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FEELING THE SPIRIT: Providence Place mall reported an increase in visitors to the mall in the first weekend of the holiday shopping season, placing the rise at about 3% above a year earlier. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. shopping centers feeling merry about December despite economic challenges

Crowded stores and stronger-than-expected sales have analysts predicting that the rest of the holiday shopping season will be a banner one despite higher prices,...

List: Diversity Officers

Total local stock brokers: 1,429 The complete list is available for purchase online. For information about participating in PBN’s Top Lists, or to make additions or corrections,...
ON THE MEND: Anna Rezk, a Warren Alpert Medical School student, checks the casting work of a youngster who was assigned to treat a teddy bear with a broken arm at the Black Men in White Coats youth summit at the Brown University medical school in October. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Opening a Pathway: Slate of programs exposing young people of color...

In medical school, Emmanuel Asiedu was one of the very few students of color in a sea of white students. That did not change...
MAN AND MACHINE: Joseph Matthews, president of Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. in Westerly, explains the features of a sheeter, a piece of precision manufacturing equipment that Maxson produces for other companies. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A CUT ABOVE: Maxson’s precision machines keep other manufacturers in business

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
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18th RISD president is practiced in art of social equity and...

Crystal Williams ­describes herself as a “faculty activist,” so it’s no surprise that Williams envisions the start of her tenure at the Rhode Island...
Rhode Island native Harold M. Horvat joined West Warwick-based Centreville Bank in 2014, becoming chairman, CEO and president in 2019.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Building community

Harold M. Horvat | Centreville Bank chairman, CEO and president Almost 195 years after our founding, Centreville Bank continues to feel a personal responsibility to serve...
EXPENSIVE INGREDIENTS: Michael Manni, owner of LaSalle Bakery Inc. in Providence, says in addition to increased shipping prices and labor costs, “everything we buy has gone up.”  
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Rising prices have taken some cheer out of bakeries

Buying dessert for the holidays might be pricier this year, and local bakeries aren’t happy about it. Whether it’s a pastry, a butter croissant, or...

Need cyber insurance? It’s not an easy answer

Though cybercrimes have long been on the rise, many small-business owners see their risk as outweighed by the high price tag that comes along...
PARTNERS: ­Business leaders will be looking to R.I. Commerce Secretary Elizabeth M. Tanner and Gov. Daniel J. McKee to set a course for economic development in the state in the new year.
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McKee, Tanner must set clear agenda for Commerce

Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s decisive election victory over Republican Ashley Kalus positions him to play a lead role in state economic development for the...

Make R.I. part of Biden job growth

Kudos to Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan L. Hughes for reminding two national power brokers of their local and regional roots during...
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