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LEADERSHIP CHANGE: Joseph D’Alesio, left, president and chief operating officer, and Frank Romeo, CEO, recently took on new roles at BETA Group in Lincoln. The planning firm has lent engineering, construction, design and other services to numerous infrastructure projects throughout Rhode Island and New England. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

BETA Group has engineered a change

One year after moving into a more spacious building, BETA Group Inc. is absorbing another change that became official at the start of 2020. The...

Providence Performing Arts Center to offer behind-the-scenes tour

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Performing Arts Center will open its doors on Saturday, Feb. 1, for a unique tour. Open to the public at no...
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions: J.L. “Lynn” Singleton

J.L. ‘Lynn’ Singleton | President, Providence Performing Arts Center 1. “Hamilton” at the Providence Performing Arts Center drew 73,000 people into Providence during the...
PETER N. BRAMANTE has been named the new executive director for Newport-based Island Moving Company. / COURTESY ISLAND MOVING COMPANY

Island Moving Company names Bramante new executive director

NEWPORT — Peter N. Bramante began his new role as executive director of the Island Moving Company Thursday as the third executive director in...
KRISTEN ADAMO, left, and Kimberly Greene, right, induct Karen Silva, department chair of graduate business programs at Johnson & Wales University, into the PWCVB Hall of Fame. / PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

PWCVB touts Providence occupancy rate for FY19, celebrates awardees at annual...

PROVIDENCE – At the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual meeting, PWCVB CEO and President Kristen Adamo described the region’s tourism industry as...
In 1983, Lynn Singleton was named president of the Providence Performing Arts Center and successfully reversed the then-struggling theater’s financial fortunes. Attendance at PPAC has increased from 57,000 that first year to nearly 500,000 this year. During his tenure, he and PPAC have received widespread recognition, including several Tony Awards for production. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘You win with good people’

J.L. “Lynn” Singleton | Providence Performing Arts Center CEO and president Here are some thoughts I have consistently found to be true over my decades...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, Sept. 2019

1. 2 Providence restaurants among Bon Appetit’s top 50 new eateries in U.S. POSTED ONLINE: SEPT. 11 Aleppo Sweets and Big King, based in...

Will you go see ‘Hamilton’ when it returns to the Providence...

This past summer's three-week run of the award-winning musical "Hamilton" was a great success for the Providence Performing Arts Center and the capital city. Nearly...

‘Hamilton’ boosts PPAC, economy

Just how much “Hamilton” will theatergoers be willing to pay for? The Providence Performing Arts Center is betting this past summer’s sold-out, three-week run merely...
GENEROUS FAMILY: The White Family will receive the Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities on Oct. 17. Pictured from left are Benjamin White, Kirsten McKenzie, Elizabeth “Liz” White, John Hazen White Jr., Katelyn Zerba and John Hazen White III. 
 / COURTESY CAT LAINE

White family honored for philanthropy

JOHN HAZEN WHITE JR., CEO of Taco Inc., his wife, Liz, and their sons John III and Benjamin will receive the Honorary Chairs’ Award...
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