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Ocean House makes Condé Nast Gold List for second time - https://pbn.com/ocean-house-makes-conde-nast-gold-list-for-seco...
12/22/2022
Ocean House makes Condé Nast Gold List for second time

Ocean House makes Condé Nast Gold List for second time - https://pbn.com/ocean-house-makes-conde-nast-gold-list-for-second-time/

WESTERLY – The Ocean House resort once again has been given international accolades as the gold standard of travel and hospitality after being named to the 2023 Gold List, an annual curation of the best hotels in the world released by the media company and travel magazine Condé Nast. Located in W...

R.I. Foundation awards $550K in grants to 24 animal welfare organizations - https://pbn.com/r-i-foundation-awards-550k-i...
12/21/2022
R.I. Foundation awards $550K in grants to 24 animal welfare organizations

R.I. Foundation awards $550K in grants to 24 animal welfare organizations - https://pbn.com/r-i-foundation-awards-550k-in-grants-to-24-animal-welfare-organizations/

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that it has awarded $550,000 in grants to 24 animal welfare organizations across the Ocean State. The foundation says the funding will support several services that the organizations offer. Among those services are providing reduced-cost...

‘Disappointed’ Paolino looks to sell St. Joseph’s building after education leaders nix school plan - https://pbn.com/dis...
12/21/2022
'Disappointed' Paolino looks to sell St. Joseph's building after education leaders nix school plan

‘Disappointed’ Paolino looks to sell St. Joseph’s building after education leaders nix school plan - https://pbn.com/disappointed-paolino-looks-to-sell-st-josephs-building-after-city-nixes-school-plan-for-property/

PROVIDENCE – Two years ago, developer Joseph R. Paolino Jr. wanted to give back to the city he once oversaw as mayor by providing property for a new school. His idea was to donate the former St. Joseph’s Hospital on Peace Street to the city to be converted into a new K-8 school, after his […]

Not just for kids: Toymakers aim more products at grown-ups- https://pbn.com/not-just-for-kids-toymakers-aim-more-produc...
12/20/2022
Not just for kids: Toymakers aim more products at grown-ups

Not just for kids: Toymakers aim more products at grown-ups
- https://pbn.com/not-just-for-kids-toymakers-aim-more-products-at-grown-ups/

NEW YORK (AP) – Since the pandemic, Elizabeth Hulanick has turned to toys from her childhood to relieve stress. She and her co-workers chip in to buy Legos at Target and play at their desks. She also started playing with Silly Putty again, noting she felt comforted by the bouncy rubbery stuff that...

Exeter dispensary to begin recreational cannabis sales Tuesday - https://pbn.com/exeter-dispensary-to-begin-recreational...
12/20/2022
Exeter dispensary to begin recreational cannabis sales Tuesday

Exeter dispensary to begin recreational cannabis sales Tuesday - https://pbn.com/exeter-dispensary-to-begin-recreational-cannabis-sales-tuesday/

EXETER – A sixth hybrid cannabis dispensary will begin offering recreational sales in the state on Tuesday. Sweetspot Dispensary, operated by Plant Based Compassionate Care, will join five other licensed Rhode Island dispensaries that have been selling recreational and medical cannabis since recre...

Caregivers at Women & Infants hold vigil to honor patients and workers - https://pbn.com/caregivers-at-women-infants-hol...
12/19/2022
Caregivers at Women & Infants hold vigil to honor patients and workers

Caregivers at Women & Infants hold vigil to honor patients and workers - https://pbn.com/caregivers-at-women-infants-hold-vigil-to-honor-patients-and-workers/

PROVIDENCE – Front-line caregivers at Women & Infants Hospital gathered recently to hold a candlelight vigil to honor patients and caregivers amid an ongoing staffing shortage. Caregivers who are members of Service Employees International Union 1199 New England gathered at the Care New England Hea...

Enormous turnover among Providence leaders is unchartered territory - https://pbn.com/enormous-turnover-among-providence...
12/16/2022
Enormous turnover among Providence leaders is unchartered territory

Enormous turnover among Providence leaders is unchartered territory - https://pbn.com/enormous-turnover-among-providence-leaders-is-unchartered-territory/

The Providence City Council is on the brink of a massive shift, with nearly half of its members leaving office at the end of the year. But ahead of the changeover, tensions are rising, with critics accusing those leaving office of ramming through controversial policies in their final weeks. It’s a...

Washington Trust president to retire, successor will be first woman in the job - https://pbn.com/washington-trust-presid...
12/16/2022
Washington Trust president to retire, successor will be first woman in the job

Washington Trust president to retire, successor will be first woman in the job - https://pbn.com/washington-trust-president-to-retire-successor-will-be-first-woman-in-the-job/

WESTERLY – The second-in-command for the Washington Trust Co. is stepping down, paving the way for the company’s first woman president to fill his shoes. President and Chief Operating Officer Mark W. Gim will retire in April, the company’s board of directors announced on Thursday. Mary E. Noon...

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12/15/2022

Mark your calendars for PBN's Economic Trends Summit on January 26! Register today - https://pbn.com/event/2023-economic-summit/ The Washington Trust Company, Sweeney Real Estate, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

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12/13/2022

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Is R.I.’s cannabis rollout fair? - https://pbn.com/is-r-i-s-cannabis-rollout-fair/
12/12/2022
Is R.I.’s cannabis rollout fair?

Is R.I.’s cannabis rollout fair? - https://pbn.com/is-r-i-s-cannabis-rollout-fair/

With legal recreational cannabis sales underway in Rhode Island, not all retail dispensaries will start on equal footing. Industry observers say the state’s delay in forming a Cannabis Control Commission gives existing compassion centers a commanding competitive edge. Five centers, the state’s p...

American, JetBlue expand deal that U.S. is trying to kill  - https://pbn.com/american-jetblue-expand-deal-that-u-s-is-tr...
12/12/2022
American, JetBlue expand deal that U.S. is trying to kill

American, JetBlue expand deal that U.S. is trying to kill
- https://pbn.com/american-jetblue-expand-deal-that-u-s-is-trying-to-kill/

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are pushing ahead with an expansion of their partnership in the Northeast, even as a federal judge considers the government’s attempt to kill the deal. The airlines said Friday that American will add six new routes from New York City...

PBN named ‘Newspaper of the Year,’ honored for minority business series - https://pbn.com/pbn-named-newspaper-of-the-yea...
12/09/2022
PBN named 'Newspaper of the Year,' honored for minority business series

PBN named ‘Newspaper of the Year,’ honored for minority business series - https://pbn.com/pbn-named-newspaper-of-the-year-honored-for-minority-business-series/

PROVIDENCE ­– For the third year in a row, Providence Business News has been recognized as “Newspaper of the Year” among specialty publications by the New England Newspaper & Press Association. This year’s awards were announced on Thursday at the organization’s 2022 fall conference, held ...

Breeze sets spring launch for inaugural West Coast flights from T.F. Green - https://pbn.com/breeze-sets-spring-launch-f...
12/08/2022
Breeze sets spring launch for inaugural West Coast flights from T.F. Green

Breeze sets spring launch for inaugural West Coast flights from T.F. Green - https://pbn.com/breeze-sets-spring-launch-for-inaugural-west-coast-flights-from-t-f-green/

PROVIDENCE – The long-awaited inaugural flights between Rhode Island and the West Coast are finally preparing for takeoff, with Breeze Airways launching routes to two California destinations in the spring. The budget airline on Wednesday announced the 2023 launch or return dates for six routes out...

12/06/2022

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12/05/2022

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Congratulations to the 2022 honorees and thank you to our panelists for a great discussion.  Thank you to our sponsors C...
12/05/2022

Congratulations to the 2022 honorees and thank you to our panelists for a great discussion. Thank you to our sponsors CVS Health, Rhode Island Foundation, Amgen, Amica Insurance, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

R.I. shopping centers feeling merry about December despite economic challenges - https://pbn.com/r-i-shopping-centers-fe...
12/02/2022
R.I. shopping centers feeling merry about December despite economic challenges

R.I. shopping centers feeling merry about December despite economic challenges - https://pbn.com/r-i-shopping-centers-feeling-merry-despite-economic-challenges/

Crowded stores and stronger-than-expected sales have analysts predicting that the rest of the holiday shopping season will be a banner one despite higher prices, rising inflation and nagging COVID-19 concerns. “This holiday season was very interesting,” said Farbod Farhadi, associate professor o...

PBN Summit: Diversity, equity and inclusion talk needs to lead to action - https://pbn.com/pbn-summit-diversity-equity-a...
12/02/2022
PBN Summit: Diversity, equity and inclusion talk needs to lead to action

PBN Summit: Diversity, equity and inclusion talk needs to lead to action - https://pbn.com/pbn-summit-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-talk-needs-to-lead-to-action/

WARWICK – Business and nonprofit leaders in Rhode Island and beyond realize that targeted efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in culture and practice is more than a virtue signal. It is good business. That’s according to participants in a panel discussion at Providence Business N...

State moves to establish homeless shelter at Cranston Street Armory - https://pbn.com/state-moves-to-establish-homeless-...
12/01/2022
State moves to establish homeless shelter at Cranston Street Armory

State moves to establish homeless shelter at Cranston Street Armory - https://pbn.com/state-moves-to-establish-homeless-shelter-at-cranston-street-armory/

PROVIDENCE – In response to growing pressure on the state’s shelter and homeless support systems, the McKee administration announced Wednesday their intention to open a temporary 24-hour warming station at the historic Cranston Street Armory building on the city’s West Side. The state-owned pr...

Ballard’s Beach Resort to keep its licenses, banned from hosting music festivals - https://pbn.com/ballards-beach-resort...
12/01/2022
Ballard's Beach Resort to keep its licenses, banned from hosting music festivals

Ballard’s Beach Resort to keep its licenses, banned from hosting music festivals - https://pbn.com/ballards-beach-resort-to-keep-its-licenses-banned-from-hosting-music-festivals/

NEW SHOREHAM – The New Shoreham Town Council has imposed a series of restrictions on Ballard’s Beach Resort’s liquor and entertainment licenses, months after a rowdy weekend over the summer led to the temporary suspension of the resort’s licenses. The council and the resort reached the agree...

Congratulations to Rhode Island Foundation and thank you for your continued support for this event!
12/01/2022

Congratulations to Rhode Island Foundation and thank you for your continued support for this event!

The Foundation is honored to be a recipient of the Providence Business News Diversity Equity and Inclusion Award in the nonprofit category for demonstrated commitment to making diversity, equity and inclusion a priority in the work place. Congratulations to all the honorees! 🎉

CVS installs time-delay safes at 66 R.I. pharmacy locations - https://pbn.com/cvs-installs-time-delay-safes-at-66-r-i-ph...
11/30/2022
CVS installs time-delay safes at 66 R.I. pharmacy locations

CVS installs time-delay safes at 66 R.I. pharmacy locations - https://pbn.com/cvs-installs-time-delay-safes-at-66-r-i-pharmacy-locations/

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. has installed time-delay safes at 66 Rhode Island pharmacies in a multistate rollout to combat pharmacy robberies and the potential for associated diversion of controlled-substance medications. Eight hundred CVS Pharmacy locations in 13 states received the time-delay ...

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11/29/2022

Enrollment is open! Do you have what it takes to be a Best Place to Work in Rhode Island? Join the list of over a 100 organizations who have been named Best Place To Work in the past - Find out more - https://pbn.com/event/2023-best-places-to-work/

GivingTuesday is a Movement that Unleashes the Power of Radical Generosity Around the World. Read the 2022 PBN Giving Gu...
11/29/2022
PBN Digital Issue – Giving Guide 2022

GivingTuesday is a Movement that Unleashes the Power of Radical Generosity Around the World. Read the 2022 PBN Giving Guide and find out how you can support local nonprofits this !
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Proposed ProvPort tax, lease agreement extensions advance despite public protest - https://pbn.com/proposed-provport-tax...
11/29/2022
Proposed ProvPort tax, lease agreement extensions advance despite public protest

Proposed ProvPort tax, lease agreement extensions advance despite public protest - https://pbn.com/proposed-provport-tax-lease-agreement-extensions-advance-despite-public-protest/

PROVIDENCE – Controversial extensions to the tax and lease agreements with the operators of Providence’s industrial port received preliminary approval from a city panel Monday despite overwhelming community objections. The City Committee on Finance’s 4-1 vote Monday advances the tax treaty and...

Labor unrest simmers at hospitals - https://pbn.com/labor-unrest-simmers-at-hospitals/
11/28/2022
Labor unrest simmers at hospitals

Labor unrest simmers at hospitals - https://pbn.com/labor-unrest-simmers-at-hospitals/

Health care workers across the state are grappling with a mix of low pay and poor working conditions that is driving colleagues away from the workforce, say advocates who insist long-term solutions are needed to ease the problem. Staffing shortages and financial difficulties at hospitals are not new...

Business groups urge Congress to block potential rail strike - https://pbn.com/business-groups-urge-congress-to-block-po...
11/28/2022
Business groups urge Congress to block potential rail strike

Business groups urge Congress to block potential rail strike - https://pbn.com/business-groups-urge-congress-to-block-potential-rail-strike/

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Business groups are increasing the pressure on lawmakers to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks. A coalition of more than 400 business groups sent a letter to Congressional leaders Monday urging them to step into the...

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CharterCARE Health Partners to be sold to Atlanta-based nonprofit - https://pbn.com/chartercare-health-partners-to-be-so...
11/22/2022
CharterCARE Health Partners to be sold to Atlanta-based nonprofit

CharterCARE Health Partners to be sold to Atlanta-based nonprofit - https://pbn.com/chartercare-health-partners-to-be-sold-to-atlanta-based-nonprofit/

PROVIDENCE – Atlanta-based Centurion Foundation is set to acquire the CharterCARE Health Partners system and turn it into a nonprofit again. The nonprofit Centurion Foundation has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Prospect Medical Holdings Inc., which owns CharterCARE Health Partners, ...

N.Y. man sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for scamming R.I. seniors out of $350K - https://pbn.com/new-york-man-sen...
11/22/2022
N.Y. man sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for scamming R.I. seniors out of $350K

N.Y. man sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for scamming R.I. seniors out of $350K - https://pbn.com/new-york-man-sentenced-to-nearly-3-years-in-prison-for-scamming-r-i-seniors-out-of-350k/

PROVIDENCE – A New York man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for his role in scamming 14 elderly Rhode Island residents out of more than $350,000, U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Cunha said Monday. Jason Hatcher, 40, of New York, N.Y., pleaded guilty on July 5, 2020, to conspiracy to commit ...

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Providence Business News is the only news source solely dedicated to serving the Rhode Island business community. PBN’s print edition publishes every Friday; daily news is available online at pbn.com and through the free daily and weekly newsletters. The newspaper was founded in 1986 by Robert Bergenheim and his son Roger Bergenheim. PBN award programs and events, including summits on key topics of interest to the community have grown to be the best attended and most popular business events in the state, providing executives a great experience and opportunities to meet new business partners. Three times in the last nine years, including earlier this year, Providence Business News has taken top honors for general excellence in the New England Newspaper and Press Association annual Better Newspaper Competition. PBN.com was also named the best overall website for specialty publications in New England in the same competition in 2018. In addition, PBN was awarded second place among medium and large business newspapers nationally in the Alliance of Area Business Publishers annual editorial excellence competition this past summer, while being named the second-best website among all entrants in the same program.

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Thank you, Providence Business News for this great coverage of our efforts to make sure hungry Rhode Islanders have access to food for the holidays, and beyond! https://pbn.com/hope-in-the-form-of-food-pantries-at-local-schools/
Kate Brewster, executive director of the Jonnycake Center for Hope, is the winner of the 2022 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment.

Here's more about Kate and her commitment to Rhode Islanders from Providence Business News.
RI Manufacturers in the news! Providence Business News' Claudia Chippa profiles RJP Packaging, a Pawtucket-based packaging maker whose path to success includes acquisitions and diversification. https://pbn.com/variety-of-products-and-services-keeps-packager-expanding/
Thanks to Business News for helping us spread the word about the upcoming NEMIC Foundation Accelerator. If you or someone you know is trying to get a Med Tech or Digital Health solution off the ground and could use some expert guidance as well as some extra funds (up to $20,000) - it's not too late to apply! https://bit.ly/3G3LiTN Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training
Is cloud security a major concern for your business? Should it be? Check out Jason's newest column, first published at Providence Business News, entitled: Cyber Sessions: Don't get burned through the clouds https://hubs.la/Q01vSZH30
A Year in Review:

The interview with PBN with Taylor Box Owners Dan and Marken Shedd about being awarded "Manufacturer of the Year" by Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA).

https://pbn.com/taylor-box-receives-2022-manufacturer-of-the-year-award-from-rima/?bypass=62fe56426c2ea

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association - RIMA Providence Business News Warren, Rhode Island Only In Rhode Island Rhode Island Manufacturers Association - RIMA

DEIA must move beyond “a check-box exercise” - Monika Soban, Director of Manufacturing at Amgen. Treat diversity, equity & inclusion as if it were a long-term capital investment (because it is!), and you'll see the ROI, suggests this Providence Business News panel. http://ow.ly/B6ih50M3exQ
Thank you Providence Business News for selecting CU as a recipient for the DEI Award in Higher Education and highlighting our work. Read more about our approach here: https://pbn.com/college-unbound-offers-a-pathway-that-changes-lives/

At , we know that many factors— safe and affordable housing, nutritious food, and other basic needs — directly impact the health of our community members. Thanks to United Way of RI, Rhode Islanders experiencing difficulties with any of these factors can call 211 to be connected with applicable resources.

We're growing our support for United Way of Rhode Island and their enhanced 211 service, which can more effectively link healthcare providers and social service providers around individuals with complex needs. Read more about it in the Providence Business News: http://ow.ly/ntLo50M2HQA
Vice President and Executive Director of our Equity Leadership Initiative Angie Bannerman Ankoma speaks with Providence Business News about the Foundation's commitment to equity work.

Estoy muy orgulloso de ver a Providence Business News destacar a un miembro del !

Xander es un joven emprendedor increíble y tiene una historia increíble que contar. Como Alcalde, trabajaré incansablemente para hacer que la Alcaldia sea accesible y acogedor a todas personas que tienen la visión y el valor necesario para iniciar un negocio como lo hizo Xander.
So proud to see Providence Business News highlight a member of ! Xander is an incredible young entrepreneur and has an amazing story to tell. As Mayor, I will work tirelessly to make City Hall accessible, supportive and welcoming to people of all walks of life that have a vision and the guts it takes to start a business like Xander did.
What are KLR Managing Director Alan Litwin's proudest moments from his 40 years at the firm?

Find out that and more in this Q&A with Providence Business News

Lewis Brisbois’ Providence office was recently featured in a Providence Business News (PBN) article about diversity initiatives at the firm. The piece follows on the firm receiving the publication’s 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Award, which recognizes local organizations' commitment to promoting and enhancing and in the . See what Managing Partner Lauren Motola-Davis and Chief Diversity Officer Rima Badawiya had to say, and get a link to the full article on our website.
Want to start the new year in a new career? University Orthopedics, Inc. - named by Providence Business News as one of the best places to work - is hiring for the below positions. To know more about , head to our site - https://universityorthopedics.com/contact_us/employment_opportunities.html
💪 Therapy Patient Access Coordinator – Dudley and Mansfield
💪 Therapy Receptionist – Westerly, Middletown, and Kettle Point
💪 Physical Therapist- Kettle Point
💪 Therapy Insurance Verification and Authorization Specialist – Kettle Point
💪 Physical Therapy Aide – Kettle Point
In the new installment of his guest column with Providence Business News, Envision's Jason Albuquerque shares insight on fostering a culture of shared responsibility when it comes to cyber security. Check it out!

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