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CREDIT IS DUE: Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and her team have been instrumental in raising the visibility of the nonprofit and its mission.
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Blackman keeps capital flowing at the food bank

2019 C-Suite Awards | CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER,NONPROFIT: LISA ROTH BLACKMAN | RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANKLISA ROTH BLACKMAN, chief philanthropy officer of the Rhode...
CUTTING-EDGE CLOTHES: Response Technologies President Ed Bard, left, and CEO David Pettey display a garment made using the company’s 3D textile process, which required no cutting or sewing. Produced for the U.S. Navy, the garment could be made to be fire-resistant and embedded with smart features.
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Response Technologies’ innovation is fueled by flexibility

Response Technologies LLC Product Innovation & Design | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsWhen David Pettey and Ed Bard founded Response Technologies LLC four years ago, they had...
CHECKING IN: Plant Manager Craig Danko, left, and Production Manager Joe Cairo, right, review safety checklists with Michael Simpson, a setup machinist, at Saint-Gobain in Bristol.
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Saint-Gobain is serious about playing it safe

Saint-Gobain SA Excellence in Safety Performance & Records | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsAt Saint-Gobain SA, safety starts on day one.“Our safety-first culture is fueled by preparation,”...
ALL ABOARD: Mechanic Jose Duarte, left, consults a board that’s integral to International Packaging’s lean protocols. With him, from left, are Lucy Amaral, production manager; James Kilmartin, purchasing manager; and Erin Kilmartin, marketing and creative director.
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Interpak invites vendors, customers on its ‘Lean journey’

International Packaging Corp. Lean Management | 2019 Manufacturing Awards“Being ‘Lean’ has changed how we manufacture our products and how we act as a company,”...
team culture: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage CEO Larry Keefe speaks to sales staff during a morning meeting at the company’s East Providence office. 
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Starkweather & Shepley growing fast, looking out for clients’ best interests

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a large company: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.In January, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. will celebrate...
OLD SCHOOL: From left, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s Chief Financial Officer Mark Stewart, Melissa Cummings, chief customer officer, and Dr. Matt Collins, vice president of clinical integration, discuss upcoming enrollment at the company’s East Providence Your Blue Store. 
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island blends old and...

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at an enterprise company: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode IslandBlue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, a...

Benchmark focuses on health of staff and clients alike

Healthiest Employees: 2,000-4,999 Employees | #7. Benchmark Senior ­Living LLC CEO (or equivalent): Tom Grape, CEO, president, chairman and founder Number of employees: 3,800Benchmark Senior ­Living...

CVS Health puts wellness options within reach of all

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #2. CVS Health Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Larry J. Merlo, CEO and president Number of employees: 156,774Considering CVS Health Corp....
HEALTHY STRETCH: South County Health offers many opportunities for employees to maintain their health, including yoga classes every Tuesday in the company’s cardiopulmonary gym. From left: Tami Motte, laboratory technologist; Gale Kittell, laboratory assistant; and Nancy Gibb, laboratory technologist. 
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South County Health puts workforce wellness on the menu

Healthiest Employees: 500-1,999 Employees | #1. South County Health CEO (or equivalent): Louis R. Giancola, CEO and president Number of employees: 969South County Health knows that...
LONGTIME LEADER: Carolyn Belisle, managing director of community relations for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island in Providence, has been with the company for 17 years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Belisle’s leadership weaves community, service throughout health care

Women to Watch, Professional Services | Carolyn Belisle, Blue Cross & Blue Shield R.I.Community relations is no longer an accessory to business strategy. It’s...
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