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ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS interact at a past Northeastern Retail Lumber Association expo hall at the R.I. Convention Center in Providence. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced Thursday that the convention center, which has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is slated to reopen in August. / COURTESY NORTHEASTERN RETAIL LUMBER ASSOCIATION

Adamo: August Convention Center reopening will give state a boost

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday announced that the R.I. Convention Center can reopen for business in August, about 17 months after it...
SAFETY FIRST: Mark Dunbar, general manager of the Providence Place mall in Providence, says safety is the mall’s No. 1 priority and touts a 24/7 camera system and a cellphone app that lets mall-goers communicate with security. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

FIGHTING FEARS: Deserved or not, safety worries an obstacle to downtown...

As a downtown Providence business owner, Guido Silvestri is no stranger to petty crime. There has been occasional shoplifting, vandalism and even a brick thrown...
UNIQUE RIDE: Matthew Haynes, owner of La Gondola Providence Inc., loves to share his knowledge of and passion for Venice and Venetian culture and history with his passengers while guiding them along the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

La Gondola Providence adds Venetian flavor

Matthew Haynes does not have a drop of Italian in his blood. But that hasn’t deterred him from donning the persona of a Venetian...
Kristen Adamo joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2005. She served as vice president of marketing and communications before being named CEO and president in 2019. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The power of patience

Kristen Adamo | Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO and president Patience is a virtue but it has never been one of mine. I...
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Five Questions With: Joe Baer, director of Cityside at Wheeler

Joe Baer | Cityside at Wheeler director, The Wheeler School 1. What is Cityside at Wheeler and when did it begin? The impetus for...
Bruce Newbury

Pop-ups popping up all over

Usually a collaboration ­between a young up-and-coming chef and an established restaurateur, the so-called “pop-up restaurant” is a signature of a vibrant restaurant city....
ATTENDEES SELECT BOWLS prior to walking into the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's annual Empy Bowls fundraising event last year. This year's event will be held Oct. 18 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Philanthropy Calendar, Oct. 12, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
ATTENDEES SELECT BOWLS prior to walking into the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's annual Empy Bowls fundraising event last year. This year's event will be held Oct. 18 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Philanthropy Calendar, Oct. 5, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. released four new 10-second ad spots from its "Fun-Sized" campaign, including a spot featuring the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, pictured above. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce RI releases 4 new “Fun-Sized” ads

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. released four new ads from the “Fun-Sized” tourism campaign Wednesday. The new 10-second ads feature The Breakers, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular...

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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