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STANDING READY: Outside Hammetts Hotel in Newport are, from left, General Manager Randi Milewski, Colin Kane and Sam Bradner, two of the hotel owners, and Sarah Eustis, CEO of the Main Street Hospitality Group, the company handling the hotel’s management. The hotel opened in June amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Hotel industry has been desolated, but some are betting on big...

In a normal year, early November is a shoulder season in Newport. Christopher Bicho, who owns six leisure-market hotels in the coastal area, would...
NEW PROSPECTS: JobsInRI will hold a job fair at the Radisson Hotel in Warwick on May 5. / COURTESY JOBSINTHEUS

Editor’s Choice: JobsInRI to host job fair at Radisson

Editor’s choice JobsInRI to host job fair at Radisson JOBSINRI IS HOSTING a job fair to provide an opportunity for job seekers, recruiters and businesses...

Mutual of America opens regional office in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mutual of America Financial Group, which specializes in retirement plans and investments, last week officially announced the opening of its new regional...

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With Allison Gaines Pell

Allison Gaines Pell | Head of school, The Wheeler School 1. 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...

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