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Rafaelian announces new venture; no longer designing for Alex and Ani

PROVIDENCE – Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian has started a new company called Metal Alchemist, she announced on Instagram on Tuesday. “There is a...
5Q: Leslie Taito
Chief of staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Leslie Taito

Leslie Taito | Chief of Staff, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island 1. Why did you leave your role as CEO of the manufacturer Hope...
RICK BECKER, owner of Rick Becker, owner of Garland Writing Instruments in Coventry, said that the company is closing due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Garland Writing Instruments closing due to pandemic

COVENTRY – Garland Writing Instruments is closing due to the impacts of COVID-19, owner Rick Becker told WPRO-AM 630 on Tuesday. The company expects to...
LVMH has filed a countersuit against Tiffany over their ruined $16.2 billion merger deal, noting conditions necessary to close the acquisition of the jewelry chain have not been met. / AP FILE PHOTO/MICHEL EULER

LVMH files countersuit against Tiffany over $16.2B deal

NEW YORK (AP) – Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE has filed a countersuit against Tiffany & Co. over their ruined merger...

Mahoney to lead Polaris MEP

PROVIDENCE – Kathie Mahoney has been named center director of the Polaris Manufacturing Extension Program, the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation announced on...

PBN survey: Most R.I. businesses foresee recovery from pandemic within a...

Despite the economic devastation inflicted by COVID-19, Rhode Island businesspeople remain optimistic that the worst is over and their businesses can only improve in...

Report gives R.I. manufacturing D+; local leaders say picture incomplete

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing in Rhode Island received a D+, according the 2020 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The...

SEA Corp. lands $55M contract from NUWC

MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corp. has been awarded a $55 million five-year contract from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, the company...
BRIAN BRITSON has been named vice president of site operations at Amgen Rhode Island. / COURTESY AMGEN INC.

Amgen taps Britson to run R.I. operations

WEST GREENWICH – Brian Britson was named vice president of site operations at Amgen Rhode Island, overseeing all operations at the company’s West Greenwich...

EPA grant aims to reduce pollution from R.I. alcoholic beverage-makers

PROVIDENCE – The state’s thriving beer, wine and distilling industry is an economic boon, but one with serious environmental implications for water use and...

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