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College Visions executive director Figueroa to leave organization, join PPSD leadership...

PROVIDENCE – A local nonprofit that provides resources to low-income individuals to help with the promise of higher-education opportunities will be seeking a new...

Center for Women & Enterprise names Martinez new R.I. director

PROVIDENCE – The Center for Women & Enterprise, a nonprofit that partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer services to women entrepreneurs,...
Tom Giordano has served as executive director of the Partnership for Rhode Island, a nonprofit comprised of chief executives from the state’s largest employers and nonprofits, since the organization’s founding in 2017. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The power of partnership

Tom Giordano | Partnership for Rhode Island executive director The partnership addresses big-picture issues that affect all Rhode Islanders. The lessons we’ve learned can be...
CROSSROADS RHODE ISLAND reported that family homelessness in Rhode Island decreased by 8% year over year at the end of November .

Crossroads: Family shelter wait list drastically shortens in wake of Bezos...

PROVIDENCE – Crossroads Rhode Island saw some significant advances in reducing the homeless problem in Rhode Island a year after it was awarded the...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY will revive on a limited basis 'The Prince of Providence,' based on former Providence mayor Vincent A. 'Buddy' Cianci, in June 2021. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep to revive ‘Prince of Providence’ in June 2021

PROVIDENCE – The record-breaking theatrical production about Providence’s infamous former mayor will be given an encore. Trinity Repertory Company will revive its production of “The...

Amos House’s mission built around supporting the community

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 NONPROFIT/SOCIAL-SERVICE AGENCY: Amos House THE YEAR WAS 2016. Three high-profile police shootings with racial overtones in as many days...
HEALTHY SMILES: From left, Jamie Oriol, field support coordinator; Samantha Bowen, director of communications and intern Austin Prario discuss their tasks at the American Heart Association of Southern New England in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Local chapter of American Heart Association is pumped to promote culture...

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A NONPROFIT: American Heart Association of Southern New England HEART DISEASE AND STROKE are among the nation’s...
HIGHER LEARNING: From left, College Crusade of Rhode Island high school adviser Agi Kah and middle school advisers Manuela Garcia, Victor Martinez and Eric Rossi have a conversation at the organization’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

College Crusade of Rhode Island enjoying a high degree of success

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY: The College Crusade of Rhode Island THE COLLEGE CRUSADE of Rhode Island recently finished...
After a long career as a banking executive and four years at Brown University as chief development officer, Neil D. Steinberg joined the Rhode Island Foundation in 2008. He has served as CEO and president of the public charity ever since, leading a host of initiatives in education and health affecting communities across the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

We can all be civic leaders

Neil D. Steinberg | Rhode Island Foundation CEO and president Leadership is not an executive title. Leaders do not have to be anointed, trained or...
BAYCOAST BANK, one of its Rhode Island branches shown here, is one of the few banks in the area that openly court deposits from marijuana-related businesses. The Swansea, Mass.-based community bank decided to take the step nearly a year ago as more marijuana-related businesses were opening after Massachusetts began licensing recreational marijuana dispensaries, in addition to medical marijuana dispensaries previously legalized in Massachusetts and Rhode Island./COURTESY/BAYCOAST BANK

BayCoast accepts marijuana-industry deposits

Legalizing marijuana is one thing, banking on it is another. At least one bank in the area, however, is venturing into those waters –...
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