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ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY'S School of Continuing Studies worked with Loud-Hailer, a digital communication company, on Providence2GO, a mobile app that allows users to connect with businesses or groups based on where they are, without always relying on a carrier service, internet or Wi-Fi. Providence2GO runs on new technology developed by Loud-Hailer called Buki-Boxes, above, which act as Bluetooth engagement points. / COURTESY LOUD-HAILER

Roger Williams University, Loud-Hailer pilot hyperlocal app

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University’s School of Continuing Studies worked with digital communication company Loud-Hailer on a mobile app – Providence2GO – which allows...
RON SACKS is the CEO of Provdotnet, which has launched a cloud-based dedicated server line of business, offering affordable, dedicated servers to global customers. / COURTESY PROVDOTNET

Provdotnet launches cloud-based server line of business

PROVIDENCE – Provdotnet, a provider of specialized data centers, internet and Internet Protocol connectivity and co-location services, has launched a cloud-based dedicated server line of...
BRIAN JEPSON, middle sitting, is the co-founder of the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire, which brings together local builders, inventors and designers to show off what they've made. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MINI MAKER FAIRE

Bookstore Mini Maker Faire a success

WARWICK – Barnes & Noble Warwick’s Mini Maker Faire was held Nov. 11-12, the third annual event for the store. The event brings builders,...
LEADERSHIP PRESENCE: Embrace Home Loans President Kurt Noyce presents Denise Cunha, assistant vice president and senior human resources coordinator, with a gift certificate to Cardi’s Furniture for a new couch and a donation in her to name to Fall River Youth Soccer, in honor of her 15-year employment anniversary.  / PBN PHOTO/KATHRYN WHITNEY LUCEY

Noyce blazes path for employees at Embrace Home Loans

Business Leadership | Kurt Noyce, President, Embrace Home LoansIt’s one thing to be an empowering leader. It’s another thing to be a powerful leader...
DYNAMIC DEDICATION: Dennis D. Keefe, retiring president and CEO of Care New England, speaks with Malinda Caetano, executive assistant, left, and Frances Giatas, executive assistant to Keefe, at their Providence office. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keefe a dynamic leader of Care New England’s community outreach

Corporate Citizenship | Dennis D. Keefe, President and CEO, Care New England“The ability of Care New England to have a positive impact on the...
VALUED AND IMPACTFUL: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island volunteers on-site of the Operation Stand Down project in Johnston. They are sorting through the boots that were part of an in-store promotion by Job Lot, buy boots for a vet and get a gift card. From left, Sindy Guderle, nurse case manager; Gabe Goodine, director business operations; Andrea Camara, medical policy analyst; Sam Burling, senior financial analyst. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Blue Cross serves community with a personal touch

Community Involvement | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandHoliday parties at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island look very different...
NO SAGE-ON-A-STAGE: Academy for Career Exploration teacher Denise Burke, center, helps Jamie Pagan with a lesson. The school has overhauled its curriculum and approach, and turned itself around as a result. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Academy for Career Exploration builds tech careers on staff, student strengths

Excellence in Education and Learning | Academy for Career ExplorationThe Academy for Career Exploration is a school rags-to-riches story.ACE Head of School Mario Cirillo...
DIVERSE OPPORTUNITY: At center, Lauriza Monegro-Ramirez, community care coordinator at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, meets with the group at the company’s Smithfield office. To her right is Shalini Singh, manager of financial data and analysis. In the foreground, at left, is Nihdi Patel, senior health care data analyst. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELY

Neighborhood Health Plan of R.I. fosters employees’ multicultural literacy

Excellence in Diversity | Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode IslandProviding extensive diversity efforts at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is good customer service...
GUIDING RIGHT: From left, John D. Jarrell, founder of BioSci Labs in Coventry; Michael Stone, lab director; Jim Wilkinson, partner at Marcum, corporate sponsor of BioSci, calibrate a new piece of equipment for the lab. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Jarrell offers entrepreneurs distraction-free, guided path to success

Excellence in Entrepreneurship  | John D. Jarrell“I don’t know when he sleeps,” said Dr. Christopher Born, director of orthopedic trauma at Rhode Island Hospital,...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative is partnering with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence to the toy maker's Joy For All Companion Pets interactive toy cats and dogs to help senior citizens with medication reminders and other tasks. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

NSF grant funds Hasbro-Brown robot-pet program to benefit elders

PROVIDENCE – A National Science Foundation grant of $1 million will fund work by Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative to design a smart-robot animal...
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