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HEALTHY DISCUSSION: PACE Organization of Rhode Island CEO Joan Kwiatkowski, right, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Health Care Summit and Health Care Heroes Awards event at the Providence Marriott on April 4. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Michael Wagner, Care New England Health System CEO and president; Dr. Kristin Russell, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island chief medical officer; Sen. Pamela J. Lauria, D-Barrington; and Dr. Raj Hazarika, Point32Health Services Inc. chief medical officer and vice president of commercial ­products. 
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Education, compensation key to addressing staffing shortages in health care

Now that American Rescue Plan Act funds have expired, the next six to eight months will be telling of what challenges remain in addressing...
SEN. PAMELA J. LAURIA, third from left, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News' Health Care Summit and Health Care Heroes Awards event at the Providence Marriott on April 4. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Michael Wagner, Care New England Health System CEO; Dr. Kristin Russell, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island chief medical officer; Dr. Raj Hazarika, Point32Health Services Inc. chief medical officer and vice president of commercial products; and Joan Kwiatkowski, PACE Organization of Rhode Island CEO. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN health summit: R.I.’s system gaining strength, but much more needs...

PROVIDENCE – Fragile. That’s the word that comes to Dr. Michael Wagner’s mind when he thinks of Rhode Island’s health care landscape. “As we ...
DOWN TO A SCIENCE: Neil D. Steinberg, second from right, chair of the R.I. Life Sciences Hub, speaks during a panel discussion on the state’s life sciences sector at Providence Business News’ 2024 ­Emerging Industries Summit at the Providence Marriott on March 13. Also on the panel are, from left, Dr. Gaurav Choudhary, medical director of Lifespan Corp.’s Cardiovascular Institute clinical trials office; Justin Fallon, Brown University professor and founder of biotech company Bolden Therapeutics Inc.; and Carol Malysz, executive director of RI Bio. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates.
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Panel: R.I. biotech sector has catching up to do

Like most leading voices in Rhode Island’s emerging life sciences ­sector, Neil D. Steinberg doesn’t try to deceive himself on Rhode Island’s standing in...
THE NAVIGATORS: Marc B. Parlange, second from right, president of the University of Rhode Island, speaks during a discussion about the blue economy during Providence Business News’ 2024 Emerging Industries Summit on March 13. Also on the panel are, from left, Anthony Baro, managing principal of E2SOL LLC; Jeanine Boyle, CEO of Inspire Environmental Inc.; Jim Owens, principal at Nautilus Defense LLC; Nishita Roy-Pope, founder and CEO of Tribe Academy LLC; and Stephen Piper, lead client partner at the state of Rhode Island and IBM Consulting.   
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On blue economy, R.I. needs to stay the course

When offshore wind giant Orsted A/S established its Providence hub in 2020, it sent a clear signal to the broader ocean economy, says Jeanine...
JIM OWENS, second from left, Nautilus Defense LLC principal, speaks during one of two panel discussions at Providence Business News' Emerging Industries Summit at the Providence Marriott on Wednesday. Also on the panel is, from left, Anthony Baro, E2SOL LLC managing principal; Jeanine Boyle, Inspire Environmental Inc. CEO; Nishita Roy-Pope, Tribe Academy LLC founder and CEO; Marc Parlange, University of Rhode Island president; Stephen Piper, lead client partner, state of Rhode Island, IBM Consulting. URI Research Foundation Executive Director Christian Cowan, standing at right, was the moderator. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: Life sciences, blue economy growth face challenges in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Justin Fallon, a professor of neuroscience, psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, co-founded his company, Bolden Therapeutics Inc., in Rhode Island....

PBN’s 2024 Emerging Industries Summit slated for March 13

PROVIDENCE – Opportunities for investment and job growth in the state’s blue economy, renewable energy, biotechnology and other life sciences are among the topics...
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...
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...
TALKING IT OUT: R.I. Commerce Secretary Elizabeth M. Tanner, second from left, discusses the state’s economic picture at Providence Business News’ Economic Trends Summit on Jan. 24 at the Providence Marriott. Also participating in the panel discussion is, from left, William C. Tsonos, Bank Rhode Island CEO and president; Thomas Sweeney, owner and principal of Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal; Marianne Raimondo, dean of the Rhode Island College School of Business; and Kristen Adamo, president of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. The discussion was moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, far right. 
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Panel: ‘The hard part is figuring out what’s next’

A benefit of living in a state with the population of a large American city is its accessibility. What in New York or Los...
ECONOMIC STIMULUS: Thomas Tzitzouris, head of fixed income research at Strategas Research Partners, tells attendees of Providence Business News’ Economic Trends Summit that the U.S. Treasury has been performing CPR lately – “consumer purchase resuscitation.” 
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Influence of election cycle on economic policy is questioned

The 2024 race for the White House is already influencing federal economic policy and market behavior and will continue to do so until voters...
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