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THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION distributed $550,000 to 17 local nonprofits through its COVID-19 Response Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards additional $550K to 17 nonprofits from COVID-19 Response...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that an additional $550,000 in grants were distributed to 17 nonprofits through the foundation’s COVID-19 Response...
CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP: Bob Romano, president of Coutu Bros. Movers, purchased the business in 2000 and recently expanded with the acquisition of MGM Express Movers. / PBN PHOTO / RUPERT WHITELEY

Buying competitor a bold move for Coutu Bros.

The beginnings of Bob Romano’s ownership of a moving and storage company weren’t auspicious. His only truck broke down on its first delivery. “Very first...
MAKING CONNECTIONS: Tyrone A. Smith, left, director of employment and housing at Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, meets with Tim Ruel, veterans employment and training specialist, and Lindsey Arigno, veterans employment specialist. OSDRI assists veterans who are seeking jobs.

Government, nonprofits, companies help veterans surmount employment hurdles

When Elexious Dasilva was discharged from the U.S. Army last November after serving for two years, she knew she needed to find a job...
VALUED AND IMPACTFUL: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island volunteers on-site of the Operation Stand Down project in Johnston. They are sorting through the boots that were part of an in-store promotion by Job Lot, buy boots for a vet and get a gift card. From left, Sindy Guderle, nurse case manager; Gabe Goodine, director business operations; Andrea Camara, medical policy analyst; Sam Burling, senior financial analyst. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Blue Cross serves community with a personal touch

Community Involvement | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Holiday parties at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island look very different...
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