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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. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

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...
GREEN TEAM: National Marker CEO Michael Black, left, and General Manager Patrick Madigan show off the company’s solar array outside its North Smithfield facility. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

National Marker Co. focuses quality ethic toward energy efficiency

National Marker Co. | Green ManufacturingMany things have changed in the nearly 100 years since National Marker Co. opened its doors, but not the...
LEAN SCENE: Town Dock President and CEO Ryan Clark oversees the inspection process of the day’s squid landing. Town Dock is Rhode Island’s largest calamari processor and the nation’s largest supplier to the domestic market. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The Town Dock thrives using lean management, team work in calamari...

The Town Dock | Lean ManagementCall it squid or calamari, but when it’s on your menu, family-owned The Town Dock is likely to be...
PROSPEROUS HISTORY: William A. “Bill” White, Coastway president and CEO, speaks with Katie MacDonald, left, marketing manager, and Jeanette Fitz, chief financial officer, at the bank’s Providence office.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELY

Coastway Community Bank positions customers to prosper

Excellence at a Midsize Company | Coastway Community BankCoastway Community Bank’s team has been serving Rhode Islanders’ financial needs nearly 100 years, growing to...
HUMAN INVESTMENT: Embrace Home Loans leaders help people finance “homes where memories are made.” A key to that effort is in-house training. Engaged in conversatiom are Nicholas DeLuca, middle, Al Dussinger, right, and attendee Lillia Wild. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Embracing change, investing in itself and new business channels

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $75M AND ABOVE  |  1ST PLACEKurt Noyce has been with Embrace Home Loans for 27 years, 18 as president. In...
THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE for Quality Assurance has named two Rhode Island Medicaid plans, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and UnitedHealthcare of New England Inc., among the top 10 in the U.S.

Premama combines entrepreneurial energy and maternity health

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $250,000-$5M | 1ST PLACEDan Aziz developed the idea for a pill-free, drinkable prenatal vitamin company while studying entrepreneurship as a...

Chartwise translates medical codes into billable data

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $5M-$25M | 2ND PLACEIn 2008, Dr. Jonathan Elion attended a session run by a hospital consultant stressing the importance of...

Qualified Resources International specializes in finding talent in tight labor market

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $5M-$25M | 3RD PLACEFor years, Qualified Resources International Inc. has remained steadfast in its development of strong relationships with clients...
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