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New year brings new state tax rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Taxation recently issued an announcement summarizing the tax changes that took effect at the start of 2022. Many apply...

What to do with a windfall? $1B in ARPA money may...

After years of grappling with gaping budget deficits, state legislators are facing a problem in the 2022 General Assembly session unlike any they’ve seen...

Survey: PPP loans boost small-business satisfaction with banks

PROVIDENCE – Small businesses are happier than ever with their banks, thanks in part to how their local lenders helped them with the U.S....
WORKING TOGETHER: Panelists discuss the ways government and businesses in Rhode Island can work hand in hand to increase access to funds and develop a larger talent pool for various industries during a virtual conversation moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, center, and Mark S. Murphy, top left. Clockwise from the top middle are: Eric M. Shorr, Michael E. McKelvy, Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Marcela Betancur, Chris Parisi and Betty Robson.

Call to arms for government, businesses

On the occasion of Providence Business News’ 35th anniversary, six business and community leaders joined in a virtual discussion on Rhode Island’s economy –...
DISHING OUT MEALS: Douglas Spikes, kitchen manager, and volunteer Kathy Block prepare meals for guests at social services nonprofit Amos House in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

For many groups, hardships evolving, not subsiding

Social services nonprofit Amos House in Providence has been inundated since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in March 2020, and it doesn’t appear that...

R.I. Division of Taxation issues new form for PPP loan taxes

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Taxation recently released a new form for Paycheck Protection Program borrowers to report taxable loans, according to a...
EXPANDED OFFERINGS: John Nunes Jr., owner of Newport Vineyards and Winery LLC in Middletown, said the business has fared much better in weathering the COVID-19 pandemic than it did the 2008 financial crisis due to its diversification into “agritainment,” offering customers a full experience of wining, dining and touring the 100-acre farm beyond just selling bottled wine. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

PBN survey: Rebound under way, but repercussions from pandemic not making...

Rhode Island businesses are climbing out of the crater caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but many are finding that the lingering fallout is dampening...

SBA marks 1M applications for PPP loan forgiveness under new, streamlined...

PROVIDENCE – One million eligible borrowers have applied for forgiveness on their Paycheck Protection Program loans under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s direct portal,...
5Q: John Simmons
President, Rhode Island Business Coalition / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: John Simmons

John Simmons | President, Rhode Island Business Coalition 1. What is the Rhode Island Business Coalition and what is its purpose? The Rhode Island Business...
COMMUNITY RESOURCE: Harold M. Horvat, chairman, CEO and president of Centreville Bank in West Warwick, says he understands the bank’s impact on the local community, which is why it focused on helping small-business owners gain access to Paycheck Protection Program loans to stay open and retain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Harold M. Horvat

PBN 2021 Leaders & Achievers Awards Harold M. Horvat | Chairman, CEO and President, Centreville Bank Harold M. Horvat has been at the helm of...

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