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Sunday, May 27, 2018

5 Questions


Five Questions With Pete Rumsey


INFANT CARE: Kathleen F. Moren is the founder and CEO of Healthy Babies, Happy Moms. The company offers classes and support, as well as equipment for infant care and breastfeeding. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keeping moms, babies healthy

Who’s On the Board?

Who’s on the Board?

Dining Out

Bruce Newbury

Pizza wars breaking out in R.I.



List: Veteran employers

Executive Poll

Keeping focus?

Do you or your employees get easily distracted in the workplace? No: 66.67% Yes: 33.33%What do you consider the biggest distractions at work? Employees socializing: 50% Meetings: 33.33% Online...

The Week’s Poll


PROGRAM TRAINERS: Fred Mattera, left, program director and trainer for the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island apprenticeship program for new crew members for the Rhode Island fishing fleet, with Jon Knight, owner of Superior Trawl. Knight is net-repair trainer for the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fishing apprenticeship program aimed at getting military veterans back to work

Veterans often face a host of challenges when returning to civilian life after military service.Among the biggest is entering and adjusting to the civilian...

One Last Thing

After nearly a decade working at different companies, Kelly Mendell decided in 2003 to join MIKEL, a company her father founded that did work with the U.S. Navy, taking it over in 2008. Since then she has more than tripled its workforce. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Finding purpose focuses the work and the business

Kelly Mendell | MIKEL Inc. presidentWhy are you in business? What do you believe in?The United States has the most technologically capable submarines in...

Something New

HAVING FUN: James “Big Jim” Annis, right, and James “Jimmy” Annis, left, with Robert James Annis, at East Bay Custom Cycles in Bristol, a motorcycle customize and repair shop, which Big Jim and Jimmy opened together last May. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Getting motors runnin’

After serving in the Coast Guard and working 20 years as a policeman, James “Big Jim” Annis decided to retire and open a motorcycle...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Cranston library director elected to ALA board

EDWARD GARCIA, director of the Cranston Public Library, was recently elected to the American Library Association’s executive board. The American Library Association is a...

‘Wow’ your customers

Many organizations focus primarily on finding new customers. However, a strict emphasis on prospecting will underrepresent the majority of your sales. By neglecting customer...

How public pensions can start healing

Public pension funds need help. Rather than offer specific investment recommendations, I am going to make some suggestions to help them think about what...

The sleep doctor puts your worries to rest

When I am asked what I would like on my tombstone, my standard reply is, “He couldn’t sleep fast enough.” For my entire life,...

News Briefs

New Construction

The new pedestrian bridge’s steel frame is close to fully spanning the Providence River, as construction workers continue building the new bridge by utilizing the existing stone piers from the old Interstate 195 corridor as its foundation. Work on the $21.9 million project began in fall 2016 and is expected to finish by next summer. The project was supposed to wrap up by this fall, however it was delayed due to problems with steel fabrication. Daniel O’Connell’s Sons is the project’s general contractor and Inform Studios is the architect. The bridge’s length will be 450 feet, and the width will vary between 15 feet and 60 feet. It will have two decks, with the upper main deck being about 10,000 square feet in size, while the lower deck – built lower toward the river – will be about 1,500 square feet.  / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

New Construction May 2018

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Over the Providence River, between Crawford Street and Point Street bridgesU.S. Post Office Albion 15 School St., LincolnPortsmouth Police Department Headquarters 2270 East...

What's Happening

COMMUNITY IMPACT: The SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative luncheon on June 1 at Rachel’s Lakeside in Dartmouth will focus on taxation throughout Massachusetts and its impact on the local business community. Pictured are attendees at last year’s luncheon. / COURTESY SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: Discuss taxation at legislative luncheon

EDITOR’S CHOICE Discuss taxation at legislative luncheon THE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host its annual legislative luncheon, offering business leaders a chance to meet with...
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People on the Move

AP&S Welcomes Jonathan L. Cabot

We are proud to welcome Jonathan L. Cabot to our Business & Corporate Law Group. Jonathan L. Cabot’s practice involves mergers and acquisitions, commercial...

AP&S Welcomes Danielle E. Dufault

We are proud to welcome Danielle E. Dufault to our Business & Corporate Law Group. Danielle E. Dufault has a wide range of experience...

Sansiveri Promotes David Lieng to Supervisor

The accounting firm of Sansiveri, Kimball & Co, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of David Lieng, CPA to Supervisor. David will manage...

Press Releases

RIMA to Host Free Seminar: “How to Avoid Financial Potholes: A Seminar for Manufacturers...

RIMA will hold its next free seminar on Monday, June 4th at the Providence Marriott, titled “How to Avoid Financial Potholes: A Seminar for...


Richmond, RI (May 16, 2018)— It is with immense pride that Imaj Associates, Inc. announces that it has been named the winner of a...

International Customer Care Center Comes to Rhode Island and it’s all about People to...

With a newly expanded facility in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and newly appointed Leadership, DEWETRON Inc, one of Rhode Island’s quietly growing small businesses...