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TAKING A LEAP: John H. Chafee Center for International Business Director Mark S. ­Murphy says local companies become healthier and more competitive when they move into international markets. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Chafee Center navigates local businesses through challenging international waters

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Manufacturing Champion: John H. Chafee Center for International Business ACROSS FIVE CENTURIES, Rhode Island has been a diligent maker of...

SBA update shows slight uptick in PPP numbers as program draws...

PROVIDENCE – Another 400 Rhode Island businesses secured a combined $10,000 in paycheck relief funds in the last two weeks, according to the latest...

Citizens Bank ranked among top 15 PPP lenders nationwide

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank ranked among the top 15 lenders to participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, according to a...

Latest PPP numbers show minor increase in R.I. applicants as program...

PROVIDENCE – The number of Rhode Island small businesses seeking federal relief loans continues to slow as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection...
OUT OF POCKET: Robert Berczuk, publisher of The Jamestown Press, says the money his newspaper is losing as a result of a 33% decline in ad revenue is coming directly out of his pocket, but he has assured his staff of six that there will be no pay cuts, layoffs or furloughs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should newspapers be rescued by the government?

Newspaper publisher John Howell didn’t think he would ever have to lay himself off. But when COVID-19 hit the United States, that’s exactly what he...
DUAL HARMONY: Nicole O’Malley, left, is the founder and executive director of Hands in Harmony, which uses musical therapy to help individuals with complex medical conditions. Here, O’Malley works with longtime client Abigail Magiera, 21, of Coventry. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Hands in Harmony transitions to virtual platform

HANDS IN HARMONY, an organization founded in 2017 that treats patients using music therapy, has converted its operation from an in-person service to a...

SBA: 16,000 R.I. businesses approved for PPP loans as demand continues...

PROVIDENCE – Less than 200 additional Rhode Island small businesses have secured federal payroll relief loans in the last week as demand for the...

SBA reports $1.8B in PPP loans for R.I. businesses with funding...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island small businesses have secured more than $1.8 billion in federal payroll relief, the U.S. Small Business Administration shared on Wednesday. The...

Local lenders report slowdown in PPP applications but increased anxiety over...

PROVIDENCE – The flood of applications from small businesses desperate for payroll relief has slowed to a trickle, local lenders say. But while demand for...

R.I. businesses secure $593M in second-round PPP funds as approval rate...

PROVIDENCE – After inundating local lenders with applications for federal payroll relief funds, demand for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program among...

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