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COURTESY SHARON STEELE GROUP
SHARON STEELE, owner of real estate agency Sharon Steele Group, founded her company in 1997. /

Realtor plays national role with local views

As the owner of a successful Rhode Island real estate firm and advocate for her industry nationally, Sharon Steele has thrived by taking a...
Advanced financial services Sales manager Maria Fernandes, left, discusses her management style with fellow manager Matt Sherman during a sales coaching session. /

Healthy corporate culture a key to AFS’ success

In the past year, as troubles mounted in the real estate and financial industries, Newport-based Advanced Financial Services Inc. worked daily to share as...

Program turns Bay into classroom

Students from the Beacon Charter High School in Woonsocket, who huddled at the shoreline outside Save The Bay’s headquarters at Fields Point to collect...
BLACKSTONE CATERERS dishwasher David Alvarez disposes of food waste at Aquidneck Corporate Park. A local pig farmer will pick up the waste. /

Recycling programs can boost bottom line

Almost every morning during the summer, a worker from Fox Meadow Farm in Tiverton drives a pickup truck to the Aquidneck Corporate Park in...
PEMA DIRECTOR Peter Gaynor is looking to improve communications with the business community to coordinate in the event of an emergency. /

PEMA must improve communication in emergencies

Peter Gaynor started work as director of the Providence Emergecy Management Agency on Feb. 25. He was hired following the Dec. 13 snowstorm that...
KATHY GIPS, director of training at the New England ADA Center, said the ADA Restoration Act eliminates the need to analyze how substantial disabilities are. /

Congress considers broader definition of ‘disabled’

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are considering a bill that would broaden the definition of what it means to be a disabled worker, eligible for...
CONNIE MCGREAVY, a consultant with Conserve By Design LLC, speaks with Seth Kurn, vice president of the New England Institute of Technology. /

New England Tech plans to grow ‘green’ program

For decades, the New England Institute of Technology has trained students to take careers in electrical engineering, automotive repair and other blue-collar jobs. Now,...
A STUDENT WORKS IN A LAB at Brown University’s Division of Engineering, which includes faculty members associated with the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation. /

Nanotechnology turning science fiction to reality

A small company in downtown Providence is engineering gold particles invisible to the human eye that can be used to build cheap, rechargeable solar...

Staples gives $53,000 for city playground

PROVIDENCE – The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and KaBOOM!, a nonprofit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child...
SALES of airborne cockpit printers, such as the ToughWriter 4 above, helped power the company to record revenue in the first quarter. /

Astro-Med reports record first-quarter sales

WEST WARWICK - Astro-Med Inc., a manufacturer of high-tech specialty printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and test and measurement instruments reported net income of...
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