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Dining out: A lesson for Salve students

Like the virus and its far-reaching effects, telling the story of the pandemic has been unprecedented. On social media, we receive and react to...

Reports show depth of COVID-19 impact, recovery in R.I’s hospitality sectors

PROVIDENCE – A new set of reports from a Rhode Island Hospitality Association's economic outlook event held Thursday shows an industry hard hit by...
MATTHEW WELDON, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says communication with the unemployed people who have lost their federal unemployment benefits is crucial to get them matched up with a job. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Getting the unemployed to take unfilled jobs isn’t so simple

About 45,000 Rhode Islanders have lost their federal unemployment benefits, but prodding them back into the workforce to ease a labor shortage in some...

Study: COVID-19 had $2.2B impact on R.I. hospitality and tourism in...

PROVIDENCE – The COVID-19 pandemic impacted Rhode Island’s hospitality and tourism industry to the tune of $2.2 billion in 2020, marking a 30% decline...
COVID CASUALTY: Stephanie lgoe stands in front of the former Hallworth House building in Providence, a nonprofit nursing home where she served as administrator before it closed in the summer of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

UNCLEAR CARNAGE: Just how badly has pandemic hurt R.I.’s small businesses?

Heather Wall still gets emotional when she drives past the empty storefront on Frenchtown Road in North Kingstown. The darkened space in Hunt River Commons...
A PATIENT HOST: Erin Umbdenstock held out hope she’d get her job back when she was laid off from the Providence Marriott Downtown when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It turned out better than that for her. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hospitality’s headache: How to attract, keep workers 

Erin Umbdenstock spent her four-month stint of unemployment trying to keep busy. She cooked and cleaned her Coventry apartment and took up several new hobbies....
CREATIVE THINKING: Lisa Mattiello, CEO of catering and events-planning business Pranzi Inc. in Providence, has had to think outside the box to develop alternative sources of revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Mattiello’s cooking up ways to overcome adversity

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Achievement Honoree: Lisa Mattiello, Pranzi Inc. LISA MATTIELLO HAS ALWAYS loved food, beverages and occasions for people to gather. Growing up...
RHODE ISLAND OFFICIALS have made changes to the unemployment insurance benefits, which will go into effect on May 23. The changes are intended to persuade more people to return to the workforce. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

Will changes to R.I.’s unemployment policies ease hiring woes?

The age-old debate between academia and the business world has resurfaced, this time over whether generous unemployment insurance benefits are to blame for employers’...

Bars and nightclubs prepare to reopen with or without masks, at...

PROVIDENCE – After more than a year of reminding patrons to wear their masks when they aren’t seated, bar owners and managers suddenly are...

Hospitality Association unveils new job board website

CRANSTON – As lawmakers fast-track changes to state unemployment benefits aimed at getting people back to work, the Rhode Island Hospitality Association is also...

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