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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...
Kathie Mahoney
Executive director, Polaris MEP / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Kathie Mahoney

Kathie Mahoney | Executive director, Polaris MEP 1. What is your priority in 2021 as the new director of Polaris MEP? Since we are still...

Raimondo to speak at Bryant University World Trade Day May 26

SMITHFIELD – U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former R.I. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will be one of the featured speakers at Bryant University’s World...

Polaris MEP presents manufacturing metrics with new data dashboard

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP, Rhode Island’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has unveiled a new website feature: the Rhode Island Manufacturing Data Dashboard. The dashboard provides access...
STUART BENTON, left, CEO and president of Bradford Soap Works Inc., was presented Wednesday with the Strategic Leadership Award during Providence Business News' 2021 Manufacturing Awards program. At right, VIBCO Inc. CEO and President Karl Wadensten was named the 2021 Manufacturing Champion. / PBN PHOTOS / RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN Manufacturing Awards: Bradford Soap’s Benton, VIBCO’s Wadensten among industry forces...

PROVIDENCE – On a day-to-day basis at Bradford Soap Works Inc., Stuart Benton, the CEO and president of the West Warwick-based soap manufacturer, tries...
MEANINGFUL MOVE: Gregg Scarlata, president and chief operating officer of Colonial Mills Inc., says increased efficiencies have helped grow the company’s gross margins by more than 8% in the last three years. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Pandemic-driven demand for home décor products sews success for Colonial Mills

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Lean Management: Colonial Mills Inc. Are you shopping online to make your “nest” cozier and more comfortable while you’re housebound...

Five Questions With: Emily Reade

Emily Reade, president of chemical manufacturing company Reade Advanced Materials in East Providence, discusses the International Organization of Standardization’s 9001-2015 certification for small and...

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