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BUILDING BLOCK: To create space for a growing workforce, John Matouk & Co. Chief Operating Officer Milton Goncalves added a second manufacturing shift and acquired an additional building next to Matouk’s existing operation at an industrial park on Airport Road in Fall River. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Matouk’s Goncalves manages with high levels of craftsmanship

PBN C-Suite 2024 Awards LARGE PRIVATE COMPANY: Milton Goncalves John Matouk & Co. | Chief operating officer COMMON WISDOM HAS IT that the once mighty textile...
MAKING THE CUT: Students at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Westerly Education Center work on splicing cables. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

CCRI is building the future workforce and statewide economy

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTIVITY: Community College of Rhode Island FOR THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND, workforce development is a key part...

IN THE WIND: Nascent local industry holds promise of job growth

When Rhode Island political leaders, ­educators and employers consider the future of offshore wind – with lots of big, white turbines spinning in the...
FROM THE GROUND UP: Judith Chace, broker and co-owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, started her agency along with Ray Mott a decade ago with only two other agents. Now, the agency has 140 agents and seven offices. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Judith Chace, of Mott & Chace Realty, helps people feel right...

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRY LEADER: Judith Chace | Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty co-owner and broker A LOT OF PEOPLE...

For Gamboa, Ageless Innovation much more than pet project

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Meghan Gamboa | Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and senior vice president IT WAS A COMBINATION of soccer, Hasbro...
BEYOND OVER THE COUNTER: 
University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Dean E. Paul Larrat says there are now more career pathways for pharmacy graduates to enter the health care field.
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

URI College of Pharmacy dean Larrat provides communities with the right...

2023 C-Suite Awards Education: Paul Larrat | University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy dean THERE HAVE BEEN a lot of changes in the pharmacy profession...
IN THE WORKS: Pictured are ­
affordable housing units under ­construction on Bowdoin 
Street in Providence.
COURTESY ONE 
NEIGHBORHOOD 
BUILDERS

How will R.I. use $250M to ease its housing woes?

Rhode Island has received $1.1 billion in federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed in response to the economic effects of the...
NEW BREED OF COMPANIONSHIP: Meghan Gamboa, Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and senior vice president, holds an animatronic cat at the company’s Pawtucket headquarters. The cats, dogs and birds produced by Ageless Innovation have been shown to be beneficial for the mental health of the elderly.
PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

For her, Ageless Innovation much more than pet project

It was a combination of soccer, Hasbro Inc. and Bryant University that brought Meghan Gamboa to Rhode Island, where she now works as co-founder and senior vice president...
HELPING WITH CHANGES: Mary Jo “MJ” Kaplan and her firm, Kaplan Consulting LLC, specialize in executive leadership, strategy and the future of work, which is a significant focus brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Mary Jo Kaplan, Kaplan Consulting LLC founder and CEO

Leaders & Achievers 2022 MARY JO “MJ” KAPLAN Founder and CEO, Kaplan Consulting LLC MARY JO “MJ” KAPLAN, founder and CEO of Narragansett-based Kaplan Consulting...
TREADING ALONG: CVS Health Corp. employee Diana Balavender works out on a treadmill at one of the company’s on-site fitness centers. 
COURTESY CVS HEALTH CORP.


Taking care of employees allows CVS to best serve customers

PBN Healthiest Employers Awards 2022 5,000+ EMPLOYEES 1. CVS Health Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Karen S. Lynch, CEO and president Number of employees: 325,000 As a diversified health services...
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