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Electric Boat continues to grow after ‘once in a generation expansion’

WARWICK – Over the past year, General Dynamics Electric Boat has hired at its fastest rate on record, with 3,900 shipbuilders added to its...
Bruce Newbury

Student chefs cooking up bright future

The future of the food industry is looking bright, as there are a solid number of young people who are up and coming and...
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summit and Awards event on Dec. 1 is led by Kevin Matta, center, human resources chief and diversity officer with the Amos House in Providence and board vice president of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals Inc. With him, from left, are Angela B. Ankoma, vice president of the Rhode Island Foundation’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative; Shameen Awan, vice president of talent management and DE&I assistant vice president at Amica Mutual Insurance Co.; Doris De Los Santos, manager of the supplier diversity program at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Ken Gladney, executive director and manager of diversity, assets and wealth management at JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Shaweta Pandey, executive director of strategic diversity management at CVS Health Corp.; and Monika Soban, director of manufacturing and diversity, inclusion and belonging site lead at Amgen Rhode Island. 

Diversity actions can pay big dividends, say summit panelists

Words are cheap. Companies must treat diversity, equity and inclusion policies as they do long-term capital investments. That was the message from a panel discussion...
CYBER SPECIALISTS: Roger Williams University professor of cybersecurity Doug White, middle, speaks during a Q&A session at the end of Providence Business News’ 2022 Cybersecurity Summit at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 6. At left is Linn F. Freedman, a certified information privacy professional and U.S. chair of data privacy and the cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP. At right is Shakour A. Abuzneid, a professor of cybersecurity and networking and incoming program director at RWU. 

Panel: In fending off cyberattacks, prevention isn’t nearly enough

While common security measures can help companies and their employees avoid becoming victims of cybercrime, they aren’t foolproof, said Shakour A. Abuzneid, a professor...
PUT TO THE TEST: Dr. Jonathan Martin, center, co-founder of PureVita Labs LLC, talks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ 2022 Business of Cannabis Summit on Sept. 15. PureVita offers regulatory testing for marijuana cultivators. Also on the panel are, from left, Seth Bock, founder and CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center Inc.; and Michael Budziszek, a professor of biological sciences at Johnson & Wales University.

Brace for abrupt shifts in legalized cannabis market

In the cannabis market, nothing is simple, says Seth Bock, founder and CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center Inc. in Portsmouth. The legalization of...
THE EAST GREENWICH Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Fall Golf Tournament, which will benefit the East Greenwich Little League, on Oct. 3 at Cranston Country Club. / COURTESY CRANSTON COUNTRY CLUB

Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 27, 2022

Click here for the Sept. 27, 2022 issue of the Philanthropy Calendar.
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Gary Wallace is the owner of Hall of GraFX, a printing shop in Providence that has produced campaign materials for candidates, such as this banner for Gonzalo Cuervo, who finished second in the Providence mayoral primary on Sept. 13.

THE CAMPAIGN ECONOMY: Election season provides stimulus for many businesses

Forget summer vacation, Gary Wallace hasn’t even had a day off in the last six weeks. That’s what happens when you own a print shop...
Bruce Newbury

Food trucks and ice cream make for delicious duo at Sacred...

We can’t help but be in a good mood when we are with family, friends or someone special surrounded by good food and attentive...
CAREY, RICHMOND & VIKING INSURANCE employees dress up as superheroes Wednesday during Providence Business News' 2022 Best Places to Work awards event. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

69 organizations recognized as PBN’s Best Places to Work in festive...

WARWICK – A health insurer, a loan services provider, a financial advisory firm and an information technology services company were recognized in a festive...

RIMA to celebrate 25 years, promote networking at annual meeting

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will celebrate its 25th anniversary with speakers and networking opportunities at its fourth annual Breakfast and Meeting at the...
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