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Friday, September 21, 2018

R.I. awards $500,000+ for jobs partnerships

CRANSTON – The Governor's Workforce Board last week awarded its second round of industry partnership grants, totaling more than $500,000, to engage "high-wage, high-growth"...
ADRIANA DAWSON is working to build understanding between immigrant entrepreneurs and the lending community. /

A Pawtucket native reaches<br> out to Latino businesses

One of the first things Adriana Dawson did when she joined the R.I. Small Business Development Center in 2002 was to conduct a needs...
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A growing challenge at the ACI

For some departments in state government, shaving the budget is difficult. For the R.I. Department of Corrections, it's virtually impossible, says Director A.T. Wall. In...
THE BAND ZILI plays world beat and urban-influenced dance music at the Providence Black Repertory Company last week. The group, started as a theater troupe, now hosts a wide array of musical and spoken-word performances as well. /

A stage where arts can flourish

The Providence Black Repertory Company's business model isn't quite like that of any other performing arts group or venue in the state. First off, the...

Cancer Society honors volunteers from community

The American Cancer Society's local chapter has recognized several volunteers, community leaders and businesses for their involvement with the organization in the past year. Volunteers...

<i>A decade-long arts success in the city</i>

In a city that puts great value on its cultural life, success stories by arts nonprofits are a welcome sight. The Providence Black Repertory...
SPECIAL OLYMPICS Rhode Island Executive Director Michael McGover, left, and athlete Michael Luca with Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Rob Batista, whose shop in North Kingstown raised $648 during this winter's promotion. /

Dunkin’ Donuts promo raises $43,400 for charity

Dunkin' Donuts franchisees this winter raised $43,419 for Special Olympics Rhode Island through their annual Pound of Coffee promotion. They donated 25 cents for...
METLIFE Auto & Home President Bill Mullaney, left, and blood coordinator Collette Berthiaume, center, present the MetLife Foundation grant to Rhode Island Blood Center President and CEO Lawrence Smith. /

MetLife Foundation gives $1,000 to R.I. Blood Center

The MetLife Foundation has given $1,000 to the Rhode Island Blood Center for a program to teach Ocean State elementary school students in ...
David Caprio /

Children’s Friend has new executive director

David Caprio has been named executive director of Children's Friend, Rhode Island's oldest nonprofit child welfare organization, succeeding Lenette Azzi-Lessing. He joined Children's Friend...

Kent Hospital teams up with Cancer Society

WARWICK – Kent Hospital and the American Cancer Society's New England Division have signed a pact to collaborate on several initiatives, including education programs...
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