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WINNERS OF THE PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS Business Excellence Awards will be celebrated during a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Nov. 7.

White, Machtley lead honorees in 2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards

PROVIDENCE – Laurie White, longtime president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, is being honored for Business Leadership in Providence Business News’ 19th...
JEROME POWELL is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce annual meeting this year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Fed Chairman to speak at Greater Providence Chamber’s annual meeting

PROVIDENCE - This fall’s annual meeting of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce is expected to feature one of the world's heavy hitters in...
DRUG TESTING: Craig Pickell is the president and CEO of Bullard, which makes custom grinders and abrasives. Manufacturers such as Pickell, who also serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, are concerned about the worker-safety issues and employer rights regarding drug testing if recreational marijuana use is legalized.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘We’re not going to stop [legal pot]’

Amid the rolling fields and wooded hills outside Worcester, Mass., people park their cars in a dirt lot then take a shuttle bus to...
THE ROBERT J. HIGGINS Welcome Center was officially opened during a ceremony Wednesday on the University of Rhode Island South Kingstown campus. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/NORA LEWIS

Ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opens Higgins Welcome Center on URI main campus

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The new Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center on the University of Rhode Island's South Kingstown campus was officially opened in a...
INFOSYS PRESIDENT Ravi Kumar said that the India-based technology giant tentatively plans to open Design & Innovation hub in Providence in early December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Infosys targets Providence hub opening for December

PROVIDENCE – India-based technology giant Infosys Ltd. tentatively plans to open for business in Providence in early December, Infosys President Ravi Kumar said Monday.Speaking...
REGULATED DISPENSARY: Seth Bock, CEO of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center in Portsmouth, one of three regulated marijuana dispensaries in the state, walks among marijuana plants at his Newport facility. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
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The state is only the latest to eye profits from Rhode...

Elaine Keevin took morphine for eight years to battle what was later diagnosed as complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic condition the McGill Pain...
NEARLY 300 members of the Rhode Island business community attended an economic-outlook breakfast in Providence/PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Rhode Island business leaders maintain bullish outlook on economy

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island business community remains largely optimistic about the state’s economic future, although a real-time survey taken Wednesday morning shows the...
A GOOD SALESMAN: Virgin Pulse’s decision to move its headquarters to Providence from Framingham, Mass., was instigated by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, who sold company executives on taking a look at the city to accommodate expansion plans.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence takes center stage in Virgin Pulse move and shines

In an interesting juxtaposition of Providence’s business past and future, Virgin Pulse CEO David Osborne took the opportunity of the Greater Providence Chamber of...

Providence Chamber celebrates past and future at annual meeting

PROVIDENCE – With 700 of Providence’s business leaders in attendance Monday evening at the R.I. Convention Center, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce kicked...
PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unfinished General Assembly session leaves major business issues up in the...

The General Assembly’s abrupt ending to its legislative session left several bills in limbo, including most notably the $9.2 billion tax-and-spending plan for fiscal...
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