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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...

Unemployment benefit changes advance in General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – Legislation aimed at getting people back to part-time work advanced in both chambers of the General Assembly on Tuesday. The Senate bill, sponsored by...

Businesses frustrated by potential PPP taxation

PROVIDENCE - Members of the Rhode Island business community are up in arms over a state budget proposal in the House from Gov. Daniel...

Editor’s Choice: Whitehouse to discuss American Rescue Plan

EDITOR’S CHOICE Whitehouse to discuss American Rescue Plan SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., will discuss the American Rescue Plan and how it will affect small businesses...
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 PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

She’s cooking up ways to overcome adversity

Lisa Mattiello has always loved food, beverages and occasions for people to gather. Growing up in Warwick in a family with five children – she...

Alexander-Scott, Raimondo, Chenevert among 10 most influential recognized during PBN’s Book...

PROVIDENCE – Ten individuals who stood out during one of the most difficult years in Rhode Island history were recognized by Providence Business News...

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