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Astronova has taken social approach to employees’ wellness

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #8: AstroNova Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Gregory Woods, CEO and president Number of employees: 267ASTRONOVA INC. TAKES the wellness...
FLEX TIME: Yoga classes at Children’s Friend are popular among its employees. From left: Stacy Couto, Michele Yun, Nicole Esposito, Kim Samos and Edouard Latortue, in the background.
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Culture shift to wellness 
at Children’s Friend

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #1: Children’s FriendCEO (or equivalent): David Caprio, CEO and president Number of employees: 380For the past 185 years,...

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. promotes its mission of...

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 500-1,999 EMPLOYEES #5: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandCEO (or equivalent): Kim A. Keck, CEO and president Number...

At Cintas, plenty of healthy offerings fuels participation

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 5000+ EMPLOYEES #4: Cintas Corp.CEO (or equivalent): Scott D. Farmer, CEO and chairman Number of employees: 42,000WITH A SLEW of...
BREAKING BARRIERS: College Unbound provides access to college for busy adults, offering babysitting service and dinner to save time so they can go direct to class. Charlene Howie, of Providence, eats dinner while studying before class. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

College Unbound clears hurdles blocking adult learning

Innovative Companies | NonprofitsCollege Unbound’s story began in 2009 as an initiative of Big Picture Learning, a nonprofit with more than 20 years of...

J&B Communications riding expansion of telecommunications services market

Fastest Growing Companies | $250,000-$5M | 3rd place CEO (or equivalent): Robert O’Connor, president 2017 Revenue: $579,103 2015 Revenue: $352,412 Revenue growth: 64.3%Incorporated in 1990 as a provider...
CONSULT RESULTS: Dell Sala, left, lead developer, and Rich Grundy, president, demonstrate AVTECH’s Monitor360 software sensors operation in the company’s Warren office.
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AVTECH Software safeguards critical infrastructure

Innovative Companies | ManufacturingWhen AVTECH Software Inc. opened its doors 30 years ago, the company’s focus was on providing monitoring services for local software...
FITNESS SERVED: IGT has a robust healthy-activity culture, including company groups that play basketball and volleyball at lunchtime Thursdays at the company’s West Greenwich campus. From far left: Manish Verma, director of technology; Yanna Tow, systems administrator; Frank Staskiewicz, senior printed circuit board designer; Lucas Halkidis, electrical engineering intern; Tom Quaranta, mechanical engineer; Jim Lyons, principal business systems analyst; and Bruce Parkes, consulting hardware engineer. 
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IGT’s got game on healthy lifestyle choices

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #1. International Game Technology PLC CEO (or equivalent): Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America Number of employees: 7,000When it comes to promoting...
CELEBRATION TIME: Stephanie Frazier Grimm is the founder of The Confetti Foundation, which provides ready-made birthday party kits so children in the hospital on their birthdays can easily celebrate the day with decorations. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Frazier Grimm packs celebrations for hospital-bound birthdays

Women to Watch, Nonprofit | Stephanie Frazier Grimm, The Confetti FoundationBack in 2010, Stephanie Frazier Grimm enjoyed the incredible high of becoming a godparent,...
HOUSING AROUND: Barbara Fields, executive director at R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp., has earned a reputation as a passionate proponent of affordable housing. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fields improves how R.I. Housing fosters community, opportunity

Industry Leader, Social Services | Barbara Fields, R.I. HousingWhile Barbara Fields may not remember the exact moment she decided what she wanted to...
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