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CEO (or equivalent): Joseph J. MarcAurele, chairman and CEONumber of employees: 599

A family emphasis yields ample dividends

Rhode Island's largest community bank, Westerly-based The Washington Trust Co., resolutely believes that promoting employee health is best for business – and for people....
CEO (or equivalent): Jeff Gardner, CEONumber of employees: 1,052

Wellness support is unconditional

At Exeter-based telecommunications firm Carousel Industries of North America Inc., a continual commitment to employee health and wellness is a top priority, with several...
BUSINESS AND PLEASURE: From left, Brenda L. Vucci, legal administrative assistant, Heidi K. Seddon, legal administrative assistant, and Peter V. Lacouture, partner, share a laugh at Robinson & Cole at One Financial Plaza in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Family atmosphere promotes personal, business growth

Friday at 5 p.m. is perhaps the most popular time of the workweek. But at the Providence office of Robinson & Cole LLP, it's...
A CENTURY OF DEDICATION: Navigant employees mark the credit union's 100th anniversary in 2015 at their Smithfield headquarters. A focus on family and community has been part of the company's approach since it was founded in the basement of a neighborhood parish in Central Falls in 1915. / COURTESY NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION

At Navigant, work, life balanced

Work is work and it must be done – and well – but at Navigant Credit Union, it's understood that work is, quite simply,...
A VALUED SERVICE: The Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic in Providence provides free health care to the city's underserved population. Here, Dr. Zineb Benstitou examines Julio Martinez. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crucial care a community gift

When the Clinica Esperanza/Hope Clinic was established eight years ago in the basement of a church, it was with the vision that a group...
THEY DELIVER: Panera Bread employees help with the distribution portion of the December 2014 Children's Friend annual holiday drive. / COURTESY CHILDREN'S FRIEND

Planning key to holiday helping

Saying no is tough. That's especially true when those doing the asking are offering help to those less fortunate. But that's exactly what some local...
HEARTFELT: Dr. Steven Fera, cardiologist at South County Hospital, checks equipment inside the Cardiac Catherization Lab. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Costly drugs spark debate on treatment

New cholesterol-lowering medications that could help patients lower their risk of developing heart disease and other associated ailments are raising questions within the local...
CEO (OR EQUIVALENT):John D. Jarrell, president2014 REVENUE: $1 million2012 REVENUE: $323,361REVENUE GROWTH: 209%

There is strong science behind fostering a niche

John D. Jarrell, president of Materials Science Associates LLC, is clear on how he sees his company's role in stimulating the state's economy –...
CEO (OR EQUIVALENT):Blair Fish2014 REVENUE: $2.1 million2012 REVENUE: $804,461REVENUE GROWTH: 167%

Where creativity, technology connect

When Blair Fish decided to open his own agency after building a career in the advertising industry, he had a clear vision for how...
CEO (OR EQUIVALENT):Andrew Coutu, CEO;Justin Coutu, president2014 REVENUE: $4.7 million2012 REVENUE: $2 millionREVENUE GROWTH: 141%

Success for young team, emerging tech

Justin Coutu, president of R&D Technologies Inc., believes it's important to help Rhode Island's college students stay and work here after graduation. As such,...

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