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SWITCHING GEARS: Felis Franco, left, and Juan Arrojo load a sealer at Eco Global Manufacturing LLC in Providence. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the product design company switched gears to produce face shields and isolation gowns. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Custom machines allow Eco Global to bring PPE production back to...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence at a Family-Owned Business: Eco Global Manufacturing LLC Eco Global ManufacturinG LLC is a third-generation product design and manufacturing company in...
PUMPED UP: ALCOR Scientific Inc. employee Jeinmy Veloz assembles the main miniiSED pumps prior to packaging at the Smithfield-based medical equipment manufacturer. / COURTESY ALCOR SCIENTIFIC INC.

ALCOR’s medical equipment assisting in the fight against COVID-19

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Product Innovation & Design: Alcor Scientific Inc. ALCOR Scientific Inc. in Smithfield has managed to weather the COVID-19 pandemic thanks...
PLENTY ON HIS PLATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is not only leading the city government through the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also signed an executive order to start a truth-telling and reparation process for Black and Indigenous people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fixing racial injustice, failing schools remain priorities in Providence

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has been in office since 2015, but after being reelected in 2018, he is now term-limited and cannot run for...
PROBLEM-SOLVING: Amica Mutual Insurance Co. employees, from left, Kimberly Meriweather, Keila Bianco and Esther Garcia work together at a computer station at the company’s Lincoln office.

At Amica, having the right talent provides customers peace of mind

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Insurance/Financial Services: Amica Mutual Insurance Co. FOR AMICA MUTUAL INSURANCE CO., a commitment to diversity and inclusion is not only...
EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL: Lawrence E. Wilson, managing director of The Wilson Organization LLC, connects with clients by way of sharing personal yet powerful stories with them. / COURTESY THE WILSON ORGANIZATION LLC

At The Wilson Organization, it takes ‘TWO’ to reduce systematic bias

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Diversity Training: The Wilson Organization LLC THE WILSON ORGANIZATION LLC Managing Director Lawrence E. Wilson says he’s earned the credibility...
TALKING IT THROUGH: Panelists in the second half of the PBN Health Care Summit on Oct. 29 discuss the implications of returning to workplaces amid a rise in COVID-19 cases. The virtual panel included, clockwise from top left, Dr. Claire Levesque, from Tufts Health Plan; Peter Marino, from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; moderator Michael Mello, PBN editor; Dr. Matt Collins, from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island; and Siobhain Sullivan, from Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc.

Are you ready to return to workplace? Not so fast

Rhode Island businesses yearning to get back to a pre-COVID-19 normal should not get their hopes up yet, particularly in light of a recent...

KLR regularly keeps its clients informed

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $25M - $75M 5. Kahn, Litwin Renza & Co. CEO (or equivalent): Alan H. Litwin, managing director 2019 Revenue: $52.2 million 2017...

BayCoast Bank is growing beyond its borders

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $75M AND ABOVE 4. BAYCOAST BANK CEO (or equivalent): Nicholas Christ 2019 Revenue: $110 million 2017 Revenue: $80.7 million Revenue growth: 36.3% SWANSEA-BASED BAYCOAST...

BankNewport continues to expand from Newport to statewide

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $75M AND ABOVE 5. BankNewport CEO (or equivalent): Sandra J. Pattie 2019 Revenue: $97.9 million 2017 Revenue: $73.6 million Revenue growth: 33.1% AT A...

Feast & Fettle helps keep the community fed

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $250,000 - $5M 2. Feast & Fettle Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Carlos Ventura 2019 Revenue: $782,581 2017 Revenue: $230,926 Revenue growth: 238.9% AT A...

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