In Their Own Words

"WE ARE seeing an increase in transaction activity, and even though the median home prices are still down, we are seeing steady increases throughout the Northeast region," said Jay Hummer, RE/MAX of New England executive vice president. /

Five Questions With: Jay Hummer

RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President Jay Hummer, who overseas 275 RE/MAX offices and 3,400 sales associates throughout the region, says the housing...
Real-world experience helps us “talk the talk” when dealing with contractors. /

Comsearch worker receives restoration title

Ray Musumeci, Comsearch’s Procheck Property manager, recently received certification as a Water Damage Restoration Technician. Musumeci joined the Comsearch team in 2001 after 14...
"BUYING A first-time home late in the year may require only a small amount of real estate taxes and mortgage interest to be paid for 2009," said John Finnerty, Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi & DeRienzo PC tax principal. /

Five Questions With: John Finnerty

In addition to low house prices and low interest rates, first-time homebuyers have another incentive out there: a federal tax credit, worth up to...
"USUALLY, when access to financial markets dries up, people do prefer to renovate rather than build new," said Eric F. Anderson, the executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated General Contractors. /

Five Questions With: Eric. F. Anderson

Eric F. Anderson is the executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of the Associated General Contractors (RIAGC). The RIAGC is one of a...
MORE IN STORE: Andy Fuss, lead technology engineer at Roger Williams Medical Center, says the adoption of electronic medical records has increased the need for data storage. /

Data storage, backup are hospitals’ 20 TB challenge

The change has affected us all: As communications, documents, images, sound and video have gone digital, our need for data storage has skyrocketed –...
"WE'VE DEVOTED significant time and resources to expanding the scope of our business into new strategic areas that are tremendously exciting and showing good strength even in this rough economy," said Patrick Spratt, chief financial officer at KVH Industries Inc.  /

Five Questions With: Patrick Spratt

Patrick Spratt has been chief financial officer at KVH Industries Inc. since 2002, following a 25-year career at the pioneering computer company Digital Equipment...

Hunt’s names Adler new asst. manager

Gerald “Gerry” Adler has been named assistant manager at Hunt’s Photo and Video. Adler began working in the photography and imaging equipment industry at...
"CONTRIBUTORS TO A work force that is part of an information- and knowledge-driven economy need to remain intellectually agile and creative," said Dr. Ken Udas, incoming CEO of UMassOnline.  /

Five Questions With: Ken Udas

Dr. Ken Udas will take over as chief executive officer of UMassOnline, the University of Massachusetts’ eight-year-old online education program, on Sept. 14. Udas,...
My clients come to me when their financial or tax matters are beyond their control. /

Attorney Quinn named Chapter 7 trustee for R.I.

Thomas P. Quinn has been appointed to the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island....
"WHEN THE [sales tax] collections process is handled correctly the only financial burden on the business is the time spent preparing the returns," CCR Principal Inez Mello.  /

Five Questions With: Inez Mello

Certified public accountant Inez Mello is a principal in the tax services department at CCR, an accounting and business advisory firm with offices in...
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