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VALUABLE COLLECTION: Bill and Alison Vareika gather amongst some of their extensive collection of William Trost Richards paintings in the Vareika Fine Arts Gallery in Newport.
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Vareika traded dealing in courtrooms for dealing paintings

William Vareika was supposed to be a lawyer, not an art dealer. But sometimes fate has a way of making these decisions for you. A...

Tennis Hall of Fame losing annual ATP tournament after 2024

NEWPORT – The International Tennis Hall of Fame is losing a slot on the men's professional tennis circuit with the “retirement” of the tournament's...

Gamm Theatre names new board president, members

WARWICK – Miriam Weizenbaum, chief of the R.I. Office of the Attorney General’s Civil Division, was named the new board president for the Sandra...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has named 13 honorees for its 2023 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summit and Awards program.

United Way’s Brown among 13 honorees for PBN’s 2023 Diversity Equity...

PROVIDENCE – Adama Brown, United Way of Rhode Island Inc.’s director of research and data analytics, is among 13 honorees – 12 organizations and...

Reilly named new Trinity Rep board chair

KIBBE REILLY, president of Providence-based consulting firm Reilly Consulting Associates Inc., has been elected as Trinity Repertory Company’s new board of trustees chairperson. She...
Chris Morrison Blackwell
Hungry Ghost Press LLC owner
Chris Morrison Blackwell founded Hungry Ghost Press in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood in 2017. The company has expanded to a lifestyle, apparel and accessory
art house and brand.

Engage in community

As business and community leaders, we often grapple with the delicate balance between commercial success and meaningful community engagement. Life is constant change: One of...
BRANCHING OUT: After getting their start at Chad Verdi Sr.’s film production company Verdi Productions in East Greenwich, executive producers Paul Luba, left, and Verdi’s son, Chad Verdi Jr., have launched their own affiliate company, Hyperborea Films, and released their first feature in 2021. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making movies ‘a family thing’ at Verdi Productions

Chad Verdi Jr. is dedicating his life to the venture started by his father 15 years ago when he secured the rights to make...

Five Questions With: Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane was recently named the new school director for Ballet Rhode Island. Lane was a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater for 18...
REACTIONS TO THIS PAST weekend's PVDFest remain mixed, with some community members feel the lack of activity downtown impacted both the event and businesses. / COURTESY PVDFEST

After weekend festival, emotions on PVDFest remain mixed

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest this past weekend, according to some business leaders, was a tale of two cities. After several changes were made, including moving PVDFest...

Trinity Rep signs 5-year tax treaty with city for future Lederer...

PROVIDENCE – City officials have waived the tax-exempt status of the Lederer Theater Center, home to the Trinity Repertory Company, which will allow the...
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