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Helping hands

Do you or any of your employees serve on a nonprofit board of directors? Yes: 92.3% No: 7.7%How often do you or your employees volunteer in...

Think big

Has your company expanded within the last five years? Yes: 85% No: 15%How has the company expanded? Additional employees: 77.8% Other: 11.1% Bigger office/work space: 5.6% Our company has not...
INNOVATE NEWPORT - the project seeking to repurpose the former Sheffield School into a professional coworking space - announced it had partnered with Boston-based coworking space company WorkBar. Pictured is a rendering of the completed Innovate Newport project. / COURTESY NORTHEAST COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS AND STUDIO TROIKA

Innovate Newport joins regional coworking company collaboration

NEWPORT - Innovate Newport, the project which seeks to turn the former Sheffield School into a coworking space, joined forces with the Boston-based WorkBar...
THE PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS Summit and Awards Program on Diversity & Inclusion will be held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Dec. 5. The event will be the newspaper's first awards ceremony devoted to the topic.

Burrell leads honorees in PBN’s first Diversity & Inclusion Awards

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has announced seven organizations and one individual winner in its new Diversity & Inclusion Awards program, who will be...

Politically correct?

Do your employees engage in conversations about politics in the workplace? Yes: 78.6% No: 21.4%What do the conversations tend to focus on? National politics: 42.9% State/local politics: 35.7% Employees...

Degree of separation

Does your company require employees, current or potential, to have an education? Yes: 72.7% No: 27.3%What level of education do you require employees to have? Bachelor’s degree:...
MICHELLE JOHNSON, a third grade ESL teacher at Providence's Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School, was named a 2018-2019 Milken Educator. / COURTESY MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

Providence ESL teacher named 2018 Milken Educator

PROVIDENCE – In its 31st iteration of the Educator award, the Milken Family Foundation has awarded a $25,000 award to Michelle Johnson in recognition...

Learn as you go

Does your company offer on-the-job training? Yes: 100% No: 0%What qualities do you value most in a trained employee? (select any that apply) Strong problem-solving skills: 85.7% Leadership...
THE DEADLINE to apply for the 2018 PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards is Oct. 17.

Application deadline for PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards approaches

PROVIDENCE – The deadline for organizations to submit applications for the first ever PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards is Oct. 17 at 5 p.m.Th...

Rhode Island restarts a manufacturing legacy

Rhode Island has been making things ever since Europeans arrived on the shores of Narragansett Bay. First it was boats, then textiles and finally...
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