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The largest accounting firm in Rhode Island, Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., has made connecting with the next generation of New England entrepreneurs part of its growth strategy. Longtime participants in the Rhode Island Business Plan competition, KLR is now launching an Emerging Business Center incubator space in its offices on North Main Street in Providence. more
Herb Weiss has worked for 14 years to transform and revitalize the historic mill town of Pawtucket through a dynamic infusion of the arts into the economic-development fabric of the city. more
Startups are a spark on Rhode Island’s business landscape, and angel capital is critical in getting these often innovative ventures launched. more
Bill White has served as the president and CEO of Coastway Community Bank since 2000, when the bank merged with the Ocean State Community Credit Union. more
Barbara R. Carroll has long known how hard the Italian immigrants in her own family worked when they first came to Rhode Island: Her grandfather had worked in mills operating by the B & B Knight Co. in West Warwick starting at the age of 12. more
Hedge funds are a polarizing topic across the country, but the Rhode Island state pension system’s investment in them at a time of major benefit cuts has drawn a backlash. University of Rhode Island finance professor Gordon H. Dash has researched hedge funds, hedge-fund forecasting and the use of neuroscience to inform hedge-fund investing. He teaches students the principals behind hedge funds and this year is organizing URI’s first student-run hedge fund. more
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
The road to bestseller success is rarely easy, but self-publishing can give authors a new avenue for getting their stories to the masses. Portsmouth-based, self-publishing novelist Marie Force has authored several books that have hit the bestseller lists of The New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. more
Anna Cano Morales is working to elevate the profile of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University and help manage a growing Latino population, particularly in Rhode Island’s urban areas. more
After the Providence Preservation Society lost its previous executive director to a Florida art gallery, the organization turned to the Sunshine State for a replacement, hiring Jennings, Fla. native Charles Brent Runyon in October. Runyon, who goes by his middle name, brings a background in electrical engineering to a job that has traditionally focused on defending unloved structures from the wrecking ball. But like other groups across the country, the preservation society in its middle age has become more involved in “place making” and city revitalization efforts, or urbanism, which often combines new development with historic rehabilitation. more
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