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CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST: Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation converse during last year’s breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event will be held on June 17 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick.
 / COURTESY PCC CONSTANCE BROWN

Editor’s Choice: Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to hold congressional breakfast

EDITOR’S CHOICE Greater Providence Chamber to hold congressional breakfast THE GREATER PROVIDENCE Chamber of Commerce will hold a congressional breakfast featuring Rhode Island’s congressional...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does R.I. have too many chambers?

It’s busy being half of a two-person, full-time staff for the state’s oldest wish-granting entity, A Wish Come True. The Warwick-based nonprofit grants wishes...
DRUG TESTING: Craig Pickell is the president and CEO of Bullard, which makes custom grinders and abrasives. Manufacturers such as Pickell, who also serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, are concerned about the worker-safety issues and employer rights regarding drug testing if recreational marijuana use is legalized.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘We’re not going to stop [legal pot]’

Amid the rolling fields and wooded hills outside Worcester, Mass., people park their cars in a dirt lot then take a shuttle bus to...
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, providing welcoming remarks at Thursday's Economic Outlook Breakfast, said her job in her second term will be to help sustain the economic momentum Rhode Island has been experiencing. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Economic Outlook Breakfast portends economic renaissance – and another Super Bowl...

PROVIDENCE – Those at Thursday’s Economic Outlook Breakfast by Santander Bank and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce may have come away thinking that...

Five Questions With Frank D. Sanchez

Frank D. Sanchez | President, Rhode Island College1. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed expanding the Rhode Island Promise program to RIC. How important...

Businesses seek study of minimum wage hike

Rhode Island again is considering an increase in the minimum wage to stay competitive with surrounding states, including Massachusetts.Among New England states, only Connecticut...

R.I. businesses wary of legalizing marijuana

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sees millions of dollars in new state revenue from legalizing recreational marijuana use but business owners don’t want it to...
STEVEN HOFFMAN, chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, speaks with several businesspeople after giving a speech before the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. / PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Mass. cannabis official cautions R.I. on legalization issues

PROVIDENCE -- One of Massachusetts' top cannabis officials offered advice for Rhode Island Tuesday morning as state lawmakers here kick off the debate on...

Blue Cross seeking applications for Worksite Health Awards

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is taking applications for the 25th Annual Worksite Health Awards honoring Rhode Island companies paying special...

Chamber opposes Raimondo sales tax expansion

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has recommended an expansion of the state sales tax to include professional services associated with commercial buildings, such as landscaping,...
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