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GOODWILL GESTURE: Information technology services company Signal Solutions Inc. in Warwick declined to charge its struggling restaurant clients during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. From left is Thomas Bastianelli, co-owner and president of managed services; Casey Martin, director of operations; and Matthew Vincent, co-owner and president of carrier services. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Partnerships, passion for tech signals growth for young IT firm

PBN 2021 Fastest Growing Companies Awards $250,000 – $5 million: 1. Signal Solutions Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Thomas Bastianelli, president of managed services; Matthew Vincent, president...

Pandemic ignites Feast & Fettle’s home delivery service of prepared meals

PBN 2021 Fastest Growing Companies Awards $250,000 - $5 million: 3. Feast & Fettle Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Carlos Ventura 2020 Revenue: $2.5 million 2018 Revenue: $414,000 Revenue growth:...

Gilbane employees encouraged to think of more than physical health

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 1,500-4,999 EMPLOYEES: 3. Gilbane Building Co. CEO (or equivalent): Michael McKelvy, CEO and president Number of employees: 3,240 With 3,240 employees – about...
OUT FOR A RUN: South County Health employees participate in the hospital’s Centennial 5K event in South Kingstown. The charity run benefited cancer care services at South County Hospital. / COURTESY SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH

Incentives allow South County Health workers to earn money while keeping...

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 500-1,499 EMPLOYEES: 1. South County Health CEO (or equivalent): Aaron Robinson, CEO and president Number of employees: 814 While South County Health provides...
PICTURE PERFECT: Groov-Pin Corp.’s Susan Smith, executive assistant and manager of human resources, takes a group selfie with her fellow employees at the company's Smithfield facility. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Groov-Pin wellness programs unite employees, connect to community

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 15-499 EMPLOYEES 1. Groov-Pin Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Scot Jones Number of employees: 85 Employees walking the grounds of Groov-Pin Corp. in Smithfield...

Children’s Friend’s wellness initiative puts money in employees’ pockets

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 15-499 EMPLOYEES: 2. Children’s Friend CEO (or equivalent): David Caprio, CEO and president Number of employees: 375 At Children’s Friend, Rhode Island’s...
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...
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