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A little here, a little there – that’s how the small-business owner can survive these times. /

Ramos tapped to head North Central Chamber

Deborah Ramos has been named president of North Central Chamber of Commerce. Ramos joined the Chamber in 2006 and held the position of assistant...
ON THE AGENDA: Woonsocket Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said that the city needs to do a better job of marketing itself to companies. /

Fontaine reaching out to business

If newly elected Mayor Leo T. Fontaine has his way, no business will abandon Woonsocket again. Fontaine, 40, who worked for a family-owned genealogical research...
"THE MOST EXCITING part of this project was the collaboration with the university to help address this shortage and support the goal of contributing to the long-term economic development of biotechnology in the state of Rhode Island," said Payette Assistant Principal Todd Sloane.  /

Five Questions With: Todd Sloane

Boston-based Payette was recently awarded a contract to design the new College of Pharmacy building at the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus. The...
"MORE THAN 90 percent of our local economy is made up of small businesses. They need help right now and we are doing our best to reach out to them and provide as much help as possible," said CCU Vice President Adam Quinlan. /

Five Questions With: Adam Quinlan

Business owners struggling to obtain credit – or preparing to seek loans – now have a place to turn for free advice. The R.I....
"MOVING FROM A regulatory model to a quality model was easy when you consider the customer first," said Elizabeth A. Sarro, administrator of Riverview Healthcare Community.   /

Five Questions With: Elizabeth A. Sarro

Nursing homes across Rhode Island have been abuzz in recent years with “culture change,” a national movement to reshape residential long-term care to be...
The foundation is committed to improving the lives of all Rhode Islanders. /

Gladney to head R.I. Foundation advisory council

Richard J. Gladney has been named chair of the Professional Advisory Council of the Rhode Island Foundation. Gladney serves as senior vice president and...
"IT'S PARTICULARLY important for our society to stay close to our members. Fortunately, we've been able to stay abreast of key issues and, as such, have amplified the value-added component," said Robert A. Mancini, executive director of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants. /

Five Questions With: Robert A. Mancini

Robert A. Mancini isn’t a certified public accountant, but he oversees an organization that has about 1,800 of them as members. Mancini is the...
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Lopes named tax manager at LGC&D PC

Catherine Lopes has been promoted to the position of tax manager at Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi & DeRienzo PC. She will continue to work with...
"TO A non-accountant [the competition] might at first seem like it would be like watching paint dry on a wall, but the case scenario this year could have been taken off the front pages of today's business section," said Providence College assistant professor Carol Hartley.  /

Five Question With: Carol A. Hartley

A team of Providence College students will be competing in the finals of the national xTREME Accounting’s xACT competition on Jan. 22 in New...
"DESPITE OUT CONCERNS about it, we do believe passing even this flawed Senate bill was the right step, because it allows the process to move forward," said Peter Aspen, executive director of Ocean State Action.  /

Five Questions With: Peter Asen

The vote came first thing in the morning on Christmas Eve: After long and heated debates, the U.S. Senate passed its version of health...
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