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NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE: Olin Thompson, a ­Jewelry District resident and amateur historian, points to the architectural features on a stone building at 110 Elm St. that was once a foundry and is now leased by Brown University for administrative and medical offices. 

Brown’s land of opportunity: University’s expansion is welcomed but is school...

Olin Thompson’s Jewelry District walking tour begins at the corner of Richmond and Ship streets in Providence, on a plaza covered in stepped, wooden...
ROLLING OUT: Jacky’s Waterplace Sushi Bar robot server “Bella” waits on a table with Ignacio Davila, left, and Galen Tate.

Robots could help restaurants struggling with labor shortage

Customers at Jacky’s Waterplace & Sushi Bar in Providence may have noticed a certain restaurant employee that stands out from the others. Or rather, rolls...

Johnson & Wales University is Training the Cybersecurity Leaders of Tomorrow

Did you know that phishing attacks make up over 80% of reported cybersecurity breaches? More than $17,700 is lost every 60 seconds because of...

Five Questions With: Suzan Menihan

Johnson & Wales University announced the launch of a new Bachelor of Science in nursing degree earlier this year, an accelerated, four-semester program that...

Johnson & Wales University launches beverage center

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University on Nov. 17 launched its new Center for Beverage Education & Innovation, which university officials hope will play...
TAKING THE LEAD: Swansea-based BayCoast Bank is one of the few banks that has offered financial services to cannabis-related businesses in Massachusetts, and BayCoast Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Risk Officer Gary J. Vierra says the bank is doing the same in Rhode Island as retail cannabis sales ramp up.

Many banks remain leery despite legalized cannabis

As recreational cannabis sales take off in Rhode Island, opening and running a business still isn’t exactly simple for these merchants. For one, a delayed...
CHALLENGES REMAIN: Melissa Husband, second from left, chief of staff at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, discusses some of the difficulties the health care industry is experiencing. Also on the panel at the Providence Business News Fall 2022 Health Care Summit on Oct. 27 are, from left, Dr. Sri Adusumalli, senior medical director for Enterprise Virtual Care for CVS Health Corp.; Corey McCarty, senior vice president and general manager of Commonwealth Care Alliance Rhode Island; and Dr. Thomas Meehan, program director of the physician assistant studies program at Johnson & Wales University. 

PBN health care panel: Plenty of obstacles to getting access to...

Socioeconomic barriers and workforce shortages are preventing many Rhode Islanders from accessing health care, creating obstacles that particularly affect communities of color. Panelists at the...
Bruce Newbury

From food truck to table

A number of food truck operators have established a presence in Rhode Island, some even turning their trucks into stationary restaurants. The business model...
POPULAR PATH: ­Crystal Raviele, a health care management professional, graduated from Bryant University’s online MBA program in May. 

More universities adding online MBA degrees as demand increases

Since before the pandemic, Crystal Raviele, then the manager of ancillary services at Coastal Medical Inc. health practices, knew she was interested in a...

RIDOH organizes more monkeypox vaccination clinics

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health is hosting a new series of monkeypox vaccination clinics throughout the month of October. The department will partner...
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