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Five Questions With: Dustin Dezube

A longtime real estate professional in Providence, Dustin Dezube built up his rental agency and property management company, now known as Providence Living, by...
A PANEL OF HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS discussed the state of Rhode Island's hospitality industry during a summit hosted by Johnson & Wales University on Wednesday. / PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE COREA

At JWU, hospitality professionals share stories of perseverance

PROVIDENCE – A panel of local hospitality professionals Wednesday discussed how they survived and, in some cases, thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic that has...
Bruce Newbury

Dining out: A tale of prep and opportunity

The title of author Michael Ruhlman’s latest book “From Scratch” could be the title of his biography. He came by his position from the ground...

Johnson & Wales University sues insurer over pandemic losses

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Johnson & Wales University is suing its insurer over financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, alleging the company breached its...
GROWING STAFF: Scott J. Pacheco, left, owner and president of Scott James Furniture & Design in Tiverton, with his father, Rob Pacheco, head bed builder. Although the company shut down for two months at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, it has done well since then, Scott Pacheco said, especially “doing a lot more work in the wealthier coastal neighborhoods for people leaving New York,” which has resulted in more full-time employees now than before COVID-19 hit. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New model for collaboration

Rhode Island has a long, rich and diverse history of design, which arguably started with Samuel Slater. In 1789, the 21-year-old textile mill apprentice...

Meixell to lead JWU College of Business

MARY MEIXELL was recently named the new dean for the Johnson & Wales University College of Business. She brings to the university more than...
Bryan Lavin
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R.I.’s business-event tourism needs big boost

While leisure travel has rebounded in 2021, Rhode Island’s business and event tourism continues to struggle. This is troubling since municipalities and the hospitality...
A DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE NIGHTCLUB called "Karma" at 106 Richmond St. in Providence that was shut down following a double shooting in January 2014 was sold as part of a $1.6 million deal on Sept. 16, 2021, by Johnson & Wales University to companies owned by an alumni, who is planning a $3 million renovation turning the property into a 19-unit mixed-use apartment building. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE ARCHITECTURE

JWU sells former Karma property to alumnus; $3M mixed-use apartment project...

PROVIDENCE – A former downtown nightclub that was shut down following a double shooting in January 2014 and a neighboring parking lot were sold...

Colleges prepare for fall semester with varying consequences for COVID protocol...

PROVIDENCE – As students head back to college, many local higher education institutions say they will strictly uphold vaccination requirements and crack down on...
BREATHING EASIER: John Foley of Providence says he was worried he might have to default on $100,000 in student loans when he was laid off from his job as a supply chain analyst at the height of the pandemic last year, but a deferment on federal loans has allowed him to get his finances under control.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Extension of student loan deferment offers grads opportunity

When the pandemic hit last year, Providence resident John Foley lost his job as a supply chain analyst and was staring at more than...

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