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GETTING THEM STARTED: Christopher D. Graham, co-managing partner of Locke Lord LLP’s Providence office, offers counseling to startup businesses in capital formation, representing emerging companies and private equity investors in different rounds of equity financing, among other services. 

Christopher D. Graham, Locke Lord LLP Providence office co-managing partner

PBN Leaders & Achievers 2023 Christopher D. Graham Locke Lord LLP Providence office co-managing partner PROVIDING LEGAL REPRESENTATION to many over the years has been rewarding...
MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS: One major element that Brave River Solutions Inc. co-founder and President James McAssey is proud of is that his company maintains long-standing relationships with the clients it serves. 

James McAssey, Brave River Solutions Inc. co-founder and president

PBN Leaders & Achievers 2023 James McAssey Brave River Solutions Inc. Co-founder and president WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE his leadership style, Brave River Solutions Inc. co-founder and...
FULL OF HEART: Multiple AAA Northeast employees participate in a recent Southern New England Heart Walk in support of the American Heart Association. 

AAA Northeast prioritizes safety first throughout its organization

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2023 1,500-4,999 Employees 1. AAA Northeast CEO (or equivalent): John Galvin, CEO and president Number of employees: 3,097 BEST KNOWN FOR ITS ROADSIDE...

Ocean State Job Lot offers a one-stop shop for health

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2023 1,500-4,999 Employees 4. Ocean State Job Lot CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman, principal owner and CEO; Alan Perlman...
EMPHASIZING INCLUSION: Over the last eight years, Shawmut Design and Construction Chief People and Administration Officer Marianne Monte has played a lead role in helping the company retain a workforce that is more than 30% female, higher than the industry average. 

Creating opportunities for all drives Monte at Shawmut Design and Construction

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards OUTSTANDING MENTOR: Marianne Monte | Shawmut Design and Construction chief people and administration officer WHEN A HEADHUNTER first approached her...
HEAD OF THE CLASS: MIKEL Inc. President Kelly Mendell frequently returns to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, her alma mater, to speak with current engineering students and support other women looking to go into science. 

MIKEL’s Mendell is blazing a trail for others

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards TECHNICAL SERVICES INDUSTRY LEADER: Kelly Mendell | MIKEL Inc. president MIKEL INC. PRESIDENT Kelly Mendell was inspired to pursue a...
TAKING THE LEAD: Geralyn Hashway, McGuinness Media & Marketing’s director of accounts and operations, has led day-to-day client service, managing co-workers and developing systems and processes to help the business grow since joining the agency. PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

For McGuinness Media’s Hashway, self-value has been key to her success

2023 C-Suite Awards Rising Star: Geralyn Hashway McGuinness Media & Marketing director of accounts and operations GERALYN HASHWAY SOUGHT a new opportunity in the marketing realm...

Blount Fine Foods helps community stay fed through COVID-19

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2022 3. $75 MILLION AND ABOVE: Blount Fine Foods Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Todd Blount, CEO and president 2021 revenue: $530.9 million 2019 revenue: $432.4...
MOBILE PARTNER: From left, Gilbane Inc. Lead Superintendent Chris Pielech, construction intern Nick Shurling and project engineer Lauren Muldoon pose with an autonomous mobile robot. 

Gilbane Inc. includes AI on the construction site

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING: Gilbane Inc. GILBANE INC., based in Providence, has recently benefited from extra “brains” and “eyes” at some of...
SOUPED UP: Blount Fine Foods Corp. employees, from left, Amanda Hadad, Nathan Hayden, Marques Irving, William Bigelow, Thomas Gervasi and Robin Leatherwood show off the company’s Clam Shack soup line.

A unique soup du jour at Blount Fine Foods

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 FOOD, BEVERAGE & AGRICULTURE: Blount Fine Foods Corp. BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP.’S products are sold on a national scale, but the company...
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