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Ethics commission drops complaint against Gov. McKee

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Ethics Commission has dismissed a state Republican Party complaint against Gov. Daniel J. McKee over a lunch meeting with a...

Saal resigns as R.I.’s secretary of housing

PROVIDENCE – After facing months of public scrutiny and criticism from top lawmakers over his leadership of the state’s Department of Housing, Josh Saal,...

MBE program sees record-high participation, but advocates still skeptical

PROVIDENCE – After again falling short of mandated minimums for contracts and purchases with women and minority-owned businesses in fiscal 2021, the state rebounded...

Critics say state funding for electric bills isn’t enough

PROVIDENCE – Faced with historic winter electric rate hikes, state officials stepped in with nearly $36 million in funding to soften the blow. While the...

R.I. revenue director latest to step down in string of cabinet...

PROVIDENCE – Another one of Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s cabinet members has left. Guillermo Tello, the state’s revenue director, has returned to work for the...
EMPTY FEELING: Kristen Adamo, CEO and president of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, stands in the barren lobby at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick in March 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive amount of canceled trips. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. branding has been hit or miss

TOURISM When R.I. Commerce Corp. decided to hire a chief marketing officer in late 2015, it made sense – bring in a person to guide...
AT THEIR POST: John and Sarah Cullen behind the counter of their gift shop Solstice on Water Street on Block Island. They’re hoping for a very busy summer. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

BRACING FOR THE WAVE: Tourism industry ready for big rebound, but...

A year ago, John and Sarah Cullen were fearing for the future of their Block Island gift shop. With supply chains choked by the COVID-19...

Matthew Sheaff

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Matthew Sheaff, 36 | Director of communications and stakeholder engagement, R.I. Commerce Corp. How has COVID-19 impacted your...

PBN announces 2020 40 Under Forty winners

PROVIDENCE – Forty young professionals have been chosen as the winners of Providence Business News’ 16th annual 40 Under Forty program, and will be...
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