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Gov. Daniel J. McKee / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CLIMATE CONTROL Former small-businessman turned governor eager to boost economic vibes

(Editor’s note: This is an abridged version of a story first published on PBN.com on Nov. 22.) Gov. Daniel J. McKee has long positioned himself...
COFFEE TALK: David Levesque, owner of Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse LLC, speaks with customer Jenna Shehadeh at the Brewed ­Awakenings Johnston location. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s dreary business-climate rep proving tough to shake

David Levesque says he’s ready to expand his coffee shop business, but he cringes at the thought of what he’ll have to go through...

Textron Aviation lands deal with NetJets for up to 1,500 business...

PROVIDENCE – Textron Aviation Inc., a segment of Textron Inc., announced a fleet agreement with NetJets Inc. for the Columbus, Ohio-based company to purchase...

Report: R.I. businesses 15th most affected by swipe fees in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Credit card swipe fees cost Ocean State businesses $2.2 million per year, according to a new report by Forbes Advisor, making it...

Report: R.I. second-most environmentally friendly state

PROVIDENCE – Low energy and water usage propelled Rhode Island to second place in a State Sustainability Index recently compiled by Forbes Home. Rhode Island...
RHODE ISLAND was ranked the 23rd best state in which to start a business in 2023, according to the analysis by Forbes. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Forbes: R.I. is 23rd-best state in which to start a business

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked No. 23 on Forbes' Best State to Start a Business list for 2023.  The report examined 18 metrics across...

R.I. 8th-highest state in rent spending relative to income

PROVIDENCE — Ocean State residents pay among the highest rents in the U.S. relative to their incomes, according to a new report released by...
Mark J. Meiklejohn / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Mark J. Meiklejohn

Mark J. Meiklejohn | Chief credit officer, Brookline Bancorp Inc.Former CEO and president, Bank Rhode Island 1. How did your banking experience, including for the former...

Forbes lists Patriots as world’s 2nd most valuable sports franchise

PROVIDENCE – The overall value of the New England Patriots franchise has grown, even though the team's winning ways are getting further in the...

BankRI, Navigant earn top recognitions in Forbes’ 2022 ‘Best in State’...

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island and Navigant Credit Union recently earned top honors from Forbes as the best-in-state bank and credit union, respectively. The magazine’s...
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