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Polaris MEP seeking input for 2024 Voice of Manufacturers survey

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP has released a call for responses as it conducts its second Voice of Manufacturers survey, which the organization compiled for...

Book company to close Cumberland manufacturing facility

CUMBERLAND – More than 50 Rhode Island employees will lose their jobs as Illinois-based manufacturer Lakeside Book Co. plans to shutter three facilities by...
LABOR TALKS: Matthew Weldon, second from right, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Workforce Development Summit in Providence on Feb. 15. Also on the panel are, from left, Lindsey Brickle, director of workforce and community partnerships at Polaris MEP; Julie Matthew, manufacturing director of Amgen Inc. in Rhode Island; Ara Millette, director of talent acquisition and workforce development at Lifespan Corp.; Nina Pande, executive director of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future; and Douglas Sherman, senior vice president and provost at the New England Institute of Technology. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates. 
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Panel: Adaptability is key in today’s job market

Though Rhode Island’s job numbers have largely rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, Matthew Weldon, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, doesn’t exactly...
ARTHUR S. ROBBINS, a co-founder of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau who also served for 41 years on HopeHealth's board of directors, died Tuesday at the age of 91. / COURTESY HOPEHEALTH

Former PWCVB founder, longtime HopeHealth board member Robbins dies at 91

PROVIDENCE – Arthur S. Robbins, a local business leader who co-founded the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and served four decades on HopeHealth’s...

Five Questions With: Kelly Ward

Kelly Ward is the president and co-founder of Ward’s Manufacturing, a new metal fabrication manufacturer based in Warren. Ward and her brother Kiffin, who...

WaterRower acquires New York-based CityRow

WARREN – Following a yearslong manufacturing partnership, Rhode Island exercise machine manufacturer WaterRower Inc. has acquired New York City-based CityRow. CityRow founder and CEO Helaine...

Man faces deportation after scamming Home Depot for $300K in store...

PROVIDENCE – A Brazilian national faces deportation for his role in a fraudulent Home Depot credit scheme, U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode...

South Coast life sciences incubator gets $800K state grant

MANSFIELD – Southeastern Massachusetts' biomanufacturing and life sciences sector will receive an $800,000 infusion of in support of innovation and training initiatives, state officials...

Consumer sentiment edges higher as economic growth accelerates and inflation fades 

WASHINGTON (AP) – A measure of consumer sentiment ticked higher this month, after soaring in December and January, underscoring that Americans are starting to...

U.S. wholesale inflation accelerated in January in latest sign that prices...

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale prices in the United States picked up in January, the latest sign that some inflation pressures in the economy remain...
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