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A Healthy Thought:
“The company is doing this strictly for the employees. … We are striving to make this a healthier place to work.”
Jillian O’Connor
Occupational health nurse

A healthy focus, no ifs, and no butts, either

Indoor smoking long has been banned at most Rhode Island workplaces. Amtrol Inc., a West Warwick company that manufactures storage tanks and water heaters,...
A Healthy Thought:
“We’re seeing the benefits … in higher productivity, lower absenteeism and more smiling faces.”
karen diehl
Employee wellness and event specialist

‘Trip to the moon’ encouraged at car group

At AAA Southern New England, more than 500 employees have signed up for a program that keeps them jogging, swimming, playing basketball and otherwise...
A Healthy Thought:
“People are losing weight. They’re reducing stress. They’re feeling better.”
Lisa Holland
Wellness consultant

Fiscal fitness a part of health picture at Gilbane

Many companies that are working to control health care costs now seek personal information on employees. They ask workers to fill in voluntary health...
CONVENIENTLY HEALTHY: From healthy (and inexpensive) choices in the company cafeteria to a fitness center and organized activities, like a Pilates class in the gardens of the corporate campus, Amica helps its employees make good choices for their well-being. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Leading by example, making wellness convenient

If you work at Amica Mutual Insurance Co., you have no excuse for not exercising. The company’s Lincoln headquarters includes an 8,000-square-foot, on-site fitness center....

Activity, smart eating add up to healthy staff

At GTECH Corp., workers who take up fitness activities get plenty of encouragement from their employer. From subsidizing entrants into the annual CVS Caremark Downtown...
RIGHT FOCUS: Kevin Duggan says management's time should be focused on delivering solutions to client needs. / COURTESY DUGGAN ASSOCIATES

When workers are problem-solvers, companies can profit

Kevin Duggan has advised businesses on several management philosophies, including lean enterprise and his own leadership method, operational excellence. He’s president of Duggan Associates...

Can-do attitude feeds firm’s success

Lisa Marie Mattiello, owner of Pranzi Catering & Events, likes to boast there’s no challenge her company can’t handle. From birthday parties to corporate...

Waterfront homes pricey, especially in Barrington

If your dream is to someday live by the sea, be ready to pay double compared to what’s available in the same community inland...
A SAFER PLACE: A floor plan for an apartment in Smith Hill Community Development Corporation and Sojourner House’s joint project aimed at people fleeing domestic violence. / COURTESY SMITH HILL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Building escape from violence

A multifamily building now undergoing renovation in the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence will soon be more than housing for a few families: It...
CONSERVE AND PROTECT: R.I. Resource Conservation and Development Council President Harriet Powell says that the council is always looking for programs that could help underserved people in the state. / COURTESY HARRIET POWELL

Resource conservation, development good for business

Harriet Powell was walking the trails near her North Kingstown home one day when she came across signs urging people not to swim or...
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