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COMMUNITY GROWTH: Tomás Ávila, associate director for the R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, says that as of April 2022, minority-owned small-business enterprises have been awarded 15.3% of the dollar value of Rhode Island’s procurements or construction projects after not meeting the 10% mandate for years.

New leadership, reorganization of state division has led to increased MBE...

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Government: R.I. Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Upon being hired in August 2021 as the associate director...
BOARD MEETING: Marstone Inc. Senior Solutions Architect Ken Linehan, standing, leads a team meeting at the Providence office. Also part of the meeting are, from left, Office Manager Caiti Moran, Director of Sales Ben Baker and digital marketing strategist Farouk Ajakaiye. 

Marstone Inc. looks to build on a legacy for future growth

PBN 2022 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Awards Financial Services: Marstone Inc. MARSTONE INC. HAS ALWAYS viewed itself as having an “incredibly diverse workforce,” according to...
STAMP OF APPROVAL: Snow Findings Co. President Bob Snow and employee Maria Pena work on the metal stamping service company’s manufacturing floor 
in West Warwick.

Small size, low overhead allows Snow Findings to nimbly navigate industry...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2022 OVERALL EXCELLENCE AT A SMALL MANUFACTURER: Snow Findings Co. At 71 years old, West Warwick-based Snow Findings Co. has managed industry shakeups by...
AVAILABLE OPTIONS: From left, First Circle Inc. CEO Joe
Perroni and Blaine Carroll, president of First Circle and Chewsi RI, look over a tablet with the company’s new dentist search function. 

Chewsi RI helps cure toothaches for those in need

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 HEALTH & WELLNESS: First Circle Inc. and Chewsi RI SOME 74 MILLION AMERICANS lack dental insurance. With that knowledge, First Circle Inc.,...

Greenwood Credit Union makes investments in future growth

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2022 4. $25 MILLION to $75 MILLION: Greenwood Credit Union CEO (or equivalent): Frederick Reinhardt, CEO and president 2021 revenue: $32.3 million 2019 revenue: $26.9...

Leaders at Brave River Solutions Inc. set course for success

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2022 5. $5 MILLION to $25 MILLION: Brave River Solutions Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Jim McAssey, president 2021 revenue: $5.5 million 2019 revenue: $4.7 million Revenue...

COVID-19 was curse and blessing for Integrated Media Group

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2022 2. $250,000 to $5 MILLION: Integrated Media Group CEO (or equivalent): Gil Lantini and Ralph Coppolino, founders 2021 revenue: $2.8 million 2019 revenue: $1.3...
BUILDING THE FUTURE: With CEO and President Daniel DiMase at the helm, Aerocyonics Inc. is working with Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island on proposals for the National Science Foundation to develop teacher training, mentoring and project-based learning that focuses on the engineering design process for students. / 

Daniel DiMase, Aerocyonics Inc. CEO and president

Leaders & Achievers 2022 DANIEL DIMASE CEO and president, Aerocyonics Inc. CEO AND PRESIDENT Daniel ­DiMase founded Aerocyonics Inc. four years ago, after seeing “some gaps...
SHINING STAR: Elizabeth Eckel, The Washington Trust Co.’s senior vice president, chief marketing and corporate communications officer, in 1993 created the bank’s Reach for the STARS volunteer community program. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Elizabeth Eckel, The Washington Trust Co.

Leaders & Achievers 2022 ELIZABETH ECKEL Senior vice president, chief marketing and corporate communications officer, The Washington Trust Co. NO MATTER HOW LARGE a banking institution...

Brightview Senior Living sees financial benefits for workplace wellness

PBN Healthiest Employers Awards 2022 1,500-4,999 EMPLOYEES 2. Brightview Senior Living LLC CEO (or equivalent): Marilynn Duker Number of employees: 2,737 BRIGHTVIEW SENIOR LIVING LLC associates with diabetes...
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