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Polaris MEP offers ‘Back2Better with Lean Manufacturing’ online panel discussion

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing executives, operations managers, engineers, students and others interested in manufacturing are encouraged to attend a Polaris MEP virtual panel presentation, “Back2Better...

Five Questions With: Ted Kennedy

Among the fields in his 35 years of experience, Polaris MEP Project Manager Ted Kennedy has worked in the automotive manufacturing industry. So, he...

Polaris MEP mini grant to fund VR pilot for student exploration...

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP has announced that it is one of seven manufacturing extension partnership centers in the U.S. to win an America Works...
ASSEMBLY LINE: Machine operator Yahalra Santiago, left, helps Hache Diaz pack soap at Bradford Soap Works Inc. in West Warwick. Bradford CEO and President Stuart Benton says the company has had difficulty filling available positions due to a lack of skilled labor in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stronger, eager to grow

The flexibility required of Rhode Island manufacturers to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has made many of them stronger, says Kathie Mahoney, center...
VALUABLE PARTNER: From left, Lee Silvestre, Northeast Tech Bridge coordinator, meets with 401 Tech Bridge staffers Miguel Crisostomo-Vargas, marketing coordinator; Linda Larsen, programs and partnership manager; Christian Cowan, executive director; Susan Daly, strategic adviser; and Mary Johnson, manager, at the economic development nonprofit’s facility in Portsmouth. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Connecting tech fields for a stronger R.I. economy

PBN 2021 Innovative Companies Awards Innovative Collaboration: 401 Tech Bridge When it comes to discussing the reasons for recent revenue growth at economic development nonprofit 401...

Polaris MEP offers 2-day, online inventory-management course for manufacturers

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP will offer an online inventory-management course designed to help manufacturers better measure and control inventory to improve their bottom line. Managers,...
MEETING UP: The Emerging Leaders Council and the Women’s Business Council will be part of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Pop Up event at the Black Sheep in Providence on July 27. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Editor’s Choice: Building relationships with local business professionals

EDITOR’S CHOICE Building relationships with local business professionals THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking Pop Up event with the...

Lindsey Brickle

2021 40 Under Forty Awards Lindsey Brickle | 39 | Senior Workforce Manager, Polaris MEP How do you think COVID-19 will change your industry going...

Polaris MEP to offer Training Within Industry program for manufacturing supervisors

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP will host a weeklong program designed to help manufacturing supervisors strengthen relationships and reduce turnover using the Training Within Industry...

PBN announces 2021 40 Under Forty honorees

PROVIDENCE – Forty young professionals have been chosen as the winners of Providence Business News’ 17th annual 40 Under Forty program. Awardees were selected based...

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