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Reopening your office

Are you in the process of reopening your office so that staff can return? Yes: 44% No: 33% We have been operating with staff in-office throughout the...

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Hot Topic

THE WAY IT WAS: Visitors tour the Breakers Mansion in Newport in a time before the coronavirus pandemic. Normally a major tourism draw, the Newport Mansions remain closed, and opening dates haven’t been announced, as of May 20. / COURTESY DISCOVER NEWPORT

Can R.I. tourism avoid summer of sadness?

From beach vacations to business conferences, travel-related tourism is the lifeblood of the state economy, generating $6.8 billion in 2018, according to a report...

Focus

EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES: ­Dennis McLaughlin, CEO and president of engineering and information technology company Rite-Solutions Inc. in Middletown, says employing veterans gives the company a leg up when bidding on military contracts. McLaughlin is a Navy veteran. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Vets provide upper hand for some defense firms

The veteran-owned Rite-Solutions Inc. isn’t really a small company. The Middletown-based engineering and information technology company has about 220 employees. But as a defense contractor,...
RESILIENT ­LEADER: Christopher Sanford, a U.S. Navy veteran and owner of a PuroClean Disaster Restoration Services LLC franchise in Warwick, works on the site of a moisture and mold mitigation job in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Veteran business owners put to test by COVID-19

In many ways, it’s been business as usual for Christopher Sanford. Solving front-line problems at work and in the military is second nature for the...

Something New

CAREER COACH: Charise Wilson, owner of employment-services company Workforce Ready Solutions, helps clients identify their unique skills and talents through self-created aptitude tests and career coaching. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Job-hunting service suddenly in demand

When Charise Wilson launched her employment-services company last May, the state hit record-low ­unemployment. Most of Workforce Ready Solutions LLC’s initial clients were not laid...

One Last Thing

Empathy key to problem-solving

Tonya Harris | Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence executive director When I became the executive director of RICADV, I knew my life’s work had...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Break your worry habit

There’s an old saying: “Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening; it just stops you from enjoying the good.” Such wisdom! It’s advice I...
Matthew Eriksen

Anxiety can spur you leadership development

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, anxiety already permeated our day-to-day lives in the form of terrorism, mass shootings, environmental degradation and political instability. Individually,...

No guarantee customers will return; this might help

When we narrow down the current COVID-19 economic situation, we’re all in the same boat. No matter who we are or what we do,...
John P. Shevlin

Shevlin receives Providence Engineering Society’s 2020 Humanitarian Award

JOHN P. SHEVLIN, a professional engineer and senior vice president of Pare Corp., was awarded the 2020 Humanitarian Award by the Providence Engineering Society....

News Briefs

What's Happening

SAFE CULTURE: ­Business performance social scientist Joseph Grenny will be hosting a free webinar on May 28 about creating a safe culture for businesses. / COURTESY JOSEPH GRENNY

Create a company culture where workers feel safe

EDITOR’S CHOICE Create a company culturewhere workers feel safe VITALSMARTS IS HOLDING a webinar hosted by business performance social scientist and New York Times best-selling...

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People on the Move

Tony Mendez named to Board of Directors at the Rhode Island Foundation

Tony Mendez has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. As the state’s largest funder of nonprofit organizations, the...

Theresa Moore named to Rhode Island Foundation Board of Directors

Theresa Moore has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. As the state’s largest funder of nonprofit organizations, the...

BankNewport Names Julia Reinhardt Assistant Vice President & Branch Sales Manager of North Kingstown...

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 8, 2020) - BankNewport is pleased to announce that Julia N. Reinhardt has been appointed to Assistant Vice President and Branch...

Press Releases

The Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) has partnered with Crossroad Rhode Island (RI) to...

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Tuesday, PCHC completed a two-day effort to provide COVID-19 testing for the residents and staff of Crossroads RI. Over 125...

Rhode Island Quality Institute Names Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI Permanent President and...

Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI as its next President...

Providence Community Health Centers, Inc. Continues to Provide Health Care to Providence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cheryl Perry March 31, 2020 17:30 EST Phone: 401-780-2542 Email: CPerry@Providencechc.org PCHC Continues to Provide Health Care to Providence Providence Community Health Centers continues to offer...

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