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PAWTUCKET MAYOR Donald R. Grebien, along with local officials, issued a call to action Wednesday for the state, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Hasbro to come together to find an economic package and agreement that would keep the toy company located in Pawtucket. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Grebien calls on state and Hasbro to work together to keep...

PAWTUCKET – In a call to action, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien Wednesday issued a plea to the Governor’s Office, R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
GOV. GINA M. RAMINDO and the R.I. Commerce Corp. have announced more than $1 million in awards from the Main Street Improvement Fund for nine municipalities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo announces more than $1M in Main Street grants

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. announced more than $1 million in Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement...
BUSY DEVELOPER: Arnold “Buff” Chace is the managing partner for Cornish Associates LP, which has several ongoing projects in downtown Providence, including three historical buildings on Westminster Street that are being renovated into apartments/retail. Chace stands in front of one of the properties, The Peerless Building at 150 Union St.
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Despite some permitting improvements, developers often ‘going nowhere fast’ in Providence

The developer of a riverfront hotel proposed for Providence gained initial approval from the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission a year ago, giving him clearance...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
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RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...

Hammetts Wharf project begins construction

NEWPORT – Construction on the $29 million Hammetts Wharf project began Oct. 23 at a ceremony attended by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo.The building, when...
CONSTRUCTION BROKE GROUND on the Hammetts Wharf in Newport. The project will include an 84-room boutique hotel, a restaurant and retail space. / COURTESY UNION STUDIO ARCHITECTS

Hammetts Wharf project begins construction

NEWPORT – Construction on the $29 million Hammetts Wharf project began Tuesday at a ceremony attended by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo.The building, when finished,...
Pete Kaczmarek has developed teams that have multiplied sales and Ebitda in public, private and private-equity settings through innovative growth strategies, global mergers and acquisitions and well-executed synergy savings. An experienced global board director, he has guided multiple joint ventures between Asian and American companies to rapid growth. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Team vision produces results

Pete Kaczmarek | Mearthane Products Corp. presidentMy career has taken me from large corporations to middle-market businesses with internationally dispersed operations, and now to...

RIMA backs Raimondo in first-ever endorsement of a political candidate

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association announced its endorsement of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Oct. 10, marking the organization’s first-ever endorsement of...
FRUSTRATED: Steven Porter, co-owner with his wife, Dawn, of Stillwater Books on Main Street in Pawtucket, said the decision of the Pawtucket Red Sox to move to Worcester, Mass., is a missed opportunity to “revitalize the downtown in one fell swoop,” adding the city will lose hundreds of thousands of potential visitors. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses...

Out the picture windows of his Pawtucket bookstore, Steven Porter can see what might have been.With a sweep of his hand, he identified the...
EXPEDITED SHIPPING: AVTECH Software President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Grundy, left, and Marketing and Channel Communications Manager Russell Benoit at the company’s Warren office. AVTECH recently opened a distribution facility in Shannon, Ireland, to provide a cheaper, expedited means of shipping its products to its European customers. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

AVTECH opens distribution center in Ireland

For years, AVTECH Software Inc. has built a customer base in Europe and beyond, for its primary product, the Room Alert environmental-monitoring system.But the...
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