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INDUSTRY SPECIALIST: Nina Kollars of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport speaks to the audience during the 2018 PBN Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick on Oct. 11.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Technology at heart of R.I.’s economic growth

Technology giant Infosys Ltd.’s expected arrival in Providence brings the promise of up to 500 new jobs by 2023.The India-based company’s partnership with Rhode...
RACE VILLAGE: Crowds gather in Newport for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May 2015. The 2017-2018 race stopover marked the second time Newport served as the sole North American locale to host the around-the-world yacht race. In the first week, the race village at Fort Adams State Park saw more than 40,000 ­visitors. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/MARC BOW

Marketing and sailing rewards, but departures too in 2018

R.I. Commerce Corp. last year unveiled a much-anticipated statewide tourism marketing campaign that included an updated website and digital ad initiative.Both centered on what...
SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY: Elizabeth Manchester, an attorney at Partridge Snow & Hahn in Providence, said the baby-boom generation and impending transfer of wealth through deferred giving will create opportunities for nonprofits.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nonprofits need plan to manage deferred giving

Royal Little did a lot with his life. When he died at age 92 in early 1989, the New York Times referred to him...
HYBRID PRODUCT: Geraldine B. Cunningham, president and CEO of First Financial Advisory Services, with Matthew Cunningham, left, and Peter Robinson, at her Westerly office. Cunningham said her business has seen more interest in a hybrid long-term care insurance product that allows people to pay over a 10-year period while they are still working and includes a death benefit if the person dies before using the long-term care services.  
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Insurance policies target long-term care

Baby boomers are planning for end of life, transforming a relatively new insurance option that combines long-term care and life insurance into a $4...
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Aaliyah Perez is a customer service representative at HealthSource RI’s walk-in center in East Providence. The state’s health insurance exchange had enrolled 31,771 people for coverage in 2019 as of Dec. 10.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

HealthSource RI enrollment ahead of last year’s pace

HealthSource RI is running ahead of last year in enrolling Rhode Islanders for health insurance coverage in 2019.With the deadline approaching on open enrollment,...
ENGAGING STUDENTS: ­Denise Coppa, interim associate dean of graduate programs at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing, teaches a class at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI launches mental health nurse practitioner master’s program

Nationwide, and here in Rhode Island, the health care industry is suffering from a documented shortage of qualified nurse practitioners.Employment in the sector across...
SEEKING INVESTMENT: Inclusion in the nationwide Opportunity Zone program could mean an influx of new investment and development for regions of the state deemed low-income census tracts. Each of the 25 Rhode Island tracts, the maximum nominations allowed by each state, has a greater-than-27 percent poverty rate. Investors in the program – who could fund everything from startups and business expansions to real estate deals – will be eligible for tax benefits. / SOURCE: R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

New Opportunity Zone program could help banks meet CRA requirements

Included in the 2017 $1.5 trillion federal tax overhaul heralded by President Donald Trump and passed by Congressional Republicans was the Opportunity Zone program.Encouraging...
ASSISTING CUSTOMERS: Bank teller Kayla Beauvais, left, helps Jacqueline Daigneault of Cumberland at the Citizens Bank branch in town at 2000 Mendon Road. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some banking regulatory requirements easing

A decade after the financial crisis, the banking industry appears to be in great shape. Profits are way up and some of the regulatory...
STEADY GROWTH: Rick Cohn organized the Rhode Island Real Estate Investor Group in 2003. It meets monthly and has 200 members. The group is structured to provide networking and information for real estate investors on topics of interest, including the upcoming tax law changes.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Investor groups grow with rising market

Investment groups seeking new members are attracting would-be entrepreneurs and investors to meetings around Rhode Island.Some are informal, formed among friends or co-workers. Others...
WISE INVESTMENT: Michael R. Melton, pictured with students, is a finance professor and director of the Center for Advanced Financial Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol. He said investing in a company that manages its affairs in a socially and environmentally “sustainable” way is good for both the company and its investors over the long term.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Socially responsible investing gaining in popularity, especially among millennials

Some pundits say socially responsible investing is, for lack of a better term, horse pucky. If that’s true, there’s a lot of money in...
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