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Thursday, December 3, 2020

5 Questions


Five Questions With Annette Tonti


ONLINE ORDERS: Philip Viveiros, owner of Phil’s Propane in Tiverton, closed the company’s showroom and created an online-friendly ordering format prior to the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Fueled by family ethics

Dining Out

Health Matters



List: Wealth Managers


List: Stock Brokerage Firms

Executive Poll

Showing thanks

Are there things your company is thankful for this year? Yes: 100% No: 0% What is your business thankful for? (Select any that apply) The health of our...

The Week’s Poll

Is it time for Rhode Island to legalize adult recreational marijuana use?

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...


MONEY CONCERNS: When Janet Tanury was forced to temporarily close her clothing boutique in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she stopped making contributions to her retirement account.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

More people resorting to raiding their nest egg

Janet Tanury had been dutifully putting away money for retirement for years and was even considering doubling her contribution. Then, COVID-19 hit, shutting down Botticelli...
PLANNING AHEAD: Brad McGuire, a tax partner at Blum, Shapiro & Co. in Cranston, and other accountants have been spending a lot of time talking with clients about possible changes to the estate and gift taxes under the Biden administration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fear of heftier estate tax has R.I.’s wealthy worried

The potential of higher taxes on gifts and estates after Democrat Joe Biden enters the White House in January is giving a lot of...

Something New

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION: Producer Connor Finelli, left, and hip-hop artist DaLaun Andrade, both recent high school graduates, opened Blue Wave Poetics, a recording studio for local independent artists, in June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Beats keep this duo on track

A 2015 gym class at St. Raphael Academy first brought DaLaun Andrade and Connor Finelli together. But it was their shared passion for hip-hop...

One Last Thing

Mason J. Waring joined Providence-based law firm Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd. in 2008. His practice focuses on long-term disability, health and life insurance litigation. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Prioritize collaboration

Mason J. Waring | Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd. partner I am fortunate to be part of an amazing team navigating this pandemic. Here are...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

State Rep. Carlos Tobo

Tobon recognized with National Leadership Award

State Rep. Carlos Tobon, deputy majority leader in the General Assembly, was recognized with a National Leadership Award by the Council of State Governments....

How to deal with hate

Like an old barn, many of us have been around a long time. We’ve withstood a lot of life’s storms, bad weather and hard...

Tips to avoid unnecessary trouble

Most of us are talented at excusing personal habits as trivial idiosyncrasies or minor infractions. Yet, they can come together to form a clear...
Doug Creed

URI professor honored for LGBTQ research

DOUG CREED, a professor of management in the College of Business at the University of Rhode Island, received the Joanne Martin Trailblazer Award from...

News Briefs

What's Happening

SHE’S CONNECTED: Nicole Scaramuzzi Courtemanche is hosting a Tech Collective webinar on Dec. 8 to explain how to optimize telecommunications infrastructure. / COURTESY NICOLE SCARAMUZZI COURTEMANCHE

Editor’s Choice: How businesses can adapt to today’s changing marketplace

Editor’s choice: Learn how to optimize a telecommunications system TECH COLLECTIVE is hosting a webinar to explain how to optimize a company’s telecommunications infrastructure with...

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People on the Move

BankRI Grows Investment Team, Hires Kevin Vieira as Sr. Financial Consultant

BankRI has expanded its investment services team, hiring Kevin Vieira as Senior Financial Consultant. With more than 20 years in the financial sector, Vieira...

Mark Light Joins Centreville Bank As Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager

Centreville Bank President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Harold M. Horvat today announced that Mark A. Light, Jr. has joined the bank as...

BankRI Names Scott Lajoie Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking

Scott Lajoie, a longtime lender in the Commercial Banking Division of Bank Rhode Island (BankRI), has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Scott has...

Press Releases

RDW Group Partners with Fall River’s Blount Fine Foods

RDW Group, the Providence-based integrated marketing communications firm, has been selected by Fall River, Mass.-based Blount Fine Foods to support the retailer’s national growth...

Loureiro Announces Relocation of Rhode Island Office to Providence

Loureiro Announces Relocation of Rhode Island Office to Providence Admiral Street Location Facilitates Access to Clients, Prospects and Government Agencies PROVIDENCE, November 13, 2020 – Loureiro...

Adler Pollock & Sheehan is Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Walter R. Stone...

Adler Pollock & Sheehan is proud to offer the Honorable Walter R. Stone 2L Diversity Fellowship to an outstanding second year law student. The...