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UPDATED: R.I. Congressional Manufacturing Summit Postponed

UPDATED March 12: The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association has postponed its congressional summit, due to the increased risk of the virus associated with COVID-19. The...
NEEDED TREATMENT: Susan Benzuly, owner of Evolve Apothecary and Spa in Providence, says selling spa time to customers who are giving the treatments as gifts has become a key part of her business during the holidays. “Self-care is not a luxury; it is a necessity,” she said. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Intangible’ holiday gifts are big business for spas, hotels

“Give the gift of time.” It’s a sales pitch for a watch, right? Not always. Sometimes the gift of time is actual time – quiet time,...
BRIDGE BUZZ: Bryan Lavin, an assistant professor at Johnson & Wales University’s College of Hospitality Management, says the pedestrian bridge in Providence has been generating positive reviews in the tourism space. / BN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. tourism inches toward sustainability as threats from climate change, ‘overtourism’...

About 25 million visitors drive, fly and sail into Rhode Island each year. Mansions, restaurants, theaters and historical sites attract their fair share of...
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R.I. high school students hone their hospitality chops at career conference

The Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation recently held a Hospitality Student Career Conference for 150 high school students who are currently enrolled in a...
PANELISTS SPEAK at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit. Above, from left to right, Dr. John Murphy, Jim Purcell, Shannon Shallcross and Neil D. Steinberg. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN Health Care summit addresses industry trends, problems

PROVIDENCE – Employers are wasting almost all of the money they invest in workplace- wellness programs because they simply don’t understand the lives, problems...
CONFIDENCE WANING? Matt Fair, center, of Hayes & ­Sherry Real Estate Services, listens with colleagues during PBN’s first Economic Trends Summit in Providence on Feb. 15. Panelists said perennial concerns such as rising health care costs and uncertainty about changing federal policies are dampening optimism about an otherwise strong economy.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Optimism tempered by uncertainty

Rhode Island’s economy is doing well, but a handful of perennial bugaboos, along with actions at the federal level, have dampened the business community’s...

Are your health care dollars wasted?

The 2019 health plan open-enrollment season is kicking off for many Rhode Island employers. Each year the rising cost of health care takes its...

PBN names 2018 Business Women honorees

PROVIDENCE —  Sandra J. Pattie, president and CEO of BankNewport, has been named the 2018 Career Achiever in the 2018 Providence Business News Business...
AMGEN RHODE ISLAND VICE PRESIDENT FOR SITE OPERATIONS Tia Bush addresses the audience at the 2017 PBN Business Women Awards program luncheon upon receiving her award. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Application deadline for PBN Business Women Awards honors approaches

PROVIDENCE – Two weeks remain to submit nominees for PBN’s 2018 Business Women Awards program. Applications are due on April 11 by 5 p.m. Honorees will...
RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL on Problem Gambling will host its third annual conference at the Providence Marriott Downtown on March 9, focusing on gambling-related legal issues and problem-gambling prevention.

RICPG conference focuses on gambling prevention, legal issues

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling will host its third annual conference at the Providence Marriott Downtown on Friday, March 9, in...

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