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ALTERNATIVE PATH: Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, owner of Blakely Interior Design in North Kingstown, started the company to indulge her hobby of home design and décor after losing enthusiasm for her former job at a large corporation. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Blakely designs go beyond the look

After working several years for a large corporation, Janelle Blakely Photopoulos started losing interest in her job.The company was bought out and the excitement...
TIME TO VOTE: The Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 9 will hold a much-anticipated hearing on financing for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Are lawmakers ready to deal on PawSox?

The General Assembly has returned to work with a few critical topics to consider and a host of other issues that will likely lead...
SEN. LOUIS P. DIPALMA (D-Little Compton). / COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DiPalma: Education – The key to a better job, better wages...

Education is the key to a better job, better wages, and a better future.The economies of today and tomorrow require a workforce with some...
LOCALLY GROWN: Semia Dunne, owner of Flowers by Semia in Providence, constructs a centerpiece arrangement from 100 percent locally grown flowers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Flower hobby blossoms into business

Semia C. Dunne, owner of longtime floral business Flowers by Semia Inc., described how she got into the flower industry as “backwardly,” thinking of...

Five Questions With Brenda Dann-Messier

Brenda Dann-Messier | Commissioner of postsecondary education, Rhode Island1. What are the most serious challenges, or weaknesses, in the Rhode Island higher education system?...
UNIVERSITY MEDICINE HAS launched an apprenticeship program at Community College of Rhode Island, above, for medical assistants employed by the medical group aspiring to become licensed practical nurses. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

University Medicine, CCRI collaborate on nursing apprentice program

EAST PROVIDENCE – University Medicine has launched an apprenticeship program at Community College of Rhode Island for medical assistants employed by the medical group...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo signed the paid sick leave bill passed by the General Assembly in a special session this month, as well as a bill that makes public certain 38 Studios investigation documents. But she vetoed the bill that would have more easily granted disability pensions to firefighters. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MICHAEL SALERNO

Does the nearly 50 percent year-over-year increase in Community College of...

The Community College of Rhode Island was surprised by the success of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship, as it saw a nearly 50 percent...
A STRONG RESPONSE: Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan Hughes says that the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program has increased the number of enrolled first-time, full-time students by nearly 50 percent. / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Public-private support yields a big win for R.I.’s future

It’s a wonderful thing when a plan works, and the latest example is the success of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program, a signature...

CCRI announces largest individual gift ever 1 week after previous largest...

WARWICK - On Wednesday morning the Community College of Rhode Island announced the largest individual gift in its 53-year history - $650,000 from the...
AS OF SEPT. 25, the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship led 1,478 first-time, full-time students to enroll at the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY CCRI

More students won’t push bottom line for CCRI

WARWICK – Passage of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship led more than 1,400 first-time, full-time students to enroll at the Community College of Rhode...
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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