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SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES:  Since taking the helm at Gloria Duchin, Robyn Smalletz has expanded the company's product line to include jewelry and family keepsakes, among other products, gaining market share and adding employees. The company continues to make its products in Rhode Island. Reviewing ornaments with Smalletz, right, are Kate Huot, left, creative manager, and Carole Massey, vice president of product. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Delivering growth through innovation

For Robyn Smalletz, success is a family business.Smalletz is the president and CEO of Gloria Duchin Inc., a metal gift and jewelry-designing company started...
MAKING IT COUNT: Atrion Chief Financial Officer Marianne Caserta doesn't work in isolation; instead, she works to improve financial awareness throughout the company. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Caserta makes firm’s finances everyone’s business

Paul Cronin, a senior vice president at IT services firm Atrion Networking Corp., sums up Marianne Caserta, the company's chief financial officer, in two...
DOING THE LITTLE THINGS RIGHT: SES America President Phillipe Perut, center, has led the company to success in a competitive, global marketplace by doing what customers want and then helping define what they need. At work in the company's Warwick location are Jim Shockoo, left, production supervisor, and Jim Malo, right, a production assistant. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

SESA keeps highway signs ‘Made in America’

"Traffic Jammed." "Slow Down." "Stay Alert." These are the traffic signs many people see during their daily commute. For drivers from 12 states and...

City Year R.I. reaches Providence students at risk

Roughly 30 percent of Providence’s public school students are “chronically absent,” missing 18 or more days of school every year. That’s a huge problem,...
DEEPLY ENGAGED: As Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s point person on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Monica Neronha has had to work inside and outside the health insurer to help create new health-insurance products and awareness about what the law means for consumers and businesses. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Helping to make health care reform R.I. reality

Nothing has shaken up the health care industry more than the passage of the Affordable Care Act. But Blue Cross & Blue Shield of...
CLEANING UP: Gannon & Scott is finding that its environmentally oriented business practices are in line with many industries, and support its growth plans. Pictured above at the company’s new $8 million processing facility in Cranston are, from left, company Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John King, plant manager Brian Walker, President John Gannon and Engineering & Compliance Manager Matthew Fischer. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Spinning gold (and other precious metals) from no-longer-useful products

Gannon & Scott Inc.’s business strategy can be summed up in two words: green growth. Over the past 15 years, the precious metal recycler has...
A FINE FOUNDATION: By building the correct systems into the early days of ChartWise Medical Systems, CFO Mary Cooper has made the company’s recent growth easier to accomplish, according to company insiders. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Doing what needs to be done from the word ‘go’

Chief financial officer is just one of many hats Mary Cooper wears at ChartWise Medical Systems Inc. As executive vice president of the company...
GREEN GOING: Greg Nawrocki is senior sales manager at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, which has a saltwater pool that doesn’t use chlorine or other chemicals in the water. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Green amenities now mainstream

When Jan Sneegas researched potential venues for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual meeting, she had a number of criteria to meet – affordable prices,...
FULLY ENGAGED: Care New England Executive Vice President Constance Howes not only has improved the operations and standing of Women & Infants Hospital, she is actively engaged in helping the region’s economy grow. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL PERSSON

Her goals are healthy newborns, a stronger state

When it comes to citizenship, Constance Howes’ philosophy is simple: Follow in her mother’s footsteps. Howes has spent three decades focused on the health...

Power supplier benefits from deregulated market

When Peter Schieffelin launched First Point Power LLC in April 2010, it was a one-man operation. Flash forward to today and the electricity provider...
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