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COMMUNITY RECOGNITION: Lisa Ranglin, president of the Rhode Island Black Business ­Association, addresses the audience during last year’s Awards Gala. The association will hold its seventh annual Awards Gala, honoring small-business owners, local leaders 
and volunteers, in Warwick on Oct. 5, at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick.
 / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND BLACK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Editor’s Choice: RIBBA to honor local business owners at annual Awards...

EDITOR’S CHOICE RIBBA to honor local business owners at annual Awards Gala THE RHODE ISLAND Black Business Association will host its seventh annual Awards...
CIVIC BOOSTERS: The Guild owners Devin Kelly, left, and Jeremy Duffy were recognized for their efforts to
create jobs and revitalize their Pawtucket neighborhood.
 / COURTESY THE GUILD

Guild owners honored by Pawtucket Foundation

JEREMY DUFFY AND DEVIN KELLY, owners of The Guild in Pawtucket, were honored as People of the Year by the Pawtucket Foundation during the...
SOME TOURISM LEADERS in the state believe that ATM-use data could help the industry better understand who is visiting Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL TEPPER

Can data on ATM use aid tourism?

Although in his 29th year in the Newport tourism industry, Evan Smith is constantly looking for an edge to increase his understanding of who...

Blackstone Valley Golf Tournament returns for 13th year

BURRILLVILLE – This year, the Blackstone Valley Heritage Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 11, at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Burrillville.Marking...
THE RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER of the Alzheimer’s Association will hold its annual golf tournament June 21 at Newport National Golf Club in Middletown. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

Philanthropy Calendar, June 8, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
AN INCREASE in unregistered, short-term rental properties cropping up on third-party hosting platforms is causing some headaches in Newport. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Keeping the peace in Newport

Most Newport residents understand the city benefits from its international reputation as a tourist attraction.But an increase in unregistered, short-term rental properties cropping up...
A MAP OF THE 15 cities and towns, including Woonsocket, that received $25,000 grants to host a free concert series this summer. / COURTESY MORTIMER & MIMI LEVITT FOUNDATION

Woonsocket receives $25K Levitt AMP grant to host free concert series

WOONSOCKET – The city was named one of 15 small- to mid-sized towns and cities by the Los Angeles-based Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation...

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park to relocate HQ to I-295...

LINCOLN - The Interstate 295 Visitor Center in Lincoln will become the new headquarters for the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park — the...
GHOST TOWN: With few shoppers or passersby on the sidewalks, even during weekday hours, Main Street in downtown Pawtucket resembles more of a ghost town than an active city center. City officials hope a new train station and a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox will lead to further development. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket leaders think they finally have a plan to jump-start development....

Years of promises and waiting for new economic opportunities have made some residents and business owners jaundiced about a Pawtucket turnaround.If the so-called Ballpark...
ATTENDEES OF LAST YEAR'S Empty Bowls fundraiser choose their keepsake bowl. The annual event by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is scheduled for Oct. 13 this year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 29, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
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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