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WRAPPING UP: Will Thomas, machine operator at athletic protective gear manufacturer G-Form LLC in North Smithfield, performs the final step in the machine process by applying the backer material just before the station will be closed and molded. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Pivot to PPE production keeps G-Form competing in manufacturing game

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Publisher’s Choice Award for Innovative Adaptation: G-Form LLC When public life and most commerce slammed shut in March 2020 because of...
BEST PRACTICES: Panelists Jeffrey Ziplow, a partner at Blum, Shapiro & Co. P.C.; Cindy Lepore, vice president of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC.; and Linn F. Freedman, chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity team at Robinson & Cole LLP, discuss the challenges of responding to a ransomware attack during the Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 7. PBN Editor Michael Mello moderated the discussion.

Summit: Companies at a loss to handle ransom threats

International cybercrime is rising dramatically, driven by sophisticated operatives holed up in places such as Russia and North Korea who use advanced technology and...
BEING HUMBLE: VIBCO Inc. CEO and President Karl Wadensten views humility as the single-most important characteristic of a leader. 
COURTESY KARL WADENSTEN

Karl Wadensten, CEO and president, VIBCO Inc.

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Karl Wadensten | CEO and president, VIBCO Inc. KARL WADENSTEN, VIBCO Inc.’s CEO and president, doesn’t hesitate when asked to...
LONG ROAD AHEAD: Pot au Feu restaurant co-owner Bob Burke said Rhode Island’s restaurant industry has a difficult road ahead to recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Bob Burke, founder and owner, Pot au Feu Restaurant/Independence Trai

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Bob Burke | Founder and co-owner, Pot au Feu/Independence Trail Educational Foundation IT IS LOGICAL for a downtown business...
DOMINO EFFECT: Edward “Ned” McCrory, managing partner and certified public accountant for PKF O’Connor Davies LLP, believes that if you take care of your people, your people will take care of clients and clients will take care of business.  
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Edward “Ned” McCrory, managing partner and certified public accountant, PKF O’Connor...

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Edward “Ned” McCrory | Managing partner and certified public accountant, PKF O’Connor Davies LLP IF LEADERSHIP INVOLVES the hard...
SPREADING THE WORD: Children’s Friend staffers, from left, Kristen Caine, Jennifer Paradis and Rebecca Paquette offer health information during the organization’s Wellness Fair during Children’s Friend annual staff summer outing at Rhode Island College last year. / COURTESY CHILDREN’S FRIEND

Children’s Friend honors its mission to help others in need, and...

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards 2020 | 2-499 EMPLOYEES 1. Children’s Friend  | David Caprio, CEO and president | Number of employees: 362 PROBLEMS...

Pawtucket Credit Union offering healthy variety is key in employee well-being

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards 2020 | 2-499 EMPLOYEES 5. Pawtucket Credit Union | George Charette III, CEO and president | Number of employees:...

Gentle Giant’s employees are moving with peace of mind

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards 2020 | 2-499 EMPLOYEES 6. Gentle Giant Moving Co. | Larry O’Toole, Founder and president | Number of employees:...

Rhode Island Medical Imaging uses health programs to show employees appreciation

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island Awards 2020 | 2-499 EMPLOYEES 7. Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. | Dr. John Pezzullo, President | Number of employees:...
TAKING A LEAP: John H. Chafee Center for International Business Director Mark S. ­Murphy says local companies become healthier and more competitive when they move into international markets. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Chafee Center navigates local businesses through challenging international waters

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Manufacturing Champion: John H. Chafee Center for International Business ACROSS FIVE CENTURIES, Rhode Island has been a diligent maker of...

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