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Baker named Person of the Year by Pawtucket Foundation

MICHAEL BAKER, president of Pet Food Experts, has been named Person of the Year by the Pawtucket Foundation for his contributions to enhancing the...
BREWING PROCESS: Co-owners Wes Staschke, left, and Josh Dunlap, take the spent grain out of the mash tun during the process of brewing a batch of ale at Whalers Brewing Co. in South Kingstown.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Slow embrace for Rhody craft beers

Brent Ryan remembers contacting R.I. Commerce Corp. five or six years ago and encouraging them to highlight Ocean State-produced craft beers in the Rhode...

Tourism funding frustration grows

The fiscal 2018 budget finally signed into law by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo Aug. 3 again shifts tourism funding, and some regional council directors...

The nation’s only multistate cap-and-trade accord, RGGI has been a financial...

Drs. Ralph and Amy Pratt consider themselves environmentally conscious business owners. As veterinarians, and owners of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital, the husband and wife...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC. will open its shared services center in Lincoln.

UNFI shared services center to open in Lincoln

LINCOLN – United Natural Foods Inc. will be opening its new shared services center at 1 Albion Way in Lincoln, the company announced Tuesday. The...
5 PERCENT HOTEL TAX COLLECTIONS decreased year over year in March, but remained ahead of 2016 fiscal year-to-date collections.

March 5% hotel tax collections fall while YTD outpaces 2016

PROVIDENCE – Five percent hotel tax collections for March 2017 declined 9.7 percent year over year but collections for fiscal 2017 remained ahead of...
THE 5 PERCENT HOTEL TAX in Rhode Island accounted for $800,934 in tax revenue in February. It was subsequently distributed to regional tourism districts, municipalities, the R.I. Commerce Corp. and the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau.

February 5% hotel tax collections rise 4%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island collections of the 5 percent hotel tax in February increased 4 percent year over year to $800,934, according to the...
A RENDERING OF a new building planned for downtown Providence, called 78 Fountain, shows the completed building in proportion to its neighbors. A partnership between Providence-based Cornish Associates and Nordblom Development Co., of Burlington, Mass., which is pursuing the project, is seeking a 20-year tax stabilization agreement from the Providence City Council. /COURTESY CUBE3

Cornish Associates, Nordblom seek 20-year TSA for 78 Fountain project

PROVIDENCE – The developer of a significant new building planned for downtown will come before the Providence City Council on Thursday with a request...
THE BIERMAN ABA AUTISM Center will open up in Cranston this July.

Autism center to open in Cranston

CRANSTON – A Bierman ABA Autism Center will open at 45 Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston in July, with the expectation that 30 jobs...

Living to fight another day on historic tax credits

Historic-preservation advocates had hoped for more to celebrate this past week. Yes, the life of the state’s Historic Preservation Tax Credit program appeared to have...
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