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NEARLY 23% OF THE $103.8 million in contracts and purchase orders the city of Providence awarded in fiscal year 2020 went to certified women and minority businesses. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

City, state have differing outcomes on minority contracting goal

While the state continues to fall short of its requirements for contracting with minority and women-owned businesses, the city of Providence has, for the...
Lisa Ranglin

Magaziner honors Rhode Island Black Business Association

LISA RANGLIN is president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association, a Providence-based nonprofit that advances business opportunities of Black-owned and minority businesses in...

RIBBA, URI kick off leadership program for BIPOC professionals

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association and University of Rhode Island will next week kick off a program designed to advance senior...

Distinguished Service Awards recognize leaders in economic advancement, financial literacy

PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner recently recognized a group of local leaders for their work advancing economic opportunity and financial security at an...

R.I. Black Business Association slams state for noncompliance with minority contracting...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association had harsh words for state officials after a recent report revealed continued noncompliance with the state's...
SITE VISITS: Geraldine Barclay King, owner of Geri’s Bluffing Boutique in Woonsocket, says she wants to see business resources meet business owners where they are working to learn about their challenges and needs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Everybody’s Business: ‘I knew … the odds would be against me’

(Editor’s note: This is the 11th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each is asked their views on...
AN INCLUSIVE GROUP: Panelists take part in the virtual Diversity & Inclusion Summit on Dec. 10. Clockwise from top left are Kevin Matta, director of client engagement and inclusion for Advancing Workplace Excellence; Kevin Nerney, executive director of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council; Lisa Ranglin, founder, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association; Neil D. Steinberg, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation; and Steve Sublett, senior vice president of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services Inc.

Summit panel: Diversity, inclusion efforts have been lacking

Progress toward more diversity and inclusion in the workplace has been slow in Rhode Island, with more of it confined to plans on paper...
STEPHANIE HUCKEL, senior global program manager of diversity and inclusion for International Game Technology PLC, has been named the Overall Diversity Champion for Providence Business News' 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards program. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Huckel, 9 organizations to be honored in PBN’s 2020 Diversity &...

PROVIDENCE – Nine organizations and one individual will be honored by Providence Business News at its third annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards...
CHANGE AGENT: SCORE Rhode Island host Jeffery Hayzlett will present advice for transforming a business during an online webinar on Dec. 3.  / COURTESY JEFFERY HAYZLETT

Editor’s Choice: How to transform your business

How to transform your business SCORE RHODE ISLAND is hosting a webinar to provide information and resources about transforming a business to improve its operation...
Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business Association CEO and president; 
Citizens Bank program manager / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘We were sort of invisible’

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
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