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SETTING THE STAGE: Creative Conners Inc. Operations Manager Brian Belfer works on a project at the company’s Warren facility. The company specializes in manufacturing controls and chain hoists to aid in moving set pieces for theater productions. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Creative Conners develops technology that takes center stage

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Product Innovation & Design: Creative Conners Inc. IF YOU’VE SEEN recent plays or concerts involving set pieces as an integral...

Being proactive with diversity has been a key to Fidelity Investments’...

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 FINANCIAL SERVICES: Fidelity Investments Inc. FIDELITY INVESTMENTS INC.’S commitment to a diverse workforce focuses on efforts within and beyond...
BRAINSTORMING: GrowthLab’s CEO and Managing Partner Dan Gertrudes, second from right, and President, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer Steven Byler, third from right, have a discussion with, from left, analysts Ben Marszalek and Talia Solomon, and Korey Cournoyer, GrowthLab’s manager of strategic growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

GrowthLab develops formulas to get businesses on right track

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: GrowthLab Financial Services Inc. Effective talk may not be cheap, but it requires follow-ups in action,...
HIGHER LEARNING: From left, College Crusade of Rhode Island high school adviser Agi Kah and middle school advisers Manuela Garcia, Victor Martinez and Eric Rossi have a conversation at the organization’s Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

College Crusade of Rhode Island enjoying a high degree of success

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY: The College Crusade of Rhode Island THE COLLEGE CRUSADE of Rhode Island recently finished...
Telli Quinn ended her nine-month IYRS computer design program by interning at prototype design firm Empire Group in Attleboro, which just offered her an assistant designer position. IYRS uses hands-on projects to understand the connection between design and fabrication. / Courtesy IYRS School of Technology and Trade

Quality jobs can be landed in design across many industries

There is a big demand for young people in the manufacturing sector for sure. But some of those jobs are not about making products,...
BUILDING A CAREER BY HAND: Rebecca Slater, left, design project director at Blakely Interior Design in North Kingstown, helps Brianna Chace, a New England Tech interior design major and intern at Blakely.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Q&A: Rebecca Slater

Rebecca Slater | Blakely Interior Design design project director In 2015, Rebecca Slater left an MFA program at Suffolk University and discovered she could pursue...

Satisfied clients make marketing easy

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: | $5m - $25M 2. TribalVision LLC CEO (or equivalent): Chris Ciunci, founder and managing partner 2018 Revenue: $6,981,492 2016 Revenue: $4,497,983 Revenue...

A staffing agency built on trust

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: | $5m - $25M 4. Available Staffing Network LLC CEO (or equivalent): Danilo Reyes, founder and president 2018 Revenue: $5,877,340 2016 Revenue: $4,031,590 Revenue...

Family is crucial in making Gem shine

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $25m - $75M 4. Gem Plumbing and Heating Services LLC CEO (or equivalent): Eddy Gemma, Larry Gemma and Leonard Gemma, presidents 2018...

Hotel developer looksto build on opportunities

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $25m - $75M 5. Lafrance Hospitality Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Richard Lafrance 2018 Revenue: $62,559,578 2016 Revenue: $50,165,176 Revenue growth: 24.7% Lafrance Hospitality Corp. began...

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