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William F. O’Neil has been hired as the director of major gifts in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Providence College. more
Keith Brown, a filmmaker and film-production professor at University of Rhode Island, was recently given the Producer’s Circle Award from Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival. The award recognized Brown’s dedication to KidsEye Summer Camp, where is the co-director, as well as one of the first counselors when the program began 18 years ago. At the camp, Brown teaches kids (aged 8-16) various aspects of film production. Brown has also created both documentaries and short films. Brown’s work has been exhibited at the Boston Cinema Census and the Antelope Valley International Film Festival, among others. Brown is also one of the founders of Boston Open Screen, which is an open mic night for filmmakers. He holds a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and an MFA from Boston University. more
A CEO, standing at the head of a conference table, in a furniture store, asks “Well, people … we have a decision to make … Shall we buy this table?” while board members sit around it looking uninterested. more
The fall New England Economic Partnership outlook for Rhode Island (digested in Op-Ed form on the facing page) is similar in many ways to previous iterations. The forecast growth rates for the Ocean State lag New England and U.S. expectations. Yes, we are getting better. We just aren’t very good. more
Two of the primary functions of government should be to provide a good education to its citizens and maintain modern, well-functioning infrastructure. more
First, the good news. Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved over the last year. The unemployment rate has dropped from a peak of 11.9 percent in March 2010 to 9.7 percent in December 2012 to 7.7 percent in August 2014. Between December 2012 and July 2014, the state added 9,700 jobs. more
Nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self Sufficiency Program for 11 cities and towns was announced Friday during a visit from the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro. more
Long-time Amica Mutual Insurance Co. Chairman, President and CEO Robert A. DiMuccio has been named the business leadership award winner in Providence Business News’ 14th annual Business Excellence Awards competition. more
LSI Industries Inc. has sold two assets, including one of its manufacturing facilities here for $1 million, in an effort to streamline manufacturing operations and reduce costs, according to a company news release distributed on Oct. 8. more
The R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner has been awarded a $1.1 million federal grant from the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight to support insurance rate review and increase transparency in the pricing of medical services. more
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