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DIVERSE WORKFORCE: C.C. Business Corp. Vice President Ron Brewer, left, and President Marcellus Sharpe stand outside of Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, one of the private-security company’s clients. Brewer estimates that 70% of the company’s 39 employees are minorities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A question of equity: Can R.I. level the field for minority...

As small-business owners clambered to get in on the federal payroll relief program launched in the wake of COVID-19, Anna Mangeni held back. Her business,...
Raymond Mott co-founded Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty in 2013 to fill what he and co-owner Judy Chace saw as a gap in the Rhode Island luxury real estate market. The firm has offices in Barrington, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Narragansett, Providence and Westerly. / Courtesy Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

Success starts with a clear mission

Raymond Mott | Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty broker/owner In order to overcome challenges and thrive in times of crisis, leadership needs to be...

Zoom users taking steps to reduce risk to data

Disruptive and offensive as they may be, so-called “Zoom bombings” are the least of your worries when it comes to using the videoconferencing software. Once...
HELP WANTED: Andrew and Anna Mangeni, co-owners of Nissi Naturals LLC, say they’ve had nothing but bad experiences trying to get bank loans. Anna, who is Black, believes her race played a role. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State, private sector can do more for minority entrepreneurs

The July 2 headline on PBN.com was disturbingly familiar: “R.I. Black Business Association: R.I. failing to comply with minority-contracting policy.” The state has a long...
SMOOTH OPERATOR: Cooley extruder lead Marie Knight inspects Cooley products during production to ensure the quality meets the customer’s specifications. COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Making sure everyone’s included

(Editor’s note: This is the 12th installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...

Five Questions With: Shannon Sullivan, Women & Infants Hospital interim COO

1. How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the experience of women’s health care at the hospital? The greatest change has been restricting who can...
WITH 37 PERCENT of its residents between the ages of 18 and 34, and one nightlife venue per 523 people, Providence ranks No. 1 on Movoto Real Estate's list of the 10 most exciting mid-sized cities in the United States. / PBN FILE PHOTO

R.I. officials wary bars will become pandemic hot spots

State officials are keeping a close eye on Rhode Island bars to ensure they’re complying with public health measures as crowded bars across the...
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Mechanics Cooperative Bank donates 8K KN95 masks to front-line workers

WELL-STOCKED: Taunton-based Mechanics Cooperative Bank has been supporting front-line workers with face masks throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The bank has donated a total of...

Demand surges at NBX Bikes despite backlog for orders

Bicycles are so in again that they’re out of stock. So many people want them – not just in Rhode Island but globally –...

Health care sector sees new wave of attacks

Care New England Health System has recovered from a cyberattack that knocked out its website, email and other internal systems for a week late...

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