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Providence launches ThinkPVD.com site to promote city

PROVIDENCE – The city has launched ThinkPVD.com, a new interview series as part of its initiative to encourage residents and visitors to “think, shop...

Off to paradise

Do you feel that taking a personal vacation refreshes your creativity? Yes 87.5% No 12.5%Do you feel that taking a personal vacation allows you to become...

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Lists: Physical therapists & sports medicine centers

Re-ranked by no. of locations: 1. Ortho Rhode Island | No. of locations: 14 2. Performance Physical Therapy | No. of locations: 13 3. Elite Physical Therapy...

Lists: Diagnostic imaging centers

Re-ranked by no. of locations: 1. XRA Medical Imaging Inc. | No. of locations: 10 2. Advanced Radiology Inc. | No. of locations: 9 3. Care New...
DRIVERS: Roger Williams University President Donald J. Farish says there are two drivers to the school’s diversification goals: fairness to people who have been historically excluded from higher education, and preparing students for a diverse workplace. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


Gains so far have been modest, but RWU President Donald J....

In his sixth year as president of Roger Williams ­University, Donald J. Farish is taking steps to dramatically diversify the school’s population – including...
NICHE BUSINESS: From left, Renaud Megard, president of Nameplates for Industry Corp. in New Bedford, talks with Steve Moniz, pre-press and art director, and Ray Dextraze, print supervisor. The company prints on plastic and metals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Prints stand test of time

Former chemical-industry executive Renaud Megard purchased 42-year-old, New Bedford-based plastics and metal printing company Nameplates for Industry Corp. in October 2015.The career switch, which...
NEGATIVE IMPACT: Malcolm A. Makin, president of Professional Planning Group in Westerly, says the U.S. Department of Labor’s so-called “fiduciary rule” will hurt investors by forcing wealth managers to charge fees for unmanaged assets and make it difficult for young investors to find wealth managers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rule curbing fees could squeeze wealth managers

The so-called “fiduciary rule” could curb expenses for retirement savers by $17 billion each year, but end up unfairly squeezing smaller players in the...
IN HER HONOR: 
Ed Jankowski, a retiree living in Hopkinton, recently opened a $10,000 charitable endowment with the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of his wife, Joyce. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Bequests to family members favored over nonprofits in R.I. estate plans

Losing Joyce, his wife of 25 years, to ovarian cancer in 2007 reignited Ed C. Jankowski’s relationship with the Catholic Church, specifically St. Joseph’s...

Through Mobile Beacon, Katherine Messier and the nonprofit’s staff have provided mobile internet access to hundreds of nonprofits and to tens of thousands of underserved individuals, a mission that has turned out to be much more far-reaching than she imagined in 2010 when it was founded. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A tightly focused mission can produce much broader effects

Katherine Messier | Mobile Beacon founder and executive ­directorSeven years ago, I founded Mobile Beacon to help nonprofit organizations maximize their impact with the...
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