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CROSS TO BEAR: Anne Nolan, president of Crossroads Rhode Island, says it’s important to address a homeless person’s case on an individual basis. /

Helping homeless choose right path at Crossroads

Homelessness is an “industry” that very few people want to be involved with, and no one wants to be a client of. But Anne...
FARING BETTER: Gracie’s owner Ellen Gracyalny, right, moved the restaurant from Federal Hill to downtown Providence in 2005, finding success with the upscale American fare. /

Fresh food, ingredients spice flavor of Gracie’s

At just 26 years old, Ellen Gracyalny opened Gracie’s on Providence’s famed Federal Hill and differentiated her restaurant from the lineup of great Italian...
BALANCING ACT: Meeting Street Chief Financial Officer Lynne Malone has a hand in a host of behind-the-scenes operations at the nonprofit, including information technology systems, administration and facilities management. /

Building infrastructure for growth her forte

Being the chief financial officer at a nonprofit organization means stretching every dollar and doing a lot more than number-crunching and reporting. But Lynne...
CAREER TRANSITION: Dacey Insurance owner Michael Dacey said that leaving his job as a Philadelphia attorney to run the company has provided exciting opportunities. /

Research before dumping career for a family gig

Michael Dacey left his career with a large law firm in Philadelphia to join his family’s insurance business, Dacey Insurance Agency Inc. in East...
ON THE LINE: Marylouise Gamache, left, program coordinator, and Sandra Sanchez, benefits specialist, at work at United Way’s 211 Providence call center. /

United Way 211 service a lifeline for the needy

The United Way of Rhode Island’s 211 line has already handled more calls than it did all of last year, helping thousands of state...
POWER SUMMIT: Achim Trasser, Tyco Flow Control vice president, left, and David Thibault, general manager of Tyco Flow Control of Mansfield facility, second from left, tour the Tyco Advanced Nuclear Testing & Development Facility. /

Tyco Flow Control readies for nuclear power plant building boom

Tyco Flow Control, which supplies nuclear power plants with valves and controls used for nuclear reactors, anticipates a nuclear power plant construction boom due...
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Met Center student Lauren Roy at the offices of 
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West. /

Mentors lay down the law for city students

Attorney Rebecca Dupras wishes the American Bar Association’s Championing Our Students program existed when she was a high school student. “I was always kind of...
GUIDING LIGHT: Carissa Hill, United Way vice 
president, at the “LIVE UNITED” WaterFire event 
in September 2009. /

Emphasizing workers’ importance helps to instill trust at nonprofits

The United Way of Rhode Island’s mission to create opportunities for people to do better for themselves and their families is mirrored in...
FORCE OF NATURE: Kforce employees, from left: Carmine LaRocca, director; Annmarie Nee, service coordinator; Thais Schulman, account manager; Kerri Wilkinson, account executive; and Johna Toner, technical recruiter. /

Focus on training is key to success of employees and firm

As a professional staffing firm, Kforce Inc. knows how important career development is and supports its own employees’ career goals with professional- and leadership-development...
NO DOG DAYS HERE: Employee appreciation 
BBQs and flexible work schedules are two hallmarks of Pet Food Experts. /

Rewarding creativity proves to be profitable approach

Pet Food Experts Inc. distinguishes itself as a great place to work with a culture of ingenuity and respect. The pet food and supplies distribution...
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