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In the 11 years since the Steel Yard opened its doors on a Providence brownfield as a community-based, metal-works training ground, the nonprofit has developed into a more broadly based organization featuring a wide array of educational offerings, and public projects and events. more
Jay Sidhu led Customers Bank to the top spot in Bank Director magazine’s 2014 Growth Leaders Ranking, announced April 29. It is the second year in a row Customers Bank earned the top rating, which is for core performance, the most comprehensive of four categories in the rankings, which also included core deposits, net loans and leases and noninterest income. more
The yellow brick ramparts of Providence’s Cranston Street Armory won’t protect the landmark from Rhode Island’s annual state budget crunch. more
The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries. more
Assistant Manager Susan Wilson and Richard Guglielmo, owner of Tile Craft Design Center in South Kingstown, in the showroom. Guglielmo is holding a sample of Cambria natural stone. The company, founded in 1960, sells and installs tile, countertops and flooring. “We handle jobs from start to finish,” Guglielmo said. “Customers deal with one person and that’s me.” more
Rhode Island is still waiting to experience the growth in residential solar-energy adoption that’s taken place elsewhere in the country. more
Family Service of Rhode Island recently concluded a community drive to assist needy veterans and their families. Personal-care items – such as toothpaste and shaving cream – were brought by community members to several Family Service of Rhode Island locations. more
Jeffrey, I speak with many people in organizations that want you to think they are the decision-maker when in fact they are not. I have wasted too many emails and follow up on people that can’t help. How do you ask without hurting the relationship you may have built? How do you determine the real decision-maker? more
Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small-business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, an employee is 15 times more likely than a nonemployee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of theft losses at stores. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that nearly one-third of business failures are related to employee theft or fraud. more
Crouched by the curb with grease-stained hands and furrowed brows, cyclists know all too well the frustration of a slipped chain or malfunctioning derailer. more
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