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MEARTHANE PRODUCTS CORP. completed an acquisition of Morris & Broms, based in Cranston. Above, MPC President Pete Kaczmarek, left, with Mark Chase, the head of the company's new precision metals division, / COURTESY MEARTHANE PRODUCT CORP.

Mearthane Products acquires Morris & Broms in Cranston

CRANSTON – Mearthane Products Corp. has completed the acquisition of Morris & Broms LLC, a provider of precision stamping and sheet metal fabrication services,...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 1% year over year in March. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment up 1% in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally-adjusted Rhode Island construction employment increased 1 percent year over year, or 200 jobs, to 19,600, the 35th-fastest-growing state in the nation,...
NEW APPLICATIONS are being accepted for the Wavemaker Fellowship program, which helps STEM and design professionals defray student-loan debts.

Got student debt? Commerce RI accepting new applications for Wavemaker Fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Wavemaker Fellowship program that provides recent college graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with student-loan reimbursement is...
KRISTEN ADAMO has been named president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Adamo named head of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau has named its vice president of marketing and communications as its new president and CEO,...
RHODE ISLAND MICRO-BUSINESSES posted the highest growth rate in the nation, according to a review of invoice totals in recent years. / COURTESY INVOICE2EGO

Report: Rhode Island tops nation in growth rate for ‘micro-businesses’

PROVIDENCE – Looks like the smallest state is a good place for the smallest businesses.A new research report found that Rhode Island has led...
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
OUTSOURCED: Kenny Rounds is the owner and CEO of Braver Technology Solutions, a business that provides information technology tech and solutions to businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Braver a tech problem-solver

When business owners need help understanding technology, and seeing the potential pitfalls of a system, they need a trusted consultant. For many small businesses,...
OPIOID STUDY: Susan Lim, site manager, and Joe Robillard, pharmacy technician, work on prescription orders at a Genoa Healthcare pharmacy inside a Gateway Healthcare clinic in Pawtucket. Genoa is collaborating with Rhode Island Hospital and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare on a study examining the effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered, medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorder.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

Study looks at effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered MAT to treat opioid use...

Efforts to curb the opioid epidemic include increasing access to care and reducing stigma, goals officials say a $1.6 million National Institutes of Health-funded,...
GROWING SUCCESS: James ­McCarvill, director of the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, stands in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence in 2016. McCarvill said this year will be better than 2018 for the convention center authority, and he projects 2020 will be even better than previous years.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sports boosts RICCA coffers

Volleyball players from across the country converged on the R.I. Convention Center last April for a weekendlong tournament that brought in 170 teams and...

Don’t bank on UnitedHealth’s profitable present

UnitedHealthGroup Inc. is doing great. America’s largest health insurer released first-quarter results April 16 that beat analysts’ expectations, and it raised full-year earnings guidance....
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