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Mark S. Murphy

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.
ECONOMIC ENGINE: Bank of America President William Hatfield says that the financial institution generated $65 million in small-business loans in the region last year. / COURTESY BANK OF AMERICA

BofA’s post-crisis picture optimistic

William F. Hatfield is president of Bank of America in the Rhode Island market, a position that allows him to see the details of...
U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer David C. Chavern spoke about the strength and opportunities that the U.S. manufacturing sector presents. / COURTESY NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Manufacturing healthy, says U.S. Chamber COO, but needs support

LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual dinner, held Tuesday evening at Twin River, attracted 370 to see a number...
RECENTLY NAMED a 2013 Global Teen Leader by the We Are Family Foundation, Nicholas Lowinger, 15, is looking to grow his nonprofit, Gotta Have Sole, from a 14-state footprint to operations in 26 states in 2013. / COURTESY NICHOLAS LOWINGER

Five Questions With: Nicholas Lowinger

Fifteen-year-old Nicholas Lowinger has been in the news a lot recently. Inspired by visits his mother made to homeless shelters as an art therapist,...

Healthy companies first need healthy employees

Welcome to Providence Business News’ inaugural Healthiest Employers program special section. In these pages you will find out a little about some of the...
BEWARE REGULATORS: Outgoing BankNewport President and CEO Thomas W. Kelly thinks that federal regulators are making a mistake by looking at community banks like they do with large national and investment banks. / COUTESY BANKNEWPORT

Five Questions With: Thomas W. Kelly

After a banking career spanning 38 years, the last decade as president and CEO of BankNewport, 65-year-old Thomas W. Kelly is stepping down, to...
SERVE RHODE ISLAND Execute Director Bernie Beaudreau notes that despite recent improvements, Rhode Island ranks 38th in the nation for volunteer participation among its residents. / COURTESY SERVE RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Bernie Beaudreau

As executive director of Serve Rhode Island, Bernie Beaudreau directs the federal AmeriCorps program in the Ocean State while also working to match volunteers...
DAMAGE DONE: According to HousingWorks RI Executive Directo Nellie M. Gorbea, foreclosed homes bring down the value of the homes around them, and as a result, dragging down the neighborhood. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RI

Five Questions With: Nellie M. Gorbea

Nellie M. Gorbea is executive director of HousingWorks RI, a coalition of nearly 140 organizations with the goal of making sure Rhode Island has...
THOMAS A. MANN JR., executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation, sees progress three months into the nonprofit's initial three-year strategic plan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Thomas A. Mann Jr.

Thomas A. Mann Jr. is the executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation, which was founded in 2001 “to apply civic entrepreneurship to the economic...
ANTHONY MAOINE, president and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island, said the $50,000 gift from Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund will help more than 100 people keep warm. / COURTESY UNITED WAY OF RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Anthony Maione

These are not the easiest of times for the leader of a social service nonprofit. Just ask Anthony Maione, the president and CEO of...
A TEAM SUCCESS: FM Global – Rhode Island’s largest private company by revenue – won an Innovation Award in 2010 for its RiskMark online product, developed by this team of loss-prevention engineers to allow companies to assess the risk factors in their business, something that the insurer believes would lower their costs of doing business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RYAN T. CONATY

A view from the head of the class

In a book filled with lists of companies, lists of people and lists derived from other lists, here is one more list to consider: &#8226...

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