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TERRY SOBOLEWSKI will be the next president of National Grid Rhode Island. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Sobolewski to succeed Horan at National Grid Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Terry Sobolewski has been named the next president of National Grid Rhode Island, succeeding Timothy Horan, the company announced Tuesday.Sobolewski is currently...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY'S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN has exceeded its stretch goal of $100 million. The campaign is scheduled to conclude in September. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant exceeds $100M stretch goal for capital campaign

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University’s capital campaign has exceeded its stretch fundraising goal of $100 million, the university announced Monday.The original goal of the capital...
PBN HAS ANNOUNCED the winners of the 2019 PBN C-Suite Awards.

PBN announces 2019 C-Suite Award winners

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News on Friday announced the winners of its 2019 C-Suite Awards, recognizing top C-level executives in the public, private and...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.9 percent, just higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. joblessness falls to 3.9% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February fell to 3.9 percent, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year, according to the...
JUSTIN OAKLEY, left, and Michael Vieira, owners of Oakley Home Access LLC, have been awarded the 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. / COURTESY OAKLEY HOME ACCESS LLC

SBA announces 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Week Award winners

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island District of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2019 Rhode Island Small Business Week Award winners Wednesday.This year,...
MARIE BERNARDO-SOUSA has been appointed president of the Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus. / COURTESY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Bernardo-Sousa appointed president of JWU Providence Campus

PROVIDENCE – Marie Bernardo-Sousa has been appointed president of the Providence Campus of Johnson & Wales University, effective immediately, the school announced Tuesday.Bernardo-Sousa succeeds...
KEN WAGNER is exiting his role as commissioner of elementary and secondary education. speaking with the governor before the vote. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDE’s Wagner to step down, Raimondo recommends successor

PROVIDENCE – Ken Wagner, the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, is stepping down in April and will be joining the Annenberg Institute at...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has renewed the state's contract with Deloitte Consulting through June 2021. The deal includes a $50 million payment from Deloitte, discounted services and includes an agreement for the state not to sue Deloitte for past performance. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo renews contract with Deloitte for RI Bridges system

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday that Deloitte Consulting LLP will remain under contract with the state through June 2021 to operate...
UPENDED MARKET: Ali Sanfilippo, a real estate paralegal at Sayer, Regan & Thayer in Newport, lives in New Bedford with her boyfriend. The couple is looking to move to Rhode Island but is having trouble finding apartments for rent. That’s partly due to an upending of the rental market that has seen investors and homeowners transform former year-round rentals into short-term units for services such as Airbnb.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Adapt to disruptors – or perish? New players are disrupting a...

Where have all the apartments gone? On Aquidneck Island, and particularly Newport, the listing of an affordable, livable, two-bedroom home now draws a frenzy...
A RECORD CROWD of more than 320 attended the sixth PBN Manufacturing Awards program, held at WaterFire Providence's headquarters in the Valley neighborhood of the city. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Record crowd attends PBN Manufacturing Awards program

PROVIDENCE – A crowd of more than 320 manufacturing industry leaders attended Providence Business News’ sixth Manufacturing Awards program Wednesday at WaterFire Providence’s Valley...
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