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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...

Company going strong in second incarnation

Qualified Resources International Inc. is achieving two feats simultaneously: starting over and growing. The staffing agency’s roots go back to the early 1990s, when Emily...

Corporate health efforts drive company growth

The history of Coventry-based Preventure Inc. goes back to the 1990s, when it operated as a network of fitness clubs. But when the company...

In-house experts help workers improve health

The concept behind Brown University’s wellness program is summed up in two words: think local. Faculty members and staff play a role in carrying out...

Company tailors program to the needs of employees

Wellness is a family matter at Care New England Health System in Warwick. The network of hospitals and wellness centers opens its Flex for Life...

Health providers merge forces to boost wellness

Roger Williams Medical Center and St. Joseph Health Services each used to offer their own employee-wellness programs. But when the two medical providers became...
EMBRACING CHALLENGE: CVS Caremark executive Vice President and CFO David M. Denton has helped the retail pharmacy and benefits giant get back on track while pursuing new growth opportunities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Helping CVS Caremark navigate changing industry

The U.S. health care industry is in the midst of unprecedented transition. Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is poised to...
NO TRICK FOR THIS TREAT: AJ Taveras, left, at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State’s Halloween party with his mentor, James Conway, of Warwick, center. At far right is big brother Joseph Yanish of Cranston. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL PERSSON

Meeting mentorship challenges through innovation

In 2010, Big Sisters of Rhode Island, a nonprofit that matches adult volunteer mentors with at-risk youth, made a game-changing decision: For the first...
SOLID FOUNDATION: Michael Jenkinson, center, chief financial officer at The Rhode Island Foundation, has helped the nonprofit thrive thanks to long-term investment strategies and conservative spending policies. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Champion of Rhode Island nonprofits

With the United States still reeling from the effects of the Great Recession, charitable giving hasn’t exactly been a high priority for most people....
HITTING THE LOTTO: GTECH Senior Vice President Robert Vincent speaks with Senior Director of Corporate Communications Angela Geryak Wiczek in the company's Providence headquarters. Vincent credits the company's commitment to giving back to the community for part of its success. / PBN PHOTO/NATALJA KENT

Community service boosts GTECH’s bottom line

In an economy marked by bank bailouts and the Occupy Wall Street movement, most folks don’t expect much social good to come from corporate...
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