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SOAP SAVVY: Elizabeth Sylvia started Rhode Island Natural Soap in November, converting a spare bedroom in her Lincoln home into a “soap lab,” and sells her product through a website, as well as at shows and the Providence Flea. / COURTESY ELIZABETH SYLVIA

Pastime now fills ‘soap lab’

The journey from a pastime to a home-based business has been swift for Rhode Island Natural Soap Co.Entrepreneur Elizabeth Sylvia started her business in...
HELPING HAND: Tammy Delfino, left, server, and ­Kaitlyn Roberts, owner of Easy Entertaining in Providence, prepare for an event. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Food a longtime, great unifier for Kaitlyn Roberts

Kaitlyn Roberts’ love of cooking can be traced back to her childhood and her late grandfather.A school principal in upstate New York, he had...
THE PROVIDENCE FOUNDATION and Doors Open Rhode Island will take part in Jane's Walk, an international festival in celebration of urban planning and development pioneer Jane Jacobs, held May 4-6 in Providence. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE FOUNDATION

Jane’s Walk returns to Providence with 12 tours May 4-6

PROVIDENCE – Starting Friday and running through Sunday, The Providence Foundation and Doors Open Rhode Island will take part in an international festival known...
NOURISHING LESSONS: Mim L. Runey, right, Johnson & Wales University chief operating officer, hosts her cabinet meeting, which includes, from left, Diane D’Ambra, vice president of human resources, and Marie Bernando-Sousa, senior vice president of administration and enrollment management.  / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

Runey steers Johnson & Wales toward food’s global influence

CAREER ACHIEVER | Mim L. Runey, Johnson & Wales University, chief operating officerMim L. Runey has worked for Johnson & Wales University – at...

Challenges define success

Opening and closing facilities represent the best and worst duties of a corporate executive. New facilities offer the opportunity to start fresh and, in...
WILLIAM M. DAVIES, JR. Career & Technical High School's team won the

National student chef competition in Providence this weekend

PROVIDENCE - The city returns to the national culinary spotlight this weekend as a prestigious nationwide chef and restaurateur competition holds its finals at...
OLIVIA TOURONY is a junior studying accounting at Johnson & Wales University. Earlier this year she received a $10,000 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board scholarship. / COURTESY JWU

Five Questions With: Olivia Tourony

A junior at Johnson & Wales University, Olivia Tourony is a resident of Douglas, Mass., and is studying in the accounting department. Earlier this...
FRANCES MULLIGAN, a sophomore at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, was a member of the all-female team honored for the most entrepreneurial hack at the inaugural SheHacks Boston competition. / COURTESY JWU

Mulligan part of winning team at SheHacks Boston competition

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University sophomore Frances Mulligan was a member of the all-female team honored for the most entrepreneurial hack at the...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, March 2018

1. PBN announces 2018 C-Suite Awards ­winners. POSTED ONLINE: MARCH 23. Providence Business News has announced the winners of its 2018 C-Suite Awards March...
PROVIDENCE CAREER & TECHNICAL ACADEMY and Johnson & Wales University were awarded the most gold medals at March 28's SkillsUSA Rhode Island annual competition. / COURTESY SKILLSUSA

JWU, Providence Career & Technical Academy big winners at annual SkillsUSA...

PROVIDENCE – On Monday, the Rhode Island branch of SkillsUSA announced 278 gold, silver and bronze medals were shared by 15 Rhode Island-based education...
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