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CARETAKER: Jo Ellen Mistarz is the executive director of The Village Common of Rhode Island, which has its office at Hamilton House in Providence and connects seniors with volunteer services. Despite the thousands of elderly people in Rhode Island, Mistarz says only about 200 are members of organizations such as the Providence Village, which is part of the Village Common. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Movement to help elders ‘age in place’ expanding in R.I.

For Anne Connor, a volunteer with the nonprofit Providence Village of Rhode Island since its inception in 2015, giving rides to elderly members isn’t...
QUICK LEARNER: Ronald K. Machtley acknowledges he didn’t know much about operating an insitution of higher education when he was first hired as president at what was then Bryant College. The school has since become a university. He’s stepping down in May, after 24 years on the job. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Machtley’s influence clear at Bryant and beyond

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP: Ronald K. Machtley, President, Bryant University When Ronald K. Machtley was growing up in Johnstown, Pa., he...
PLANNING AHEAD: Nate Fiske, right, Case Snow Management Inc. regional director of operations, and shop foreman Ken Maynard equip one of the company’s trucks with a tablet loaded with Case’s management software.

Case taking industry by storm

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $25m - $75M 1. Case Snow Management Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Jason Case 2018 Revenue: $42,241,933 2016 Revenue: $19,955,219 Revenue growth: 111.7% WHEN WINTER...
SELF HELP: Swoogo CEO Leonora Valvo has built a subscription-based event-marketing software company with her business partner Tim Cummins, without the help of venture capital. 

Filling a gap in the meetings market

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $250,000 to $5M 1. Swoogo CEO (or equivalent): Leonora Valvo, founder and CEO 2018 Revenue: $2,024,618 2016 Revenue: $370,461 Revenue growth: 446.5% SWOOGO IS a...
DYNAMIC DIRECTION: Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University, in the Bruhn Room in the university’s John Hay Library. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Paxson charts Brown’s future in collaborative effort

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Business leadership: Christina H. Paxson, president, Brown University Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University since 2012, knows “you can’t just do...
DEVOTED LEADER: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, right, sees service as not just his profession but as a way of life he is passing along to his children, as it was passed on to him as a boy. Babineau speaks with David Levesque, media relations, Lifespan. 

Babineau’s early years guide service-oriented work, leadership

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Corporate citizenship: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, president and CEO, Lifespan Corp. When it comes to creating a career, sometimes family influence is...

Brand growth, protection discussed at PBN summit

WARWICK - Growing a company’s brand and growing its business are two different things that need to be approached differently, according to panelists at...
TRADE OFF: Terry Nathan, president of IYRS School of Technology & Trades, said that the move to Newport will allow the school to become more efficient and “dramatically improve the collective experience of our students.” / COURTESY IYRS

IYRS getting students ready to compete in job market

Terry Nathan has been at the helm of the IYRS School of Technology & Trades in Newport since 2004, when he was named its...
TOP ACTIVITY: Ryan’s efforts have been designed for and by employees, and can include fun pastimes such as a mini-table tennis set where Rebecca Park, left, and Elizabeth Bryant partake. / PBN PHOTO/NATALJA KENT

Shrinking waistlines, premiums

For the people, by the people: The health programs offered at Ryan LLC in Providence, a leading global tax-services firm, aren’t just for workers,...

Foreclosures dip in Providence; sale prices plummet

There is still some ugliness lurking in the Providence housing market behind the good news that foreclosures have dropped in the first half of...
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