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RAPID GROWTH: Mary Leach, executive vice president, consumer relationships, at BankNewport, established the Premier Banking group in 2019 as the bank’s first private banking service, which has since become one of its fastest-growing business lines. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Leach brings innovations to Rhode Island banking market

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Financial Services: Mary Leach, BankNewport Mary Leach has a massive portfolio of responsibilities in her role as executive...
MATCHMAKER: As assistant director of SupplyRI at the R.I. Commerce Corp., Doris Blanchard connects Rhode Island suppliers with large institutions in the state that agree to purchase goods and services from those suppliers, allowing the suppliers to grow and scale up. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Blanchard connects small businesses with needed funds to help them grow

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Government/Quasi-Government: Doris Blanchard, SupplyRI With diverse skills in banking, finance, economic development and networking, Doris Blanchard, assistant director of...
PATIENT-FOCUSED: Throughout her various leadership roles, Christine Gadbois, now the CEO of CareLink Inc., has worked to expand health care access to patients. At her initiative, CareLink recently developed a psychiatry consultation program for nursing home and group home residents. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Gadbois sets tone for CareLink through leading by example

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Health Care Services: Christine Gadbois, CareLink Inc. Volunteering as a 13-year-old candy striper set up Christine Gadbois for a...
HELPING HANDS: Jessica McCarthy, vice president of marketing, public relations and communications at Care New England Health System, recruited Brown University students to help the health system create meaningful COVID-19 content and present it to the public during the pandemic, and later created a CNE internship program. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

McCarthy’s transformation allows CNE to communicate effectively during pandemic

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Health Care Services Woman to Watch: Jessica McCarthy, Care New England Health System Jessica McCarthy began her role as vice...
CLOSE EYE: From left, associate manufacturer Adeline Lamothe, manufacturing process technician contract worker Austin White and associate manufacturer David Folco check the single-use bioreactors, which are used to control the conditions for generating protein cells at Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich. / COURTESY AMGEN INC.

Team approach allows Amgen to complete new biomanufacturing plant in 2020

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Overall Excellence at an Enterprise Manufacturer: Amgen Rhode Island Amgen Inc. develops medications for oncology/hematology, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, bone health, nephrology and...
MEANINGFUL MOVE: Gregg Scarlata, president and chief operating officer of Colonial Mills Inc., says increased efficiencies have helped grow the company’s gross margins by more than 8% in the last three years. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Pandemic-driven demand for home décor products sews success for Colonial Mills

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Lean Management: Colonial Mills Inc. Are you shopping online to make your “nest” cozier and more comfortable while you’re housebound...
DOING MORE WITH LESS: With a lean staff, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island focuses on its mission through advocacy, grant-making, informal education sessions and intensive grassroots training.
COURTESY WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island addresses barriers and breaks through them

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Nonprofit: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island FOR KELLY NEVINS, executive director of Providence-based Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the organization’s...
PULLING TOGETHER: Employees with Envision Technology Advisors LLC gather during their recent participation in the MS Jet Pull at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. / COURTESY ENVISION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS LLC

Envision Technology Advisors goes high-tech to improve people’s lives

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Small Company: Envision Technology Advisors LLC TODD S. KNAPP, founder and CEO of Envision Tech­nology Advisors LLC,...
MIXING materials: Blount Fine Foods Corp. positional instructors, from left, Mike Smith and Eddy Anlen, learn about starches from research and development chefs Clayton Burrows and Leanne Koch./COURTESY BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP.

Investing in employees is a recipe for success for Blount Fine...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence in Workforce Development: Blount Fine Foods Corp. BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP. realized that with growth comes new opportunities and new...
ALL GROWN UP: Krystal Kraczkowski, a grower at What Cheer Flower Farm in Providence, gathers fresh flowers from the nonprofit’s garden. /PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

What Cheer Flower Farm brings cheer to the community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Woman/Minority-Owned Business: What Cheer Flower Farm THE TRIO OF Shelby Doggett, Anne Holland and Marian Purviance had...

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