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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: The late Raymond Fogarty, former director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, will be posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 34th annual World Trade Day on May 22 at the university.
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Editor’s Choice: Bryant University to host World Trade Day May 22

Editor's Choice: Bryant University to host World Trade Day May 22 BRYANT UNIVERSITY will host the 34th annual World Trade Day, themed “Opportunities and...
BREAKFAST DISCUSSION: R.I. Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins and Kevin Gallagher, senior deputy chief of staff for Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, will be guest speakers at a breakfast discussion hosted by Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode Island in Providence on May 16.
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Editor’s Choice: Road to universal pre-K

EDITOR’S CHOICE Road to universal pre-K LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORP. Rhode Island will hold a breakfast discussion on the plan for Rhode Island’s new...
FRIENDLY FOODS: Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods in Johnston was named the Rhode Island and New England Small Business Manufacturer award winner as part of the 2019 Small Business Week, May 5-11, by the U.S. Small Business Administration. From left, Mark S. Hayward, SBA Rhode Island district director; Wendell Davis, SBA regional administrator; and Sennen G. Conte, co-owner and chief financial officer of Gerbs.
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Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods breeds seeds of success

Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island and New England Small Business Manufacturer award winner as part...
SECURING SENIORS: Michael Vieira, left, certified aging-in-place specialist, and Justin Oakley, occupational therapist and home safety specialist, combined their expertise to create Oakley Home Access, a company that offers advice on home adjustments for people living with mobility issues, as well as builds and installs specialized equipment to make home life easier and safer.
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Making homes safe, livable for seniors

Justin Oakley and Michael Vieira share a work history that dates back decades.As 16-year-old entrepreneurs, they sold quahogs door to door in the Narragansett...
BEACH CLEANUP: Representatives from People’s Credit Union assist in a cleanup of Easton’s Beach in Newport hosted by Save The Bay. The organization will hold a communitywide Earth Day birthday party at the beach on April 27.
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Editor’s Choice: Save The Bay to hold Earth Day Birthday Party...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Save The Bay to hold Earth Day birthday party SAVE THE BAY, in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary, will hold a...

SBA to host ‘matchmaker’ event for food-related entrepreneurs, lenders

WARREN – The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a “matchmaker” event on Tuesday, April 30, for small businesses in food-related industries to meet...

Northeast Collaborative Architects earns status as women-owned small business

PROVIDENCE – Northeast Collaborative Architects LLC recently received the status of a women-owned small business by the U.S. Small Business Administration.The firm also has...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, March 2019

1. East Providence restaurants charged with underpaying ­employees. POSTED ONLINE: MARCH 25 A lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Department of Labor against Madeira...
AFTER HOURS: Dr. Day Care representatives Rebecca Compton, left, and Amy Vogel stand near their display, which includes a game wheel, during last year’s Statewide Business After Hours networking event. This year’s event will be held on March 26 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston.  
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Editor’s Choice: Chambers of commerce to participate in Statewide Business After...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Chambers to participate in Statewide Business After Hours THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE Business After Hours will feature participants from at least 12 chambers...

SBA seeks applicants for Emerging Leaders program

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking applicants for the 2019 Emerging Leaders program that provides executive-level instruction to small-business owners free...
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