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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.
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‘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,...
UNLOCKING CREATIVITY: Michael A. Roberto, director of Bryant University’s Center for Program Innovation, will talk about his new book, “Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets,” during the Business Value Forum on Feb. 20 at Bryant University in Smithfield.
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BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Editor’s Choice: Roberto to speak at Bryant Business Value Forum series

EDITOR’S CHOICE Roberto to speak at Bryant Business Value Forum series MICHAEL A. ROBERTO, director of Bryant University’s Center for Program Innovation, will discuss...

Business and political leaders discuss state priorities at Chamber lunch

PROVIDENCE – Business and political leaders gathered on Wednesday to consider new proposals before the General Assembly this year, including mobile sports betting, legalizing...
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