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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group welcomes Leticia C. Pimentel as an associate in the firm’s Providence office. Ms. Pimentel focuses her practice on energy and utility law, assisting clients with the permitting and siting of energy, utility, and other infrastructure projects. Ms. Pimentel helps natural gas and electric providers secure permits and approvals for ...read more
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    Thursday, February 21, 2019
      National Award Recognizes Superior Performance Across Key Metrics  Junior Achievement USA® (JA) has recognized the staff and board of directors of Junior Achievement of Rhode Island with the 2017-18 Peak Performance Team Award. The Peak Performance Team Award was created to recognize outstanding performance by a local Junior Achievement office team during the past fiscal year.   To qualify ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Join Save The Bay for a Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay, following Save The Bay’s Annual Meeting. Enjoy a delicious sampling of locally-grown, harvested, and prepared food and drinks from local chefs, shellfishermen, bakeries, breweries, wineries and more, while taking in beautiful scenery and live music!    When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Annual ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Events, Human Interest
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    BankFive recently awarded a $30,000 grant to the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. The donation will be paid over three years at $10,000 per year.   The donation is intended to help the Narrows Center for the Arts with expansion of operations and programming, establish a permanent home for the arts in Fall River and revitalize the area.   The Narrows Center for the Arts was ...read more
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    Friday, February 15, 2019
    Five Steps to Financing a Business - Free Workshop Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm Topic: Financing Identifying and securing the financing you need to grow your business can be a daunting task. Learning how to put together a winning funding proposal can make the difference between no and yes! Learn what to do before approaching a lender. Knowing what a lender is looking for and the ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Events
    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Categories: Education, Events, General News Article
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis transformed Museum of Science, Boston and Tufts University School of Engineering The Roger Williams University Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced that Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis, who transformed the Museum of Science, Boston into an institution of national and international prominence, will become RWU’s new president, beginning in August. During his career, Ioannis ...read more
    Categories: Education, General News Article
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Join us at the Greater Providence Chamber on March 20 from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. as we look into the future of HR! Expert guest speaker Karyn Rhodes, VP/Director, Complete HR Solutions (a division of Complete Payroll Solutions) will discuss the war for talent, new thought leadership for effective performance, on the demand workforce, Gen Z, AI and Virtual Reality in the workforce, and ...read more
    Categories: Education, Events, General News Article
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    Mike Raia, former top aide to Governor Gina Raimondo, named Managing Partner of NAIL[PR]   NAIL’s adding its creativity, design and savvy to public relations.   The owners of NAIL Communications – the award-winning, Providence-based creative ad agency – announced today they are launching a new public relations and strategic consulting firm, and they’ve hired Mike Raia, a former top aide to ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Partridge Snow & Hahn (PS&H) is proud to announce that following Tuesday’s vote by the Rhode Island State Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and yesterday’s full Senate vote, PS&H Partner, Melissa Darigan, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Rhode Island Superior Court. Though a date has not yet been set, she is expected to be sworn in within the next few weeks.   Darigan’s departure ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    Pare Corporation, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and planning firm, was awarded a 2019 Common Good Award by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine and the Rhode Island Foundation.  The Common Good Awards “recognize Rhode Island businesses of all sizes that inspire philanthropy in their employees around the state, not by writing a check to a worthy cause, but by encouraging staff to go into the ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    BankFive announced today that it has hired banking veteran Jeff Sanson as Vice President/Digital Banking Center Manager. His office is located in Fall River, Mass.   Sanson, of Taunton, Mass., has worked in the banking industry for 13 years. Prior to joining BankFive, he worked at Santander Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree in information technology, networking engineering and computer repair ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    The Chamber’s Transportation Committee heard from former Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, CEO of RIPTA, at their January 31 meeting. Avedisian reviewed several projects underway to improve Rhode Island’s public transportation system. Some facts:          RIPTA carries 58,000 passengers a day and 1.7 million a year         Thirty percent of those trips are job-related         One-quarter of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Pilgrim Title Receives National Recognition for Marketing CampaignCompany mascot, TOD (Title On Demand), plays major role in efforts  EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pilgrim Title Insurance Company, a Rhode Island- based title and closing services provider, is generating national attention from the American Land Title Association for its marketing and social media efforts. At the center of Pilgrim ...read more
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    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Winter Wonder DaysNow – February 28 | Daily half-price admission Winter Wonder Days are back! It may be cold and even snowy, but it is the perfect weather to see animals outside enjoying nature’s cooler temperatures. Visit the Zoo and enjoy half-price admission through the end of February!  Rock-A-Baby Concert – Make Some Noise!Saturday, February 10| 10:30 – 11:15 AM This exciting 45-minute ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Events, General News Article
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Lynne Barry Dolan as Counsel to the Firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. Lynne is a seasoned business attorney with a diverse legal background. After earning her CPA at a multinational accounting firm in Washington, DC, and graduating from law school at Georgetown University, she embarked on her legal career in corporate law. Later, she ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    As published in the Providence Journal: As the presidency of Donald Trump reaches the two-year mark, its impact on Rhode Island’s economy is difficult to measure, according to economists and industry leaders in the Ocean State. Many dire predictions about how Trump administration policies would play out here — a chill on the real estate market because of tax policy or a dampening of imports ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    As published in Inc. Magazine:A new study shows the best work-from-home jobs don't offer great earning potential. A new study by the remote-work website Flex Jobs lists the most common work-from-home jobs. Fourteen make the list, with sales and customer service roles rising to the top. However, one thing you'll notice is that none of them have $100,000-plus-per-year earning potential. In fact, ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    What is Cybersecurity? If you don’t know, you should; if you do, chances are you still need some clarification on how it affects your business.  Kettle is hosting an event at the Chamber on February 27 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. to help demystify the topic of Cyber Security. We will discuss the framework for understanding and assessing Cyber Security, who is at risk, and share how to mitigate ...read more
    Categories: Events, General News Article
    Monday, January 14, 2019
    With a $30,000 grant from CVS Health, the American Lung Association will help schools implement tobacco-free school policies that now include e-cigarettes As part of its shared commitment to building healthier communities, the American Lung Association and CVS Health have partnered to help Rhode Island schools design, implement and enforce new tobacco-free policies, in an effort to address the ...read more
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    Friday, January 11, 2019
    In the coming weeks a total of 699,720 packages of delicious Girl Scout Cookies® will be transported from the shelves of the Paul Arpin Van Lines warehouse in Warwick to customers in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, CT—kicking off the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Sale season here in southeastern New England! The distribution of cookies from the Arpin warehouse will occur on ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Events, Human Interest
    Wednesday, January 09, 2019
    The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) has announced that Sun Country Airlines will begin operating out of T.F. Green with two non-stop routes to Nashville and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The service will start in April with promotional rates as low as $69.00 each way. Ticket purchases are available now. “This is a great day for the airport and for Rhode Island travelers. Sun Country is an airline ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    Welcome to the Chamber! ToGoBOX is a Providence-based online lunch marketplace for local corporate professionals. They offer a rotating set of daily curated multicultural dishes from various local restaurants and deliver right to the office. ToGoBOX offers the lowest delivery fee in the market and being available to deliver bulk orders with no minimum, customers find their service convenient and ...read more
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    Monday, January 07, 2019
    As published in Inc. Magazine:Universities and accelerators have turned this once entrepreneur-free city into a startup engine.    Thirty years ago, Providence was no place for entrepreneurs. "There were no other startups, no infrastructure or support," recalls Danny Warshay, director of Brown University's Center for Entrepreneurship. Today, resources abound--from early-stage funding (Slater ...read more
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    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    As published in Entrepreneur Magazine:Know these 2018 tax deduction changes when filing in 2019. You might not want to hear this, but it’s already time to start thinking about tax preparation. Although April feels far away, the earlier you begin planning your tax filing, the more likely it is you’ll take advantage of all the tax breaks that tax year 2018 has to offer. This is the first year the ...read more
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    Monday, December 17, 2018
    New England-based multidisciplinary brand culture and communications firm (add)ventures announced the exciting purchase of its new headquarters at 20 Risho Avenue in East Providence. This follows the relocation and expansion of its Miami Latin America gateway from Coconut Grove to the burgeoning Arts and Entertainment District in Greater Downtown Miami. The new campus will reflect the firm’s ...read more
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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
    As published in Salve Today:  Salve Regina University has announced that Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong will become the institution’s eighth president in July 2019. Armstrong will become the Catholic institution’s first president who is not a Religious Sister of Mercy. Armstrong will replace Dr. Jane Gerety, RSM, who is retiring after 10 years as president. She comes to Salve Regina from Boston College, ...read more
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    Thursday, December 13, 2018
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    As published in the Providence Journal: The Taco Family of Companies announced Thursday afternoon that Cheryl Merchant, the president and chief executive of Hope Global Industries in Cumberland, will become Taco’s president on Jan. 1. Taco also announced that Luca Bolcati, vice president of Taco subsidiary Taco International, will become president of that unit, also on Jan. 1.Continue reading...
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    As published in the Providence Journal: Leslie Taito has been named CEO of Hope Global, succeeding Cheryl Merchant, who was recently named president of the Taco Family of Companies, North America. Taito previously served as chief of staff and senior vice president of corporate operations of Hope Global. Prior to working with the company Taito served as the director of regulatory reform at the ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    As published in Inc. Magazine: Today's job seekers take many factors into consideration before accepting a job, and despite what some employers might think, pay isn't even at the top of the list. In fact, recent data shows 60 percent of employees indicate benefits and perks are a major factor when accepting a job offer, and 80 percent of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay ...read more
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    Monday, December 10, 2018
    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has announced another traffic shift as part of the 6/10 Interchange Project - one that moves the actual split of Routes 6 and 10 approximately one-half mile to the north of its current location. This means drivers will encounter it sooner than they are accustomed to. It is expected to go into effect starting Friday, December 21. The change ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    TribalVision, an outsourced marketing department for hire, has been named a Growing Businesses Online finalist in this year’s Premier Partner Awards, presented by Google Partners. The Premier Partner Awards honor innovation in digital marketing across Search, Mobile, Video, Display, Shopping, and Growing Businesses Online. TribalVision’s unique strategic marketing model is designed to fully ...read more
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    Monday, November 26, 2018
    The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is reminding motorists that it is beginning a $42.6 million construction project to rehabilitate bridges that carry I-295 at its interchange with Routes 6 and 6A in Johnston (Exit 9). This work will require temporary traffic pattern changes including ramp and lane closures that will create traffic congestion and travel delays. These traffic ...read more
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