Christian T. Descoteaux The Ernest Table

THE STORY: Helping his father take materials from old homes and reuse them showed Christian T. Descoteaux the path to his own business, Christian...

Lotuff Triumph Briefcase

THE STORY: Lotuff Leather opened its Providence studio in 2013 in the tradition of the best European ateliers. Every one of the company’s fashion...

S.R. Blackinton BIG3 Championship/Julius Erving Trophy

THE STORY: At the height of the Civil War Susanne Ross Blackinton’s great-great-grandfather founded a company that did silversmithing, goldsmithing, engraving and more. Today...
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Telli Quinn ended her nine-month IYRS computer design program by interning at prototype design firm Empire Group in Attleboro, which just offered her an assistant designer position. IYRS uses hands-on projects to understand the connection between design and fabrication. / Courtesy IYRS School of Technology and Trade

Quality jobs can be landed in design across many industries

There is a big demand for young people in the manufacturing sector for sure. But some of those jobs are not about making products,...
BUILDING A CAREER BY HAND: Rebecca Slater, left, design project director at Blakely Interior Design in North Kingstown, helps Brianna Chace, a New England Tech interior design major and intern at Blakely. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Q&A: Rebecca Slater

Rebecca Slater | Blakely Interior Design design project director In 2015, Rebecca Slater left an MFA program at Suffolk University and discovered she could pursue...

Will you go see ‘Hamilton’ when it returns to the Providence...

This past summer's three-week run of the award-winning musical "Hamilton" was a great success for the Providence Performing Arts Center and the capital city. Nearly...
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT: Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Oscar Mejias, who is also a member of a steering committee guiding the state in determining how to best put the Cranston Street Armory, above, to use, says its reopening will have a significant impact on the surrounding community.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RFP planned for historic armory

It looks out of place: a medieval-style castle of pale-yellow brick, towering over the modest houses and storefronts in Providence’s West End neighborhood. One of...

‘Hamilton’ boosts PPAC, economy

Just how much “Hamilton” will theatergoers be willing to pay for? The Providence Performing Arts Center is betting this past summer’s sold-out, three-week run merely...
GENEROUS FAMILY: The White Family will receive the Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities on Oct. 17. Pictured from left are Benjamin White, Kirsten McKenzie, Elizabeth “Liz” White, John Hazen White Jr., Katelyn Zerba and John Hazen White III. 
 / COURTESY CAT LAINE

White family honored for philanthropy

JOHN HAZEN WHITE JR., CEO of Taco Inc., his wife, Liz, and their sons John III and Benjamin will receive the Honorary Chairs’ Award...

Providence ‘Hamilton’ performances draw 73K attendees, $3.5M in direct spendin

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 73,000 theatergoers saw “Hamilton” during its three-week run at the Providence Performing Arts Center in July and August, making the musical...
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