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CNE reports $566K operating gain in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System is starting its fiscal year on a high note reporting an operating gain of $566,145 through the...

ONE Neighborhood Builders unveils data on digital equity model

PROVIDENCE – An equity-focused WiFi service overseen by ONE Neighborhood Builders has seen a significant growth in usage since its launch in 2020, the...

Small-business development hub project gets $4M federal boost

PROVIDENCE – Nonprofit Skills for Rhode Island’s Future received $4 million in CARES Act funding Tuesday to help create the Rhode Island Small Business...
HELPING HAND: John Schreiber is one of about 50 travel nurses who have been hired temporarily to fill open positions at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick. The use of travel nurses at hospitals has increased because of a labor shortage. / COURTESY CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEM/RYAN PICKERING

Hospitals find good, bad in hiring travel nurses

For most hospitals, employing travel nurses isn’t new: before the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick typically had eight to 10 travel...
SMALL-BUSINESS STARTER: Providence-based Maternova Inc. was the first medtech venture to complete an accelerator program at Social Enterprise Greenhouse. The company’s founder, Meg Wirth, foreground, is now SEG’s director of health and wellness. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Lending some help to little guys

SMALL BUSINESS Ask any Rhode Island small-business owner if they could use more help – loans, grants, coaching, training programs – and it’s safe to...
R.I. STATE REP. Carlos E. Tobon, D-Pawtucket, is co-chair of the House ARPA Task Force, which will have a say in how the state spends its $1.1 billion slice of the American Rescue Plan Act funding. PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

House ARPA chairman: ‘Surgical’ approach needed in spending $1.1B

Billions of federal dollars have been bestowed upon Rhode Island through COVID-19 relief funding, but a large portion of the money sits unused as...
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Christian Cowan, executive director of 401 Tech Bridge in Portsmouth, and Mary Johnson, manager, outside the location of what will become the organization’s Advanced Materials and Technology Center, a 17,000-square-foot research and development facility slated to be completed by the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. tech ‘super connector’ gaining momentum

Christian Cowan experienced a lot of sleepless nights last year. Cowan is in charge of 401 Tech Bridge, an economic development initiative launched in 2019...
SPANNING THE GAP: Magdalena Andreozzi, founder of Grands Flourish Inc., says many of the grandparents her organization supports lost contact when many group functions switched to online-only after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Now Andreozzi is using a grant to get those people reconnected. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crisis exposes depths of the ‘digital divide’

When Magdalena Andreozzi moved workshops offered by her nonprofit online during the COVID-19 pandemic last summer, she expected some bumps in the transition. After all,...

R.I. Commerce establishing small-business-assistance grant program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. is establishing a small-business-assistance grant program to serve as infrastructure for distributing up to $5,000 grants to Rhode...
CREDIT COUNSELOR: Michael Garcia, a partner in enterprise solutions for Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., has been spending a lot of time fielding questions from clients about the Employee Retention Credit. / COURTESY KAHN, LITWIN, RENZA & CO. LTD.

Revisions boost interest in special tax credit

A $5,000-per-employee tax credit may sound like a great incentive. But the Employee Retention Credit rolled out under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security...
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