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HITTING THE PAVEMENT: Gubernatorial candidate Joseph A. Trillo, a former Republican state representative who has owned several manufacturing and retail businesses in Rhode Island, is running as an independent in the Nov. 6 general election. Trillo uses two buses and a truck to travel around the state and spread his message to voters.
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In a year of highly partisan politics, can independents boost political...

From his lofty perch atop the Statehouse, the Independent Man seems like a lonely soul, but he really isn’t.With spear in hand, the statue...

Classroom experiment eyes wind-energy jobs

In some places, wind energy is still thought of as a grand experiment. In Rhode Island, it’s already seen as a promising industry of...

How much travel is too much for Providence mayor?

During his first term, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has taken at least 60 trips out of state. Is that excessive?“Absolutely not,” said Elorza,...
BROAD SPECTRUM: Matthew Shenoda, vice president of social equity and inclusion at the Rhode Island School of Design, said he hopes to focus on more strategic admissions practices to cultivate a student population reflective of a broad spectrum of gender identities, races and socio-economic backgrounds.
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RISD working to recruit more-diverse students, faculty

For Matthew Shenoda, being the first to tackle an issue on a college or university campus isn’t daunting.Settling in as the Rhode Island School...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Bruce Van Saun

Bruce Van Saun | President and CEO, Citizens Financial Group Inc.1. How do you think banking will be different in five to 10 years...
Brian Boyle has been in training design and development for nearly two decades, but a recent experience in a small-business growth program kicked his project into another gear, with the expectation that it will grow its client base 40 percent in the last quarter of 2018. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Move beyond the day to day and capitalize on the extraordinary

Brian Boyle | CrossTrainer founderMy growth plan began with an ordinary conversation at a wedding in 2016. I mentioned to a guy that I...
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Restaurant styles evolving

There appears to be the beginning of an evolution in restaurant style these days. The traditional “white-tablecloth” dining establishment with a menu of entrée...
GET PACKING: Valerie Achorn, owner of Simplified Lives, a professional packing, organization and downsizing consultancy, has grown her business from a startup in Barrington in 2012 to an eight-person operation in Rehoboth now serving Greater Boston, Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Organized and profiting

As a special-events manager, Valerie Achorn needed to maintain a certain amount of organization in her life and career.She’s also moved “a lot” in...

Who Owns The Block?

Tiogue Avenue | Williams Street to Hopkins Hill Road COVENTRYResearch/Photography: Providence Business News/James Bessette Map: Providence Business News/Lisa Lagreca
INNOVATIVE STARTUP: Johnson & Wales University graduates Brandon Monti, left, and Patrick Straus co-founded FreshConn, a farmers market delivery service in Providence, to innovate the way produce is sold, increase sales to artisan producers and decrease food insecurity.
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It’s farm fresh and delivered

Farmers markets offer locally grown and produced fresh produce and foods. But for those with disabilities, or a lack of transportation or free time,...
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