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PBN Award Winners
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What is your favorite Rhode Island escape or hobby? I competitively race my Stohr F-1000. It has taken me all over the country competing at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, to Watkins Glen in New York, and everywhere in between. … more
Why did you select your profession? I want to make an impact in my community by helping others. The nature of the work means every day is different but just as fulfilling as the one before. What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? … more
Why did you select your profession? My profession chose me. I started my career with Teach For America, teaching middle school in Camden, N.J. I had intended to go to law school after my two-year commitment, but right away knew that was not going to … more
You've got to love a guy who declares he will come up with $10 million to restore and support a beautiful old dowager of a city park, now turning a bit shabby around the edges. The guy in question is Neil D. Steinberg, and the money will be … more
What does it take to turn a charm bracelet – a bit of 1950s-style adornment found in every girl's jewelry box – into a personal talisman and statement of transcendent spirituality? Some might call it "chutzpah." Some might call it marketing. But … more
How often is a gift called "transformational?" That's a big claim. The word was used by University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, referring in 2013 to a $15 million gift from former CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Thomas M. … more
Two gorgeously restored performing arts houses in Providence make a nice set of bookends, geographically speaking: Veterans Memorial Auditorium is perched on Smith Hill and Providence Performing Arts Center claims the other end of the skyline on … more
For years, economic-development specialists have been saying that Providence needs to get more construction underway, particularly construction of hotels, as room vacancy rates go down and cost of rooms go up. After some dithering, the … more
When Christina H. Paxson, an Ivy League educated economist, was contemplating applying for the presidency of Brown University, did she see herself wading into the tough playpen of real estate development in Rhode Island, and even joining the … more
Jonathan M. Nelson, founder and CEO of Providence Equity Partners LLC, named his private-equity firm after its home city, but he runs it with the bravado and damn-the-torpedoes swagger that this contentious, small state has trouble achieving. … more
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