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Executive Poll

Leap year is here

Do you use leap year to create a marketing buzz for your company? No: 100% Yes: 0% In what way do you utilize leap year to benefit...

The Week’s Poll


PLANNING AHEAD: Steven Wright, an attorney specializing in family law and a partner at D’Allesandro & Wright in Providence, whose clients include older couples seeking divorces, speaks with Denise Card, a paralegal and office manager. Wright says age can bring a sense of purpose that defuses confusion or quarrels when it comes to estate planning during a divorce. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Gray divorces’ putting estate planning to the test

Insurance policies, wills, trusts and assets combine to make estate planning a multilayered process. Add a divorce after decades of marriage, and the complications multiply,...
SPEAKING UP: Law student Shahily Negron-Falcon, right, president of the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, takes part in an equity roundtable discussion on environmental justice at RWU in Bristol on Feb. 19. At left are fellow RWU law students Troy Lange, RWU law editorial board member, and Stephanie Gonzalez. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW/JOSHUA GRAB

Diversity can be challenging for R.I. law firms

Bre’Anna Metts-Nixon, president of the Black Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, will graduate this year. She wants to practice...

Something New

CREATIVE OUTLET: In her spare time, Krystal Amaral, a full-time attorney, makes and sells custom-designed jewelry through her Tiverton store, Created Purpose. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Tiverton shop a chance to display artsy side

Twisting wire into jewelry offered Krystal Amaral a creative outlet during her time in law school. Now an attorney, Amaral is still making jewelry –...

One Last Thing

After co-owning her medical billing and practice management consulting firm Comprehensive Practice Management Services Inc. for over 15 years, Sylvestre assumed sole ownership in 2018. Under her leadership, the company rebranded as Grey Ledge Medical Management and is now positioned for regional growth. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Find the time to learn

Julie Sylvestre | Grey Ledge Medical Management owner and president Time— no one has enough of it. In business, available time decreases each day. As...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Nellie M. Gorbea

Gorbea receives Barbara C. Burlingame Distinguished Public Service Award

NELLIE M. GORBEA, Rhode Island’s secretary of state, has received the Barbara C. Burlingame Distinguished Public Service Award from the Northern Rhode Island Chamber...

Resolve to learn something new

“You learn something new every day,” or so the saying goes. But how many of us actually do? That phrase usually is uttered when someone...

Creative ways to land a job

I love creativity, and one of the most fruitful uses of creativity is landing a job. Over the years I’ve encountered some very creative ways...
Veronica Martinez

Martinez hired as director of Center for Women & Enterprise

VERONICA MARTINEZ is the new director for the Center for Women & Enterprise in Providence, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the business community,...

News Briefs

What's Happening

FARM TO SCHOOL: Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s AmeriCorps VISTA members Rose Serra, right, and Liesl Miller, left, assist Chartwell’s executive chef Steven Dafonseca and his assistant at Pocasset Elementary School in Tiverton, as they serve a harvest lunch made with locally sourced ingredients, including apples from Steere Orchard in Smithfield. / COURTESY FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND

Editor’s Choice: Farm Fresh R.I. to host farm-to-school gathering

EDITOR’S CHOICE Farm Fresh R.I. to host farm-to-school gathering FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND is bringing together local farmers and K-12 food service organizations to help...

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People on the Move

Tom McNiff Appointed to Discover Newport Board of Directors

Tom McNiff, co-owner and operator of The General’s Crossing Brewhouse in Jamestown, has been appointed to Discover Newport’s Board of Directors representing the town...

Jessamine Sargent named to Wood River Health Services board

HOPE VALLEY: The Wood River Health Services Board of Directors recently named Jessamine Sargent, an Early Interventions Developmental Therapy Specialist, to the Board. Sargent is...

B. Joe Reddish named to Wood River Health Services board

The Wood River Health Services Board of Directors has named former Richmond Town Councilor B. Joe Reddish III to the Board. Reddish is an independent...

Press Releases

Envision Named a “Top 10 Most Promising Digital Transformation Company” by CIOReview

Envision Technology Advisors is honored to announce that they’ve been named to the “10 Most Promising Digital Transformation Consulting/Services Companies – 2020” list by...

Melanie Charbonneau Joins the Crown Supply Projects Team

Melanie Charbonneau has been named to the Projects Team at Crown Supply, with a focus on lighting .With more than two decades of experience...

Arden Building Companies Announces Organizational Changes – February 1, 2020

Pawtucket, RI — Arden Building Companies is pleased to announce several organizational changes within the Arden Building Company family effective February 1, 2020. John Puniello...