5 Questions

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Five Questions With Dr. Ira Wilson 

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PLANNING AHEAD: TMW Productions owner Tarah Warner says she’s as busy as she was prior to COVID-19, helping clients deal with restrictions related to the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

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Executive Poll

The bright side

Has your company found silver linings amid the pandemic? Yes: 85.7% No: 14.3% What silver linings has your company found? (Select any that apply) We have found new...

The Week’s Poll

PBN Summit

PANELISTS participating in Providence Business News’ virtual summit on June 4 address the complications of returning to the workplace as the COVID-19 quarantine eases.

Panelists: Takes right steps for a smooth reopening

Most of us figured that reopening workplaces as the ­COVID-19 quarantine eases would require a lot more planning than just turning the lights back...

Focus

LOOKING FOR IMMUNITY: David Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, says employers should be protected from COVID-19-related lawsuits if they’re following guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. companies push for COVID-19 liability protection

If an employee gets sick with the novel coronavirus, should they be allowed to file a worker’s compensation claim or a lawsuit against their...
MATTER OF OPINION: Former R.I. Supreme Court Justice R­obert G. Flanders Jr. speculates that the recent high court decision on a pension dispute between the city of Providence and a group of municipal retirees might make bankruptcy more palatable for municipalities. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Court ruling on Providence pensions will have ripple effects

Rhode Island is no stranger to pension problems. Even after a major state-level overhaul of the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island led by then-R.I....

Something New

PUZZLE PIECES: Ocean State Escape owner Leonard Albanese, with daughter Rachel. They are in their Christmas-themed escape room in Johnston. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where few escape alone

Cracking codes, translating riddles and finding a way out of hard-to-navigate spaces in just 60 minutes are what draw customers to Johnston’s Ocean State...

One Last Thing

Beth Carter last September became executive director of the Rhode Island Business Competition, a nonprofit that provides resources to entrepreneurs. She’s also founder of Carter Consultants Ltd., and Beth Carter Enterprises. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Get in the trenches

Beth Carter | Rhode Island Business Competition executive director When I started my first company, in 1991, our nation was facing a major economic downturn....

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Maria Tavarozzi

Tavarozzi named R.I.’s Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year

Maria Tavarozzi, a math teacher at Rogers High School in Newport, has been named Rhode Island’s 2020 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year by...

Animals offer lessons

In the Upper Midwest, a sure sign of spring and fall is when geese fly overhead, often honking loudly. I recently discovered the reason. Turns...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: Vermouth is a hidden gem

Our hot, humid, sticky New England summers often have prompted us to try our hand at creating refreshing cocktails, and this is even more...

A lifeline for pre-Medicare adults

Ten years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration is now asking the Supreme Court to overturn it. Yet it’s...

News Briefs

What's Happening

DEFENSE COORDINATORS: Cybersecurity experts from left to right, Jon Clay, Mitchel Chang and Kristin Judge will host a webinar to inform attendees about cybersecurity challenges faced during the pandemic. / COURTESY JON CLAY, MITCHEL CHANG and KRISTIN JUDGE

Editor’s Choice: Overcoming cybersecurity challenges during pandemic

Editor’s choice Overcoming cybersecurity challenges during pandemic SCORE RHODE ISLAND is hosting a webinar that will provide information to address cybersecurity challenges during the pandemic....

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People on the Move

BankNewport Names Carmen Diaz-Jusino Vice President, Community Development Officer

BankNewport is pleased to announce that Carmen Diaz-Jusino has been named Vice President, Community Development Officer. She will be responsible for developing, implementing and...

KLR Promotes Sandy Ross to Equity Partner

KLR, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in New England, announced the promotion of Sandy Ross, CPA to Equity Partner. Sandy’s...

KLR Promotes Francheska Pimentel to Partner

KLR, one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in New England, announced the promotion of Francheska Pimentel, CPA, to Partner. Francheska has...

Press Releases

Richard J. Petrucci, Jr. Joins PG&Co as Partner

One of Providence’s leading independent accounting firms, Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP (PG&Co) is proud to announce that Richard J. Petrucci, Jr., JD, CFP®,...

Kelly Kincaid Elected President of the RI Women’s Bar Association

Kelly Kincaid, Attorney at Adler Pollock & Sheehan, was elected to serve as President of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association for the 2020-2021...

Rhode Island Quality Institute Launches COVID-19 Results Dashboard

PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) launched a COVID-19 lab test results and risk dashboard to Rhode Island medical providers. The dashboard...