Providence Business News has chosen the winners of the 2014 40 Under Forty competition, to be honored Thursday, July 24, at Salve Regina University’s Ochre Court in Newport. The men and women of the 2014 class were selected from more than 100 applicants, based on career success and community involvement.
From the time he was in middle school through his undergraduate years at Providence College, Richard Voccio worked for his father and three uncles in the costume jewelry manufacturing business. The business, Torino Creations, started small in the early 1960s and quickly grew into a multimillion dollar operation. Along the way his father and uncles demonstrated the importance of a strong work ethic.
By Alli-Michelle Conti
Even in a more robust economy than Rhode Island has enjoyed in the past decade, it takes plenty of effort and skill to turn a city budget deficit into a surplus, reduce a city’s tax rate, consolidate services and wrangle with four city employee unions.
Change seems to be the only constant in the health care industry today. Every resident of that ecosystem – from patients to pharmacists to physicians to insurers – was managing shifting landscapes well before the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Now, the pace of change is accelerating.
Given the extraordinary changes that community behavioral-health services now face, it is essential to skillfully manage the complex interplay of institutions, programs and funding sources, said Dale K. Klatzker, president and CEO of The Providence Center.
Fresh management problems pop up fast and demand attention inside a growing business. That is partly why the chief of Envision Technology Advisors LLC in Pawtucket is so thankful he hired Britte Jessen-Balint as a receptionist nine years ago.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.