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KIM A. KECK, CEO and president of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, will be leaving the local health insurer at the end of this year and will become the CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association on Jan. 4, 2021. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Keck to step down as CEO and president of Blue Cross...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck will be leaving the local health insurer at...

PBN takes 8 awards in R.I. Press Association annual contest for...

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News on Friday earned eight awards, including two first-place prizes, during the 2020 Rhode Island Press Association Editorial Awards Ceremony. RIPA’s...

Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Providence Business News

Leading in times of crisis certainly involves saying the right things, at the right times, to the right people as much as possible. But...
PANELISTS participating in Providence Business News' virtual summit on business continuity answer questions from an online audience on Thursday.

PBN panelists: Businesses need to ramp up IT for crisis of...

While the COVID-19 pandemic has crushed the economy, in many cases it has brought out the best in people working from home and shown...
CVS HEALTH CORP. said that an employee working in its Lincoln office tested positive for COVID-19, and an unknown number of other employees out of that office have been placed on a 14-day cautionary quarantine. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH CORP.

Local colleges, businesses step up efforts to fight coronavirus spread

PROVIDENCE – Local businesses and colleges on Tuesday continued to take steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, placing employees under cautionary quarantine, restricting...
CANNABIS CONVERSATION: PBN editor Michael Mello, right, moderates a panel discussion at PBN’s The Business of Cannabis Summit at the Omni Providence Hotel on Feb. 26, featuring from left: Karyn Rhodes, of Complete HR Solutions; Mitzi Hollenbeck, of Citrin Cooperman; Benjamin L. Rackliffe, an attorney at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara; and Kristyn Glennon, of BayCoast Bank. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN panel: R.I. will legalize recreational pot eventually

Even though the General Assembly leadership is attempting to put brakes on the legalization of recreational marijuana in Rhode Island, it’s just a matter...
HURDLES AHEAD: Steven J. Hoffman, chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission in Massachusetts and keynote speaker at PBN’s The Business of Cannabis Summit at the Omni Providence Hotel on Feb. 26, says there are formidable obstacles for anyone considering a cannabis enterprise, partly because the federal government still considers it an illegal drug, which has negative implications for banking and taxes. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Mass. cannabis chief offers guidance for Ocean State

When Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, many felt that Rhode Island would shortly follow suit. But that hasn’t happened yet. And the...

PBN named ‘Distinguished Newspaper’ for 2019 by NENPA

WORCESTER, Mass. – Providence Business News was recognized as a “Distinguished Newspaper” among specialty publications by the New England Newspaper and Press Association at...

Mello named PBN editor

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News Publisher Roger Bergenheim announced on Sept. 24 the promotions of Mike Mello to editor and William Hamilton to managing...
MIKE MELLO, right, has been named editor of the PBN, succeeding Mark S. Murphy. William Hamilton, left, has been named managing editor. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Mello named PBN editor

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News Publisher Roger Bergenheim announced on Tuesday the promotions of Mike Mello to editor and William Hamilton to managing editor. “We...

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