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MATERIAL GIRL: Julie A. Lancia, left, founded ALX Group 12 years ago, growing the firm’s reputation through interesting work and use of creative materials. At right is her assistant, Gloria Fournier. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Her ‘need’ to create filled designing unique spaces

Julie A. Lancia has been the principal of ALX Group Inc., in North Providence, since it opened 12 years ago. “The ALX Group was...
BEST BEHAVIOR: Janice M. Prochaska, Pro-Change Behavior System Inc. president and CEO, founded the company in the late 1990s and now oversees a staff of 20 people. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Online programs help people manage their health

Over the last 10 years health-insurance companies have stressed the need for preventative health care and wellness programs. Well ahead of the curve in...
BACK ON THE BLOCK: These “climate block,” structurally insulated panels were installed at Charlestown Wine & Spirits On Old Post Road.

SIPs lay a foundation for savings

When it comes to green building, structural insulated panels, or SIPs as they are called in the industry, are used for walls and ceilings....

Pawtucket: It is time to act on sharing services

Once known by the buzzword “consolidation,” municipally shared services is a concept that’s been kicked around for years by towns throughout the state, but...
NO COASTING: William A. White, president and CEO of Coastway Community Bank, said the bank is looking to keep its footprint close to home. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELY

Community-bank status helping Coastway expand lending

Bill White has served as the president and CEO of Coastway Community Bank since 2000, when the bank merged with the Ocean State Community...
HERE TO STAY: What is now Brown, Lisle/Cummings opened in 1912, moving into the Turk's Head Building the following year. Pictured above are firm members, from left: Scott Lisle, Joe McGinn, Jonathan Knowles, David Izzi, John Marginson, Peter Lisle and Louie Murphy. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A century in the heart of downtown

Amidst the ever-changing face of downtown Providence remains an investment firm that has endured. Brown, Lisle/Cummings Inc., opened its doors in the heart of...

Attention returning to retirement

If you’re like most Americans, chances are you’re starting to become more concerned with your savings for the future. An increasing amount of people...

Setting a standard for prosthetics

Thanks to the work of Brown University associate research professor in public health Linda Resnik, a new method of evaluating the effectiveness of a...
KEVIN O'FEE, a Fidelity Investments vice president, sees the need for a risk-sensitive, consistent retirement investment strategy to deal with the ups and downs of the equity markets. / COURTESY FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

Five Questions With: Kevin O’Fee

Kevin O’Fee is vice president for defined contribution product management at Fidelity Investments in Smithfield. His 30-year professional career has been in the financial...
CLEANING UP: A group of Roger Williams University students reviews plans for Washington Park in Providence. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU students targeting neighborhood growth

The revitalization of the Broad Street and Elmwood Avenue neighborhoods in South Providence and Main Street in Woonsocket are ambitious goals, requiring study and...
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