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Beatrice hotel celebrates opening

PROVIDENCE – State leaders attended the grand opening for The Beatrice boutique hotel in downtown Providence Tuesday. The 47-room hotel located in the 1887 Exchange...

R.I. 5% hotel tax collection jumps 88.5% Y/Y in July, showing...

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the state 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island increased 88.5% year over year in July to $4 million, the R.I....

Fitch, Moody’s offer strong ratings for $135M in state capital bonds

PROVIDENCE – Credit risk is low and bond quality is high for the $135 million in soon-to-be-sold state bonds for capital projects, according to...
GROWING STAFF: Scott J. Pacheco, left, owner and president of Scott James Furniture & Design in Tiverton, with his father, Rob Pacheco, head bed builder. Although the company shut down for two months at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, it has done well since then, Scott Pacheco said, especially “doing a lot more work in the wealthier coastal neighborhoods for people leaving New York,” which has resulted in more full-time employees now than before COVID-19 hit. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New model for collaboration

Rhode Island has a long, rich and diverse history of design, which arguably started with Samuel Slater. In 1789, the 21-year-old textile mill apprentice...

R.I. Commerce board approves $410K in ‘Rebuild’ tax credits for Miniature...

PROVIDENCE – A Cranston-based company was granted a state tax credit to help finance a major expansion of its manufacturing facility, through a program...
MULTISKILLED: Colleen Peters is one of the 23 students who have graduated from the University of Rhode Island’s “Blue MBA” program since it started in 2008. URI officials are hoping the program will ramp up as the blue economy gains momentum. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

URI’s ‘Blue MBA’ could be key as ocean-based supersector evolves

It was a curiosity about the manatees and dolphins that swam in the canal near her father’s Florida home that first drew Colleen Peters...

R.I. Commerce hires Kimble-Huntley for chief marketing officer role

PROVIDENCE - After a nationwide search, the R.I. Commerce Corp. has hired Anika Kimble-Huntley as its chief marketing officer. Kimble-Huntley will be charged with working...
MAN WITH A PLAN: Gabriel Varga, a native of Costa Rica, started BlueSkies Construction & Design LLC in Lincoln in 2013. The company is registered with the state as a minority business enterprise. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Everybody’s Business: He has a distaste for ‘minority’ label

Gabriel Varga | BlueSkies Construction & Design LLC (Editor’s note: This is the 13th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and...

R.I. Commerce hires 2 consulting firms to advise on small-business credit...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. at its board meeting on Thursday approved the hiring of two consulting firms to advise on the implementation...
IN DISCUSSIONS: David Marble, left, CEO and president of OSHEAN Inc., a nonprofit whose objective is the creation of a broadband network in Rhode Island, talks with Mark Montalto, OSHEAN vice president of business development. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Broadband buildout at standstill in most of R.I.

When Kristin Monje began working at the Block Island School 32 years ago, the most advanced technology in the building was an overhead projector. Monje...

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