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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...
Real-time data: Shawmut Vitals, a custom-built technology platform deployed at Brown University’s wellness center and residence hall, utilizes real-time data to minimize infectious-disease spread. / COURTESY SHAWMUT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Shawmut Vitals program a ‘Vital’ tool to keep everyone healthy

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING Shawmut Design and Construction SAFETY HAS ALWAYS been a priority on construction jobsites – but ensuring it is...
PANEL DISUSSION: From left, Emma Tavares of Diman Regional Vocational Technical School; Abbie Hasenfus of the University of Rhode Island; Roger Williams University graduates Mashhor Alshrieef and Moayad Kutby; and E2SOL founder and principal Anthony Baro sit with a vehicle-to-grid portable power generator.

E2SOL creates device that collects solar energy on four wheels

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT E2SOL LLC EFFICIENT ENERGY SOLUTIONS LLC founder and principal Anthony Baro is focused on the first quarter...
BIG LENDER: The Capital Good Fund founder and CEO Andy Posner has seen his nonprofit finance more than 5,500 small personal loans since 2009. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Capital Good Fund loans a hand to a community in need

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 NONPROFITS The Capital Good Fund INSPIRED BY THE CONCEPT of microlending as a social justice tool, Andy Posner turned his Brown...

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