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PBN 2019 Business Women awardees feted

PROVIDENCE – Three hundred business leaders from Rhode Island and beyond attended Providence Business News’ 12th Business Women Awards luncheon Thursday to honor 28...
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.   

Travis blazing a trail by joining forces

Melissa D. Travis is breathing new life into the 2,100-member Rhode Island Society of Certified Public ­Accountants.The Cumberland native is president of one of...

PBN announces 2019 Business Women Awards honorees

PROVIDENCE – Molly Donohue Magee, executive director of Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance, has been named the 2019 Career Achiever, and Kimberly Silvestri,...
SHOWING UP: Rhode Island Black Business Association President Lisa Ranglin meets with members at the office. From left: Retired R.I. State Police Lt. John P. A’Vant; Ranglin; Clarence R. Sneed Jr., CEO of S&S Trucking; and Donna M. Sams, Community College of Rhode Island campus coordinator, Providence and Lincoln.

Banker battles disparity in wages, opportunity

For Lisa Ranglin – risk and compliance manager for Providence-based Citizens Bank – it’s been a busy professional track.Her executive experience includes more than...
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE to apply for the 2019 Business Women awards is April 10.

Deadline to apply for PBN Business Women awards approaches

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to apply for the PBN Business Women awards is April 10.Honorees will be selected as Industry Leaders and Women to...
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.

Food entrepreneur finds future by connecting with the past

Minnie Luong, head of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, came to the United States as a small child, in dramatic fashion.“I was born on 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.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Leading in an industry whose time has come

When Shannon Shallcross began working for Amica Mutual Insurance Co. in Lincoln in 2002, she had no intentions of leaving the company, or the...
BUILDING HER WAY: Kathleen Bartels, left, principal at LLB Architects in Pawtucket, speaks with Haley Hardwick-Witman, architect. Bartels studied Russian and spent time in public relations before discovering her love of architecture, which eventually brought her to LLB Architects in 1996.

Bartels travels unique path to becoming an architect

Kathy Bartels, a principal at LLB Architects, took a path to her chosen profession that included foreign-language study and public-relations work – not typically...
MANY HATS: Margaret Brooks, president of the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition, also heads the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, advocating for more financial education for K-12 students, and is the director of the Center for Economic Education at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., and also heads the school’s Office of Financial Literacy Initiatives. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Boosting financial literacy Brooks’ passion

Margaret Brooks is passionate about empowering the state’s vulnerable populations via financial literacy, a subject she knows intimately.The fourth of nine children growing up...
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. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Pastry chef evolves, with sweet success

Being a professional chef in Rhode Island, says Melissa Denmark, executive pastry chef at Gracie’s restaurant in Providence, is unlike anywhere else. It’s mutually...
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