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Polar Park may not open on time if construction shutdown lasts...

WORCESTER, Mass. – If the forced shutdown of construction on the $132 million Polar Park baseball stadium here lasts until June, it likely won’t...

Boston bans construction, not a step yet in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Construction activity continued in Rhode Island this week as major projects moved toward completion in Providence, including the massive 6-10 Connector work...
LIFE SKILLS: Stephen Cronin, a sales executive with Signature Printing in East Providence, volunteers at Hope High School in Providence, teaching students interpersonal and research skills desired by employers. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Business community debates best way to help Providence schools

The Providence schools need an infusion of energy and expertise. Business owners and leaders are being asked to commit staff and financial resources to...
HANDS-ON TRAINING: Jill Sypole, second from left, Building Futures health initiatives manager, and Andrew Cortés, third from left, the group’s executive director, stage a training event in Providence on how to administer Narcan to someone who has overdosed.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Hammer, nails… Narcan: Construction training aims to ease opioid crisis

As an industry, construction has been beset by the national opioid epidemic. In Rhode Island, a report by public-health officials found that about 20%...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Q&A: John Sinnott

John Sinnott | Gilbane Building Co. vice president and Rhode Island business unit leader A college intern at Gilbane, John Sinnott took a short detour...

Gilbane has built its wellness program on many pillars

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #2: Gilbane Building Co. CEO (or equivalent): Michael E. McKelvy, CEO and president Number of employees: 2,740 WELLNESS GOES BEYOND...
MAJORITY MARKET: Brian J. Spero, center, CEO and president of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co., speaks with Michael Lynch, vice president of legal services, and Amy Vitale, vice president, general counsel and assistant secretary. Spero said his company has 60% of the workers’ compensation market for Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal contractors losing out

Labor laws aren’t supposed to be this flexible. So many companies in the construction industry are misclassifying their workers – paying them less and treating...
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

MICHAEL BUSAM, 38

40 Under Forty 2019 winner: MICHAEL BUSAM | 38 OPERATIONS MANAGER, RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS UNIT – GILBANE BUILDING CO. What is the best advice you have ever...

Washington Trust Bancorp elects 4 to board of directors

WESTERLY – Four members of the board of directors of Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. were elected at the company’s recent annual shareholders meetings. The event...

From disengaged to strength leader

The effort to tap into workers’ intrinsic strengths is taking root across Rhode Island, fueled by training and tours offered through Leadership Rhode Island. The...

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