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RHODE ISLAND BLACK BUSINESS Association Founder, CEO and President Lisa Ranglin, center, along with local city, state and federal leaders cut the ribbon Tuesday on the association's new headquarters at 220 Smith St. in Providence. / COURTESY SEN. JACK REED, D-R.I.

R.I. Black Business Association’s new HQ now open

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association’s new home is now open for business. The nonprofit that supports the advancement of Black- and minority-owned...
BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER: Stacey Messier, general manager of CIC Providence LLC, helped attract companies from various industries, including offshore wind, tourism and tele­communications that now call 225 Dyer St. home. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

CIC Providence’s Messier maintains good company under one roof

PBN C-Suite 2024 Awards RISING STAR: Stacey Messier CIC Providence LLC | General manager PEOPLE AT CAMBRIDGE ­INNOVATION CENTER, or CIC, use the term “creative collisions”...
THE NAVAL UNDERSEA Warfare Center Division Newport generated $1.7 billion in economic impact for the state in the 2023 fiscal year.

NUWC Division Newport generates $1.7B in economic impact in FY2023

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport saw a $200 million increase in its economic impact on the state from last year,...
BROWN UNIVERSITY approved a 4.5% increase in its tuition for the 2024-25 academic year. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Brown University 2024-25 tuition to increase by 4.5%

PROVIDENCE – For a second straight year, Brown University students will see a significant jump in price in their tuition bills. At the same time,...
JONATHAN D. FAIN, left, is stepping down as CEO of Teknor Apex Co. after leading the Pawtucket-based manufacturer for more than a half-century. Donald K. Wiseman, right, has been named Fain's successor. / COURTESY TEKNOR APEX CO.

Fain steps down as Teknor Apex’s CEO; Wiseman named successor

PAWTUCKET – One of the state’s larger plastic compounding manufacturers will have new leadership. Teknor Apex Co. recently announced that longtime CEO Jonathan D. Fain...
NEW ELEVATED SEATING was installed inside the Amica Mutual Pavilion over the summer. Additionally 460 new seats to help increase the arena's capacity were also installed. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Amica Mutual Pavilion gets $19M in upgrades; convention center next

PROVIDENCE – A long-awaited new roof, new and additional seating and a new digital video control room are among the $19 million in upgrades...
REACTIONS TO THIS PAST weekend's PVDFest remain mixed, with some community members feel the lack of activity downtown impacted both the event and businesses. / COURTESY PVDFEST

After weekend festival, emotions on PVDFest remain mixed

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest this past weekend, according to some business leaders, was a tale of two cities. After several changes were made, including moving PVDFest...

Daniela Fairchild-Frydryk

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards Daniela Fairchild-Frydryk | 35 | Chief strategy officer, R.I. Commerce Corp. What have been the most significant changes in...
TIDYING THINGS UP: Staffers from The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. volunteer to clean up Fort Adams State Park in Newport. 
COURTESY THE BEACON MUTUAL INSURANCE CO.

A healthy environment shining brightly at Beacon Mutual Insurance

PBN Best Places To Work Awards 2023 LARGE COMPANIES #1: The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. Employees in R.I. 155 CEO and President Brian Spero ACCIDENTS IN THE WORKPLACE...
A NEW REPORT released June 5 by the New England State Food System Planners Partnership notes that the region has become too reliant on food exports, and calls for a more regionalized approach to food production and consumption. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND STATES FOOD SYSTEM PLANNERS PARTNERSHIP

Regionalized approach on food production, consumption urged

PROVIDENCE – A new report released June 5 by the New England State Food System Planners Partnership notes that the region has become too...
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