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New Year’s resolution

Does your company make a New Year’s resolution each year? No: 100% Yes: 0% When did this tradition begin? Our company does not make New Year’s resolutions: 100% This...

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Focus

TAX GUIDES: Anthony Scorpio speaks with Judith Giannini at Mullen Scorpio & Cerilli in Providence. The certified public accountants help small businesses apply new tax laws, such as the Qualified Income Business Deduction. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Deductions, depreciation are adding up for some small-business owners

Small-business owners in Rhode Island are taking advantage of tax credits and cuts first made available in 2018 but which are becoming more commonly...
WORLD VIEW: Kevin Papa, partner at Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co. LLP in Providence, has performed tax work for numerous foreign companies with interests in the U.S. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Federal tax act may be enticing foreign firms

Nearly 2,220 foreign businesses operated in Rhode Island in 2017, according to data from the R.I. Secretary of State’s Office. But after the federal tax...

Something New

CARD-CARRYING MEDIUM: ­Jessica Lee gives group and individual readings at her Newport business, Jessica Lee Psychic Medium. 
PBN PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Ex-Fla. psychic saw a future in Newport

Jessica Lee instantly fell in love the first time she visited Newport. A then-Florida resident, she was in town for three days and already...

One Last Thing

Mark S. Hayward was appointed district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rhode Island district office in March 2000. He joined the office as deputy director in 1991 and served as the acting district director from 1996 until his appointment as district director. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Foster belief in project goals

Mark S. Hayward U.S. Small Business Administration Rhode Island district director • Failure is not an option: I’ve seen unrealistic goals achieved and achievable goals unmet....

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

No one gets rich by shunning new cars and lattes

Managing your financial life requires following three rules: No. 1. Spend less than you earn. No. 2. Prioritize investing for your future. No. 3. Figure out what...

Oberg elected Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island board president

C. PAUL OBERG has been elected president of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island for 2020. He is...

Ready, willing and parable

If you’ve read anything I have written over the years, you’ve probably figured out that I love stories that put management principles into action,...

Niceties feed your sales

Too many salespeople find themselves running on fumes when it comes to prospects. “I get up every morning and ask myself the same question:...

News Briefs

What's Happening

ENVIRONMENTAL DIALOGUE: Rhode Island Center for the Book will host an environmental discussion based around Elizabeth Rush’s book, “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore,” on Jan. 26 at Save The Bay Center in Providence, pictured above. / courtesy Save The Bay INC.

Editor’s Choice: Reading across Rhode Island

EDITOR’S CHOICE Reading across Rhode Island RHODE ISLAND CENTER for the Book will kick off the 2020 statewide read, featuring “Rising: Dispatches from the New...

People on the Move

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) announced the promotion of Cristina Feden to SVP,...

PROVIDENCE, RI (January 15, 2019) Cristina is responsible for the development of new C&I and CRE lending & business banking relationships in the Eastern...

AP&S Welcomes Elizabeth A. Suever

Elizabeth A. Suever has joined Adler Pollock & Sheehan as Co-Chair of the firm’s Government Relations Group. Elizabeth is a registered Rhode Island Lobbyist and...

Restivo Monacelli LLP Appoints Kevin Hundley as Managing Partner

Restivo Monacelli LLP announced today that Kevin Hundley has been appointed Managing Partner, succeeding Edmund Restivo, Jr., who remains with the firm as a...

Press Releases

Cyber Technical Joins Forces with Envision Technology Advisors

Cyber Technical is thrilled to announce that they have joined forces with Envision Technology Advisors. Cyber Technical is a web design and development company...

Paul Hauser Promoted to Principal at Vision 3 Architects

Paul Hauser has been promoted to Principal of Vision 3 Architects. Paul started his career at Vision 3 Architects as a summer intern in...

Jennifer Freitas, CPA and Doryanne Hamel, MS, CPA, CFE Named Partners

Piccerelli Gilstein & Company, LLP (PG&Co) is proud to announce Jennifer Freitas, CPA and Doryanne Hamel, MS, CPA, CFE have been named partners, effective...