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AND THEN THERE WERE THREE: Benny's anounced another round of closings, bringing the company's total number of remaining stores to three by Monday evening. Above, Arnold Bromberg, co-owner of Benny's. / COURTESY BENNY'S

Benny’s down to last 3 stores by Monday night

PROVIDENCE – On Monday at 5 p.m. Benny’s will close two of its five remaining stores in East Greenwich and Wakefield.The three remaining stores...
THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION projects that about 164 million consumers - 69 percent of Americans - will shop at stores or online over the long weekend that started on Thanksgiving. / BLOOMBERG

Black Friday retailers looking to extend moment of optimism

NEW YORK - As Black Friday shoppers descend on stores this weekend, retailers are experiencing something that’s been in short supply: optimism.Brick-and-mortar chains are...
FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY adviser Michael Flynn. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Flynn lawyers are said to stop cooperation with Trump legal team

NEW YORK - The legal team for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has stopped sharing information with President Donald Trump’s lawyers about the...
BARE NECESSITIES: Jessica Kowal drinks tea with her fiancé, Aaron, at their East Side apartment in Providence. The couple had to get rid of some possessions they didn’t have room for.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


A soft market for traditional antiques has some R.I. sellers finding...

For the past eight years Jessica Kowal has lived a peripatetic lifestyle, calling Cranston and four Providence apartments home since graduating Providence College in...
DEDICATED: Owner Christos Kirios and waitress Brenda Richer at the Middle of Nowhere Diner in Exeter. Kirios says he works in the kitchen six days a week because it sends a message to the employees that the owner is involved. / PBN PHOTO/
TRACY JENKINS

Commitment to customers, business key to operating successful diner

As nostalgic as people can get about Rhode Island diners, managing them can be a small-business challenge.Let’s start with the hours. Most diners in...
CONNECTING: Avi Nevel, founder of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative, a nonprofit organization seeking to establish business, academic and trade exchanges with Israel, at Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Strengthening links between R.I. and Israel

Avi Nevel and his wife relocated to Rhode Island from Israel 33 years ago. Since then, he served as co-owner, CEO and president of...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Joseph J. MarcAurele

Joseph J. MarcAurele | Chairman and CEO, Washington Trust Bancorp Inc.1. What was the impetus behind the decision to retire right now? We...
UNDERCOVER INVENTORY: Richard Fleischer, president of Project Undercover, which supplies diapers, underwear, socks and wipes to families in need, stands among the nonprofit’s inventory at its Providence warehouse.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Filling a need for diapers and more

When Richard Fleischer and his wife adopted two girls, ages 4 and 2, from India, the youngest was still in diapers – “a surprise...
O2X HUMAN PERFORMANCE has partnered with Roger Williams University to allow past and future participants in O2X's four-day training and education workshop for first responders to apply two college credits toward an RWU bachelor's degree, associate degree, or School of Continuing Studies certificate. / COURTESY O2X HUMAN PERFORMANCE

RWU offers college credits to O2X Human Performance workshop participants

BRISTOL – Two college credits toward a Roger Williams University bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or School of Continuing Studies certificate will be offered to...
ZOE ILANA GRINFELD, a sophomore at the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in apparel design, competed in the Styleweek Northeast SEED Design Competition in Providence in September. / COURTESY ZOE ILANA GRINFELD

Five Questions With: Zoe Ilana Grinfeld

Zoe Ilana Grinfeld is currently a sophomore at the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in apparel design. At 15, she competed on and won...
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People on the Move

BankNewport Announces Appointment

NEWPORT, R.I. (November 22, 2017) – BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie has announced the appointment of Paul A. Marchetti to senior vice president,...

BankNewport Announces Executive Promotion

NEWPORT, R.I. (November 20, 2017) - BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie has announced the promotion of Wendy E. Kagan to executive vice...

Restivo Monacelli Announces David Lichtenstein CPA/MST as Partner, Tax Compliance and Consulting

PROVIDENCE, R.I., November 8, 2017 – Restivo Monacelli LLP, an innovative tax, accounting and business advisory firm, today announced the appointment of David Lichtenstein...

Press Releases

BankNewport Celebrates Opening of Cumberland Lending Center

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (November 17, 2017) – BankNewport celebrated the opening of a new Lending Center in Cumberland at 2364 Diamond Hill Road with an...

Riparian Partners Advises Fond Du Lac Cold Storage in its Sale to Incline Equity...

Riparian Partners is pleased to announce that we served as exclusive financial advisor to Fond Du Lac Cold Storage (FDL) in its sale to...

Dudley Sisak recognized by Bellwether League

Bellwether Class of 2017Introduction of Mr. Dudley Sisak by Todd Ebert.Mr. Sisak has 33 years of experience in the healthcare supply chain industry working...

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