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WaterFire Providence to host TechFire Job Fair Aug. 17

PROVIDENCE – WaterFire Providence will host the first-ever TechFire Job Fair and Technology Showcase on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6-9 p.m.Sponsored by Virgin Pulse,...
INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEO of Boscov’s, billed as the nation’s largest family-owned department store, which is moving into the former Nordstrom location at Providence Place mall. He said running a business doesn’t happen from an office, but rather on the sales floor.
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An outlier comes to Providence Place

While other department stores have closed as sales slip away with changing consumer preferences and a migration online, Reading, Pa.-based Boscov’s is an outlier....
DRAMATIC CHANGE: Tom McGinn, captain and president, and Kristin Stone are co-owners of Providence Riverboat. After the company joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, it shifted its business model from cocktail cruises to catering to the tourism industry and nearly tripled its revenue in the first year, Stone said.
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Tourism: In search of coordination

The Providence Riverboat Co. once served primarily local customers. Its boats would take groups out on the Providence River for cocktail cruises, leaving from...
ON-SITE FITNESS: Team Lifespan members participate in one of the company’s corporate fitness outings near the offices on Point Street in ­Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Creativity key to helping health workers bond

At Brown Medicine, most of its 400 employees take part in annual group outings that have become a popular tradition. In recent years, gatherings...
PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing before the Downtown Design Review Committee in Providence on the proposal for the Hope Point tower by developer Jason Fane, president of The Fane Organization. From left, Fane; his sister Daria Fane, vice president of The Fane Organization; and their architect, Gianni Ria, director of design, IBI Group. In the foreground recommending denial of the project is City Councilman Seth Yurdin.
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Where’s the market for Hope Point?

How high can the Hope Point tower climb? Its size has fueled doubters who say it won’t fit in, leading to extensive government review...
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Five Questions With Allison Gaines Pell

Allison Gaines Pell | Head of school, The Wheeler School1. What prompted the recent change in the school’s mission ­statement? Our new mission...

WaterFire plans Sept. 8 Tech Nite with resource fair

PROVIDENCE – WaterFire Providence will host a technology night along Steeple Street Sept. 8, with Providence-based Virgin Pulse as the founding lead sponsor. Tech...
PASSING IT ON: Ben Giguere, left, founder of Gather LLC, on Atwells Avenue in Providence, shows Jairus Burdick how to make a drinking glass. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Glass blowing for masses

Growing up in New Hampshire and Vermont, Ben Giguere, founder of Gather LLC, a Providence glass blowing studio-cum-community center, drew inspiration for his future...
THE GIRL SCOUTS of Southeastern New England have announced the recipients of the 2018 Leading Women of Distinction Awards.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England announces 2018 Leading Women of...

WARWICK- The Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England  will host the 2018 Leading Women of Distinction Awards on Tuesday, October 16 from 8 a.m. –...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design held a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Their announcement of the symposium came more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA

Rosa Parks House Project endures

At one point, it looked like the Providence tenure of the Rosa Parks House Project would be over before the public ever got the...
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