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Walsh earns Bob Cioe Award from North Kingstown Chamber for community...

AMY WALSH, executive director of commercial banking in Rhode Island for JPMorgan Chace & Co., was recently awarded the Bob Cioe Award from the...
SITE VISIT: Mark K. W. Gim, president and chief operating officer of Westerly-based Washington Trust Bancorp., demonstrates the bank’s website technology on his iPad in 2018. But the regional bank didn’t abandon its brick-and-mortar strategy, opening several new branches in recent years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mobile banking making leaps ahead

FINANCIAL SERVICES Perhaps nothing has transformed banking more than technology. Online and mobile banking are certainly not new. Websites, for example, first came on the scene...
MOVING ON: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien talks with then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo at an August 2018 press conference at Slater Mill to discuss the Pawtucket Red Sox’ decision to move to Worcester, Mass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Faces change, differences remain

GOVERNMENT Talk about a sudden turn. For six years, the General Assembly – or at least one chamber of it – was controlled by House Speaker...
TAKING NO CHANCES: In November 2020, Elizabeth “Libby” Sarro, right, administrator at Bethany Home of Rhode Island, helps office manager Linda Wilson, center, and David Bragga, director of therapy, don protective equipment at the entrance of the Providence nursing home. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A time of upheaval and recovery

HEALTH CARE The health care system in Rhode Island, transformed by expanded health care insurance access, is preparing for further change as 2021 draws to...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex LLC and RITIN, in 2018. In the background is Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris program ­consultant. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making the sector more resilient

MANUFACTURING The trends in manufacturing over the past decade, including lean processes and increased efficiency, took a back seat in the last two years. Innovation...
VIRTUAL ACT: Brien Lang, right, and Dave Carney perform “Miss You Like Hell,” a musical adaptation of the movie “Road House,” linked via Zoom with fellow Wilbury Theatre Group cast members for a 401Gives Day online performance in 2020 at the theater in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Nonprofits turn to way to raise money

NONPROFIT Nonprofit organizations are lifelines for communities, helping those in need with food, medical services, education services and other community programs. Those organizations were critical...
EVOLVING DISTRICT: The $20 million Providence River Pedestrian Bridge completed in 2019 is part of the changing landscape in the I-195 Redevelopment District. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Sky has been limit for R.I. developers

REAL ESTATE Real estate has taken center stage in Rhode Island as a form of economic development. After a slow start, the long-vacant I-195 Redevelopment District...

More homes won’t solve affordability crisis

Even before 2020, the U.S. faced an acute housing affordability dilemma. The COVID-19 pandemic made it a whole lot worse after millions of people...

How to manage the elevated quit rate

Finding good employees has always been a challenge – but these days it’s harder than ever. And it is unlikely to improve anytime soon. The...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 399 on Tuesday, with two new deaths. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 399, with 2 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 399, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. Hospitalizations of...

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