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BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD of Rhode Island's new headquarters, shown here in a rendering, is designed to fit into other Capital Center buildings, including the Waterplace Towers at right. /

Five Questions With: Mark A. Spaulding

With the steelwork for Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island’s $114 million headquarters being built in Providence’s Capital Center, the building’s architect, Symmes Maini...
ACCORDING TO UNICOM PRESIDENT MICHAEL DAVIS, the company has gone from a computer products seller to more of a services firm. /

Five Questions With: Michael Davis

UNICOM Technology Group Inc. is a Woonsocket-based information technology-services firm that provides technology consultation to organizations throughout New England. Last week, the company joined...
INDEPENDENCE BANK PRESIDENT Robert A. Catanzaro says his financial insitution avoided the subprime-mortgage market. /

Five Questions With: Robert A. Catanzaro

Robert A. Catanzaro is the president of Independence Bank, a one-branch institution in East Greenwich that also happens to be the smallest Rhode Island-based...

BatchBlue makes managing business contacts easy

It’s the challenge of the ultra-connected: When you’re on five different social networking sites, keep e-mail lists for business, friends and three volunteer projects,...
Consumers are changing their viewing habits and spend a lot of time online. /

Sorensen named director of FGX brand divisions

Scott Sorensen has been named director of the Quantum Lifestyle/Sun Brands division at FGX International in Smithfield. He will be responsible for the Anarchy,...

Five Questions With: Dr. Audrey R. Tyrka

A team led by Dr. Audrey R. Tyrka, associate director of the Mood Disorders Program at Butler Hospital, has just published research in the...
WITH THE REAL ESTATE MARKET SLOWED DOWN, Sally Lapides said agents are more motivated to find successes. /

Five Questions With: Sally E. Lapides

Residential Properties Ltd. co-founder, President and CEO Sally E. Lapides is also host of Real Estate Insight, a weekly show on WHJJ Talk...

Five Questions With: Tanya Sparkman

The upscale Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, which has a restaurant in the new tower of the Westin Providence hotel, last month...
MICHAEL G. RILEY says he believes that many Rhode Island banks can expect more difficult times ahead. /

Five Questions With: Michael G. Riley

Michael G. Riley is a managing member of Narragansett-based Coastal Management Group LLC, a registered investment adviser. He worked on Wall Street for 25...
CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Peter S. Mancini expects to see a recovery in the city’s slumping condo market in the next few years. /

Mancini: Tax-exempt land costing the city dearly

Peter S. Mancini, president of the Providence City Council, has represented Ward 14 for 18 years. The ward includes the Elmhurst and Wanskuck neighborhoods...
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