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EYEING SPRING: Warwick’s ­Apponaug Brewing Co. is hoping spring will bring crowds back to a large outdoor patio. Above, foreground, is co-owner Kris Waugh. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Businesses see more reasons for hope than in 2008

When PBN started its biannual business survey during the depths of the Great Recession in 2008, the local economy was experiencing the most sustained...
Bruce Newbury

Restaurant weeks make strong return

How does the restaurant industry recover from the economic effects of the pandemic? Of course, there are other industries that have been devastated, but...

List: Public Companies in Rhode Island

Total number of local employees: 28,807 FOOTNOTES: 1. PE Ratio, Dividend and Yield information is as of Feb. 12, 2021, and calculated by Yahoo! Finance. 2. Reflects...
GAME ON: Marc Crisafulli, executive vice president of strategy and operations for Bally’s Corp. and president of Twin River Casino Hotel and Tiverton Casino Hotel, will be the guest speaker at Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues monthly event on Feb. 22. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Editor’s Choice: Crisafulli to discuss casino operations over breakfast


EDITOR’S CHOICE Crisafulli to discuss casino operations over breakfast THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly virtual Eggs and Issues...

More money, less problems?

Is your company planning to seek another round of stimulus funding? No: 67% Yes: 17% Unsure: 17% Did your company receive stimulus funding of any kind in 2020? Yes:...
COURTESY GOFUNDME

Most-read stories on PBN.com, January 2021

1. Proclamation Ale Co. co-owner Witham dies of cancer on Christmas Day POSTED ONLINE: DEC. 31, 2020 Dave Witham, co-owner, president and brewmaster of...
SOME RHODE ISLANDERS who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine have struggled to get appointments to receive shots. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Many in R.I. frustrated by vaccination registration system

The absence of a central registry in Rhode Island for the coronavirus vaccine has led to confusion and frustration among people who now qualify...

List: Audiovisual Production Companies

Total number of local employees: 173 Re-ranked by newest companies: 1. PMC Media Group | Year founded: 2012 2 (tie). Luminous Creative Agency | Year founded: 2011 2...
LONG HAUL: 
A JetBlue Airways flight leaves from the main runway at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. JetBlue’s operations resumed last summer after a brief suspension in the spring when the coronavirus 
hit the U.S. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Clouded horizon: T.F. Green leader says recovery could take years

Constanza Rosas stepped out of T.F. Green Airport in mid-January, exhausted from a series of flights. She carried two suitcases, a bright-pink neck pillow...
CLIMBING THE LADDER: Junior Jabbie started as an intern at Banneker Supply Chain Solution Inc. in North Smithfield in 2005. Now he is the company’s top executive. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Everybody’s Business: Mentor helped lift him to the top

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...

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