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WEIGHING OPTIONS: Linda and Bill Bombach are the co-owners of Home Healthsmith LLC in Portsmouth. The business sells and installs home wheelchair lifts and elevators. Linda Bombach says prices for plywood and other supplies used to make the lifts and elevators have increased, but she hasn’t yet decided whether to pass along those additional costs to her customers.  / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN SURVEY: Businesses realizing pandemic pain is going to last

Rhode Island businesspeople are coming to terms with the harsh reality that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely hurt their bottom lines for years to...

Showing thanks

Are there things your company is thankful for this year? Yes: 100% No: 0% What is your business thankful for? (Select any that apply) The health of our...

Could lying down on job be good?

Most of us have heard that too much sitting is bad for you. Studies show sitting increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality,...

Coronavirus freaked markets, not the Fed

The U.S. equity market finally took notice of the coronavirus, which now is spreading from China to other countries and increasing the risk of...

In case of coronavirus, complacency is a danger

Scientific models show a reasonably high probability that the Wuhan coronavirus will accelerate in its spread outside of China. That’s concerning, to say the...

Rhode Island Foundation names strategic initiative officer for Health sector

Zach Nieder has been appointed a strategic initiative officer at the Rhode Island Foundation. He is responsible for leading the Foundation’s activities and grant-making...
After a long career as a banking executive and four years at Brown University as chief development officer, Neil D. Steinberg joined the Rhode Island Foundation in 2008. He has served as CEO and president of the public charity ever since, leading a host of initiatives in education and health affecting communities across the state.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

We can all be civic leaders

Neil D. Steinberg | Rhode Island Foundation CEO and president Leadership is not an executive title. Leaders do not have to be anointed, trained or...

Under Trump, U.S. is sicker

Let’s revisit Ronald Reagan’s “Are you better off now than four years ago?” question, zooming in on health. President Donald Trump, take a reverse-bow. You...

Coming to Rhode Island?

What size businesses are most needed in Rhode Island? Any-sized businesses: 53.9% Midsized businesses: 46.1% Small businesses: 0% Large corporations: 0% Which industries are most needed in Rhode Island?...

Lists: Rhode Island Health & Dental Insurers

Total no. of lives covered by health insurance: 1,217,866 SOURCE: Financial information is for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2017. Lives covered information is...

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