5 Questions

Rebecca Webber is the Executive director of CIC Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five questions with Rebecca Webber


WORKING ENVIRONMENT: From left, ecoRI News staff members Tim Faulkner, senior reporter; Frank Carini, owner, editor and writer; Joanna Detz, owner and executive director; Sarah Puschmann, reporting fellow; and Grace Kelly, reporter, meet at Social Enterprise Greenhouse offices in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

News site takes eco-angle

Cybersecurity Summit

Health Matters


Executive Poll

The entertainer 

Do you or your company entertain clients?Yes: 83.3%No: 16.7%How often do you entertain clients?Sometimes: 50%Often: 33.3%Never: 16.7%How do you entertain clients? (Select multiple)Business lunches/dinners:...

The Week’s Poll


DIALOGUING: Robert Samuels, director of the University of Rhode Island counseling center, talks with Ashley O’Hearn, a graduate student trainee at the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Students’ mental health a concern for colleges

Leaving home for what may be the first time and settling into an apartment or dormitory without parents or siblings can be exhilarating for...

Cover Story

How the GA-backed investment fund works

This is how the Small Business Development Fund, as approved by the General Assembly, would work: The state would issue up to $42 million in...

Something New

STANDING READY: STANDING READY: United Community Martial Arts owner Thomas M. Evans, left, with his father, Thomas D. Evans. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New spin for martial arts studio

PART OF MARTIAL ARTS is about reinventing yourself – as a more disciplined, physically fit, respectful person. Not to mention being more capable of...

One Last Thing

Joseph R. Perroni started as a group sales representative at Delta Dental of Rhode Island 26 years ago. The Rhode Island native worked his way up to chief sales officer and, finally, CEO and president, when Joseph A. Nagle retired in July. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Make R.I. ‘a better place’

Joseph R. Perroni, Delta Dental of Rhode Island CEO and president Here are a few guiding principles I’ve followed that I think are important for anyone to...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

The AI potential

It seems like artificial intelligence is taking over the world, leaving many of us non-techies feeling terrified. Yet when you stop to think about it,...
Tracy Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick receives Legacy Award from Sojourner House

TRACY FITZPATRICK, a founding member of Providence-based nonprofit Sojourner House, recently received the Legacy Award from the organization during Sojourner House’s annual Sojo MoJoe...

News Briefs

What's Happening

HERITAGE HALL: The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame will hold its third annual Helping Heritage Gala on Oct. 20 at Ocean House in Westerly. COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HERITAGE HALL OF FAME

Editor’s Choice: R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame to hold annual gala Oct. 20

THE RHODE ISLAND Heritage Hall of Fame will hold its third annual Helping Heritage Gala. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, an open bar,...

People on the Move

Susan Pomfret Geared to Help Clients Reach Retirement Goals as an RICP®

Susan Pomfret, SVP of CrossCountry Mortgage's home equity conversion mortgage lending division, earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP) designation from The American College...

Napatree Capital Expands Team with Mike Moses

Michael Moses is a senior member of the investment and advisory team. With more than 25 years of experience, he recently served as a...

BankNewport Announces Branch Sales Manager

BankNewport is pleased to announce that Jessica L. Couto, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, has been appointed to assistant vice president, branch sales manager of...

Press Releases

YMCA of Greater Providence 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Raises $130,000 for Children &...

Cranston, Rhode Island (October 7, 2019) -- For the third year in a row, the Y's annual golf tournament has raised over $130,000 to...

The Wolf School’s Conference To Explore Technology’s Impact On Children

On November 2, 2019, the public is invited to attend The Wolf School’s 5th annual Complex Learners Conference to explore technology’s impact on children,...

Rhode Island Society of CPAs Announces Launch of RI Business Forum Multi Industry Platform

Cranston, RI /PRNewswire/ --Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA), one of the largest membership organizations in Rhode Island, today announced the launch of...