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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
TAKE THEM TO THE RIVER: Pontiac Mills in Warwick is a sprawling former Fruit of the Loom mill complex across from Warwick Mall that is being redeveloped along the Pawtuxet River into residential and commercial space.
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Three years on, Pontiac Mills lofts starting to take shape, take...

Shuttered textile mills are complicated and expensive to redevelop into modern purposes. When a series of mill buildings is the project, the process can...
IN TUNE: More and more, institutions are reconfiguring bathrooms to be more inclusive of transgender people. Shauna Duffy, managing director of Providence’s AS220, is overseeing a renovation project that will include adding a gender-neutral restroom on its first floor.
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Transgender bathroom issue moves to the fore

Before starting a $4 million remodeling of its Empire Street complex in downtown Providence, leaders of the nonprofit community arts organization AS220 thought carefully...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: A newly launched craft-brewing certificate program at Johnson & Wales University features two weeks of hands-on education at Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket. From left, Jack Streich, vice president, brewery operations, Isle Brewers Guild; Devin Kelly, co-founder and managing partner, Isle Brewers Guild; Ed Korry, department chair, beverage and dining services, Johnson & Wales; Jeremy Duffy co-founder and managing partner, Isle Brewers Guild; Jennifer Pereira, associate professor,  / Johnson & Wales.
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Isle Brewers Guild partners with JWU to offer online craft-brewing certificate

For a time, every old industrial complex, barn, music hall or former train station was ripe for the picking, as the fervor for craft...
HEIGHTENED INTEREST: James Fowler Jr., second from left, vice president for enrollment management at Salve Regina University in Newport, meets with students Tim Mentor, left, a sophomore majoring in political science; Mohammad Meraay, standing right, a junior majoring in marketing and business; and Santiago Durango, a junior majoring in political science. Fowler says prospective students and parents are more interested in how alumni fare with job placements than they were 10 years ago.
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Measuring college success in job placement

When choosing a college, students may focus on the experience they’ll have for the next four years of their life. But increasingly they and...

Art schools aren’t doing so badly while other colleges struggle

Sculptor Eleanor Tomlinson had doubts about art school. The tuition looked costly, there was no guarantee of a job and she wondered whether a...
CLEANING UP: Eric S. Anderson, left, president of Enviro-Clean, a damage restoration and remediation company in Smithfield, speaks with Robert Goralski, president of Cesyl Mills and owner of a warehouse facility in Woonsocket that sustained smoke damage from a fire. 
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Disaster-preparedness firms keep R.I. protected as storms increase, intensify

A second-generation disaster restoration and remediation specialist, Eric S. Anderson, president of Enviro-Clean Inc. in Smithfield, knows all too well why businesses must be...
FLOOD-PRONE: Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, stands in front of properties on Strand Avenue in an at-risk area for flooding near the Oakland Beach neighborhood in Warwick.
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Report: R.I. homebuilding codes don’t cover all storm risks

Rhode Island again scored well in a recent report on the strength and enforcement of its homebuilding codes. However, with the 2018 hurricane season...
JOB CREATION: Matthew Morrissey, left, vice president of Deepwater Wind, at the energy company’s Providence headquarters with John O’Keeffe, manager of operations and marine affairs. Deepwater said 800 temporary construction jobs and 50 permanent maintenance and operations positions will be needed to facilitate the construction of a second Rhode Island-based offshore wind farm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Offshore wind farms are producing hundreds of jobs in R.I.

Rhode Island, looking to leverage the vast coastline after which it draws its nickname, jumped on the offshore wind farm bandwagon early on and...
SAFETY TRACKER: Gilbane Building Co. is piloting a safety device called a ­Spot-R, at work sites outside Rhode Island. It registers data on worker falls and allows management to identify where the injured worker is located. Paul Bechard III, an insurance account associate, demonstrates the device at the company’s Providence headquarters.
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Unions wary of safety technology piloted by Gilbane

Workplace falls can be deadly on construction sites. More commonly, they lead to lost time and productivity when workers are injured.Falls are the most...
HEALTHY ECONOMY: Joyce Lancellotti, left, division director of the Providence office of Robert Half Management Resources, speaks with Cassandra Iasiello, recruiting manager. Lancellotti said companies were reluctant to organize corporate outings during the past decade due to the cost and the economic instability of the Great Recession, but those attitudes are changing now that the economy is healthier. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. officials confident corporate outings will increase this summer

Eighty percent of 2,200 chief financial officers queried across 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas report their firms do not offer an annual corporate outing...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am