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Friday, September 18, 2020

5 Questions


Five Questions With: Paul Harden


LIFELINE: Wilfred Roth, owner of Add Temps, a temporary employment agency that hires its placements until they are hired by a company it works with, speaks with France Paulino, left, office manager, and Juliana Espinal, recruiter. Roth says the business may have gone under if manufacturing was not deemed essential because it allowed Add Temps to continue placing people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Temp agency still answering calls for help

Dining Out

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS: PB Bistro & Bar had been setting up tables on the sidewalk on Main Street in East Greenwich, but on Labor Day weekend the restaurant and others were allowed to move the tables to the closed street. / COURTESY PB BISTRO & BAR

Restaurants are weathering the worst

Health Matters


Executive Poll

Changing places

Has the pandemic caused your company to move any of its operation outside of its normal workspace? Yes: 70% No: 30% What part of your company has...

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...


PLENTY OF ROOM: Tucker Quinn, a political science major from Warwick, studies alone at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick recently. Not many students are attending in-person classes in the fall semester. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Online classes don’t mean smaller tuition bill

The cost of a college education is going up through COVID-19, and the bills paid by parents or students this fall will likely reflect...
ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES: Richard “Rippy” Serra, owner of Rippy’s Liquor and Marketplace in Charlestown, and office manager Donna McAdams roll coins brought in by customers. In an effort to combat the national coin shortage, Serra offers free coin rolling to customers to exchange their coins for dollar bills. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

For some businesses, coin shortage a test of their mettle

Rolling $800 in loose change into individual paper coin wrappers is not typically a service offered at Rippy’s Liquor & Marketplace. But amid a...

Something New

HOME OFFICE: Danielle Karsch serves as a virtual assistant for her real estate agent clients, helping to build their digital brand with creative content, drafting newsletters and coaching new hires. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Karsch’s goal is to provide virtual assist for real estate agents

Danielle Karsch did it all as an administrative assistant for her former real estate agents, from marketing to transactions, which led to unrewarding burnout...

One Last Thing

Patrick T. Conley is a former Providence College professor and 1995 inductee into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, for which he serves as president. He’s also the state’s first-ever historian laureate, an attorney and the author of 32 books. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. history lesson in perseverance

Patrick T. Conley  | R.I. historian laureate; Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame president; Heritage Harbor Foundation president; attorney and author Roger Williams and the...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Elizabeth L. DeLaitsch

DeLaitsch named Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Woman of the Year

ELIZABETH L. DELAITSCH, a Lincoln resident, was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Woman of the Year. The honor is bestowed upon the...

Happiness is a way of thinking

A group of 50 people was attending a seminar. For a group activity, the leader gave each attendee one balloon and asked each person...
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What’s your plan for 2021?

While the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on the business world are unquestionable, it is still unclear how the adjustments implemented in recent months will...

Reacting to criticism from a female boss

Imagine that your boss Ethan calls you into his office. He expresses disappointment in your recent performance and lack of commitment. Would you accept...

News Briefs

What's Happening

MARINE TALK: Jen McCann, left, and Elizabeth T. Methratta will be hosting a webinar to discuss the impact of offshore wind installations on the marine environment on Sept. 23. / COURTESY JEN MCCANN AND ELIZABETH T. METHRATTA

Editor’s Choice: Discuss impact of offshore wind farms on marine environments

EDITOR’S CHOICE Discuss impact of offshore windfarms on marine environments THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Coastal Resource Center is hosting a webinar to explain and...

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People on the Move

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Welcomes Stephen D. Lapatin

Stephen D. Lapatin has joined our Providence office as an Associate in the firm’s Litigation department. Stephen assists a variety of clients on a...

Ortho Rhode Island Welcomes Dr. Nathan D. Howlett as Sports Medicine Specialist

Nathan D. Howlett, DO has joined Ortho Rhode Island’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Team, specializing in sports medicine and surgical management of shoulder and...

Centreville Bank Names David A. Larocque Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Director of...

Centreville Bank President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Harold M. Horvat today announced that David A. Larocque has been named vice president, chief...

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...

PBN is back in print.