5 Questions


Five Questions With Kristen Adamo


PLANT-BASED DESSERTS: Becky Morris is the owner of Celebrated, a bakery that specializes in plant-based desserts and is known for its macarons and other bridal/elegant table displays. All desserts are animal-free. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Treats vegans can love

Health Matters

Dining Out


Executive Poll

Teaming up

Has your company recently entered into a new partnership? No: 63.6% Yes: 36.4%What kind of firm would your company most likely partner with? Firm within the same...

The Week’s Poll


TANDEM APPROACH: Mark K. W. Gim, president and chief operating officer of The Washington Trust Co., said focusing on operating physical branch locations in tandem with digital offerings allows the bank to maintain its customer flow.

Customers still want brick-and-mortar banking

It started with drive-through banking lanes. Then it was automated teller machines – ATMs. Hailed as the future of banking, many thought the days...

Something New

GUIDED TOURS: Pinwheel Tourism owner Bradly VanDerStad offers students and tourists guided walking tours of Providence sites, including Federal Hill, the East Side and downtown.

Pinwheel lets you decide what tours are worth

A free tour may not sound like a practical business model, but Bradly VanDerStad, owner of Bradly J. LLC – doing business as Pinwheel...

One Last Thing

Starting with the creation of Astle Engineering as a college sophomore, Richard Astle took on bigger challenges as he progressed through corporate ranks, culminating in his founding NeQter Labs LLC in February 2018. 
It supplies cybersecurity services, among other things, to local small businesses in the defense industry. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Establishing a strong culture makes success more likely

Richard Astle | NeQter Labs LLC founder and CEOCompany culture, especially in a startup, can be more important than pure experience. It helps ensure...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

How private equity and venture capital firms can improve internal tax processes

Private equity and venture capital fund activity comes with time-intensive tax reporting requirements, from managing the completion and delivery of the Schedule K-1 to...

Physical office changing, as Gen Z enters workforce

A son is reading a newspaper while sitting on a bench with his aging father, who is taking in a beautiful, sunny day. Suddenly,...

Cities need scooter data

The great scooter schism was perhaps inevitable. Electric scooters – the latest tech-mobility trend – do more than move people from place to place....

College Crusade of Rhode Island honored

ANDREW BRAMSON is the president and CEO of the College Crusade of Rhode Island, a Providence-based nonprofit that helps students in low-income communities prepare...

News Briefs

What's Happening

ANNUAL CONFERENCE: AWE will host its 2019 annual conference, titled Cultivating Mindfulness in the Workplace, on June 25 at the Omni Providence Hotel.

Editor’s Choice: AWE to host annual conference at Omni

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWE to host annual conference at Omni AWE WILL HOST its 2019 annual conference, titled Cultivating Mindfulness in the Workplace. The event...

People on the Move

Brian J. Spero Is Appointed to Coverys’ Board of Directors

Coverys has appointed Brian J. Spero to the Coverys board of directors. Spero has more than 30 years of expertise as a senior executive...

Mary Halpin Joins Centreville Bank as Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Centreville Bank President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board Harold M. Horvat today announced that Mary Halpin has been named senior vice...

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Welcomes Christine DiBiase

Christine M. DiBiase is a member of the firm’s Business & Corporate Law Group. Christine’s practice involves assisting clients in a wide range of...

Press Releases


The Greater Providence YMCA Dancing Under the Stars is stepping back into the spotlight for season two. The special gala, on June 20 at...

St. Anne’s Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Carlos DaCunha Appointed to Baker-Polito...

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito swore in Carlos DaCunha, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at St. Anne’s Credit Union...

Peri Ann Aptaker, Esq., CPA/PFS, CFP® And David M. Gilden, Esq. Elected To The...

Peri Ann Aptaker, Esq., CPA/PFS, CFP® and David M. Gilden, Esq. have been elected to the Board of Trustees at Centreville Bank, today announced...