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CHAMBER CHIEF: Laurie White, right, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, talks with Alexandra Rakip, Chamber marketing and events manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Under Laurie White’s guidance, Providence Chamber on right path

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards BUSINESS LEADERSHIP: Laurie White, President, Greater Providence Chamber of CommerceConsistent, forward-thinking, strategically targeted planning, followed by action.Those qualities...

Experts warn businesses to plan ahead for cybersecurity crisis

The effort to protect a company from cybercrime and recover from cyber intrusions extends well beyond the walls of the business, according to panelists...
PANELISTS AT PBN'S Cybersecurity Summit Friday said, among other topics, that a company's employees are a liability when it comes to cybersecurity. Above, from left to right, Panelists Eric, Shorr, Cindy Lepore, Colin Coleman, Jason Albuquerque, Francesca Spadlieri, Jeffery Ziplow and Moderator Doug White. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Panelists at PBN Cybersecurity Summit say employees are liability regarding cybersecurity

WARWICK – A company’s best asset, its own employees, can be its worst enemy when it comes to cybersecurity and employees being properly trained...
TIME MANAGER: At this stage of her career, Diana Franchitto, CEO and president of the nonprofit HopeHealth, says she’s much more mindful about using her time efficiently.

Diana Franchitto, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner DIANA FRANCHITTO | CEO and president, HopeHealthDIANA FRANCHITTO works in a growing field, managing a $70 million company...
BY DESIGN: Architect Kenneth J. Filarski enjoys working on projects for the betterment of his profession and of Rhode Island. 

Kenneth J. Filarski, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner KENNETH J. FILARSKI | Founder and principal, Filarski/Architecture+Planning+ResearchARCHITECT KENNETH J. FILARSKI thinks of himself at this point in...

Tufts Health Plan plants the seeds for healthy lifestyles

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #8: Tufts Health PlanCEO (or equivalent): Thomas A. Croswell, CEO and president Number of employees: 2,900HOW CAN GARDENING...

At Benchmark Senior Living, friendly competition inspires wellness

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #6: Benchmark Senior Living LLCCEO (or equivalent): Tom Grape, CEO, chairman and founder Number of employees: 3,821AMONG...

Ocean State Job Lot uses analytics to target employees’ real needs

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 2,000-4,999 EMPLOYEES #7: Ocean State Job Lot Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman Number of employees: 2,426ONE SUREFIRE WAY to add...
FULL SPEED AHEAD: Catherine Anders, head supervisory human resources specialist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, has been busy in recent years. The division has hired about 350 people in each of the last three years, and the pace isn’t slowing.

Anders ensures hiring at NUWC Division Newport stays on correct course

Business Women Awards 2019 | WOMEN TO WATCH, TECHNICAL SERVICES Catherine Anders, NUWC Division NewportWHEN CATHERINE ANDERS’ plans for a career as a dancer ended...
LISTEN AND LEARN: Participants during the first of two discussion panels at the 2019 PBN Spring Health Care Summit at the Providence Marriott talk about how the state’s health care and insurance systems must listen to and understand the whole person they purport to serve. From left: Marc Backon, president of Tufts Health Plan’s commercial division; Stephen Farrell, UnitedHealthcare of New England CEO; Dr. John Murphy, executive vice president of physician affairs at Lifespan; James E. Purcell, former CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and founder of the Returns on Wellbeing Institute; Shannon Shallcross, co-founder and CEO of BetaXAnalytics; and Neil D. Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.

Panel: Many health, insurance services out of touch with user

To work better, the state’s health care and insurance systems must ramp up one critical skill: listening to and understanding the whole person they...
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