There is no doubt that Barbara Cottam is an accomplished businessperson. She serves as executive vice president, head of corporate affairs and Rhode Island market executive for RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a once-local financial group that has grown to considerable size across the nation. But speaking to Cottam one gets the sense that her business accomplishments are means to an end beyond the bottom line.
When Nicki C. Maher first met with Carolyn Rafaelian, founder and creative director (and currently interim CEO) of ecofriendly lifestyle brand Alex and Ani LLC back in the spring 2010, the two spent time swapping personal views on philanthropy life in general.
Team Independence Financial Partners of Warwick cycled and ran more than 400 miles, raising $15,286 for Best Buddies. This is the team’s fifth year participating and they have raised nearly $50,000 for the international volunteer program that connects individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to employment and friendship opportunities.
Fifty employees from Fidelity Investment’s Rhode Island offices teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence members and students from Roger Williams Middle School to build and race solar-electric go-karts at the Center for Dynamic Learning on May 7 for Fidelity Cares Day.
Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
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.