Wednesday, June 16, 2021


5 Questions


Five Questions With: Maryann Mathews


Dining Out

Health Matters


Executive Poll

Staying cyber secure

Has your company sustained a cyber intrusion within the past year? No: 83.3% Yes: 16.7% Have such intrusions or more damaging cyberattacks hurt your operations? Our computer system...

The Week’s Poll

Should Rhode Island join other states in offering financial or promotional incentives to persuade more people to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

PBN Summit

PANELISTS participating in Providence Business News’ virtual summit on June 4 address the complications of returning to the workplace as the COVID-19 quarantine eases.

Panelists: Takes right steps for a smooth reopening

Most of us figured that reopening workplaces as the ­COVID-19 quarantine eases would require a lot more planning than just turning the lights back...


UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Christian Cowan, executive director of 401 Tech Bridge in Portsmouth, and Mary Johnson, manager, outside the location of what will become the organization’s Advanced Materials and Technology Center, a 17,000-square-foot research and development facility slated to be completed by the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. tech ‘super connector’ gaining momentum

Christian Cowan experienced a lot of sleepless nights last year. Cowan is in charge of 401 Tech Bridge, an economic development initiative launched in 2019...
CASH FLOW: Russell Morrill of Westerly uses an ATM at The Washington Trust Co. branch in Westerly recently. Banks and credit unions are expecting to see a decline in the size of deposits as the COVID-19 crisis passes. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

As new deposits slow, bank strategies evolve

The billions of dollars doled out in forgivable small-business loans and personal stimulus checks made their way to recipients through their bank accounts. The result:...

Something New

ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Mike Galoob, owner of Mythic Bike Works LLC in South Kingstown, repairs a bike in his shop. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Longtime cyclist peddles bicycles, parts, repairs

If location is everything, then Mike Galoob already has it all. His bicycle sale, service and repair shop, Mythic Bike Works LLC, sits feet away...

One Last Thing

Gerontologist Deb Burton launched R.I. Elder Info and in 2018 to 
help people remain independent as they age. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Prioritize elder care

Deb Burton | R.I. Elder Info executive director Businesses nationwide lose billions of dollars annually due to absenteeism, lack of presenteeism, crisis management and reduced...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Franchitto named NPHI board vice chair

DIANA FRANCHITTO, CEO and president of Providence-based hospice and home health organization HopeHealth, was recently elected vice chair of the National Partnership for Healthcare...

The power and importance of friends

Someone once asked a great philosopher what he would rather have – a gift of money or a gift of friendship. “Friendship,” replied the philosopher,...
Beverly Walter

It’s best to prep before shopping for a new home

If you’re hoping to buy a home this summer, you’re in good company. Homebuyers in Rhode Island and around the country are facing the...

Health woes from pandemic-related job losses?

Being out of work isn’t just bad for your finances: It’s bad for your health. Losing a job can cause depression, anxiety and other...

News Briefs

What's Happening

CURTAIN RISING: J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, CEO and president of the Providence Performing Arts Center, will be the keynote speaker during the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Virtual Eggs & Issues event on June 17.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Editor’s Choice: A virtual conversation with PPAC’s Singleton

EDITOR’S CHOICE A virtual conversationwith PPAC’s Singleton J.L. “LYNN” SINGLETON, CEO and president of the Providence Performing Arts Center, will be the keynote speaker during...

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People on the Move

DiSanto, Priest & Co.’s Bill Pirolli Elected as Chair of the Board of Directors,...

Bill Pirolli, CPA/CFF/PFS, CGMA, Partner at Rhode Island-based accounting firm, DiSanto, Priest & Co., has been elected as Chair of the Board of Directors...

MORE Advertising Welcomes E. Ashley Rappa as Copywriter

E. Ashley Rappa has joined MORE Advertising as copywriter, where she creates copy for a diverse range of mission-driven organizations across New England, and...

Jason Albuquerque Joins Envision Technology Advisors as Chief Operating Officer

Envision Technology Advisors is excited to announce the hiring of Jason Albuquerque as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Jason comes to Envision with an impressive...

Press Releases

The John E. Fogarty Foundation Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

PROVIDENCE - The John E. Fogarty Foundation for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) is pleased to award more than $175,000 in grants...

RISCPA Launches FREE CPA Assistance to COVID-impacted Rhode Island Small Businesses

Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA) has launched a new program in partnership with Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to provide free CPA assistance to...

Michael M. Tikoian Named Managing Partner

Providence, RI (March 25, 2021) – One of Providence’s leading independent accounting firms, Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP (PG&Co) is proud to announce that...
May Mystery