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CONNOR FLYNN, a senior and marketing major at the University of Rhode Island, is also the founder and CEO of University Pulse Media, which creates video content that appeals to both businesses and those on campus and then sells the video content to businesses for use in social media marketing. / COURTESY CONNOR FLYNN

Five Questions With: Connor Flynn

Connor Flynn, a senior and marketing major at the University of Rhode Island, is leading a new platform where local businesses can connect with...
THE BECK COS. of North Smithfield has acquired Cranston’s Great American Recreation Equipment Inc., logo above, which manufactures pool tables and other game tables.

Beck Cos. acquires Great American Recreation

NORTH SMITHFIELD — The Beck Cos., which manufactures custom counters, cabinets and closet-organization systems, acquired Cranston’s Great American Recreation Equipment Inc. last month, co-owner...
JOSLIN RECREATION CENTER of Providence celebrates its new computer lab. From left, Providence Deputy Director of Recreation Takara Roderick; Elena Chiaradio, senior manager of corporate communications, International Game Technology; Sabina Matos, acting president of the Providence City Council; Ward 6 Councilman Michael Correia; and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / COURTESY MICHAEL CORREIA

Joslin Recreation Center gets new computer lab

PROVIDENCE – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 22 for a new computer lab at Joslin Recreation Center, made possible with a $15,000 grant...
STEVEN LOHRENZ, dean of the School for Marine Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a featured panelist at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s annual Maritime Innovations Conference. / COURTESY STEVEN LOHRENZ

UMass Dartmouth hosts Maritime Innovations Conference

FALL RIVER – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts its annual Maritime Innovations Conference Nov. 28-29 at the UMass Center for Innovation...
YVONNE SPICER, vice president of advocacy and educational partnerships, Boston Museum of Science, was a speaker at the annual Massachusetts STEM Summit. A committee member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Spicer was appointed to the first Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council by former Gov. Deval Patrick, then reappointed in 2017. /COURTESY YVONNE SPICER

Massachusetts STEM Summit attracts 1,400 attendees

WORCESTER, Mass. – With a theme of Progress Through Partnership, the 14th annual Massachusetts STEM Summit was held on Nov. 14 at the DCU Center...
DELOITTE 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners included two Connecticut companies and 32 from Massachusetts. / COURTESY DELOITTE

Boston firm No. 3 on Deloitte Technology Fast 500

BOSTON – Boston-based Toast Inc. made No. 3 on the Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners list, the annual roundup of the...
A TAX FOUNDATION report shows Rhode Island among the states with the highest wireless-service tax rates in the nation.

Report: Rhode Island ranked No. 7 for highest wireless taxes in...

PROVIDENCE – A new Tax Foundation report shows Rhode Island with the seventh-highest combined federal/state/local tax rate in the country on wireless phone service...
CONVERGINT TECHNOLOGIES, a leader in security- and fire-systems integration, opened the Convergint Technology Center in Sharon, Mass., to expand in Rhode Island and other Northeastern states. From left, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, are Tom O’Rourke and Brian Johnson of Neponsett Valley Chamber of Commerce in Massachusetts; and from Convergint, Jim Maymon, area general manager, New England, and Sean Flint, executive vice president, Eastern operation. /COURTESY CONVERGINT

Convergint expansion to include Rhode Island markets

SHARON, Mass. – Convergint Technologies continues expansion in the Northeast with its new Convergint Technology Center in Sharon, Mass., the security, fire and life...
INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY received a grade of A- from the CDP Climate Change Program for its leadership in fighting climate change. Robert K. Vincent, senior vice president of administrative services and external relations, says the grade is significant because the CDP has made its requirements more stringent. / COURTESY IGT

IGT lauded for environmental stewardship

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC has been recognized by the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) Climate Change Program for its leadership in...
STEVEN MASON is the new president and chief operating officer of medical software firm ChartWise Medical Systems of Wakefield. / COURTESY CHARTWISE MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Five Questions With: Steven Mason

Steven Mason has decades of experience in starting, operating and growing leading technology and services companies in the health and human services market. As...
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