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PBN announces Business Excellence winners

Providence Business News has selected seven organizations and two individuals for their excellence, leadership and community involvement for its 11th annual Business Excellence Awards.
Posted 10/21/11

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has selected seven organizations and two individuals for their excellence, leadership and community involvement for its 11th annual Business Excellence Awards, one of the region’s longest-running and best-known business recognition programs.

Arnold "Buff" Chace, president of Cornish Associates, will be recognized for his business leadership.

Chace's nomination to the BEA highlights his 20-year efforts to revitalize downtown Providence, especially the "re-visioning of Kennedy Plaza as a great public space for everyone in Providence."

Joseph MarcAurele, chairman, president and CEO of Washington Trust, will be recognized for his corporate citizenship for his 40-year commitment to the local community.

MarcAurele has served on a number of boards, including the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program.

"He is a down-to-earth gentleman who inspires people at all levels to do what's right [...] and help in any way... whether it's with time, talent or money," his BEA nomination said while highlighting his charitable donations and volunteer efforts.

Other winners include:

  • Excellence at a Large Company: KVH Industries.

  • Excellence at a Mid-size Company: Alex and Ani.

  • Excellence at a Small Company: A2B Tracking.

  • Community Involvement: GTECH Corp.

  • Entrepreneurship: ChartWise Medical Systems.

  • Excellence at a Nonprofit Social Service Agency: Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.

  • Excellence at a Not-for-Profit: The College Crusade of Rhode Island.

    The awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Providence Downtown Marriott at 1 Orms St.

    John Bowen, chancellor of Johnson & Wales University, will be the keynote speaker; Gene Valicenti, anchor for WJAR-TV NBC 10, will be the master of ceremonies.

    For more information, visit the Events page at PBN.com or email PBN Marketing Manager Nancy Adeszko.

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