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MAKING HER MARK: Kristin Urbach, executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, at the NORAD facility on Davisville Road in North Kingstown. NORAD is one of dozens of North Kingstown Chamber member manufacturers.
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Urbach connecting NK businesses to opportunity

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE | Kristin Urbach, North Kingstown Chamber of CommerceKristin Urbach has been executive director of the North Kingstown Chamber of...
VALUABLE EXPERIENCE: Katie Schibler Conn left a marketing position with PlayStation because she wanted to take time off and travel abroad. She says the experience helped her to successfully launch her own marketing firm, KSA Marketing + Partnerships.
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Travel abroad taught Conn to be targeted, intentional when starting a...

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE  Katie Schibler Conn, KSA Marketing + PartnershipsKSA Marketing + Partnerships is, in many ways, all about contrasts.The marketing...
IMPROVED INDUSTRY: Patrice Milos, president and CEO of Medley Genomics in Providence, says she’s seen improvement in the number of industry women in science with Ph.D.s.
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Milos advances genomics innovation, this time on home turf

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Patrice Milos, Medley GenomicsPATRICE MILOS, president and CEO of Providence startup Medley Genomics, is no stranger to Rhode...
WINNING CONFECTIONS: Melissa Denmark, executive pastry chef at Gracie’s restaurant in Providence, was recognized as one of the 50 best new pastry chefs in the nation in 2012 by Food & Wine magazine.
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Pastry chef evolves, with sweet success

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE  Melissa Denmark, Gracie’sBeing a professional chef in Rhode Island is unlike anywhere else, says Melissa Denmark, executive pastry...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also directs the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students. She is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and leads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives.
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Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Margaret Brooks, Rhode Island Jump$tart CoalitionMargaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a...
CLEAR NUMBERS: Shannon Shallcross is the CEO of BetaXAnalytics in East Greenwich. The company cleans and aggregates health care data to make the associated costs more transparent for employers, enabling them to make better-informed spending decisions.  
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Leading in an industry whose time has come

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Shannon Shallcross, BetaXAnalytics LLCWHEN Shannon Shallcross began working for Amica Mutual Insurance Co. in Lincoln in 2002, she had...
BUILDING HER WAY: Kathleen Bartels, left, principal at LLB Architects in Pawtucket, speaks with Haley Hardwick-Witman, architect. Bartels studied Russian before discovering her love of architecture.
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Bartels travels unique path to becoming an architect

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Kathleen Bartels, LLB ArchitectsKathLEEN Bartels, a principal at LLB Architects, took a path to her chosen profession that...
ON A MISSION: Minnie Luong, head of kimchi producer Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, said it’s her mission to educate people about the unique Korean dish made from salted and seasoned fermented vegetables.
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Food entrepreneur finds future by connecting with the past

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Minnie Luong, Chi KitchenMinnie Luong, head of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, came to the United States as a small...
DEDICATED ADVOCATE: Rhode Island Black Business Association President Lisa Ranglin says RIBBA aims to identify and remove systemic barriers of race and ethnicity in business. 
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Banker battles disparity in wages, opportunity

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business AssociationFor Lisa Ranglin – risk and compliance manager for Providence-based Citizens Bank –...
STRONG LEADER: Melissa D. Travis is the new president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants and the first woman to hold the position since the organization’s formation in 1905.   
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Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Melissa D. Travis, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public AccountantsMelissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member...
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