Textiles are still vital to R.I. economy

On Feb. 11, the Ocean State showed the textile industry a little love, holding its first Academic & Textile Industry Networking Fair.Included in its...

Rahmanian to lead RIC’s Unity Center

PEGAH RAHMANIAN was recently named director of Rhode Island College’s Unity Center. She previously served as executive director of Providence-based nonprofit Youth In Action....

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Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Yes: 90.9% No: 9.1%Do you actively use/make changes to your profile? No: 90.9% Yes: 9.1%How often do you use LinkedIn? Sometimes: 40% Always: 30% Never:...

Bob’s Discount Furniture celebrates new store, supports local schools, families

DARTMOUTH – Bob’s Discount Furniture held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 14 in celebration of the opening of its new store here and the...

Oliver Hazard Perry to stay in R.I. with new operating model, CEO

NEWPORT – The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will remain in Rhode Island for year-round programming, the nonprofit Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island announced Feb....
AFTER AN OPERATIONAL PAUSE and consideration of sale of the tall ship, the nonprofit that owns the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry says it will now remain in Rhode Island with a new operating model and a new CEO and staff. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND

Will you use the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry this year?

After pausing its operations in the fall, the nonprofit that owns and operates the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry says that it has come up...
AMOS HOUSE and the Genesis Center will receive a combined $360,000 over three years from the Citi Foundation and LISC Rhode Island through the Bridges to Career Opportunities Initiative run by the Local Initiatives Support Corp.

2 R.I. nonprofits awarded $360K from LISC R.I. and Citi Foundation

PROVIDENCE – Two local nonprofits, the Genesis Center and Amos House, have been awarded a combined $360,000 from the Citi Foundation and the Local...
EMPLOYMENT IN PROVIDENCE and Kent Counties increased 0.7 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively, from the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Employment in Providence County increased 0.7% in 2018 Q3

PROVIDENCE - Employment in Providence County increased 0.7 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2018 to 290,300 jobs, according to the...
SIOBHAN DULLEA has been named CEO of MassChallenge. / COURTESY MASSCHALLENGE

MassChallenge appoints Dullea CEO

BOSTON – MassChallenge has appointed Sioban Dullea as CEO effective immediately, succeeding John Harthorne.The company said that since 2016, Dullea has led MassChallenge’s worldwide operations,...

UMass Dartmouth engineering group plans student learning, design challenge

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Society of Women Engineers will host an event for middle school students on Feb. 21 as part...
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