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AIMING HIGH: Iftikhar Ahmad, CEO and president of R.I. Airport Corp., which oversees T.F. Green Airport, says the goal is to reach 6 million passengers annually to have Green be “a strong ‘medium’ hub” and to “connect Rhode Island to the rest of the world in a meaningful way.” / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

T.F. Green Airport’s growth plans thrown off course

In early October 2017, a crowd of state and federal officials descended on T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, celebrating the completion of a runway...

Will this tax solve R.I.’s affordable-housing problem?

Rhode Island needs more affordable apartments and houses. Most housing experts agree on this. But should state funds for home creation come from luxury...
VACANT SPACE: Andrew Galvin, first vice president for commercial realtor CBRE Inc., which is marketing office space on the sixth and seventh floors of the Wexford Science & Technology building in Providence, says the underdeveloped look of the vacant space is intentional, designed to give prospective tenants the freedom to build out the space to their needs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

At Wexford building, empty floors are no worry

It’s 11 a.m. on a sunny, January morning, and the Wexford Science & Technology building – located in Providence’s I-195 Redevelopment District – booms...
TOP-NOTCH OPERATION: Neha Patel, franchisee owner of the Primrose School in Mansfield, works with a student. Patel says the school has its own operating style and provides a top-notch educational curriculum for children in a nurturing environment. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Neha Patel

Neha Patel | Primrose School | 201 Copeland Drive, Mansfield The pitch: The Primrose School in Mansfield is a premier early learning education center and...
CAREFUL CONSIDERATION: ­Michelle Kissinger, owner of Personalized Care Coordination LLC, offers advocacy services and medication management for elderly folks living on their own, away from other family members. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Registered nurse in business of coordinating care for elderly at home

An extra set of eyes and ears, with the training of a registered nurse. That’s the idea behind Personalized Care Coordination LLC, a new...
ELDERLY ELM: Matt Largess, owner of Largess Forestry, stands in front of the giant American elm tree at 100 Garfield St. in Central Falls. With a trunk measuring 16 feet, 6 inches in circumference, 90 feet high and a 120-foot crown spread, it is among the oldest and largest in the state. Largess estimates the tree sprouted prior to the Civil War. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Largess Forestry Inc. stands up for trees

When you have a tree that needs to come down, you call a tree removal service. An arborist may try to persuade you to...
PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY: Pictured is the Urban Fellow Barber Shop, which moved from its location in Warwick to the Biltmore Garage building at 51 Washington St. in Providence. The move is representative of an influx of retail and service-oriented businesses occupying commercial property ground-floor spaces along major streets throughout the city following a change in zoning in 2014 to make streets more pedestrian-friendly. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Zoning change brings surge of building activity to major streets in...

Three years into a building boom, downtown Providence has expanded its active commercial spaces along major streets, attracting dozens of new and expanded businesses. The...
NAME CHANGE? T.F. Green Airport operators say declining passenger traffic is partially due to lack of familiarity with the airport outside the local area. They’d like to see a name change but state lawmakers have been unable to agree on what that should be. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Lawmakers must help T.F. Green operators by renaming airport

The promise of an extended runway at Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport and a 2018 boost in international flights have given way to declining passenger...

Vision for a healthier state

The Rhode Island Foundation has once again stepped forward to help identify ways the state can make itself a better place to live for...
Denise Chakoian is a 14-year veteran of Rhode Island’s fitness industry and a cancer survivor. Last year she saw her business grow by merging two studios into a 7,000-square-foot space in Providence’s Wayland Square, doing business as CORE Cycle.Fitness.Lagree Studio. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Build a community to grow business

Denise Chakoian | CORE Center of Real Energy LLC owner and president When I began 14 years ago, I focused on building a business, thinking...
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