Dana Borrelli-Murray, the executive director of the Highlander Institute, discusses the organization's latest venture, EduvateRI. She is seeking businesses and entrepreneurs who want to bring innovative ideas and platforms to education.
1 What is DESIGN FORWARD RI?
It is a comprehensive strategy comprised of three distinct programs to develop skills at different points in a design career, to strengthen the talent pipeline. They are the midlevel advancement program which …
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.
David Marble, president and CEO of OSHEAN Inc., a nonprofit research and education network, discussed with Providence Business News OSHEAN’s new partnership with Sonic Foundry, a Madison, Wis., company specializing in video creation and management solutions, as well as the benefits of joining OSHEAN.
George Couto, vice president at Rockland Trust, is program manager for Rockland Trust Leasing, a new division of the bank that provides equipment leasing for its commercial and small-business client base. Couto, who also manages the bank’s SBA loan program, talks with Providence Business News about the new program, market demand and why it’s unique.
Patrick C. Barry, a co-managing attorney with Decof, Decof & Barry in Providence, is an accomplished trial lawyer and patient safety advocate, winning multiple seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements in a variety of medical negligence and serious injury cases. He served as a member of the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, the licensing board for all physicians in the state, from 2005 to 2013. Barry shared his perspectives with Providence Business News about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s data highlighting the large number of accidental deaths occurring in the United States due to medical errors.
Lorén Spears has served as the executive director of the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter since 2003 when she founded the Nuweetooun School there. The school closed after the 2010 floods yet programming for native youth and families continues today through the museum. A member of the Narragansett Tribe, Spears incorporates much of her heritage into her work educating the general public about native cultures, arts and history.