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Executive Director Shannon Reedy of Cumberland founded the nonprofit Chase the Cure Inc. after her youngest son, Chase, was diagnosed with a terminal lysosomal storage disease known as Niemann Pick Type C (also referred to as childhood Alzheimer’s because of its symptoms), shortly after his second birthday in October 2011. The mission of the nonprofit, which became a 501(c)(3) in 2013, is to help move treatments for the disease out of the lab and to patients. Here Reedy discusses the nonprofit’s origin and mission in greater detail. more
Merit McIntyre recently was named president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, and will oversee the daily operations of 80 real estate offices and 4,000 affiliated sales associates and employees in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. McIntyre, who started his career as a sales associate, responded recently to several questions on real estate and the regional market. more
Tobias Stapleton, assistant vice chancellor and director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, talks with Providence Business News about the upcoming Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum. The featured speaker is Hanson Grant, 21, who will discuss his startup, Think Board, a clear, reusable, removable vinyl adhesive film that can be used on a desk, wall, table, refrigerator or any other smooth surface. The event is open to the public. more
As Citizens Bank continues to navigate the waters of being a public company free from its former parent company, the Royal Bank of Scotland, building a strong team is a priority. Susan LaMonica, head of human resources at Citizens Bank, talks with Providence Business News about its hiring strategies. more
Dr. Anne S. De Groot is the founder, immune engineer, chief scientific officer and CEO of Providence-based vaccine company EpiVax, which champions the "vaccines-on-demand" movement. She talks with Providence Business News about her experience as a panelist at a health care conference, "The Immunology Revolution: Here Now or Hurry Up and Wait?" more
Practicing attorney Wendy Taylor has been the executive director of the West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton since 2008. An aspiring author, she also has been a sitting member of her town’s Zoning Board of Review since 2010. Here she discusses the nonprofit’s direction and challenges. more
Robin Nicholson is a broker and associate with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, and based in its Narragansett offices. She spoke recently with the Providence Business News about the hands-on work of selling residential real estate. more
Maeve Donohue, executive director of MedMates, and founder of Nami Studios, Buttrfly and Tango RI, recently was recognized by Tech Collective as one of the 2015 Tech10 winners. She talks with Providence Business News about the award and the tech industry in Rhode Island. more
Joseph J. MarcAurele is chairman and CEO of Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., parent company of Westerly-based The Washington Trust Co. The company last week reported record earnings for 2015, marking the second year in a row with record-breaking profit. MarcAurele talks with Providence Business News about what it would take to continue the trend in 2016. more
Mary Flynn, a research dietician at The Miriam Hospital, talks with Providence Business News about the results of research she did in collaboration with The Rhode Island Community Food Bank that demonstrates the health benefits of an economical, plant-based, extra-virgin olive oil diet. more
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