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A STATUE OF Mr. Potato Head greets visitors to the corporate headquarters of toymaker Hasbro Inc. in Pawtucket. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SPRINGER

Hasbro named one of most ‘community-minded’ companies

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. was recognized in The Civic 50 survey as one of the country’s most community-minded companies along with companies such as...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT rose 0.5 percent year over year in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area while falling 4 percent in the New Bedford metro area in September.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

Construction employment rises slightly in Providence metro

WASHINGTON – Construction employment rose in 125 out of 337 metro areas, including the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area, dropped in 160 out of 337 metro...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has rescheduled its PBN Summit on Employers and Education for Wednesday, Nov. 7, in light of inclement weather from Hurricane Sandy.

PBN postpones Summit on Employers and Education

PROVIDENCE – In light of Hurricane Sandy, Providence Business News has decided to postpone the Summit on Employers and Education to Wednesday, Nov. 7. The...
IN THE NORTHEAST, the number of job openings, hires and laid off workers all dropped in August, while the number of workers who quit their job rose slightly in the region over the month. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Job openings, hires drop in Northeast in August

WASHINGTON – The number of job openings in the Northeast in August was 694,000, down 4.5 percent from July and 18.6 year-over-year since August...
SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL was recognized by the American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Worksite for the second consecutive year.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTORIA AROCHO

South County Hospital earns recognition from American Heart Association

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital was the only hospital in Rhode Island to earn a Gold recognition for the American Heart Association as...
RBS CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP'S Chairman and CEO Ellen Alemany earned the No. 4 spot on American Banker's 2012 list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. / COURTESY AMERICAN BANKER

Citizens’ Alemany named 4th-most powerful woman in banking

PROVIDENCE – Ellen Alemany, chairman and CEO of RBS Citizens Financial Group Inc., has been recognized as one of The 25 Most Powerful Women...

Loyalty is a recipe for growth

In an age of digital discovery and social media, here’s something that more and more local businesses are learning: Existing customers can be one...
DR. KATHLEEN HITTNER is retiring Oct. 17 as the result of a management reorganization being put in place by Lifespan president and CEO, Dr. Timothy J. Babineau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Hittner to retire as part of Lifespan reorganization

PROVIDENCE – As a result of reorganization of the senior management structure at Lifespan, Dr. Kathleen Hittner, senior vice president of community health and...
BAG IT: Lucas Flavin bags groceries at Shaw’s supermarket in Barrington. The store is phasing out the use of plastic bags. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Shaw’s plans to eliminate plastic bags in Barrington

If one of the largest supermarket chains in New England won’t defend the plastic shopping bag from environmental attack, who will? With Barrington poised to...

Your sales voice: What is it saying to you?

I was recently at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., giving a seminar sponsored by Sales & Marketing Executives International. I had an informal logistics...
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