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Combining skills, passion yield standout leader

The nonprofit social services field is a difficult one. But the rewards can be great. Just ask Michelle Wilcox, Crossroads Rhode Island’s chief operating...

CRMC plans for expected rise in sea level by 2100

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is forecasting that the sea level will rise here by 3 to 5 feet by 2100. It’s an...
Karen Follansbee, left, and Shelly Marcoccio kick back at Collette 
Vacation’s weekly group accounting team meeting. /

‘Greener’ workplace inspires work force to grow

At Collette Vacations, being creative in the workplace has been a core value since it was founded 90 years ago. But now – in...
Providence Mutual fire insurance co.’s staff, shown above, receives perks such as Hawaiian shirt day and Narragansett Bay cruises. /

A personal touch yields continuing growth

Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co. may not be a large company, but it uses its size to its employees’ – and thus its customers’...
FACILITIES COORDINATOR Tracy Brooks follows Nixon Peabody attorney Elizabeth Oliveira through the halls of the firm’s Providence office in Citizens Plaza. /

Little firm with big pedigree earns staff trust

Nixon Peabody LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 700 attorneys in the United States. In Rhode Island, the firm’s branch is...
Aero Mechanical Superintendent Billy Maguire looks over plans with 
foreman Robert J. Oliveira Jr. at Providence College. /

Freedom is one way to build employee loyalty

By their nature, plumbing, heating and mechanical contractors are an independent sort. When they are out on a job, they need to be empowered...
SEA FRESH USA President James Fox 
said the company prepares up to 20,000 pounds of squid for shipment each day. /

With squid in season, sellers look to sea for profits

Of the nearly 300 species of squid, one of the finest, Loligo pealei, is found in great quantities on the southern New England shelf,...

Fishermen must adapt to survive

The business of operating a commercial fishing boat has never been more challenging. Operators who must constantly adapt to economic and regulatory changes are...

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