5 Questions

DEEPLY FOCUSED: Matthew Shenoda, social equity and inclusion vice president at Rhode Island School of Design, speaks with social equity inclusion fellow Rene Payne.

Five Questions With Matthew Shenoda


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Mari Anne Snow is the president and founder of Sophaya. The company provides leadership training for executives and companies that have remote employees.  

Sophaya training remote workers

Dining Out

Bruce Newbury

JWU students score with Boston fans

Health Matters


Executive Poll

Opening the chamber door

How many chambers of commerce is your company a member of? 1-3: 69.2% None: 15.4% 4-6: 7.7% More than 6: 7.7% Has being a chamber member been beneficial for...

The Week’s Poll


HELPING HAND: Customer-service representative Ramon Chevas German, right, assists a client with health insurance at a HealthSource RI center in East ­Providence.

Raimondo budget supports reinsurance program

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget includes proposals she says are intended to keep health insurance affordable for thousands of Rhode Islanders, in response to...

Something New

EXPANDING BUSINESS: Anna Soares is the owner and president of Perfectly Planned, a wedding and corporate-event-planning business in Somerset. She said the business will expand into guided group tours this year.

She takes the worry out of planning

Anna Soares likes to mind the little things and watch it all come together at the end. As owner and president of Somerset-based Perfectly Planned...

One Last Thing

Four years ago, Renaud Megard left behind a travel-heavy, corporate job and bought Nameplates for Industry. He hasn’t looked back, balancing more time with his family and building a small business. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By creating a path to success, workforce issues can be solved

Renaud Megard | NFI LLC president and CEO Throughout my career in various industries, the biggest challenges I have faced have come from finding the...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Goldberg receives lifetime achievement honor from Rhode Island Hospital

DR. RICHARD J. GOLDBERG, former senior vice president for psychiatry and behavioral health for Lifespan Corp., recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rhode...

Golden wisdom from the golden bear

I still love golf after all these years. It’s been a hole-in-one opportunity to build my envelope-manufacturing business. Whether you’re opening doors or closing...

Public benefits, corporate burdens: Is a benefit corporation right for you?

Thirty-three states, including Rhode Island, allow a for-profit entity to form as a benefit corporation in lieu of a traditional corporation. The downside is...

One-size layoff doesn’t fit all

The proposed merger between SunTrust and BB&T makes sense for both firms – which is why Wall Street sent both stocks higher on Feb....


Most-read stories on PBN.com, January 2019

1. IGT Center sells for $71M POSTED ONLINE: JAN. 17. The IGT Center, 10 Memorial Blvd., Providence – which houses the U.S. headquarters for...

News Briefs

What's Happening

UNLOCKING CREATIVITY: Michael A. Roberto, director of Bryant University’s Center for Program Innovation, will talk about his new book, “Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets,” during the Business Value Forum on Feb. 20 at Bryant University in Smithfield.

Editor’s Choice: Roberto to speak at Bryant Business Value Forum series

EDITOR’S CHOICE Roberto to speak at Bryant Business Value Forum series MICHAEL A. ROBERTO, director of Bryant University’s Center for Program Innovation, will discuss...
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People on the Move

Dev Singh joins J.P. Morgan Private Bank, serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts

Dev Singh has joined J.P. Morgan Private Bank as a Client Advisor, Vice President. Based at the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office, he focuses on...

Corvias Hires Chad Harrell to Lead Corvias Utilities Platform

East Greenwich, RI (February 5, 2019) — Corvias, a pioneer in sustainable, long-term partnership solutions, announced the hire of Chad Harrell as Partnership Innovator,...

Dr. Lindsay Thibeault Elected President of RI Veterinary Medical Association

The RI Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA) has elected Dr. Lindsay Thibeault as president to lead the 200-plus member organization focused on promoting animal welfare,...

Press Releases

RIMI Promotes Two to Co-Executive Director

Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) is proud to announce the promotion of two of its employees. JoAnn Barbato and Siobhain Sullivan have been promoted...

Heather Prew, CPA, MST, Promoted to Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co.

Heather Prew, CPA, Promoted to Partner at DiSanto, Priest & Co. (Warwick, Rhode Island) — January 31, 2019 — DiSanto, Priest & Co., a...

The Empowerment Factory honored with Award from RI Environmental Education Assn.

The Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) has named The Empowerment Factory (TEF) as a recipient of its annual award for “Program of the...