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VANGUARD: Jennifer Hogencamp, center, BlumShapiro’s sole female partner, created BlumShapiro’s successful hospitality practice and is working to mentor other women in leadership positions at the firm. She speaks with Sarah Morre, left, senior accountant, and Matt Godino, audit manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hogencamp nurtures hospitality practice, female leadership at BlumShapiro

Women to Watch, Financial Services | Jennifer Hogencamp, BlumShapiroJennifer Hogencamp, BlumShapiro’s only female partner in its 80-person Cranston office, appreciates the public accounting...
DETERMINED LEADER: Head of School Suzanne Fogarty has led Lincoln School through many recent changes with a committed attitude and speedy execution. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fogarty’s leadership lends luster to Lincoln School

Industry Leader, Nonprofit | Suzanne Fogarty, Lincoln SchoolSince September 2014, Lincoln School, the nation’s only all-girl school rooted in Quaker values, has undergone...
STEADY HAND: Barbara Riley, right, chief nursing officer, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, speaks with registered nurses Wendy Rocha, left, and Sarah Smith at Hasbro.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Riley leads nurses to excellence at Rhode Island Hospital

CHIEF NURSING OFFICER | Barbara Riley, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s HospitalBarbara Riley, senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing...
SEWING UP GROWTH: ParsonsKellogg President Thomas Parsons “Tom” Kellogg III, left, said he’s just a “T-shirt salesman.” Embroidery specialist Monet Sanders works with T-shirts and more for the promotional-products distributor. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Promotional products group backs ‘disciplined freedom’

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $25M-$75M | 1ST PLACE“I’m a T-shirt salesman,” joked Thomas Parsons “Tom” Kellogg III, who said that, beyond that description, he...
WHAT A RELIEF: Life Wear Technologies staffer Rafaela Hernandez packs CryoMax products at the company’s North Kingstown facility. The company is expanding its distribution to Japan and Mexico. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Athletes, weekend warriors find value in Life Wear products

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $5M-$25M | 1ST PLACELife Wear Technologies Inc. already has shown significant growth. But more is to come.The maker of branded...
REWIRING EDUCATION: Bryant University’s Academic Innovation Center includes breakout rooms for study and project work that support group learning. Here, Catherine Emond, class of 2017, writes on a glass board with other members of her study group engaged as well. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Bryant’s Innovation Center is transforming teaching, learning

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | EDUCATIONBryant University’s visually striking Academic Innovation Center, which opened September 2016, is designed to shun passive learning and lengthy lecturing. Instead,...
SMALL PRODUCT, big LEAP: Rich Grundy, right, president of AVTECH Software, talks about the company’s new Active Power Sensor with Marketing Manager Russel Benoit, left, and company founder and CEO Michael Sigourney, middle. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New sensor technology boosts, expands AVTECH capabilities

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | MANUFACTURINGChecking the power status of multiple servers in a data center is an information technology department nightmare. It’s a time-consuming and...
PLAY BALL! Ilya Reikhrud of Gulpfish, standing, conducts a management- training session with employees of Arooga’s Grill House & Sports Bar in Warwick.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gulpfish’s artificial intelligence streamlines job application process

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | TECHNOLOGYMatching qualified job applicants with hiring employers can be tedious and inefficient.“Ninety-five to 98 percent of applicants drop off of online...
BETTER CHOICES: Gilbane has replaced unhealthy vending-machine snacks with more nutritious options. Alia Sasa, left, an instructional designer, and Thien Nguyen, HRIS administrator, sort through the options at the company’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

2,000-4,999 Employees | 1 | Gilbane Inc. | Gilbane leadership...

CEO (or equivalent): Thomas F. Gilbane, CEO and chairmanNumber of employees: 2,000“It gives you goose bumps,” said Wes ­Cotter, director of corporate communications at...

150-499 Employees | 2 | Dave’s Marketplace| Online portals, science, keep...

CEO (or equivalent): David Cesario, ownerNumber of employees: 440Dave’s Marketplace’s wellness program is paying dividends, despite the fact its 440 employees are enticed with...
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