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The challenges of reopening

Is your company feeling challenged by the process of reopening? Yes: 60% No: 20% We have been operating throughout the pandemic: 20% What challenges is your company facing?...

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CRUSH CONCERNS: Rhode Island health officials see the Crush COVID RI smartphone app as an easy way for people to track their activities for possible contact tracing. Critics see privacy issues with it.

Crush COVID app raises caution flags for some

More than 35,000 people have downloaded the Crush COVID RI phone app that’s designed to make contact tracing easier during the pandemic, but critics...

Focus

CLASSES IN SESSION: Stacy Sadlier, human resources director at Seven Stars Bakery LLC, says when the bakery was forced to lay off many of its workers during the shutdown, some employees lost access to English-learning courses. They have now resumed in a distance-learning format. The bakery hopes to recall its workers by the end of June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Training on core skills still crucial in crisis

While many workforce-development initiatives in Rhode Island are aimed at training people in highly skilled labor, such as pipefitting and computer-assisted manufacturing, others seek...
DETERMINED: Community College of Rhode Island graduate David Mota is interviewing for a position as a vascular intervention radiographer at Rhode Island Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Health care students charging into action

David Mota puts his phone away to eliminate the temptation to touch it before he slips into a medical gown. Positioning his goggles just...

Something New

NO STING: Beeline Loans Inc. co-owners Nicholas Liuzza, CEO, and Jessica Kennedy, general counselor, aim to simplify the home mortgage process by allowing people to complete it online. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Beeline Loans trying to make mortgages process simpler

Getting a home mortgage shouldn’t be painful. That’s the premise of a new mortgage company, Beeline Loans Inc., which recently opened in Providence. Launched in February...

One Last Thing

Kristen Adamo joined the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2005. She served as vice president of marketing and communications before being named CEO and president in 2019. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The power of patience

Kristen Adamo | Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO and president Patience is a virtue but it has never been one of mine. I...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Nina Pande

Amid COVID-19, employers need to change hiring approach 

As Rhode Island begins kick-starting recovery efforts, employers need to start thinking about their hiring plans. More than 230,000 Rhode Islanders have filed for unemployment...

We need to preserve this pandemic memory

Just below the Japanese village of Aneyoshi, there’s a stone carved with a warning: “Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build...
Kerri Spero

Spero receives 2 U.S. Navy graphic design awards

KERRI SPERO, a visual information specialist for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, in the U.S. Navy’s Graphics and Digital Imaging branch, in Newport, is...

Dial up your phone skills

I’ve always felt that the phone is one of the most awesome tools we have available, especially to salespeople. We’ve all had years of...

News Briefs

What's Happening

DATA ETHICS: Joan Peckham and Douglas Friedman will host a Tech Collective event discussing data ethics related to the COVID-19 pandemic on June 11. / COURTESY TECH COLLECTIVE

Editor’s Choice: Tech Collective webinar focuses on data ethics related to COVID-19

EDITOR’S CHOICE Tech Collective webinar focuses on data ethics related to COVID-19 TECH COLLECTIVE is hosting a webinar featuring Joan Peckham and Douglas Friedman, who...

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People on the Move

Tony Mendez named to Board of Directors at the Rhode Island Foundation

Tony Mendez has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. As the state’s largest funder of nonprofit organizations, the...

Theresa Moore named to Rhode Island Foundation Board of Directors

Theresa Moore has been named to the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. As the state’s largest funder of nonprofit organizations, the...

BankNewport Names Julia Reinhardt Assistant Vice President & Branch Sales Manager of North Kingstown...

NEWPORT, R.I. (April 8, 2020) - BankNewport is pleased to announce that Julia N. Reinhardt has been appointed to Assistant Vice President and Branch...

Press Releases

The Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) has partnered with Crossroad Rhode Island (RI) to...

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Tuesday, PCHC completed a two-day effort to provide COVID-19 testing for the residents and staff of Crossroads RI. Over 125...

Rhode Island Quality Institute Names Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI Permanent President and...

Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI as its next President...

Providence Community Health Centers, Inc. Continues to Provide Health Care to Providence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cheryl Perry March 31, 2020 17:30 EST Phone: 401-780-2542 Email: CPerry@Providencechc.org PCHC Continues to Provide Health Care to Providence Providence Community Health Centers continues to offer...

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