Workplace

Operating in the new normal

Will your company need to continue adapting as the COVID-19 pandemic and markets evolve? Yes: 93% No: 7% What is your company doing or considering doing to...
LONELY PLACE: A visitor walks in an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis in March. Some corporations are taking the first steps toward bringing employees back to work. / AP FILE PHOTO/DARRON CUMMINGS

Back to work? Companies finding easier said than done

NEW YORK – As state and federal leaders tussle over when and how fast to “reopen” the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, some...

After pandemic, replacing workers will be costly

The labor market is changing rapidly with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many organizations have laid off or furloughed workers, or are considering it....

New ways of working

Is your company operating in new ways due the impact of the coronavirus? Yes: 83% No: 17% In what way has your company modified or transformed...
SPACE MAKER: Dave Counts is the owner of CoLab, a shared workspace in Cranston. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

CoLab is a shared experience

Work as a freelance web designer and photographer grew isolating enough that Dave Counts joined a coworking center. Four months later, after the original...

Tracking COVID-19’s impact

Is your company analyzing data to track the impact of the coronavirus on your business? Yes: 100% No: % What are you hoping to accomplish by using...
FREE SANITIZER: Liam Maloney, tasting room manager at The Industrious Spirit Co. in Providence, stands at the company’s “drive-up” window, where it is offering people free bottles of hand sanitizer that it makes using the byproduct of its vodka manufacturing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many local factories transform to meet needs of pandemic fight

Matouk Luxury Linens is known for exquisite bedding, an elegant product aimed at Americans who shop in department stores for towels, sheets and ­pillowcases. That...
VIRTUAL PANEL: Providence Business News’ Health Care Summit took place online on April 1, with panelists meeting through web conferencing.

PBN summit panelists: Coronavirus impact will be lasting

The coronavirus crisis will have a lasting impact on Rhode Island after the immediate danger of the pandemic passes, on both the business community...
VIRTUAL ACT: Brien Lang, right, and Dave Carney perform “Miss You Like Hell,” a musical adaptation of the movie “Roadhouse,” linked via Zoom with fellow Wilbury Theatre Group cast members for a 401Gives Day online performance on April 1 at the theater in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Theater, arts scenes in R.I. show signs of life

Whoever coined the phrase “the show must go on” was not referring to the health and economic meltdown caused by the new ­coronavirus. Yet amid...
CLEAN LANDING: Thomas McNees, managing operator for PVD Shines at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, works on the shoes of businessman Mike Rogers. McNees says the company performed about 50 shoeshines a day at the airport before it had to halt its services due to the coronavirus pandemic./ PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PVD Shines offers service with a polished finish

Airports have played a central role in Thomas McNees’ life. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a business degree, he previously worked as food...

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