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R.I. unemployment rate third highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest unemployment rate in New England in October at 2.7% but remained below the national rate of 3.9%,...
ADMINISTRATORS at Rhode Island College are already looking for grants and other funding sources for its new Institute for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies after the $2 million allocation from the state's American Rescue Plan Act funds runs out in three years. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

After initial launch, RIC’s new cybersecurity institute looks to be self-funded

State leaders have agreed to set aside more than $2 million to launch the Institute for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies at Rhode Island College,...

Lists: Retirement Communities

Ranked by oldest communities: 1. Pine Hill Estates | Year established: 1972 2. Medway Place | Year established: 1987 3. Laurelmead Cooperative | Year established: 1994 The complete list...

Lists: Assisting Living Facilities

Ranked by licensed beds: 1. Smithfield Woods | Licensed beds: 85 2. Anchor Bay at Greenwich | Licensed beds: 75 3. Wingate at Blackstone Boulevard | Licensed...
CLEAN SHORELINE: Volunteers and members of Save The Bay Inc. participate in a shoreline cleanup event at Colt State Park in Bristol.

RIPPLE EFFECTS: As Narragansett Bay gets cleaner, economic outcomes remain murky

Talk to anyone who lives in Rhode Island, and it’s likely they could tell you a story connected to Narragansett Bay, says Mike Jarbeau,...
ALL SMILES: Dr. Joke Alesh, right, owner of Marigold Dental Studio in Pawtucket, speaks with Toni Tamba, scheduling lead.

Everybody’s Business: She provides dental care, mentorship to underserved populations

(Editor’s note: This is the 39th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
A SOLID ­FOUNDATION: Angela Conte sits with a selection of granite blocks at Structural Stone LLC that will be used for upcoming projects. Conte’s father, a stone carver, built a quarry business after migrating from Portugual. Now she and her husband, Donald, operate their own business, Structural Stone, in North Kingstown. 

She’s carved out a place in a rock-hard industry

Explore many of the cities on the East Coast, and chances are you’ll see the work of Angela Conte’s North Kingstown company, Structural Stone...
SAVING EARLY: Frank Giorgio, vice president of investments and business development at Lax & Co. LLC in Warwick, advises clients to enroll in 401(k) and 403(b) plans when available. Under the Secure 2.0 Act, most companies will have to auto-enroll new employees into these plans. 

Secure 2.0 Act could help workers save for retirement

For around half of Americans, retirement isn’t as restful as its moniker implies – if they can achieve retirement at all. “We do deal with...
HELP NEEDED: Dr. Michael Wagner, left, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, discusses the health services industry in Rhode Island, including workforce development, with other panelists at Providence Business News’ Fall 2023 Health Care Summit on Oct. 25. Others on the panel include, from left, Brown University’s Dr. Scott Rivkees, Dr. Raj Hazarika from Point32Health Inc. and John Fernandez, CEO and president of Lifespan Corp. Moderating is PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing. 

For hospital executives, solving labor shortages a top task

When asked whether the lingering workforce shortages are affecting access to care, Rhode Island’s health care leaders had a clear answer. “Yes, period, end of...
VALUE CONSCIOUS: Samantha Rosenthal, second from the right, associate professor in Johnson & Wales University’s Department of Health Science, speaks during a panel discussion on value-based care models at Providence Business News’ Fall 2023 Health Care Summit on Oct. 25. Also on the panel are, from left, Eric Swain, vice president of sales and account management for UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc.; Dr. Farah Shafi, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Dr. Kristin Russell, chief medical officer of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; and Corey McCarty, senior vice president and general manager of CCA Health Rhode Island. 

Value-based care may be a remedy, panelists say

To Eric Swain, the shift toward value-based care models is one of the health care industry’s most exciting developments amid growing quality and affordability...
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