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EXPANDED PROGRAMMING: As executive director of Rhode Island Higher Education & Industry Centers, Amy Grzybowski oversees the programming at the Westerly Education Center, where she has introduced new workforce training programs using the $1.7 million she has raised in the past four years. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Grzybowski guides people through pandemic, aids in advancing careers

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Government/Quasi-Government Woman to Watch: Amy Grzybowski, R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner The last year has been especially busy for Amy...
TALENT SCOUT: Jess Hutchinson, a Bank of America Corp. vice president, provides career guidance to employees from Maine to Florida so the bank can retain its exceptional personnel. / COURTESY BANK OF AMERICA CORP.

Hutchinson’s focused on lifting her colleagues

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Financial Services Woman to Watch: Jess Hutchinson, Bank of America Corp. Jess Hutchinson keeps a sticky note on her desk with...
ON THE LOOKOUT: Melissa Shaw, owner of Shaw Search Partners LLC, says she has recruited and placed more than 150 candidates for her corporate clients since starting the business. / COURTESY HEIDI HOPE PHOTOGRAPHY

As corporate matchmaker her talent is on display

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Professional Services Woman to Watch: Melissa Shaw, Shaw Search Partners LLC Melissa Shaw describes her recruitment consulting business, Shaw Search...
IN-CLASS INSTRUCTION: Briar Dacier, machine technology instructor at William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School in Lincoln, with students Angel DeLaCruz and Mariama Barry in the machine lab. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Davies students continue hands-on learning in and out of school during...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Collaboration in Manufacturing: William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped students at William M. Davies...
IN CONTROL: From left, Jennifer Lyons, operations; John Caito III, founder and president; and Layne Mayer, director of growth, at Amerisewn in Cranston. /  PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Short on sewers, Amerisewn partners with We Make RI to create...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Workforce Development & Productivity: Amerisewn Riot suits, maternity belts, boat seats. Those are just a few of the many products...
MAJOR MERGER: Care New England Health System CEO and President Dr. James E. Fanale has successfully signed a letter of intent to merge the health care organization with Lifespan Corp. after years of failed discussions. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Despite challenges, Care New England’s Fanale moving health care ahead

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Business Leadership: Dr. James E. Fanale | CEO and president, Care New England Health System CARE NEW ENGLAND Health System CEO...
NATIONAL LEADER: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck created several initiatives to improve health care access for all in the Ocean State. In January, she will become the next CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross’ Keck works to create a healthy community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Corporate Citizenship: Kim A. Keck | CEO and president, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island AS KIM A. KECK...
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: Musicians Ashley Frith and Desmond Bratton perform for an outdoor audience during The Wilbury Theatre Group’s “Decameron, Providence” event during the summer of 2020.  / COURTESY ERIN X. SMITHERS

For Wilbury Theatre Group, the show must go on even in...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Nonprofit – Small Company: The Wilbury Theatre Group Since its humble beginnings 10 years ago, The ­Wilbury...
ESSENTIAL SERVICE: The Rhode Island Free Clinic has provided more than 40,000 free patient visits to uninsured, low-income adults over the last five years. CEO Marie Ghazal, right, speaks with primary care provider Marina Rodriguez, center, and psychiatric clinical nurse specialist Sylvia Weber.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Rhode Island Free Clinic provides a much-needed lifeline for Rhode Island...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Social Service Agency: Rhode Island Free Clinic EVEN AFTER EXPERIENCING “significant disruption” this year due to the...
SITE WORK: Shawmut Design and Construction Senior Superintendent Jessica Spivey oversees the ongoing wellness center and residence hall project at Brown University. / COURTESY SHAWMUT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Shawmut Design and Construction is a major player in expanding Rhode...

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $75M AND ABOVE 1. Shawmut Design and Construction CEO (or equivalent): Les Hiscoe 2019 Revenue: $149 million 2017 Revenue: $99.3 million Revenue growth: 50.1% WHILE...

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