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THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...
LATINO ADVOCATE: Oscar Mejias, CEO of the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, stands along Westminster Street in the Olneyville section of Providence that features an enclave of Latino-owned businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Latino business leader: Some barriers lowered, but more to go

(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. View the first installment here.)   Oscar Mejias...

Providence City Council partners with ONE Neighborhood Builders to distribute face...

PROVIDENCE – Members of several community organizations, including the City Council, were on hand last week to pick up face masks gathered by ONE...

R.I. lacks key data on minority businesses

People of color are underrepresented as business owners compared with their share of Rhode Island’s population, but getting a clear picture on the depth...
ECONOMIC UPDATE: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green will be the guest speaker at the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Update Luncheon on Dec. 11 at the Newport Marriott in Newport. / COURTESY GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO’S OFFICE

Editor’s Choice: R.I. education commissioner to speak to Newport Chamber

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. education commissioner to speak to Newport Chamber THE GREATER NEWPORT Chamber of Commerce will hold an Economic Update Luncheon, featuring R.I....
LT. GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announces the launch of the International Economic Ambassadors Initiative Tuesday. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

McKee launches volunteer economic-ambassadors program

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced the launch of the International Economic Ambassadors Initiative Tuesday. The program will recruit volunteer Rhode Islanders who...
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT: Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Oscar Mejias, who is also a member of a steering committee guiding the state in determining how to best put the Cranston Street Armory, above, to use, says its reopening will have a significant impact on the surrounding community.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RFP planned for historic armory

It looks out of place: a medieval-style castle of pale-yellow brick, towering over the modest houses and storefronts in Providence’s West End neighborhood. One of...
SUPPORTIVE SWINGS: Golfers play a hole during last year’s “Swing to Support” charity golf event, held by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County. This year’s event will be held Oct. 4 at Ledgemont Country Club in Seekonk.
 / COURTESY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER OF BRISTOL COUNTY

Editor’s Choice: Children’s Advocacy Center to hold golf charity event Oct....

EDITOR’S CHOICE Children’s Advocacy Center to hold golf charity event CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER of Bristol County will hold its “Swing to Support” charity golf...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does R.I. have too many chambers?

It’s busy being half of a two-person, full-time staff for the state’s oldest wish-granting entity, A Wish Come True. The Warwick-based nonprofit grants wishes...

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