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Don Troppoli, senior vice president and regional manager of business banking at Webster Bank, specializes in business succession planning. He talks with Providence Business News about why small business owners should have succession plans, why it’s difficult and how that changes between family- and non-family-owned businesses. more
Jim Scott has been a member of the board of directors for the nonprofit Art Connection-RI for five years, serving most of that time as chairman of the Art Committee, which reaches out to artists to coordinate their donations to local social service nonprofits. Besides recruiting artists, he also photographs the art so that it can be presented to the staff and constituents of the organizations that choose the art for their walls. Here, Scott discusses the value of the nonprofit’s work and what its upcoming five-year anniversary means to the organization and the groups it benefits. more
Richard Epstein recently was selected as the 2016 Realtor of the Year by the Greater Providence Board of Realtors. Epstein, who is a broker associate and corporate trainer with Residential Properties Ltd. in Providence, has been a Realtor for 17 years. more
1 What is the purpose of having Rhode Islanders help shape the state's tourism campaign? What we're seeing in destination marketing and place-making is an evolution toward a local spirit, a local voice, a grassroots kind of storytelling. … more
The Providence Preservation Society will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year, with a symposium Nov. 3-5 and a seated dinner to follow at Skyline at Waterplace, the newly renovated facility at at Waterplace Park. The theme of the symposium is “Why Preserve?” and that event will be held at the Industrial Trust Building. PPS Executive Director Brent Runyon spoke recently with Providence Business News about current preservation issues. more
Dennis McLaughlin, president of Middletown-based Rite-Solutions Inc., a service-disabled veteran-owned small business specializing in systems and software engineering for government and commercial clients, talks about the company’s recent expansion to Virginia Beach and the kind of work it does in support of the U.S. Navy. more
Greg Coupe is a Realtor with Long Realty in the North Scituate village of Scituate, a family-owned real estate agency that is well known for representing owners and buyers in rural Rhode Island communities, including Foster, Glocester, Scituate and Burrillville. more
Corey Auger, chairman of the Urban Greens Food Co-op, is preparing to open the first community-oriented grocery in Providence, on the site of a former manufacturing building in the city’s West End. The project already has captured state investment, in the form of support from the R.I. Commerce Corp. He responded to questions posed by the Providence Business News on the site for the endeavor. more
Joseph Braun is an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology in the program of public health at Brown University. He is leading a research initiative that has shown a statistically significant association between a relatively high exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid, part of a larger family of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances, and the pace of body fat gain in children during the first eight years of life. Braun talked recently with Providence Business News about this research, which was the recipient of a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. more
Jason Valdes, an 18-year-old from Warwick, represented the country in Compétences Québec/Skills Canada, an invitational Olympic-style competition and leadership program held from May 3-7 in Quebec City. He competed in the computer-aided design and drafting portion of the event. more
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