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TD Bank names new branch manager in Rhode Island

MIDDLETOWN – New Jersey-based TD Bank has named Charles L. Lomnitzer as assistant vice president and store manager of its new retail banking branch...

Schartner hired as Innovate Newport entrepreneurship director

NEWPORT – Tuni Schartner, owner of business-growth advisory firm TS Consulting, was hired as director of entrepreneurship and innovation with Innovate Newport.Innovate Newport is...
BUMPER BOATS: People enjoy a ride on bumper boats on Block Island during a previous Chamber Block Party event. Nine local chambers of commerce will be part of this year’s Chamber Block Party on the island Aug. 10.
 / COURTESY CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/JOHN LOVEGREN PHOTOGRAPHY

Editor’s Choice: Chambers of commerce

EDITOR’S CHOICE Chambers of commerce gather for annual networking party NINE LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE will be part of the annual Chamber Block Party...
BUSINESS BARBECUE: Attendees gather for the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce’s summer business barbecue in Mansfield in 2016. This year’s event welcomes all businesses regardless of Chamber membership and will be held July 26 at the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce in Mansfield.
 / COURTESY TRI-TOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: Tri-Town Chamber celebrates businesses with summer BBQ

EDITOR’S CHOICE Tri-Town Chamber celebrates businesses with summer BBQ THE TRI-TOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host its fourth annual Chamber Summer Business Barbecue, celebrating local...
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Soomi Ro, chief of the field procurement service for the United Nations’ Procurement Division, will be the keynote speaker at the procurement seminar at Bryant University July 17.
 / COURTESY SOOMI RO

Editor’s Choice: Doing business with United Nations

EDITOR’S CHOICE Doing business with United Nations BRYANT UNIVERSITY, in conjunction with R.I. Commerce Corp., will host a United Nations procurement seminar, titled “Doing Business...
HEALTHY ECONOMY: Joyce Lancellotti, left, division director of the Providence office of Robert Half Management Resources, speaks with Cassandra Iasiello, recruiting manager. Lancellotti said companies were reluctant to organize corporate outings during the past decade due to the cost and the economic instability of the Great Recession, but those attitudes are changing now that the economy is healthier. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. officials confident corporate outings will increase this summer

Eighty percent of 2,200 chief financial officers queried across 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas report their firms do not offer an annual corporate outing...
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...
RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS are objecting to several of the proposed rules for a new sick leave law which is currently in the rule-making process overseen by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The DLT is accepting comments through April 8.

Employer groups criticize R.I. sick leave rules

PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island business associations are objecting to several of the proposed rules for a new sick leave law scheduled to take effect...
AMY MARTEL, executive vice president and chief operating officer of People’s Credit Union, shown inside the Middletown branch, has been named chairperson of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

People’s Martel named chairperson of Newport chamber

MIDDLETOWN – Amy Martel, executive vice president and chief operating officer of People’s Credit Union, was named chairperson of the Newport County Chamber of...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO will speak at the Jan. 5 groundbreaking ceremony for Innovate Newport, the creation of a $7.1 million innovation hub at the former Sheffield Elementary School in Newport. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo to speak at Innovate Newport groundbreaking

Editor's note: Due to the impending storm, this event has been postponed. A new date has not yet been set.NEWPORT – Gov. Gina M....
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