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Health care leaders give state policymakers recommendations for improving health care
By Chris Barnett / December 23, 2014
A broad coalition of hospitals, insurers and others reaches consensus on strategy to sustain quality, affordable health care

Sparking innovation in urban classrooms
By Toby Shepherd / December 18, 2014
Philanthropists Letitia and John Carter conceived and funded Spark Grants to engage students and stimulate their interest in academics

Don't stop at 12...
By Jessica David / December 17, 2014
Every day is an opportunity to give something back to the community, and there are more great organizations than we could spotlight over the course of a year.

Backyard bus tour
By Neil Steinberg / December 17, 2014
And so on November 21, 17 business leaders joined us for an inaugural Backyard Bus Tour. Our mission: to introduce the group to a small number of growing and successful companies, to talk with passionate business owners who have found success in Rhode Island, and to hear “wow!”

Leaving a legacy
By Jim Sanzi / December 12, 2014
Leaving a legacy means different things to different people, but it is one of my favorite concepts because it is almost always about something good.

Animal welfare programs awarded nearly $440,000 in grants
By Chris Barnett / December 9, 2014
Animal welfare programs across the state will receive grants for everything from providing low-cost spay and neutering programs to humane education.

Tell us your bold idea for Rhode Island
By Jessica David / December 5, 2014
Submit your application by December 12 to receive $300,000 over three years.

Buy local to be a champion for Rhode Island’s economy
By Jessica David / December 1, 2014
Buying local supports good jobs, keeps money in the Rhode Island economy longer, and strengthens our economic and tax base.

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