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‘Cloud computing’ offers the promise of easy access

“Cloud computing” has been called the future of technology – a world where your documents, databases and business applications are all online, accessible...
"ALTHOUGH THE profession is now more evenly divided by gender, many females are still not empowered for leadership roles," said Mary F. Bernard, newest appointee to the state Board of Accountancy. /

Five Questions With: Mary F. Bernard

Certified public accountant Mary F. Bernard has been in the business awhile. She has more than 25 years experience with national and local accounting...
"RITE CARE as been essential to Rhode Island's success in achieving high rates of children's health coverage," said Elizabeth Burke Bryant, executive director of Rhode Island Kids Count. /

Five Questions With: Elizabeth Burke Bryant

For 14 years, Elizabeth Burke Bryant has worked to improve local children’s lives by gathering, analyzing and disseminating data to help identify problems, show...
"THE CONVERGENCE of this caliber of talent on our home turf was exactly what we wished for when we held our first event five years ago," said Melissa Withers, BIF executive director.   /

Five Questions With: Melissa Withers

Melissa Withers is executive director of the Business Innovation Factory, the Providence nonprofit, which recently held its fifth annual Collaborative Innovation Summit, BIF-5, at...
WANT TO DANCE? David M. Dooley, URI’s new president, is eager to expand the state university’s partnership with Brown University. Among the ideas being considered is allowing students at the two schools to cross-register for classes. /

New URI president eyes partnership

David M. Dooley, the new president at the University of Rhode Island, can’t think of another place where an Ivy League school and a...
A broad range of financial needs calls for a broad, comprehensive perspective. /

Aptaker new director at KLR Wealth

Peri Ann Aptaker has been named director of KLR Wealth Management LLC, a division of Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Aptaker joined the firm...
"WE'RE A Rhode Island business, so we're committed to supporting other local businesses and believe strongly in reinvesting in our community," said Michael Rauh Jr., Washington Trust executive vice president. /

Five Questions With: Michael Rauh Jr.

The Washington Trust Co. is constructing a new branch on Warwick Avenue in the Governor Francis neighborhood of Warwick, which will open by the...
Funding of education and research must be prioritized. /

Carberry joins pelvic-surgery department

Cassandra L. Carberry has joined the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants...
"KEESEH OPENED its doors just a few months before the economy really took a beating. Despite that, we are where we expected to be in our original business plan, so we consider ourselves successful," said Asher Dunn, founder of Keeseh Studio LLC. /

Five Questions With: Asher Dunn

Asher Dunn is the founder of Keeseh Studio LLC, a collaborative design shop that offers both services and classes from its headquarters at Pawtucket’s...
You belong to your credit union; at a bank you conduct transactions. /

White new chair Credit Union Association of R.I.

Stephen J. White, president of the Westerly Community Credit Union, has been named chairman of the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island. A...
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