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CANCER FIGHT: Dr. Wafik El-Deiry, right, director of the Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University, is one of the doctors pushing to get a National Cancer Institute designation for the center and is seeking help from state leaders. 
COURTESY BROWN ­UNIVERSITY

Funding, data sharing needed for R.I. to advance cancer innovations

When Dr. Wafik El-Deiry, one of the nation’s top physician-scientists and oncologists, came to Rhode Island in 2019, he was eager to help the...

Marcum makes mental health a priority

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2023 1,500-4,999 Employees 6. Marcum LLP CEO (or equivalent): Thomas Lisi and Michael Tikoian, managing partners Number of employees: 3,503 DAY IN...

Talking it out may ease political rifts

Simmering tension in American politics came to a head two years ago, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to overthrow the...

Nursing homes to get $30M boost

Rhode Island’s nursing home industry has been ravaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some financial help appears to be on the way. The state budget...
CREATIVE COMMUNITY: Manya Rubinstein, CEO of Industrious Spirit Co., a distillery in Providence, says she was drawn to the city and the closeness and collaborative nature among its artisans. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Creative collaborations make her spirits soar

New York City native Manya Rubinstein is CEO of a Rhode Island distillery, leading a like-minded team at Industrious Spirit Co. and creating sustainably...
OPENING THE DOOR: Frederick Reinhardt, CEO and president of Greenwood Credit Union, says the Warwick credit union started providing services to cannabis-related businesses in part because of safety concerns over operating a large all-cash enterprise. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lack of banking hinders R.I.’s cannabis sector

The cannabis industry may be expanding in Rhode Island, but these types of businesses still struggle to find financial institutions that will provide financing...

Why don’t business schools have more diverse faculties?

Despite the increasing diversity among America’s college students, business school professors remain overwhelmingly white. In U.S. business schools, Black and Hispanic individuals make up 23.2%...
ON DUTY: Server Lauren Withers delivers food to a table at Sardella’s Italian Ristorante in Newport. Owner Richard Sardella believes his 41 years in the restaurant industry has been an advantage in retaining employees because they’ve been with him for so long. / COURTESY SARDELLA’S ITALIAN RISTORANTE

Restaurant recovery is hitting a few obstacles

The restaurant jobs picture, like that in other industries, is proving to be a challenge to business owners as summer and our post-pandemic recovery...
PLANNING AHEAD: While large weddings being planned by Angelic Affairs LLC are still scheduled for this summer and fall in Newport, owner Kelly Teves, pictured in front of the OceanCliff Hotel in the city, says three of her clients that had originally booked dates in 2020 have moved them to 2022 and she’s already getting inquiries about 2023. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

TIED IN KNOTS: They do? They don’t? Struggling wedding industry awaits...

Planning a destination wedding can be stressful, but what Michele Armento has been through for the last year goes far beyond that. The New Jersey...

Facebook, Big Tech no friend of the web

When Facebook disabled Australians’ access to news articles on its platform, and blocked sharing of articles from Australian news organizations, the company moved a...
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