Nixon Peabody LLP’s office at One Citizens Plaza in downtown Providence has joined the global effort to conserve energy and protect the environment, through a relatively new venture called the Law Firm Sustainability Network.
Restivo Monacelli LLP has acquired Foxboro, Mass.-based certified public accounting firm Kennedy & Associates PC to establish a presence in Massachusetts, according to firm partner Steven E. Monacelli.
Jena Touray, vice president of operations for The Maids, is responsible for six Maids locations, including The Maids of West Warwick. The location’s Blue Team was recently selected from more than 800 teams as 2012 Team of the Year at The Maids Growth Summit, held in Las Vegas. The award is given to a team that consistently displays exceptional quality while performing job functions, and best reflects the ideas and standards of The Maids. Touray, a Woonsocket resident, has been with The Maids since 2010 and currently leads a management team of eight and 100 hourly employees.
While new construction has yet to recover from the end of the real estate bubble, home improvement is thriving for companies like Woonsocket’s Moonworks that have the skills and reputation to attract new clients. President Jim Moon, pictured above, started the company in 1993 with a single product, gutter guards. He’s since grown the firm, which now employs 90, and its services. Moonworks also does roofs, installs replacement windows and, most recently, energy-efficiency retrofits. Gutters, however, are still the main product, accounting for roughly half of current sales.
One major role of business executives – maybe especially those in human resources – is to teach. Many successful people say they owe the benefit of their experience to professionals coming up behind them.
By Victor Paul Alvarez
The question I am most frequently asked by business owners and independent inventors is, “How do I protect my idea?” Whether it is a tangible invention, software application, Web-based marketplace or other advanced technology, the primary concern (besides monetizing it) is ensuring exclusivity over the concept.
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