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Hasbro reports $171M loss in Q3, cuts full-year revenue outlook

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $171 million in the third quarter of 2023, following a year-ago profit of $129.2...
WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY going to be called Topgolf Providence will now be TopGolf Rhode Island, Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins announced Friday. / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP LLC

After pressure from Cranston mayor, Topgolf changes name of venue

PROVIDENCE – It's official, Topgolf Rhode Island is now coming to Cranston.  Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins announced the news Friday just days after criticizing...

Erlich named CEO of Launch Entertainment

WARWICK – Craig Erlich, who most recently led the Friendly’s restaurant chain, has been named CEO of Launch Entertainment. Erlich will take over for Rob...
WAKANDA FOREVER: From left, Bryony Bouyer, Hasbro Inc.’s senior vice president of diversity and inclusion and multicultural strategy; Olga Lowe, manager of global brand development and marketing; Tayla Reo, product development manager; and Phil Johnston, senior creative writer, pose with arms crossed in a salute made famous in Marvel Entertainment LLC’s Universe’s “Black Panther” movie. 
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Equity is serious business for this toy company

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Entertainment: Hasbro Inc. WITH ITS STORIED, almost centurylong history, Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. is known as the corporate parent...
PAUL GARCIA, center, marketing director for TimeZone, and company graphic designer Sarah Mendes cerebrate the recent acquisition of an industrial building at 180 Mill St. in Cranston. The building, purchased by R1 Indoor Karting Inc. co-owner Mike Hezemans, will house TimeZone's headquarters. / COURTESY TIMEZONE

R1 Indoor Karting co-owner purchases Cranston industrial building to house TimeZone...

CRANSTON – A top executive from Lincoln-based R1 Indoor Karting Inc. has acquired a large industrial building on Mill Street, where part of the...
ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO set a new single-year attendance record of 834,960 in 2021, a 23.5% increase from the count of guests who visited the zoo in 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nighttime events boost Roger Williams Park Zoo’s attendance to record levels

PROVIDENCE – In times of crisis, you can fall in love again. Administrators at Roger Williams Park Zoo firmly believe that was the case...
Marc A. Crisafulli

Marc A Crisafulli

When two of Rhode Island’s largest public companies resolved their long-running dispute over a 20-year lottery contract early this year, there was one name...
J.L. “Lynn” Singleton

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, president of the Providence Performing Arts Center, must be doing something right. The 3,100-seat theater remained empty for more than a year...

Starkweather & Shepley Underwrites Westerly’s Colonial Theatre Internship Program

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI AUGUST 2021– Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S), is proud to have supported the Colonial Theatre, in Westerly, Rhode Island,...
NOT QUITE SHOWTIME: J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, Providence Performing Arts Center president, says getting the theater up and running to the level it was before the pandemic won’t be “like turning the light switch on.” / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Curtain will go up again, but slowly

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, president of the Providence Performing Arts Center, has had to overcome hurdles since joining PPAC nearly four decades ago. The COVID-19...
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