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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Keith A. Hovan, president and CEO of Southcoast Health System, will be the keynote speaker at the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s annual breakfast meeting on Nov. 14 at Century House in Acushnet.
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EDITOR’S CHOICE Hovan to speak at annual Chamber breakfast meeting THE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER of Commerce will hold its 132nd annual Business Meeting, which will...

New documentary looks back at R.I. credit union crisis

SMITHFIELD – A new documentary about the Rhode Island credit union crisis in 1991 is slated to premier Nov. 13 at Bryant University.The film,...

Swim Across America raises $227K for Women & Infants Hospital

PROVIDENCE – Upward of 650 swimmers of all ages and skill levels partook in the ninth annual local iteration of the Swim Across America...
Calculating rising demand Continuing a national trend that started at the turn of the century, demand for accountants in Rhode Island has risen over recent years by a significant amount, with growth expected to continue in the coming decade. Driven by retiring baby boomers, as well as an organic industry demand and people changing career paths, the state has seen increased enrollment in accounting education programs and faculty growth at the undergraduate and graduate level.*The 2016-2026 report used a new methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that the DLT says more accurately measures the movement of workers who jump from industry to industry without leaving the workforce, thus creating a potentially much larger demand for workers in any one discipline. / Source: R.I. Department of Labor and Training

Can colleges help fill projected job openings?

Job-prediction reports published by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training consistently reflect an increasing call for accountants in the state.In October, the state...
BEING PROACTIVE: Panelists at the 2018 PBN Cybersecurity Summit, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 11, discuss ways companies can prepare for and prevent cyberattacks and hackers. From left: Jeffrey Ziplow, cybersecurity risk assessment partner for BlumShapiro; Francesca Spidalieri, senior fellow for cyber leadership at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University; and Jason Farmer, senior solution manager for RiskSense.
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Train, anticipate to thwart hackers

Cyberthreats are continuing to grow, despite the significant efforts made over the past year to educate both business sectors and the public about ways...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, September 2018

1. Private schools adjusting tuition policies in effort to diversify enrollments PUBLISHED IN PRINT: SEPT. 7. Gordon School and other independent schools that have...
THE DEATH OF Raymond W. Fogarty, director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, was confirmed by the school Friday morning. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raymond W. Fogarty, director of Bryant’s Chafee Center, dead at 61

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has confirmed the death of Raymond W. Fogarty, director of the school’s John H. Chafee Center for International Business.Fogarty, who...

Five Questions With: Victoria Albanese

Victoria Albanese of Lincoln is a 2018 graduate of Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science in financial services with a concentration in economics....
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION granted the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University $374,002 for the center’s State Trade Expansion Program, designed to aid local small businesses enter the international export market, expand their export business or enter into beneficial trade opportunities. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

SBA awards R.I. and Bryant $374K for international business assistance for...

SMITHFIELD – The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University received $374,002 in federal funds from the Small Business Administration for...
ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES: Dragan Gill, left, reference librarian and assistant professor at Rhode Island College, and Lindsey Gumb, Roger Williams University librarian. Open educational resources have been implemented at college and university libraries across Rhode Island. 
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Open educational resources helping college students avoid hefty textbook costs

The price of tuition often trumps that of textbooks – both in size and priority – when it comes to budgeting for college.However, according...
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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