Four years after Sovereign Bank was acquired by global banking giant Banco Santander SA, which is based in Spain, the name change to Santander Bank will become official on Oct. 17. That impending change, even though many in the financial community consider it just about a name, will nevertheless put Sovereign’s Region President for Southern New England Brian A. Azar in the spotlight. more
Since it was founded in 1911, Wardwell Braiding in Central Falls has continually utilized advances in technology to make the machines they manufacture vital to many industries – beginning with textiles and evolving to machines used in the wire and cable industries.
When 126 high school juniors and seniors in northern Rhode Island started a summer program to beef up their math skills on Aug. 13, they began learning from entrepreneurs as well as teachers about the importance of using math to run a business.
Jeffrey O’Brien’s Main Street is made up of the waterways around Newport. His address is on a wharf. When he envisions the expansion of his increasingly busy tour-boat business, Gansett Cruise, he considers a second boat to respond to the demand he’s already serving in Westerly’s Watch Hill area. He thinks about adding a fishing boat to take out people who buy a ticket at a time, so they won’t have to charter a whole boat.
Starting and growing a business takes great dedication and efficiency. There’s little room for wasting time. But even the best of us can struggle in the day-to-day world with all of the little things that can sabotage our efforts to spend time effectively on the things that matter most.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.