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CVS taps IBM for its payroll services

At the CVS/pharmacy headquarters in Woonsocket, 140 people in the human resources department have been responsible for managing payroll and benefits for the company’s...

New Brooks Eckerd HQ slated for Sept. opening

Employees of Brooks Eckerd Pharmacy will begin to move into their new U.S. headquarters in East Greenwich as soon as September, according to Ken...
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KEVIN ESSINGTON, borderlands landscape manager for The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island, kayaks through one of the nonprofit's properties. The group, which acquires land to preserve natural habitats, is increasingly offering tours and nature walks.

Ecotourism booms in Ocean State

By land or by sea, tours spotlight nature’s best How would you like to be on a boat as sharks swim up all around it?...

Jewelry business thrives by staying true to its roots

MRT Jewelers opened in 1918 as a wholesaler and repair shop, and it’s not only survived for almost 90 years, as its peers have...

A throwback to old-style boutiques

COMPANY PROFILE Sarita Chiquita Boutique Owner: Sarah Cativo Type of Business: Clothing boutique Location: 183 Angell St., Providence Employees: 2 (including owner) Year Founded: 2003 Annual Sales: WND Angell Street store aims...
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LEN LAVOIE, a 25-year real estate veteran, specializes in finding new tenants for old mills that have been refurbished but still look like real mills, and are priced to be affordable to artists. Above, he visits designer Donna DiNucci in her space at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. in Pawtucket.

Realtor carves out niche with mills

Artists, startups, light-industrial tenants drawn to raw authentic spaces Len Lavoie has been in the business of real estate and managing mills for 25 years....

Hard sell not appropriate for on-course meetings

Know your audience, then keep goal in mind Using golf in business is an extremely common practice, but it’s not as simple as bringing the...
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FARMER JOE BOSSOM chose to sell his 200-acre farm in Tiverton to a nonprofit developer to preserve at least part of it for farming and provide affordable housing for artists on most of the rest.

Farm to become artists’ community

When Joe Bossom heard about the shortage of affordable housing for artists in Rhode Island, he decided he had the perfect place for an...

Female execs get together to learn, enjoy game

Group’s new R.I. chapter teaches skills, etiquette These days, golf and business go hand in hand, but it is often still viewed as a man’s...

Providence singled out for brownfields projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is using Providence as a “showcase” community for New England for the redevelopment of brownfields, focusing on the Riverside...
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