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Mark S. Murphy joined Providence Business News as the newspaper’s editor in November 2005. He previously had served as the editor of Golf World Business, after working in a variety of editing positions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Murphy holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College, a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a master of business administration from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business.

Build culture to achieve success

The best way to succeed in business: engage all of your employees. Who doesn’t know that?Well, apparently a whole lot of businesses, large and...

PBN 2019 Business Women awardees feted

PROVIDENCE – Three hundred business leaders from Rhode Island and beyond attended Providence Business News’ 12th Business Women Awards luncheon Thursday to honor 28...
ARTHUR SAMPSON, a member of Lifespan's CEO's Council and president of The Miriam Hospital, was the Career Achiever in PBN's 2019 C-Suite Awards program, held Thursday night in front of more than 200 of the region's business leaders. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Sampson humble in accepting top C-Suite Award

PROVIDENCE – Arthur Sampson started working at a hospital when he was a teenager, and he has never left. The member of Lifespan’s CEO’s...

CEOs can only be as good as their C-Suite allows them...

Who are the highest-performing CEOs? The ones with the best people around them, in other words, the best C-Suite.For instance, without having a workforce...
CITIZENS BANK reported net income of $439 million in the first quarter, an increase of 13.1% over the same 2018 period. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

Citizens grows Q1 profit 13%

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. posted net income of $439 million in the 2019 first quarter, an increase of 13.1% from the same...
LARRY J. MERLO, CEO and president of CVS Health, saw his pay nearly double in 2018 over his 2017 total, even as the company posted a loss last year. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH

CVS’ Merlo earns $21.9M in 2018 as company absorbs Aetna

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. President and CEO Larry J. Merlo earned $21.9 million in 2018, nearly double what his total compensation was in...

People, not machines, key to manufacturing success

The popular image of manufacturing is big machines making big things. But nothing could be further from the truth, as the profiles of the...

Five Questions With: Julian L. Alssid

Julian L. Alssid is vice president of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to joining CCRI, Alssid was chief workforce...
CAREER PATH: Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas, project engineers at Gilbane Building Co., benefited from an early introduction to construction. Calderon, who remembers being treated to pizza parties with elementary school classmates at the company’s corporate office as recognition for good grades, said giving young people a chance to look beyond the careers of their parents is important. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 5, 2018

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...

Politics makes fundraising complex

It is standard fare for Rhode Island to have ballot measures that involve public expenditures for broad social goals, be it affordable housing, or...
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