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CAREER PATHFINDER: U.S. Navy veteran Camy R. Ruck credits the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance with assisting her in finding the type of job she wanted in civilian life. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Transition to civilian jobs aided by R.I.-based alliance

Camy R. Ruck’s experience in the U.S. Navy from 2012 to 2018 equipped her with skills to be an information system technician overseeing computer...
RELIABLE RESOURCE: Jeremy Tolleson, left, veteran program manager for the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, at a Veterans Expo event at Pierce Memorial Stadium in East Providence, with Roger Richards, veterans representative. As more employees are quitting or not showing up to work, companies are turning to veterans to fill their workforces. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

More firms tapping into ranks of ex-military

Jeremy Tolleson traded one conflict for another when he retired from the U.S. Army and started working for the R.I. Department of Labor and...
CRYPTO ­CONCERNS: Leigh E. Furtado, attorney and senior associate at the law firm Day Pitney LLP, says she’s finding more clients inquiring about protecting their crypto­currency during estate planning. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crypto can complicate trust, estate planning

“HODL,” an abbreviation for “hold on for dear life,” has become a motto for a class of cryptocurrency enthusiasts who aren’t interested in selling. But...
TEST CRITIC: Eric J. Mitnick, dean of the University of Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth, stands outside the Licht Judicial Complex in Providence. Mitnick is among the legal observers who believe the bar exam should be changed to better test the skills would-be attorneys will need to practice law. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will bar exam undergo more change in future?

A year after Rhode Island lowered its passing score for the bar examination, the effect on pass rates remains murky. In March 2021, the R.I....
SETTING UP SHOP: Laura Guillén, the new Rhode Island executive director for Entrepreneurship for All, is forming a network of mentors and prospective program participants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mass. business incubator arrives in Providence

Getting a business off the ground is no easy feat, especially for people of color. And if Rhode Island’s undersized share of minority-owned businesses is...
CREATIVE ­­OUTLETS: ­­Barrington woodworker Torsten Mayer-Rothbarth says Etsy Inc. is one of several places he sells his work. Convenience outweighs the downsides for many sellers using Esty, he says. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Price might be high for using online platforms

When Frog and Toad LLC launched in 2001, the owners of the gift shop didn’t see the need to create a website, let alone...
HELPING HAND: John Schreiber is one of about 50 travel nurses who have been hired temporarily to fill open positions at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick. The use of travel nurses at hospitals has increased because of a labor shortage. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM/RYAN PICKERING

Hospitals find good, bad in hiring travel nurses

For most hospitals, employing travel nurses isn’t new: before the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick typically had eight to 10 travel...
SCREENSHOT: Digital artist Anne Spalter displays one of her works, “The Wonder of It All.” The non-fungible token of the art was up for auction at Sotheby’s in April. / 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Where are NFTs headed in the business world?

As the founder of the first digital fine arts course at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1990s, Anne...
THE BIG REVEAL: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio speaks at an event in Newport on March 15 announcing Cox Communication Inc.’s $120 million investment to upgrade broadband infrastructure statewide. Also pictured, from left, are Ross Nelson, Cox senior vice president and region manager; Mark Greatrex, Cox president; and Gov. Daniel J. McKee. / COURTESY COX COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Battle brewing to give R.I. more broadband choices

High-speed internet in Rhode Island is synonymous with one company: Cox Communications Inc. Since the advent of broadband technology more than 20 years ago, Cox...
CHECKING IN: This is a sample screen of the Papa Inc. mobile app that allows independent contractors called pals to connect with seniors in their areas who need assistance or companionship. The service is offered through certain health insurance plans provided by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.  / PBN PHOTO

Health insurers offering ‘grandkids on-demand’

Now in partnership with health plans in Rhode Island, a company called Papa Inc. is providing a service that’s been marketed as “grandkids on-demand,”...

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