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In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...
Bruce Newbury

Women in the lead in hospitality

The Rhode Island Hospitality Association recently relaunched the Women in Hospitality Council with more than 65 women on the outdoor patio at NYLO Hotel...

Pay-equity fight not over in R.I.

Women earn a median of $43,541 in Rhode Island, ­according to data from the National Partnership for Women & Families, which cited U.S. Census...
LONGTIME TRAINER: Judy Kaye, owner of Providence-based Kaye Training & Consulting, has been working as a consultant with small and large employers, as well as individuals, on diversity and racial-bias training for 25 years.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Anti-bias training widespread in R.I.

Even before Starbucks closed its doors May 29 for an afternoon of mandatory racial-diversity training for all employees, many small-business owners and human resources...
Bruce Newbury

Not a recipe for failure

Recently, two East Greenwich restaurants on Main Street abruptly closed their doors.The story is that in mid-May, The Grille on Main, a mainstay on...
SHOW FLOOR: Attendees and exhibitors interact at the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association expo hall at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence. Over the three days the NRLA expo was held in February, attendees booked 3,052 hotel rooms and spent $1.13 ­million. / COURTESY NRLA

Convention center eyes strong 2018

In February, hundreds of members of the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association poured into Providence to attend their annual industry expo at the R.I. Convention...
Bruce Newbury

Surcharges could impact consumer food prices in R.I., regardless of tolls

It’s no secret that Rhode Islanders like to do business in person.While in larger cities across the country the trend is for mega companies...

Farouk Rajab

Farouk Rajab has been named General Manager of the Providence Marriott Downtown. Previously he was the general manager of the Westin Minneapolis. Rajab is...
ON THURSDAY MORNING the Rhode Island Hospitality Association hosted its 14th annual Economic Outlook Breakfast. L to R: Dale Venturini, RIHA president and CEO, Hudson Riehle, National Restaurant Association SVP of research and knowledge group, Marvin L. Abey, chairman of the House Finance Committee, and Rachel Roginsky, principal of Pinnacle Advisory Group. / COURTESY RIHA

Steady, but slow growth reported at RIHA’s 14th annual Economic Outlook...

PROVIDENCE – Evidence for steady, moderate growth and predictions for the changing shape of the hospitality industry were presented at the 14th annual Rhode...

No longer a spectacle but still beloved by many, Ringling circus...

When Lawrence Records was a child in the 1960s he attended a special Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance at the Providence...
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