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Mahoney to lead Polaris MEP

PROVIDENCE – Kathie Mahoney has been named center director of the Polaris Manufacturing Extension Program, the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation announced on...

Report gives R.I. manufacturing D+; local leaders say picture incomplete

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing in Rhode Island received a D+, according the 2020 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The...
A HIRE CALLING: Vanessa Volz, left, executive director for Sojourner House Inc., speaks with Hannah Woodhouse, the new education coordinator for Sojourner House, who underwent a virtual interview and onboarding process for her new job. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Companies forced to get creative in hiring

It’s hard enough to virtually replicate a staff meeting among co-workers who already know each other. But to meet and interview job candidates by...

Five Questions With: Christian Cowan

Workforce and technology are the main needs for a COVID-19 recovery, according to a recent survey of Rhode Island manufacturers by Polaris MEP. Polaris...
DEFENSE COORDINATORS: Cybersecurity experts from left to right, Jon Clay, Mitchel Chang and Kristin Judge will host a webinar to inform attendees about cybersecurity challenges faced during the pandemic. / COURTESY JON CLAY, MITCHEL CHANG and KRISTIN JUDGE

Editor’s Choice: Overcoming cybersecurity challenges during pandemic

Editor’s choice Overcoming cybersecurity challenges during pandemic SCORE RHODE ISLAND is hosting a webinar that will provide information to address cybersecurity challenges during the pandemic....

Poll: Skilled workers key to manufacturing recovery

PROVIDENCE – A new poll by Polaris MEP shows sales continue to be the greatest challenge facing Rhode Island manufacturers, and half of the...

PBN Manufacturing Awards: Electric Boat’s Davies passionate about work because ‘it...

PROVIDENCE – Sean Davies' passion for the challenging work that he does at General Dynamics Electric Boat is fueled by his strong belief that...

Five Questions With: Chris Cinieri

Chris Cinieri is a project manager with Polaris MEP. He spoke with Providence Business News about the complications in supply-chain demand due to COVID-19,...

Polaris MEP, RIMA seek feedback on Manufacturing Workplace Readiness Playbook

PROVIDENCE – Last month Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Manufacturing Association created a free, downloadable, interactive guide to help manufacturers stay safe and...

Greater Newport Chamber, Discover Newport form taskforce to combat COVID-19

NEWPORT – Restore Greater Newport, an economic recovery and resilience task force, has been formed, the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and Discover Newport...

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