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MARC B. PARLANGE, center, president of the University of Rhode Island, answers questions from Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce President Laurie White, left, and URI Provost Barbara Wolfe during Wednesday's State of the University event. / SCREENSHOT VIA YOUTUBE

‘Now is our time’: URI President Parlange unveils school’s strategic plan

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In front of a live audience Wednesday in Edwards Hall, University of Rhode Island President Marc B. Parlange unveiled a 10-year...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE has proposed cutting the state's 7% sales tax to 6.85%, but not everybody's excited by the idea. / COURTESY GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE'S OFFICE

McKee’s sales tax cut too small to matter much, some observers...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposal to cut the state's sales tax from 7% to 6.85% is getting a tepid reception from policy analysts and...
BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT leaders meet and talk with one another Thursday during Providence Business News' 2023 Book of Lists Premier Event at the Graduate Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN debuts 2023 Book of Lists at Graduate Providence

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 250 local business and nonprofit representatives gathered Thursday at the Graduate Providence to network with one another during Providence Business News’...

Blue Cross, Greater Providence Chamber announce 2022 Worksite Health Awards

PROVIDENCE – Thirty-four businesses across Rhode Island have earned recognition as healthy workplaces from the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross &...

Raimondo, Walsh lay out vision for workforce training at Providence Chamber...

PROVIDENCE – A top D.C. job hasn’t changed U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo’s perspective about how to grow the economy. Indeed, Raimondo’s conviction that...

Providence business community still worried about bike lanes

It’s been more than a year since Providence installed a bike lane on South Water Street despite opposition from businesses, but it’s apparently done...

Gubernatorial candidates talk taxes, blue economy at business forum

WARWICK – A week before the Sept. 13 gubernatorial primaries, a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce survey showed that 70% of those polled already...

Efforts to unionize growing

Union membership had been on the decline during the pandemic but may suddenly be in the midst of a revival. A wave of self-organizing efforts...
RHODE ISLAND business leaders say the new recreational marijuana law provies enough protections for employers to create workplace drug policies suitable for their individual companies. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community accepts R.I. cannabis act

After years of fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana use, many Rhode Island business leaders say they’re now satisfied with parts of the...

Trouble hiring? Embrace advancement opportunities, flexibility

PROVIDENCE – Over two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses continue to identify hiring and staff retention as a top issue. For information...
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