Saturday, May 8, 2021


RI Bio launches nonprofit foundation to support its mission

PROVIDENCE – RI Bio has launched a 501(c)3 foundation arm to support its mission, the trade group announced Thursday. RI Bio works to advance the...

Verizon awards $130K in grants to 13 local companies

PROVIDENCE – Verizon Communications Inc. has awarded 13 local companies with a combined $130,000 in grants to help them meet payroll, pay rent and...

Commonwealth Care Alliance names McCarty R.I. general manager

PROVIDENCE – A nationally recognized health care nonprofit based in Massachusetts is expanding for the first time outside of the commonwealth, and not only...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE announced Wednesday that it received a $2 million gift from a family of a late alum that will support an incubator space for entrepreneurship at the college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC receives $2M gift to create entrepreneurship incubator space

PROVIDENCE – Providence College became the beneficiary of a seven-figure gift from a family of a late alumnus that will support an incubator space...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY is partnering with Breakthrough Providence to launch a college preparatory academy to helped underserved high school students in Providence.

Roger Williams University, Breakthrough Providence launch college prep academy for underserved students

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University is partnering with local nonprofit Breakthrough Providence to launch a college preparatory academy to helped underserved high school students...
WHEATON COLLEGE announced Friday that it will require students to be on campus for classes starting next fall and does not anticipate continuing its hybrid learning model. / COURTESY WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College to require students to attend classes on campus, get vaccinated

NORTON – Wheaton College’s on-campus plans for the 2021 fall semester, announced by the college Friday, will require students to be in person for...

PBN announces 2021 Best Places to Work honorees

PROVIDENCE – Seventy-two honorees have been named by Providence Business News for its 2021 Best Places to Work Awards program. Each of the companies and...
LOW HEADCOUNT: Joseph Quattrocchi, a certified public accountant at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., works in the firm’s nearly empty offices in Providence. Most KLR employees continue to work from home, and the firm has struggled to determine the most optimal time to start bringing them back. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CULTURE SHIFT: Offices in post-pandemic era likely will never be the same

After months of working from home ­during the COVID-19 pandemic, Patrick Nee welcomed a return to the normal rhythms of a company office. His Boston-based...

Five Questions With: Shannon Gilkey

Shannon Gilkey | Commissioner on postsecondary education 1. As the new higher-ed chief, what is your vision for at Rhode Island College and Community...
BIG DECISIONS: Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island CEO and President Peter Marino, left, hopes to eventually bring all 600 employees back to the insurer’s Smithfield headquarters. All but 20 are now working remotely. Speaking with Marino is Rob Magnan, facilities and mail room ­coordinator. At right is security officer Jennifer Castellanos. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Shift to remote work may alter landscape for commercial property

Has the office changed forever due to COVID-19? For many employers that have successfully transitioned to remote work over the past year, the likely...

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