Leandra Elberger, senior communications and development manager for New York City-based Venture for America, discussed with Providence Business News how the organization hosts a five-week training program at Brown University every year with the new cohort of Venture for America fellows. The program prepares them so that they will be ready to make an immediate impact on their companies and communities when they begin their placements at the end of the summer. Starting today, members of five classes of Venture for America fellows will return to Brown for three days to participate in activities centered around building the Venture for America community and fostering entrepreneurship in cities like Providence.
Maria Dias is Navigant Credit Union’s new branch manager of the financial institution’s newest branch, which is in the Slatersville section of North Smithfield. A Lincoln resident, Dias is responsible for overseeing branch operations, assisting members, developing new business and managing branch employees. She talks with Providence Business News about the new locale.
Dr. James Rudolph is director of the Center of Innovation in Geriatric Services and director of Measurement and Quality Improvement for the VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care, both at the Providence VA Medical Center. Rudolph’s pioneering program, the VA Center of Innovation in Long-Term Services and Supports for Vulnerable Veterans, designed to meet the needs of the nation’s aging veterans – was recently awarded a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development.
Dana Borrelli-Murray, the executive director of the Highlander Institute, discusses the organization's latest venture, EduvateRI. She is seeking businesses and entrepreneurs who want to bring innovative ideas and platforms to education.
1 What is DESIGN FORWARD RI?
It is a comprehensive strategy comprised of three distinct programs to develop skills at different points in a design career, to strengthen the talent pipeline. They are the midlevel advancement program which …
Corey Auger, chairman of the Urban Greens Food Co-op, is preparing to open the first community-oriented grocery in Providence, on the site of a former manufacturing building in the city’s West End. The project already has captured state investment, in the form of support from the R.I. Commerce Corp. He responded to questions posed by the Providence Business News on the site for the endeavor.
David Marble, president and CEO of OSHEAN Inc., a nonprofit research and education network, discussed with Providence Business News OSHEAN’s new partnership with Sonic Foundry, a Madison, Wis., company specializing in video creation and management solutions, as well as the benefits of joining OSHEAN.