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COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Small Business Saturday SHOP RI committee members, from left, Claudia Lowe, special projects coordinator; Bob Killian, co-chair and business manager; Sue Babin, co-chair and operations director; and Brian La Fauci pose for a photo during last year’s Small Business Saturday event at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. This year’s event will be held at the Crowne Plaza on Nov. 24.
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Editor’s Choice: Show support for small businesses on Nov. 24

EDITOR’S CHOICE Show support for small businesses on Nov. 24 MORE THAN 100 Rhode Island-based small businesses will set up sale displays as part...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
TOWER CONCERNS: Pictured at the ArtProv Gallery in Providence are from left: gallery staff members Nicholas Dupont and Victoria Rogers, owner Michele Aucoin, Susan Petree of Newport, and Luke ­Morrison of Providence. Aucoin said she’s concerned the proposed Hope Point Tower by the Fane Organization would be too overpowering and not “fit in.”
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Business community divided over Fane tower proposal

While city officials debate whether to approve the proposed 600-foot Hope Point Tower in Providence’s Jewelry District, businesspeople in and around the neighborhood are...
ECONOMIC ENGAGEMENT: Attendees listen to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo speak during an economic-outlook luncheon event in 2017 at the R.I. Convention Center. The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce’s latest luncheon, to be held Sept. 24, will feature Ravi Kumar, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys.
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Editor’s Choice: Celebrate local businesses at economic outlook luncheon

EDITOR’S CHOICE Celebrate local businesses at economic-outlook luncheon RAVI KUMAR, president and deputy chief operating officer for Infosys, will participate in a moderated conversation...
FUN FESTIVITIES: A young attendee receives face painting during last year’s Community Connections Walk-a-thon & Family Fun Day.   
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Editor’s Choice: Community Connections fundraiser to benefit individuals with disabilities

EDITOR’S CHOICE Walk-a-thon to benefit individuals with disabilities COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS INC. will hold its 11th annual Walk-a-thon & Family Fun Day to bring awareness...
ON MONDAY, Brown University published Brown and the Innovation Economy - a strategic plan which includes five action points which the school identified to help achieve its goals of further local economic impact. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown highlights new ways to leverage school assets for greater economic...

PROVIDENCE – Incentivizing local entrepreneurs, translating medical innovations into products and companies, increasing the school’s engagement with private industry and building new innovation infrastructure...

Pay-equity fight not over in R.I.

Women earn a median of $43,541 in Rhode Island, ­according to data from the National Partnership for Women & Families, which cited U.S. Census...
THE GREATER PROVIDENCE Chamber of Commerce has delayed its 2018 Economic Outlook Luncheon that was scheduled for Friday until a to-be-announced date in September.

GPCC Economic Outlook Luncheon postponed to Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce has postponed its Economic Outlook Luncheon that was scheduled for Friday until a September date to...
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bristol Community College President Laura L. Douglas will discuss education and its importance to the business community as part of the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s “Good Morning SouthCoast!” breakfast series June 19 at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford.
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Editor’s Choice: Focusing on education

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Focusing on educationTHE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold a discussion on education and how it’s important for the business community. Bristol...
PROBLEM AREA: The structural problems at Rogers High School in Newport are evident in the water-infiltration damage, which has affected both the interior and exterior of the building, which was completed in 1958. Jeff Watts, the school’s plant engineer, looks at one of the affected areas outside. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Paying for badly needed school upgrades now will limit future borrowing....

Trinity Briceno, a senior at Cranston East High School, didn’t attend school between December and April.She was hospitalized in November after students and teachers...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am