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Mark S. Murphy

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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.

Clarke Shutter Valve

THE STORY: Company founder Kyle Daniels worked in the aerospace industry for General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and Embraer Aircraft. He has several patents...

Taco Comfort Solutions 0018e App-connected Circulator

THE STORY: As Taco Comfort Solutions approaches its centennial in 2020, the division of The Taco Family of Cos. looks to grow through acquisitions...

VIBCO Vibrators GR-1600 Pothole Packer

THE STORY: Ever since Karl Wadensten’s father founded VIBCO Vibrators in 1962, the company has been helping industrial and construction clients improve their results...

Concordia Fibers Commingled Hybrid Fiber

THE STORY: Coventry-based Concordia Fibers celebrates its centennial in 2020, but the products it makes today are a far cry from the silk yarn...

Lotuff Triumph Briefcase

THE STORY: Lotuff Leather opened its Providence studio in 2013 in the tradition of the best European ateliers. Every one of the company’s fashion...

S.R. Blackinton BIG3 Championship/Julius Erving Trophy

THE STORY: At the height of the Civil War Susanne Ross Blackinton’s great-great-grandfather founded a company that did silversmithing, goldsmithing, engraving and more. Today...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Q&A: John Sinnott

John Sinnott | Gilbane Building Co. vice president and Rhode Island business unit leader A college intern at Gilbane, John Sinnott took a short detour...
Mark S. Murphy became editor of PBN 
in 2005 after being a photojournalist, 
editor and writer for newspapers and 
magazines, with a midcareer business 
fellowship thrown in. In October he 
becomes director of the John H. Chafee 
Center for International Business at 
Bryant University. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

To build a strong team, first listen, learn and teach

Mark S. Murphy | Providence Business News editorIn my nearly four decades as a journalist, I have experienced success and failure, thankfully not in...
Families and tourists enjoy some beach time on Block Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Hawaii, Montana, Maine economies rely most on outdoor recreation, R.I. in...

WASHINGTON – Hawaii, Montana and Maine are the three states whose economies depend most on outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, water sports, hunting and...

25 can make a difference and leave a legacy in the...

What makes a career? Professional achievements? Permanent and heartfelt friendships? Impact on a community?How about all three and more?This year, Providence Business News celebrates...
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