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SBDC to open satellite office in East Providence City Hall

EAST PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Small Business Development Center will have a satellite office at East Providence City Hall to host office hours for...
CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST: Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation converse during last year’s breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event will be held on June 17 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick.
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Editor’s Choice: Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to hold congressional breakfast

EDITOR’S CHOICE Greater Providence Chamber to hold congressional breakfast THE GREATER PROVIDENCE Chamber of Commerce will hold a congressional breakfast featuring Rhode Island’s congressional...
NEW OWNER: Kayla Thompson is the owner of Melissa Ashley Brides in Westerly. Thompson bought her wedding dress at the bridal shop seven years ago and befriended the former owner, Denise Pellegrino, who later hired Thompson. The pair came to a “personal finance agreement” that transitioned ownership to Thompson when Pellegrino was ready to sell.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Financing biggest hurdle to employees becoming boss

When Kayla Thompson walked into Melissa Ashley Brides in Westerly in search of a wedding dress about seven years ago, she had no idea...
SEAFOOD DISCUSSION: Kevin D.E. Stokesbury, professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology, shares a presentation during last year’s International Seafood Buyers Luncheon. 
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Editor’s Choice: International Seafood Buyers Luncheon coming to New Bedford March...

EDITOR’S CHOICE International seafood buyers coming to New Bedford THE ANNUAL SHOWCASE of New Bedford’s waterfront and local seafood plants participating in the International...

Top challenges R.I. small businesses face and how to tackle them

Estee Lauder once stated, “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Starting a business is work, and so is keeping one afloat....
OPIOID SEMINAR: A seminar on identifying risk factors and how to respond to an opioid overdose within the workplace will be held at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln on Jan. 29. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

Editor’s Choice: NRI Chamber to hold seminar on opioid crisis

EDITOR’S CHOICE NRI Chamber hosts opioid seminar THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on identifying risk factors and how...
LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION: From left, Massachusetts Reps. Christopher Hendricks, D-New Bedford, Susan Williams Gifford, R-Wareham, and Norman Orrall, R-Lakeville, will be among those scheduled to attend the Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Alliance of Chambers’ 2019 legislative-agenda presentation on Jan. 18 at the Taunton Holiday Inn in Taunton.
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Editor’s Choice: SEMLAC to host annual legislative agenda presentation

EDITOR’S CHOICE SEMLAC to host annual legislative presentation THE SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS Legislative Alliance of Chambers will host the 2019 legislative-agenda presentation, in which attendees...

Five Questions With: Ed Huttenhower

Ed Huttenhower has been state director for the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center at the University of Rhode Island since September 2015. In...
CELEBRATING PRESERVATION: Attendees applaud during last year’s Rhody Awards ceremony, hosted by Preserve Rhode Island and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. This year’s ceremony will take place Oct. 21 at Belcourt of Newport. / COURTESY PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Honoring those who preserve history

EDITOR’S CHOICE Honoring those who preserve history PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will hold their annual Rhody Awards...
COLORFUL CLOTHING: Women’s attire is displayed showing the styles of the 1960s. The Newport Restoration Foundation will host a talk titled “Camelot vs. the Counterculture” on the fashion, culture and society of the day at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Rough Point in Newport.
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Editor’s Choice: Newport Restoration Foundation to host discussion on fashion trends

EDITOR’S CHOICE Newport Restoration Foundation to host talk on fashion trends NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION will hold a talk on the tug of war between fashion’s...
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