline in Aug., hits 4%

PROVIDENCE – After falling 0.1 percentage points month-to-month in August, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rested at 4.0 percent, per a report...
PANGEANS: Pangea.app is a startup created to link college students to gigs through an app. From left, Pangeans (users of the app) and Johnson & Wales University sophomores Marc Marasco and Jack Rittereiser with Pangea.app co-founder and CEO Adam Alpert, a Brown University graduate. In the background are JWU sophomores Deanna Tacmo, left, and Sam Farley.
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Pangea.app offers college students a foothold in the gig economy. But...

As an undergraduate history major at Brown University, Adam Alpert did what many cash-poor college students do: He tried to earn extra money any...
INSURANCE COMPANIES are expecting an increase in business-interruption insurance policy claims as Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHARLES MOSTOLLER

Florence’s hit to insurers starts early as businesses shut down

NEW YORK - Hurricane Florence is still hundreds of miles off the United States East Coast, but insurers are starting to see their potential...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am