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CASH BONUS: The Washington Trust Co. said it was able to provide employees with one-time cash bonuses in January as a result of a reduction in its corporate taxes. Patricia Fernandez, left, professional flex banker at Washington Trust on Waterman Street in Providence, speaks with customer Nina Pratt of Providence.
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Banks say tax reform allowed for increased spending on staff, infrastructure

Many banks in Rhode Island and elsewhere have showered employees with pay raises and bonuses since President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress...

Don’t charge employers for workers on welfare

Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is all set to propose legislation that proposes to put a tax on large businesses with employees who receive benefits...
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Five Questions With Jeanne Boyle

Jeanne Boyle | Director of commerce, city of Pawtucket1. Tell us about the purpose of the expansion of the Pawtucket Business Development Corp. commercial...
Before founding Luca + Danni and continuing a long family legacy in the jewelry business, Fred Magnanimi spent 12 years working in the finance industry, including as a partner in a hedge fund and head of a business development group for Citigroup. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tragedy can produce your finest moments – embrace them

Fred Magnanimi | Luca + Danni founder and CEOGrowing up, my father was always my hero.He was a successful entrepreneur, a dedicated family man...
VALUABLE EXPERIENCE: Katie Schibler Conn left a marketing position with PlayStation because she wanted to take time off and travel abroad. She says the experience helped her to successfully launch her own marketing firm, KSA Marketing + Partnerships, which has seen 500 percent / growth since 2011.
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Travel abroad taught Conn to be targeted, intentional when starting a...

KSA Marketing + Partnerships is, in many ways, all about contrasts.The marketing communications firm works out of a 1710 grist mill in Warwick, for...
STAYING STRONG: Joe Depena, owner and fitness manager at VP Fitness on Dorrance Street in Providence, works with his client, Alice Negrao of Providence.
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Depena seizes opportunity to open his own fitness club

Joe Depena has a passion for iron – not the type found in vitamin pills or used to build office towers, but the kind...
BLUE TECH: Co-founders, from left, Mark Huang, managing director; Alissa Peterson, executive director; and Jason Kelly, board chair, formed SeaAhead, an advisory firm that works with marine businesses, in May.
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SeaAhead formed to assist ocean-related businesses

Mark Huang and his partners are betting that “blue tech,” as they call it, is the wave of the future, especially in Rhode Island.The...
GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH: PBN's biannual Business Survey showed that while the Rhode Island economy continues to improve, business owners are taking a "wait-and-see" attitude before making major new investments.

R.I. economy doing well, say leaders, but it could do better

In the summer of 2008, before the crash, before the Great Recession, before, well, before a whole lot of the changes that now define...

Health care savings model still worth exploring

Important new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Sept. 4 showed a promising experiment aimed at reducing health care...

Carmody named Junior Achievement of Rhode Island board chair

SUZANNE CARMODY, senior vice president and head of core banking sourcing for Citizens Bank, was elected as board chairman of Junior Achievement of Rhode...
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