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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 Thursday. 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, moderated. PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN workforce summit: Flexibility ‘the best asset you can have at...

PROVIDENCE – With Rhode Island now having regained more than 90% of jobs lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may feel that the...

Embrace Home Loans taps ‘Buddy’ Hardiman as new president

MIDDLETOWN- Embrace Home Loans Inc. on Wednesday announced the promotion of Ryan “Buddy” Hardiman to company president.  Hardiman joined Embrace in 2008 as a project...

Maggiacomo named president of Duffy & Shanley

PROVIDENCE – Annette Maggiacomo, who has three decades of experience in the public relations industry, is the new president of Duffy & Shanley Inc. Maggiacomo,...

Public viewing of Independent Man ends Jan. 5

PROVIDENCE – Time is running out for people to see the Independent Man up close and personal. The 800-pound statue that normally sits atop the...

PBN’s most-read stories of 2023

From multimillion-dollar home sales across the state to high-profile and sometimes controversial real estate developments, corporate leadership shakeups and layoffs, to a sudden bridge...

R.I. business leaders launch coalition to support underserved entrepreneurs

EAST PROVIDENCE – When Sterling Spellman and her husband, Russell, launched Incred-A-Bowl Food Co. in 2013, they started with a $25,000 loan from R.I....

McKee on R.I.’s business climate: ‘I know we’ve made progress’

(Editor's note: This exclusive interview with Gov. Daniel J. McKee is part of a two-story package on Rhode Island's business climate that will be...
NINE BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS across Rhode Island have formed the Rhode Island Businesses for Better Education coalition to support better education outcomes and address major issues, including student achievement gaps.

What more can the business community do to help improve the...

A coalition of Rhode Island business groups on Nov. 2 announced a new alliance focused on improving education and student achievement across the state. The...

Hersey elected president of R.I. Association of Realtors

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors announced that Sally Hersey was recently elected as the new president of the 6,000-member professional organization. Hersey,...

Former Bryant University provost resigns as Nichols College president

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) – A former Coast Guard Academy professor whose tenure coincided with a sexual harassment scandal has resigned as president of Nichols...
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