LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
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Does R.I. have too many chambers?

It’s busy being half of a two-person, full-time staff for the state’s oldest wish-granting entity, A Wish Come True. The Warwick-based nonprofit grants wishes...

‘Grow with Google’ coming to PPL

To the Editor: Providence Public Library has always played a fundamental role in our community. Since the library’s doors first opened in 1878, we have...
ROOTING INTEREST: Joanne McGunagle, Comprehensive Community Action Program president and CEO, visits CCAP’s new greenhouse, which will help produce vegetables for the agency’s food pantry. Behind her is Lee Beliveau, CCAP vice president of development and corporate affairs.
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McGunagle leads CCAP’s comprehensive effort to assist needy families

Business Women Awards 2019 | INDUSTRY LEADER, SOCIAL SERVICES/NONPROFITS Joanne McGunagle, Comprehensive Community Action ProgramJOANNE McGUNAGLE has been president and CEO of the Comprehensive Community...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also directs the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students. She is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and leads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives.
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Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart CoalitionMargaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Melissa D. Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public AccountantsMelissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION announced $2.6 million in grants from its Behavioral Health Fund to six Rhode Island organizations to improve behavioral health care services in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation awards $2.6M from new Behavioral Health Fund

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation is providing $2.6 million in grants for six organizations to improve behavioral health care in the state, the...
NEIL D. STEINBERG, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, addresses the crowd at the foundation's 2019 Annual Meeting. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation holds annual meeting, provides updates on health care...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation held its 2019 Annual Meeting Thursday evening at the R.I. Convention Center with more than 850 guests in...
STRETCH BREAK: Cranston manufacturer Taco Comfort Solutions hasn’t had any severe injuries in recent years, according to Occupational Health and Safety Administration statistics for severe injuries in Rhode Island workplaces. Circulator assembler Joe Branca, left, leads the residential division in performing stretches every two hours, which has reduced minor injuries and muscular-skeletal complaints.
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How safe is your workplace?

In March 2018, an employee of SMM New England Corp., doing business as Sims Metal Management in Providence, was erecting a sign in the...

Salganik to lead RIPIN

SAMUAL SALGANIK was recently named executive director for the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, a Cranston-based nonprofit that helps individuals and families who need...

R.I. Community Food Bank’s donations from Stamp Out Hunger increase 48%

PROVIDENCE – The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, in which letter carriers collect bags of food from postal customers, brought in nearly 92,000...
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