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JOHNSON & WALES University came in at No. 41 on LendEdu's ranking of the 50 best financial literacy programs offered at colleges throughout the United States. / COURTESY LENDEDU

LendEdu: JWU among top 50 financial literacy programs

Updated, 4:32 p.m.PROVIDENCE – In LendEdu’s top 50 college financial literacy programs rankings, Johnson & Wales University came in at No. 41, according to...
SIERRA BARTER, co-founder and CEO of the Lady Project, hopes to have 15 chapters up and running across the nation by the end of the year. / COURTESY JEN BRISTER/STORY & GOLD

Five Questions With: Sierra Barter

As the CEO and co-founder of the Lady Project, an economic development nonprofit providing women a forum in which to meet and collaborate, Sierra...
BROWN UNIVERSITY retained its 14th place ranking among Best National Universities in the 2017 Best Colleges ranking published by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday.

Brown retains 14th place ranking in U.S. News and World Report’s...

(Updated 9:01 a.m.) PROVIDENCE – Brown University retained its 14th place ranking while the University of Rhode Island tied for 159th place among Best National...
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Sierra Barter founded The Lady Project in 2012. In three years, its membership has grown to 650 and it now includes chapters in six locations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Lady Project outlet for women

Sierra Barter didn't set out to begin a national movement when she started a nonprofit social organization, The Lady Project.Instead, she and her friend...
EPIC STORIES: Seth Goldenberg, CEO of Jamestown-based Epic Decade, will present at Design Week RI. “A lot of what our work is about is being more transparent and showing business leaders how design thinking works,” he said. / COURTESY EPIC DECADE

Design Week to spotlight growing R.I. industry

Rhode Island is home to an estimated 2,000 individual designers and firms ranging in focus from graphic arts to industrial design, and as such,...
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Lady Project exclusivity one key to group’s growth

Some networking turns out to be a polite exchange of business cards and some turns into business or community collaborations. Carole Ann Penney, of Providence,...
"The mission of the PVD Lady Project is to connect, inspire, and showcase awesome women doing amazing things in Providence." / COURTESY PVD LADY PROJECT

Five Questions With: Sierra Barter

The term “old boy’s club” often gets bandied about when decrying gender discrimination and nepotism. But what if there was a “club” that sought...
FARING BETTER: Gracie’s owner Ellen Gracyalny, right, moved the restaurant from Federal Hill to downtown Providence in 2005, finding success with the upscale American fare. /

Fresh food, ingredients spice flavor of Gracie’s

At just 26 years old, Ellen Gracyalny opened Gracie’s on Providence’s famed Federal Hill and differentiated her restaurant from the lineup of great Italian...
Food grown locally in its peak season has more vibrant flavors. /

Varga named executive chef at Gracie’s

Matthew Varga has been named executive chef at Gracie’s. Varga has worked in the kitchen at Gracie’s for the past three years, most recently...

JWU alumna in running for James Beard Award

A yearly rite of spring among chefs, restaurateurs and numerous other professionals in the food and beverage industry is the annual awards gala of...
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