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SKIFF WORK: Kirk Cusic, green shirt, executive director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, works with students on a traditional Westport skiff, as part of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s Youth Summer Boatbuilding Program.  / COURTESY RIMTA/BILLY BLACK

RIMTA using youth boatbuilding program to combat ‘graying’ workforce

A major concern for Rhode Island Marine Trades Association CEO Wendy Mackie is the large number of Ocean State marine-trades and composite-manufacturing workers retiring...
THE RHODE ISLAND Manufacturers Association’s inaugural Health Care Summit will update employers on Affordable Care Act changes and introduce them to Dr. Marie L. Ganim, the state’s new health insurance commissioner.

RIMA Health Care Summit to update employers on ACA changes

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s inaugural Health Care Summit, at the Providence Marriott on Thursday, Sept. 14, will update employers on Affordable...
NEW DIRECTOR: Dave Chenevert, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association executive director, speaks with Barbara Jackson, executive director of WeMakeRI, in his office. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Dave Chenevert

1. What is your professional background in manufacturing? I owned my own company for 31 years. Swissline Precision Mfg. Inc. was an advanced-manufacturing company...
DR. KATHLEEN HITTNER, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner, promised she would investigate a waiver option from the federal government that would allow sole-proprietor businesses to purchase health insurance on the small group market, something that is now disallowed under the Affordable Care Act. /PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Small-business owners want ‘bold action’ to address rising health care costs

CRANSTON – Dr. Kathleen Hittner, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner, and the Health Insurance Advisory Council recently heard from several small-business owners who expressed a...
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