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HEALTH-CONSCIOUS: Dr. Michael Fine, former director of the R.I. Department of Health, will attend a Social Enterprise Greenhouse event on June 7 to discuss his book on building a new health care system.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Editor’s Choice: Brown Bag Lunch to feature ex-R.I. health director

EDITOR’S CHOICE Brown Bag Lunch to feature ex-R.I. health director DR. MICHAEL FINE, former director of the R.I. Department of Health, will discuss his book...
CREATIVE TAKEOVER: A dancer from the Festival Ballet Providence School finishes a performance at last year’s inaugural DesignxRI Designer’s Ball. This year’s event features a similar performance as part of a design and creative takeover of the Waterfire Arts Center in Providence on April 6.
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Editor’s Choice: DesignxRI to hold annual Designer’s Ball

EDITOR’S CHOICE DesignxRI to hold Designer’s Ball DESIGNXRI WILL HOLD its second annual Designer’s Ball fundraiser. The event, themed “Surreal,” will feature costumes, a...
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: The Providence Preservation Society will hold its 16th annual Winter Bash, with a “Hollywood” theme, on Feb. 23 at the renovated Bomes Theatre in Providence.
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Editor’s Choice: Providence Preservation Society to hold Winter Bash at Bomes

EDITOR’S CHOICE Providence Preservation Society to hold Winter Bash at Bomes THE PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY will hold its 16th annual Winter Bash, themed “Hollywood,”...

Sullivan named SEED Regional Business Advocate of the Year

PROVIDENCE – The South Eastern Economic Development Corp., or SEED, has selected Leonard Sullivan, first executive vice president of Bristol County Savings Bank, as...
MARIA GOOCH-SMITH, executive director of the South Eastern Economic Development Corp., will retire at the end of April 2019. / COURTESY SOUTH EASTERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.

SEED Executive Director Gooch-Smith to retire at end of April 2019

PROVIDENCE – Maria Gooch-Smith, executive director of the South Eastern Economic Development Corp., will retire at the end of April 2019, the organization announced...
FINANCIAL BOOST: A $100,000 Small Business Assistance Program loan from R.I. Commerce Corp. helped Shaidzon Beer co-owners Josh Letourneau, left, and Chip Samson launch their brewing company in South Kingstown. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI helps secure $10M for small businesses through SBAP loans

From kegs and bottles to packaging materials and professional costs, when Shaidzon Beer Co. was setting up in the months prior to its November...
COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Small Business Saturday SHOP RI committee members, from left, Claudia Lowe, special projects coordinator; Bob Killian, co-chair and business manager; Sue Babin, co-chair and operations director; and Brian La Fauci pose for a photo during last year’s Small Business Saturday event at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. This year’s event will be held at the Crowne Plaza on Nov. 24.
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Editor’s Choice: Show support for small businesses on Nov. 24

EDITOR’S CHOICE Show support for small businesses on Nov. 24 MORE THAN 100 Rhode Island-based small businesses will set up sale displays as part...
THE SOUTH EASTERN Economic Development Corp. received a $600,000 federal grant for its Small Loan Program.

SEED receives $600K federal grant

PROVIDENCE – The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Community Development Financial Institution Fund under the U.S. Treasury...
LEAN DISCUSSION: Attendees sit in on a discussion during the GBMP’s annual Northeast Lean Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., in 2016. This year’s conference will be held at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence Oct. 10-11. / COURTESY GBMP

Editor’s Choice: GBMP to hold 14th annual Northeast Lean Conference

EDITOR’S CHOICE GBMP to hold 14th annual Northeast Lean Conference GBMP, A MASSACHUSETTS-BASED nonprofit, will hold its 14th annual Northeast Lean Conference in Rhode...
CLIMATE CHANGE: The Metcalf Institute will hold a five-day lecture series on the impacts of climate change June 11-15 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography in Narragansett. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Learn impacts of climate change

EDITOR’S CHOICE Learn impacts of climate change METCALF INSTITUTE will hold a five-day lecture series on the impacts of climate change, how to adapt...
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