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THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth has received a $750,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to connect students within the university’s Medical Laboratory Science program resources to further their careers in life sciences. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth receives $750K grant to grow life sciences opportunities

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced Monday that it received a $750,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to connect students...
THE JOHN H. CHAFEE Center for International Business has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help support small business export growth within Rhode Island.

Chafee Center receives $200K from SBA to support small-business export growth

SMITHFIELD – The John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University became the beneficiary of a six-figure federal grant from the U.S....
A FEW RHODE ISLAND-BASED nonprofits have either begun, or are beginning to, accept cryptocurrency as a donation option. / AP FILE/KIN CHEUNG

Some R.I. nonprofits beginning to accept cryptocurrency donations

PROVIDENCE – Fundraising is a significant element to a nonprofit’s operations in order for the organizations to serve their respective communities. While organizations regularly...
BOB BURKE, back row at left, owner of Pot au Feu Restaurant in Providence, says that while local restaurants are back to being full after the COVID-19 pandemic impacted operations, the costs for restaurants to operate has risen due to inflation and supply chain problems. / COURTESY POT AU FEU

R.I. delegation urges SBA to provide financial assistance to still-struggling hospitality...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s congressional delegation is pushing the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide financial assistance to restaurants in both Rhode Island and...

New England Tech to launch new digital games institute

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology is set to power on a new initiative to help expand the digital game industry...

Chris Burch

2022 40 Under Forty Awards Chris Burch, 39 Vice president, Jade Manufacturing Co. How has COVID-19 changed your industry? How has it not? The most significant...

R.I. ranks No. 45 on CNBC’s state business rankings

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks No. 45 among all states in CNBC’s “America’s Top States for Business 2022” rankings released Wednesday. The Ocean State was...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association and the Rhode Island Food Policy Council, a new associate degree program to help create careers in the state's land and sea industries. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI’s new degree program to help support state’s growing land, sea...

WARWICK – A new federally funded associate degree program at the Community College of Rhode Island has been created to help prepare students for...
ELIZABETH M. TANNER, who has been the R.I. Department of Business Regulation's director since 2017, has been appointed as the state's new commerce secretary. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

DBR Director Tanner named new R.I. commerce secretary

PROVIDENCE – The director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation will shift over to R.I. Commerce Corp. to serve as the state’s new...
STEFAN PRYOR will resign as R.I. Commerce Corp. secretary on June 21. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pryor to resign from R.I. Commerce on June 21

PROVIDENCE – Stefan Pryor’s time as the state’s commerce secretary is nearing completion. Pryor, who has served as Rhode Island’s first secretary for R.I. Commerce...
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