In Their Own Words

"IN MY OPINION, due to the current state of the economy, President-elect Obama will not the increase income tax rate too quickly, but I do expect to see some increase in 2009," said Gregory Porcaro, a certified public accountant with the Warwick firm Otrando, Porcaro & Associates Ltd. /

Five Questions With: Gregory Porcaro

Gregory Porcaro, a certified public accountant with the Warwick firm Otrando, Porcaro & Associates Ltd. since 1987, was recently named one of the top...
ALL THAT’S FIT: Since taking over The Providence American in 2006, Peter Wells has aimed to include content for people from varying backgrounds, not just blacks. /

Paper’s focus is on the positive

Since the late 1800s, Rhode Island has been home to a number of newspapers aimed at the black community. That tradition continues today with...
I believe the industry needs to be better recognized for [its] economic impact. /

Former RIHTA chairman named to national board

Brian E. Casey has been named to the board of directors for the National Restaurant Association, representing Rhode Island for the 2008 to 2014...

Five Questions With: B. Michael Rauh Jr.

Earlier this month, The Washington Trust Co. opened a new Providence branch in a storefront on Westminster Street. This week, Executive Vice President of...
Wayne Griffith /

Collette names Griffith new online manager

Wayne L. Griffith has been named online manager in the marketing department at Collette Vacations. Griffith will oversee Collette’s Web site, including the development...
FINANCIAL PLANNER GEORGE E. WRIGHT says the current economy climate is worse than any one he's experienced in 25 years. /

Five Questions With: George E. Wright

George E. Wright is celebrating an anniversary. His financial planning business, Diversified Resources LLC, has been operating for 25 years. Wright, a certified financial...

Five Questions With: April Silvestro

The Diabetes Self-Management Program at South County Hospital was recently recognized by the American Diabetes Association for helping educate diabetics to manage their health. Led...
"MY STAFF and I are fundamentally supportive of green design and will continue to look at ways to integrate sustainable design and renewable energy resources into our projects as models," said Carrie M. Marsh, executive director of CommunityWorks RI. /

Five Questions With: Carrie M. Marsh

In November, the board of CommunityWorks RI named Carrie M. Marsh its executive director. Marsh took a few minutes earlier this week to tell...
RIMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR John J. Grady says that streamlining permitting is a key issue. /

RIMA will fight tax increases affecting manufacturers

John J. Grady remains optimistic about the future of manufacturing in Rhode Island, although the executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association certainly...
Here in Rhode Island ... it is easier to problem-solve through relationships and collaboration. /

Correctional group honors DOC director

A.T. Wall, director of the R.I. Department of Corrections, has been named as the Outstanding Director of Corrections for 2008 by the Association of...

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