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SOUTHERN FLAVOR: Adam Batchelder recently opened Smoke & Squeal Barbecue, a food truck specializing in natural, wood-fired smoked barbecue. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Culture, people led Marine Corps veteran to open BBQ food truck...

With a U.S. Small Business Administration loan, Adam Batchelder, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and a Johnson...
SEEKING WORK PRODUCT RESPECT: Jennifer Space, an associate at n|e|m|d architects inc., and president of the Rhode Island branch of the ­American Institute of Architects, looks over some plans with n|e|m|d architects President Mehdi Khosrovani. Space believes local firms are bypassed too often for high-profile work. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. architects feel high-profile work too often goes to out-of-state firms

In a state that prides itself on world-class creative talent, it strikes some on the local scene as odd when high-profile design work goes...

Preparing students to be creators, rather than consumers

Today, computers are smaller, less expensive, more powerful, easier to use and more pervasive than ever. They are in our phones, televisions, cars, toys...
BANK RHODE ISLAND this month provided a $1.3 million mortgage to help fund the acquisition of an apartment building on the East Side of Providence at 132 Elton St. /COURTESY BANK RHODE ISLAND

BankRI provides $1.3M mortgage to help finance apartment building acquisition

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island this month provided a $1.3 million mortgage to help fund the acquisition of an apartment building on the East...
JOHNSON & WALES University announced it will reduce its total workforce of 2,400 by approximately 3 percent, affecting about 72 employees across the school’s four campuses.

JWU plans 3 percent workforce cut

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University on Thursday announced it will reduce its total workforce of 2,400 by approximately 3 percent, affecting about 72...
WEDDING MECCA: A renowned culinary scene along with mansions and beaches have helped Rhode ­Island become a wedding-destination mecca. Pictured, Christen and Peter Amenta celebrate their marriage at the Castle Hill Inn & Resort in Newport on June 16, 2013. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Weddings and small businesses – a Rhode Island love affair

Home to mansions and beaches, museums, historical ­architecture and a renowned culinary scene – Rhode Island has everything you’d want in a wedding-destination mecca,...
LASTING SUPPORT: Oscar Chilabato, associate professor of marketing and Ad Team co-adviser at Johnson & Wales University, has been supporting JWU students at the National Student Advertising Competition for 19 years. For the first time in the program’s history, the team took first place at this year’s competition in New Orleans. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Real-world experiences helping prepare JWU, URI marketing majors

Michael Gotera, a Nevada native, wasn’t sure what to study when he began as a freshman at Johnson & Wales University in Providence but...
AN ADVERTISING TEAM from Johnson & Wales University placed first in the National Student Advertising Competition held by the American Advertising Federation.

JWU student advertising team wins national advertising competition

PROVIDENCE - Johnson & Wales University’s advertising team placed first in the 2017 National Student Advertising Competition, held by the American Advertising Federation in New...

Hsu named new JWU provost

PROVIDENCE - In a statement Thursday, Johnson & Wales University announced Lily S. Hsu will serve as the school's new provost and Billye W. Auclair will...
FILLING A VOID: Benjamin Sukle, pictured in his kitchen at Oberlin, says he decided to open the restaurant, his second, because he wanted a place where people could get “some slices of fish, a pasta and some really good wine,” adding, “that’s a void I think needed to be filled.” / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

National acclaim hasn’t stopped JWU grad Benjamin Sukle from focusing on...

Benjamin Sukle has spent nearly a decade perfecting his culinary craft in Rhode Island. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University with a B.A....
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