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RENOVATED HOME: Homeowner Carlos Reyes, left, is pictured with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Smith Hill Community Development Corp. Executive Director Jean Lamb in front of his home at 120 Camden Ave. during ceremonies to celebrate homeowners moving into houses renovated under the city’s EveryHome program.
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One answer to blight

During a panel discussion in Providence following a screening earlier this month of a documentary featuring a family left homeless after an eviction, Mayor...
TAKING CONTROL: Sailing Heals takes cancer patients and their caregivers for a sail aboard the schooner Madeleine in Newport.
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For the very sick, sailing a chance to ‘refuel their souls’

Katelyn McSherry’s memories of her mother on the water stretch back to when she was growing up in Portsmouth.“Growing up, we always had a...
PAY ­EQUITY: Citizens Financial Group, parent of Citizens Bank, said, “We continuously evaluate our practices and make adjustments to ensure all of our colleagues are compensated equitably.”
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Banks slow to disclose median gender pay gaps

Banks are being asked to reveal their “median gender pay gaps,” which measure the overall difference between what they pay men and women.Through shareholder...

Competition coming for ‘compassion centers’

The House Committee on Finance recently rejected Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults by licensed outlets. But the...
TANDEM APPROACH: Mark K. W. Gim, president and chief operating officer of The Washington Trust Co., said focusing on operating physical branch locations in tandem with digital offerings allows the bank to maintain its customer flow.
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Customers still want brick-and-mortar banking

It started with drive-through banking lanes. Then it was automated teller machines – ATMs. Hailed as the future of banking, many thought the days...
Starting with the creation of Astle Engineering as a college sophomore, Richard Astle took on bigger challenges as he progressed through corporate ranks, culminating in his founding NeQter Labs LLC in February 2018. 
It supplies cybersecurity services, among other things, to local small businesses in the defense industry. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Establishing a strong culture makes success more likely

Richard Astle | NeQter Labs LLC founder and CEOCompany culture, especially in a startup, can be more important than pure experience. It helps ensure...
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Culinary traditions continue, as new eateries add their own flavor to...

The opening of a new eatery can be a real shot in the arm for a neighborhood, leading to more economic activity and, in...
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Five Questions With Kristen Adamo

Kristen Adamo | President and CEO, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau1. You were promoted to president and CEO of the Providence Warwick...
PLANT-BASED DESSERTS: Becky Morris is the owner of Celebrated, a bakery that specializes in plant-based desserts and is known for its macarons and other bridal/elegant table displays. All desserts are animal-free. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Treats vegans can love

Becky Morris knew what it was like to attend a social event and find nothing on the dessert table she could eat as a...
GUIDED TOURS: Pinwheel Tourism owner Bradly VanDerStad offers students and tourists guided walking tours of Providence sites, including Federal Hill, the East Side and downtown.
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Pinwheel lets you decide what tours are worth

A free tour may not sound like a practical business model, but Bradly VanDerStad, owner of Bradly J. LLC – doing business as Pinwheel...
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