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All Benny’s Stores Closing, Amazon Factor Hits RI, 700 Out-of-Work UPDATED

All stores closing in 2017

It s the end of a RI institution -- today Benny’s stores announced they will close all stores and lay-off more than 700 full...

5 Safety Tips to Help Deal With Equifax Cyberattack

Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax said that the personal information of 143 million consumers was stolen after hackers gained access to comply data.

7 Reasons Why It’s Smart for Amazon to Select Providence for Second HQ and 50,000 Jobs

Jeff Bezos (Jurvetson via Flickr)

On Thursday, Amazon announced it is looking for a location for its second corporate headquarters - and it could mean 50,000 jobs. And beyond that, Amazon...

Kaplan: Welcome to #BIF2017. Let the Inspiration Begin!

Saul Kaplan

#BIF2017 (September 13–14) can’t arrive fast enough for me. To say we live in discombobulating times is an understatement. I’ll...

Will Robots Take Rhode Islanders’ Jobs?

It may be Labor Day, but the reality is that tens of thousands of Rhode Island jobs are at risk to be replaced by robots,...

Kaplan: Happy Labor Day

Saul Kaplan

Stop thinking labor, start thinking talent. The industrial era isn’t coming back. We need everyone’s talent to create the future we...

Smart Benefits: Keep Workers Safe in Weather Emergencies

Hurricane Harvey PHOTO: Texas National Guard

Hurricane Harvey is a devastating reminder of the importance of advance planning when it comes to weather emergencies. To help protect employees, here are some...

Brown’s Alum: WBRU Sale Was Coerced & Asking AG Kilmartin to Block Sale UPDATED

Tucker Hamilton, former WBRU board member

Former WBRU board member Tucker Hamilton says that the sale of WBRU was coerced and the process did not follow the proper steps. He is...

Norwegian Adds More Direct Flights at T.F. Green to Europe

Additional international direct flights

More good news coming from T.F. Green -- more international direct flights.

Friday Financial Five – September 1, 2017

Through nearly eight months of 2017, returns for stocks and bonds of all kinds have been consistently positive. U.S. large companies have fared well, led...

Narragansett Bay Commission Adding Solar, Will Be Nearly 100% Renewable

Chairman Mesolella

The Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) is moving towards a 100 percent usage of renewable energy sources for its own source of energy. 

Enough Electric Rate Rhetoric - Guest MINDSETTER™ Handy

National Grid

This is a response to the Providence Journal’s editorials on National Grid’s rate proposal, including “Blame Policymakers for National Grid...

Rhode Island’s Emerging Leaders —  Kristine Frech

Kristine Frech

Where is Rhode Island going and who is going to take us there? Well, United Way of Rhode Island and GoLocalProv have teamed...

Providence Ranked Among Worst Real-Estate Markets in U.S., Says New Study

Providence Ranked Among Worst Real-Estate Markets in U.S.

The City of Providence is ranked among the worst real-estate markets in the country.

RI Business Plan 2018 Competition to Launch in September

RI Business Plan 2018 Competition to Launch in September

The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition will launch its 2018 contest on September 14 and end in May with the awarding prizes expected to be...

Second Round of Wavemaker Fellowship Awards Announced

Gina Raimondo

Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation have announced the second round of recipients of the Wavemaker Fellowship awards.

Guest MINDSETTER™ Rep. Ruggiero: Manufacturing is REAL in Rhode Island

Representative Deborah Ruggiero

Manufacturing in Rhode Island is alive and well, but not the manufacturing from the days of our grandparents. Technology has changed how we do business...

Smart Benefits: Ready for Open Enrollment?

With open enrollment season right around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about the best ways to engage employees and help...

Sen. Reed Visits General Dynamics Facility, Views Battlefield Communications Demonstration

Senator Jack Reed

Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren visited the General Dynamics facility Taunton to take in a demonstration of the U...

Brown’s WBRU to Be Sold to National Christian Radio Group

WBRU, one of America’s most successful college radio stations, is being sold to one of the largest Christian radio groups.

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