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FOREIGN FOCUS: Richard W. Pinto Jr., CEO of the Rhode Island International Trade Center in Providence, says the center focuses on bringing foreign companies into the United States via Rhode Island and is working with about a dozen foreign companies in Ireland, Italy, Canada, Spain, Lithuania and the United Kingdom. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. businesses partner overseas, but state’s trade-zone designation has yet...

Cargo ships carrying components for Block Island Wind Farm’s enormous wind turbines arrived regularly at Providence’s port in 2015 and 2016, when the wind...
SPREAD THE WORD: Avi Nevel, CEO and president of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative, thinks many Rhode Island businesses are unaware of the opportunities presented by foreign trade zones. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Trade zone designation an untapped opportunity for R.I. companies

Fifteen months after Rhode Island became a statewide foreign trade zone, only one company has taken advantage. While the benefits, which include reduced tariffs...
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...
GOOGLE ANALYTICS: The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in South Kingstown will host a seminar on Sept. 19, titled “10 Good Reasons Why You Should Use Google Analytics.”
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Editor’s Choice: Learn why you should use Google Analytics

EDITOR’S CHOICE Learn why you should use Google Analytics THE SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar titled “10 Good Reasons Why...

Five Questions With: Carol Malysz

In her role as RI Bio’s executive director, Carol Malysz oversees the group’s coordination with health care organizations, life sciences companies, academic centers and...
HONORARY CHAIR: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will be the honorary chairperson for East Bay Community Action Program’s 16th annual Seaside Gala held on June 13 at Castle Hill Inn in Newport.
 / COURTESY EAST BAY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Editor’s Choice: EBCAP to hold Seaside Gala at Castle Hill Inn...

EDITOR’S CHOICE EBCAP to hold Seaside Gala at Castle Hill Inn June 13 EAST BAY COMMUNITY ACTION Program’s 16th annual Seaside Gala will be...
CONNECTING: Avi Nevel, founder of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative, a nonprofit organization seeking to establish business, academic and trade exchanges with Israel, at Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Strengthening links between R.I. and Israel

Avi Nevel and his wife relocated to Rhode Island from Israel 33 years ago. Since then, he served as co-owner, CEO and president of...

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