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CARMEN DÍAZ-JUSINO has been named strategic initiative officer for economic security at the Rhode Island Foundation. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF hires Díaz-Jusino as strategic initiative officer for economic security

PROVIDENCE – Tasked with leading the Rhode Island Foundation’s activities and grant-making for economic security, Carmen Díaz-Jusino was announced April 17 as a strategic...
THE BRAIN INJURY Association of Rhode Island will hold its annual “Keep Your Head Up” walk and run event May 5 at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick. / COURTESY BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF RHODE ISLAND

Philanthropy Calendar, April 20, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...

Can free showers help the homeless?

Could the simple service of a free, hot shower be a solution to the complex issue of homelessness?It could be if the restoration of...
EQUINE CARE: Ocean State Equine Associates owners and veterinarians Dr. Enda Currid, left, and Dr. Hollie Stillwell with Lady, a 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood. The equine veterinary practice in Scituate offers routine wellness care, emergency medicine and equine surgery in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and surrounding areas.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Scituate vets get their own barn

After years of growth and careful planning, Ocean State Equine Associates Inc. has moved into a barn of its own.The equine veterinary practice in...
LOCAL AUTHORS: Stillwater Books owners Steven and Dawn Porter. The bookstore opened March 1 and is Pawtucket’s only independent bookstore, featuring hundreds of titles from Rhode Island authors, as well as new and used books.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where books and local authors reign

Steven and Dawn Porter have opened a business that, a decade ago, would have been thought unwise: a local, independent bookstore.They chose a prominent...

Networking the room

Do you or your business regularly participate in networking events? Yes: 56% No: 44%Which events do you participate in? (Select all that apply) PBN events: 50% Network after...

BBBSOS names training room in honor of Pieniadz

DOROTHY R. PIENIADZ, one of the founding mothers of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, was recently honored for her more than...
MAKING A SCENE: The Volvo Ocean Race brought hundreds of thousands to Newport and its environs in 2015. Rhode Island is about to be visited by the race once again in May, with at least as many visitors also expected.
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VOLVO OCEAN RACE/ 
Ainhoa Sanchez

Attracting events here is a key part of R.I.’s economic health

Within a few weeks, the Volvo Ocean Race will be making its only North American stop. It will be a nearly two-week sailing extravaganza,...

Brown gift a big win for R.I.

Five years after a $15 million gift helped the University of Rhode Island establish the George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, Brown University...

Casual-but-smart summer fashion a breeze

You work a lot, a whole lot. You also appreciate presenting yourself in the best possible way while you work. But, you deserve your...
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Creating Value Through Process Improvement – Part 2

Prioritizing Improvements Part Two of Two-Part Series In Part 1 of this editorial, we looked at how to set goals for your process improvement initiatives. This month, we...

Creating Value Through Process Improvement – Part I

Part One of Two-Part Series Improving business processes can be a great way to increase the value of a company. As companies grow and change,...

People on the Move

Rhode Island Free Clinic Welcomes New Board Member

The Rhode Island Free Clinic announces the appointment of two new members to the board of directors, Michele B. Lederberg and Jehanne Bjornebye, Esq. Michele...

Rhode Island Free Clinic Welcomes New Board Member

The Rhode Island Free Clinic announces the appointment of two new members to the board of directors, Michele B. Lederberg and Jehanne Bjornebye, Esq....

Deepwater Wind’s Grybowski Appointed to Serve on Offshore Energy Board

Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). Founded in...

Press Releases

Frazier Investment Management Launches Financial Services and Investment Management Practice

Rhode Island-based financial services firm Frazier Investment Management to offer modern planning advice to entrepreneurs, businesses, families and individuals.WAKEFIELD, R.I. April 17, 2018 -...

RIMA’s Annual Breakfast & Meeting 2018 to be Held at Twin River Event Center...

The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA), an organization dedicated to connecting Rhode Island manufacturers with the resources needed to compete and grow, is hosting...

New England Business Association names Rhode Island Quality Institute a Finalist for 2018 New...

PROVIDENCE, RI — The New England Business Association (NEBA), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards, have announced the 2018 Finalists. NEBA selected RIQI...

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