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ON THE EDGE: Owner’s Edge LLC Managing Director Tom Stocker created with his company a CEO forum for executives and owners to discuss with one another common problems and solutions to those issues. 
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Tom Stocker, managing director, Owner’s Edge LLC

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Tom Stocker | Managing director, Owner’s Edge LLC TOM STOCKER’S JOB is to help other people do their jobs...
FIRST RESPONDER: Richard DeRienzo, partner and advisory services leader for Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, helped quickly lead in putting together a COVID-19 response plan to help clients navigate through programs and enhance cybersecurity during the ongoing health crisis.
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Richard DeRienzo, partner and advisory services leader, Citrin Cooperman & Co....

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Richard DeRienzo | Partner and advisory services leader, Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP RICHARD DERIENZO’S LEADERSHIP skills have...
VIRTUAL PANEL: Providence Business News’ Health Care Summit took place online on April 1, with panelists meeting through web conferencing.

PBN summit panelists: Coronavirus impact will be lasting

The coronavirus crisis will have a lasting impact on Rhode Island after the immediate danger of the pandemic passes, on both the business community...
PBN'S HEALTH CARE SUMMIT was held online on Wednesday morning with panelists from the health care and business arenas.

PBN Summit: R.I.’s real pandemic test still to come

PROVIDENCE – Panelists at PBN's online Health Care Summit on Wednesday gave Gov. Gina M. Raimondo high marks for her efforts to slow down...
CREATIVE CAPITAL: Margaret Hartigan, co-founder and CEO of Marstone, a digital financial platform with offices in Providence, speaks with Benjamin Baker, head of sales. Hartigan says she chose to base her company in Providence because of the “incredible level of creativity and diversity here.” / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hartigan’s fully invested in fintech firm she created

Margaret Hartigan found a lot to like about Providence. Hartigan, the co-founder and CEO of the financial-technology company Marstone Inc., is a New Hampshire native...
CANNABIS CONVERSATION: PBN editor Michael Mello, right, moderates a panel discussion at PBN’s The Business of Cannabis Summit at the Omni Providence Hotel on Feb. 26, featuring from left: Karyn Rhodes, of Complete HR Solutions; Mitzi Hollenbeck, of Citrin Cooperman; Benjamin L. Rackliffe, an attorney at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara; and Kristyn Glennon, of BayCoast Bank. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN panel: R.I. will legalize recreational pot eventually

Even though the General Assembly leadership is attempting to put brakes on the legalization of recreational marijuana in Rhode Island, it’s just a matter...
HURDLES AHEAD: Steven J. Hoffman, chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission in Massachusetts and keynote speaker at PBN’s The Business of Cannabis Summit at the Omni Providence Hotel on Feb. 26, says there are formidable obstacles for anyone considering a cannabis enterprise, partly because the federal government still considers it an illegal drug, which has negative implications for banking and taxes. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Mass. cannabis chief offers guidance for Ocean State

When Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, many felt that Rhode Island would shortly follow suit. But that hasn’t happened yet. And the...
BENJAMIN L. RACKLIFFE, second from right, an attorney at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News' Business of Cannabis Summit on Wednesday in Providence. Also on the panel was, from left, Karyn Rhodes, of Complete HR Solutions; Mitzi Hollenbeck, of Citrin Cooperman; and Kristyn Glennon of BayCoast Bank. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN cannabis summit: Legalized recreational pot is only matter of time...

PROVIDENCE – It’s not a matter of whether recreational marijuana will be legalized in Rhode Island, it's a matter of when. That conclusion emerged from...
ECONOMIC CONCERNS: Panelists, from left, Kristen Urbach, Thomas O. Sweeney, Stefan Pryor, Mark K. W. Gim and Luke Ebersold discuss a variety of concerns at the PBN Economic Trends Summit while moderator Thomas Zitzouris looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

PBN summit: High business costs, education are concerns in R.I.

The Rhode Island economy has come a long way since the dark days of the Great Recession, when the unemployment rate was among the...
SUNNY OUTLOOK: Thomas Tzitzouris, director for Strategas Research Partners in New York, tells attendees at the Providence Business News Economic Trends Summit that although the year has gotten off to a sluggish start, he predicts a 2% growth rate in the gross national product in 2020. / PBN PHOTO/ MIKE SKORSKI

Economist doesn’t believe recession in the forecast

Some businesspeople might feel there’s an economic downturn looming ahead, but Thomas Tzitzouris doesn’t see it that way. “There is no reason to suspect there...

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