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LEADERSHIP TEAM: From left, Colleen Wham, director of operations; registered nurse Michele Kratz, vice president of clinical services; and Erica Chase, senior care integration team lead, discuss blood pressure readings at Upward Health National in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing just the start for Upward Health executive

Michele Kratz is a registered nurse at heart, but she’s done many things in her career that position her for success in her new...

Seeking outside assistance

How often have you employed an outside consultant to advise your company? On an annual basis: 54.6% Once in the last five years: 18.2% Only on rare...

Mass. minimum wage set to increase on New Year’s Day

BOSTON (AP) – Lower-paid workers in Massachusetts are looking forward to a small hike in the state's minimum wage, but not all businesses are...

As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Robots haven't replaced warehouse workers yet, but they're here — and they need some human supervision. Doing your job side-by-side...

Police: Rhode Island man obtained gun 2 days before shooting

WESTERLY (AP) — The man who opened fire at an affordable housing complex, killing one woman and injuring two others, obtained the weapon used...

Community mourns victim of housing complex shooting

WESTERLY (AP) — Friends of a Rhode Island woman gunned down in a shooting at a housing complex that wounded two others remembered her...
Ryan O’Reilly

What senior executives can do to attract a better quality workforce

Given the competitive and intense environment of attracting and retaining high-quality talent, the onus is on business leaders to improve. Usually, when we talk “talent”...
AIMING HIGH: A worker from Shawmut Design and Construction communicates with colleagues at the site of the new Brown University Performing Arts Center on College Hill in Providence. The tower crane is being used in the construction of the building, which is being overseen by Shawmut. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

In Providence’s College Hill, a new aerial crane rises to the...

As an economic indicator, tower cranes aren’t on the same level as gross domestic product and the consumer price index. But they can make an...

Looking back at 2019

Was 2019 a good year for your company? Yes: 90.9% Somewhat: 9.1% No: 0% Was your company’s performance stronger this year than last year? Yes: 100% No: 0% Did your company’s...
TAKING SHAPE: Architects Donald Powers, left, and Douglas Kallfelz, of Union Studio Architecture & Community Design, outside a three-building project the firm designed on Westminster Street in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Union Studio is expert at drawing connections

Founded nearly 20 years ago on the idea that architects’ influence should extend beyond the design of a building, Union Studio Architecture & Community...
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