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ATTENDEES GATHER at the Steamship Historical Society of America's annual Ocean Liner Dinner at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. The society will hold its fourth annual Ocean Liner Dinner on May 4 at Squantum Aquarium in East Providence. / COURTESY STEAMSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Philanthropy Calendar, May 3, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
BUSINESS EXPANSION: Thomas Hoagland, executive director of the Providence Business Loan Fund, speaks with Kathy Cosentino, assistant director for business development. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Thomas Hoagland

5Q: Thomas Hoagland | Executive director, Providence Business Loan Fund1. How many active loans does PBLF have, and what are they worth collectively?...

Commerce board approves 3 innovation vouchers, tax incentives

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors voted to approve three innovation vouchers Tuesday evening, each for a value of $50,000.The award...
THE FARM FRESH Rhode Island food hub is seeking about $2.2 million in state Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island food hub seeks state development incentives

PROVIDENCE – A $15.5 million project by Farm Fresh Rhode Island to create a food hub and permanent indoor farmer’s market in a newly...

Farm Fresh Rhode Island food hub moves forward

PROVIDENCE – A proposal by Farm Fresh Rhode Island for a commercial center and farmers market is expected to be considered by the Providence...

Thundermist Health Center hosts Valentine’s-themed farmers market

WOONSOCKET – Love Your Heart, a Valentine’s Day-themed farmers market, will provide community access to fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as feature local...
BLUE CORSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island BlueAngel Grants program has awarded $218,000 to local organizations to fight obesity and promote healthy eating.

BCBSRI grants $218K to anti-obesity programs

PROVIDENCE — Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has awarded $218,000 through its BlueAngel Community Health Grants to nine organizations encouraging physical...
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RISD, JWU eye local food brand

A budding partnership between neighboring Providence universities may lead to a new food brand designed for purchase by large institutions with lots of mouths...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management announced it and six other organizations in Rhode Island received a combined $276,614 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

R.I. receives $276K from federal specialty crop grant program

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island-based groups working to support local agriculture were awarded $187,667 in farm viability grants, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management...
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RWU’s stealthy nutrition

Executive chef Jonathan Cambra and food-service General Manager James Gubata stood in the main dining room at Roger Williams University in Bristol. Several hundred...
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