Friday, October 22, 2021

TOPICS

Home Authors Posts by Paul E. Kandarian

Paul E. Kandarian

50 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
GROWING STAFF: Scott J. Pacheco, left, owner and president of Scott James Furniture & Design in Tiverton, with his father, Rob Pacheco, head bed builder. Although the company shut down for two months at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, it has done well since then, Scott Pacheco said, especially “doing a lot more work in the wealthier coastal neighborhoods for people leaving New York,” which has resulted in more full-time employees now than before COVID-19 hit. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New model for collaboration

Rhode Island has a long, rich and diverse history of design, which arguably started with Samuel Slater. In 1789, the 21-year-old textile mill apprentice...
LEADING WOMAN: Katie Schibler Conn, founder of KSA Marketing, says it’s important to empower women and teach them how to earn respect and be assertive so they can set good examples of how to lead. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Conn teaches clients to be assertive, own the moment when things...

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Creative Services Woman to Watch: Katie Schibler Conn, Katie Schibler & Associates LLC Katie Schibler Conn knows about milking yaks and...
LEVELING UP: JoEllen Fiorenzano, CEO and president of F.A.F. Inc. in Smithfield, has spent more than four decades at the fashion jewelry designer and supplier, working her way up from what started as a high school job to now leading the company for the past three years. / COURTESY F.A.F. INC.

Whether mentoring, collaborating, or supporting, Fiorenzano gives back in many ways

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Creative Services: JoEllen Fiorenzano, F.A.F. Inc. JoEllen Fiorenzano, CEO and president of F.A.F. Inc. in Smithfield, wasn’t exactly born...
THE RIGHT FIT: Michael Edwards, chief financial officer for Falvey Insurance Group Ltd. in North Kingstown, says the company has found a nice niche in a hard market period, as it’s been able to grow its revenue 60% in the past three years.  PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Edwards creates profitable waves at Falvey Insurance Group

PBN C-SUITE 2021 AWARDS Michael Edwards Falvey Insurance Group Ltd. chief financial officer Falvey Insurance Group Ltd. in North Kingstown has grown its revenue 60% over the...
REACHING OUT: Edward McPherson, director of marketing and fund development for Newport Mental Health, says he was drawn to fundraising because it pairs people who can change the world with those people who need it. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Ballet career positioned McPherson well to pivot fundraising for NMH

PBN C-SUITE 2021 AWARDS Edward McPherson Newport Mental Health director of marketing and fund development As a former professional ballet dancer, Edward McPherson always knew where...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does R.I. have too many chambers?

It’s busy being half of a two-person, full-time staff for the state’s oldest wish-granting entity, A Wish Come True. The Warwick-based nonprofit grants wishes...
UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP: Agawam Hunt country club in East Providence, pictured, was able to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy in large measure thanks to a conservation easement purchased by The Nature Conservancy, with the funding provided by $2 million in donations.
 / COURTESY AGAWAM HUNT

Is Agawam Hunt’s innovative partnership with The Nature Conservancy to conserve...

Celebrating birdies took on a more expansive meaning this past spring at Agawam Hunt, thanks to an unusual partnership with The Nature ­Conservancy. After emerging...
ACCOMPLISHED: Among Norah Diedrich’s many accomplishments as executive director of the Newport Art Museum are creating a new position of director of community engagement and implementing two successful programs, “Art After Dark” and “Second Saturdays,” since joining the museum in April 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAUL E. KANDARIAN

A passion for art education

Honoree | Norah Diedrich, Newport Art Museum When Norah Diedrich was 8 or 9 years old, growing up outside Chicago, she would entertain herself...
STANDING OUT: Pictured with Caitlin Kennedy, left, Clinical Pharmacist Managed Care coordinator, and Melissa Feid, Transitions of Care program manager, Dr. Al Kurose, president and CEO of Coastal Medical, says the company is reducing costs by creating jobs and transforming how to deliver health care. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Accountable care creates new roles, rapid growth at Coastal Medical

Coastal Medical is a physician-owned-and-governed, primary care-driven accountable care organization based in Providence. It delivers service to 120,000 patients, with 20 medical offices and...
ROOM TO GROW: Scott Jensen, director of the state Department of Labor and Training, and Miellette ­McFarlane, interim program director, say when it comes to potential areas for job growth, the state’s strength is in defense manufacturing, with cybersecurity also a great opportunity for growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘[Government] has to move at the speed of business’

Real Jobs RI is a central job-training program created under the state Department of Labor and Training in 2016. It is a demand-driven, workforce...

Stay up to date with PBN's Morning Call & Daily Edition newsletters.

- Featured Event -

Latest News

Register to read all articles free - This week only!

CLOSE

One week only, get full access to all articles on PBN.com when you create a complimentary account.

One week only, get full access to all articles on PBN.com when you create a complimentary account.

 

Register today >>

Sign-up to get the

PBN Daily Edition

A collection of all the published news of the last 24 hours, as well as selected features from PBN’s weekly print edition.

By submitting the form you agree to PBN's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We’re glad you are enjoying PBN.