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DEFERRED: Megan Faucher, a prospective student at Providence College, has chosen to defer her enrollment for the second time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Declines in enrollment put squeeze on colleges

Megan Faucher of Pawtucket has been waiting to go to college, but the pandemic has made the wait even longer. Faucher, a single mother of...
CARES FOR OTHERS: CBIZ Inc. senior managing partner Scott Wragg, along with having a passion to care for his clients and employees, spearheaded the formation of the company’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force to help enhance a collaborative, supportive and inclusive culture. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Scott Wragg, senior managing partner, CBIZ Inc.

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Scott Wragg | Senior managing partner, CBIZ Inc. WHILE TAKING AN ACCOUNTING class in high school, Scott Wragg became fascinated...
FIRST RESPONDER: Richard DeRienzo, partner and advisory services leader for Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, helped quickly lead in putting together a COVID-19 response plan to help clients navigate through programs and enhance cybersecurity during the ongoing health crisis.
PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Richard DeRienzo, partner and advisory services leader, Citrin Cooperman & Co....

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Richard DeRienzo | Partner and advisory services leader, Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP RICHARD DERIENZO’S LEADERSHIP skills have...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY will be permanently laying off and full furloughing 4% of its workforce as of Aug. 17. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University to lay off, furlough 4% of workforce

SMITHFIELD – About a month after Bryant University announced that it’s facing an $11 million budget deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Report: R.I. GDP contracts at 40.6% annualized rate in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s gross domestic product contracted at a 40.6% annualized rate in the second quarter, reflecting the severe economic impact of the...

Bryant University helps people stay connected through a health crisis

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards 2020 | 500-1,499 EMPLOYEES 2. Bryant University | Ross Gittell, President | Number of employees: 692 IN ADDITION TO...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE announced Friday its reopening plan for the fall, which includes most of its classes being held online. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

RIC’s reopening plan involves most classes being held online

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College’s reopening plan for the fall will involve most of their classes being held online, the state college announced Friday. The...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY announced late Tuesday that it has postponed its 2020 in-person commencement ceremony until May 23, 2021. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant postpones 2020 commencement until May 2021

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University will not hold its in-person 2020 commencement ceremony Aug. 29 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence and the ceremony...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY announced Friday that it will have to reduce its workforce and make other budget cuts due to an $1 million budget gap brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant University, facing $11M budget deficit, to reduce workforce and pay

SMITHFIELD – Facing an $11 million budget deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bryant University President Ross Gittell, in a letter issued Friday...
RESHORING INCENTIVE: Steven J. King, managing director of the Quonset Business Corp., says the coronavirus pandemic may incentivize more manufacturers to “reshore” activities domestically after experiencing the supply-chain breakdowns created by the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic slows interest in Quonset Business Park

On a recent Wednesday ­afternoon, Quonset Business Park hummed with activity: trucks barreling down the winding roads, construction crews chatting on a break, cranes...

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