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MODEL OF CONSISTENCY: The Preservation Society of Newport County Director of Finance Jim Burress, left, discusses budget plans with Accounting Manager Hugh M. Collard. A model of The Breakers mansion is in the foreground. /

The Newport mansions’ fiscal maintenance man

Remember the cost of your last home improvement? Now, imagine the expense of replacing the roof of The Breakers or the marble terrace of...
FIRM GRASP: Thomas C. Eagan, left, is chief financial officer at Partridge Snow & Hahn. His leadership has helped the office deal with tragedy and serious illness. Also pictured are Rob Kuznitz, office manager, and Henry Hanley, controller. /

Setting the tone for success at Partridge

Thomas C. Eagan’s colleagues at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP credit their chief financial officer for protecting the financial security of the law firm...
All in: Kim Ward, Twin River director of public and community affairs, in the VIP Lounge, one of several meeting areas at the facility. /

Slots a draw, but Twin River all-in on service

Slot machines and virtual blackjack tables as far as the eye can see can be an asset to attracting competitive meeting and convention dollars....
BYTE IDEA: Ryan Maslar, information-services manager for AVTECH Software Inc., in the Warren company’s data-storage room. The company helps others around the world protect their data in the case of a crisis. /

Preparing for the worst can keep firms above water

Scott Dickinson and his wife, Wendy Field, know what a business disaster looks like. In their case, it was workspace filled 12 feet high...
FAMILY DECISION: Donna Piscopiello, left, and her daughter, Kristen Piscopiello, discuss a wallpaper pattern at Eastern Paint Center. /

Small size an advantage for those who use it

Not only does Donna Piscopiello know by name many of the customers who swing open the door at Eastern Paint Center, but she might...
GIVING THEM A SHOT: PC Troubleshooters Inc. founder and President Eric M. Shorr, right, with company employee Leonel Padilla, who started as an intern from The Met School. /

Keeping hope alive for hired interns

As PC Troubleshooters President Eric M. Shorr built his company over the last 18 years, he learned an important lesson about community involvement: It...

Real-time data analysis keeps Amgen a step ahead

Framed by a landscape of stainless-steel lab equipment, the giant flat-screen monitor in Amgen Inc.’s pilot plant displays seemingly mundane line graphs and such....
THE STRONG SURVIVE: Starkweather & Shepley employees, from left: Suzzane Chatterton, David Soforenko and Sean Cottell at a meeting with President Natale P. Calamis, standing. /

Recession takes toll on even strongest firms

The recession has taken a sustained toll on even some of the state’s most successful companies, as Providence Business News’ 2010 Top Private and...
COMMUNICATING IDEAS: John Boucher, standing, director of operations, leads 
a meeting at the 
office of TCI.


Chance to advance helps to keep staff motivated

TCI Northeast Director John Boucher believes employee satisfaction and retention have a lot to do with the company’s rapid growth and the ever-widening management-to-staff...
LAW AND ORDER: Taylor Duane employees, from left: billing coordinator Lilibeth Castro-Guerra, legal assistant Chelsea Severance, Administrator Ann Marie Potter, Assistant Firm Administrator Lilian Parra, and Administrative Partner Frank Connor.


Open book on financials keeps associates in loop

Twice a month Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman holds its attorney lunches and they don’t hold back. “It’s an open book on the firm’s...
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