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BANK ON IT: Bank of America Senior Vice President Yahaira "Jay" Placencia has moved up the bank's corporate ladder quickly, earning three promotions thanks to a "crazy work ethic" and winning demeanor. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Breaking barriers in banking

The nominator for Yahaira "Jay" Placencia, a Providence Business News 2015 Woman to Watch, has known her for less than a year. But that...
FINE WINE: Jessica Granatiero, owner of The Savory Grape in East Greenwich, left a career in public relations to create the wine shop in 2006. Above, she speaks with store manager Tulay Lawton. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

In E.G., it’s success by the glass

A Providence Business News 2015 Woman to Watch award winner, Jessica Granatiero wasn't nominated by a supervisor or a business colleague but by a...
COMING TOGETHER: Beta Group Senior Vice President Donna Lantagne has been able to climb the ladder at the company due to her hard work and abilities. At left, Lantagne reviews documents with Beta Group President and CEO Frank J. Romeo. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Engineering her own success at BETA Group

Donna Lantagne is the only female member of the civil engineering firm Beta Group Inc.'s senior management team. She credits her rise to old-fashioned...
ALL TOGETHER NOW: Toray Plastics (America) uses its employees to drive improvements in work safety that management puts in place. From left, Jason Lavoie, safety and security coordinator; Gerry Marzelli, safety/training coordinator; and Donald Rhodes, safety manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Employees play active role in safety matters

Maintaining worker safety within a manufacturing plant requires the cooperation and participation of all plant employees. But Toray Plastics (America) Inc. of North Kingstown...

Job Lot uses its business talents to give back big

Ocean State Job Lot principal Marc Perlman disputes one of the main statistics that has earned the company the Providence Business News 2014 Business...
A Healthy Thought:
“We’ve given them the tools they need to be healthier.”
Gail Hynes
Vice president of human resources

Awareness and access lead the way to wellness

Exeter business technology consulting firm Carousel Industries Inc. has earned its place among this year’s Providence Business News Healthiest Employers award winners by lifting...
A Healthy Thought:
“The best news is that 65 of those participants quit smoking.”
Domenic Delmonico
senior vice president

Employee health efforts are a family affair

Care New England – parent company of Memorial, Kent, Butler and Women & Infants hospitals, as well as VNA of Care New England –...

Moving beyond treatment to repairing the brain

NsGene Inc.’s innovative brain-repair therapy couldn’t have come at a better time, as one of the neurodegenerative diseases it would treat – Parkinson’s...
CHANGE AGENT: Care New England Senior Vice President and General Counsel Alyssa V. Boss, right, has had a major role in updating the state’s Hospital Conversion Act, while improving the functioning of the hospital system’s legal department. Here she meets with Associate General Counsel Sui Jim. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legally speaking, she’s making a big difference

How did Alyssa V. Boss, senior vice president and general counsel of Care New England Health Systems, earn her PBN Business Women recognition? Start with...
A MOVEABLE FEAST: In making changes in the delivery system as well as the types of food the program serves, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island Executive Director Heather Amaral has responded to client needs, and is committed to continue updating the program to better serve the community. / PBN PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Her career makes life better for those with little

Heather Amaral, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, applied creative, innovative solutions to problems when she took over the nonprofit in...
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