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HUMAN TOUCH: Bonnie Kennedy, assistant chair of Salve Regina University’s Department of Business and Economics, says that while accounting students will be expected to use artificial intelligence-enabled tools in the future, they will still have to master the skills of communication and critical reasoning. 
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CPAs, analysts grapple with high-tech evolution

Experts have predicted for years that the growth of artificial intelligence will transform the accounting industry. For some, it already has. The technology is enabling...

Marianne Raimondo, Rhode Island College School of Business dean

PBN Leaders & Achievers 2023 Marianne Raimondo Rhode Island College School of Business dean THERE WAS A TIME when Marianne Raimondo questioned whether she made the right...
WORKING TOGETHER: Anita Bruno, right, executive director of Rhode Island Women In The Trades, and Jessica Baez, pre-apprentice, work on a construction site at a home in Cranston.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘Still so many barriers’ for women in the trades

Given the difficult life circumstances Elizabeth “Ellie” Navarro has had to deal with, it’s a wonder she’s so upbeat. Growing up, the 19-year-old Pawtucket native...
SCOTT JENSEN, a former R.I. Department of Labor and Training director, announced Friday that he will join the U.S. Department of Commerce to lead workforce strategy for the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors Act. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Former R.I. DLT director Jensen to work for U.S. Commerce

PROVIDENCE – Scott Jensen was among a handful of state department staffing changes that then-Gov. Gina M. Raimondo made in 2021 when she left...
RHODE ISLAND WILL RECEIVE $108.7 million in federal funds to deploy high-speed internet service to individuals in need. / AP PHOTO/CHARLES KRUPA

R.I. to receive $108.7M in federal funds for high-speed internet improvements

PROVIDENCE – The state will be getting a nine-figure boost from the federal government to improve its high-speed internet infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s...
THE REPUTATION of the state of Rhode Island has been damaged by the behavior of state officials during a visit to Philadelphia in March, but how long that damage will last is unclear. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Will there be lasting damage from Philly fiasco?

Rhode Island’s reputation has taken a hit amid reports of a state official’s “bizarre, offensive and unprofessional actions” during a March visit to Philadelphia,...
HELPING STUDENTS: Skills for Rhode Island’s Future Executive Director Nina Pande, among other tasks, oversees the organization’s PrepareRI Internship Program, and secures paid internships for Rhode Island high school juniors. 
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SkillsRI’s Pande provides the right skills to support R.I.’s economic future

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards SOCIAL SERVICES/NONPROFIT INDUSTRY LEADER: Nina Pande | Skills for Rhode Island’s Future executive director NINA PANDE HAS been told that...

R.I. to hire new chief resilience officer to combat climate change

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed an executive order Monday to reestablish the position of a R.I. chief resilience officer to lead implementation...
Neil D. ­Steinberg 
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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: He helped raise and give out $693M, but outgoing...

Neil D. Steinberg has never worked as hard as he has over the last 15 years. But he has also enjoyed every moment of...

R.I. coastal resiliency set to receive $691K in federal funding

PROVIDENCE – The Port of Providence shoreline and Narragansett Bay are set to benefit from an approximately $691,000 federal funding to support coastal resiliency...
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