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One Last Thing

Rick Simone founded EGN LLC, a consulting firm for marketing, public relations and event production, in 2012. He’s served as executive director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association since 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Lead with optimism

Rick Simone  | EGN LLC president; Federal Hill Commerce Association executive director Never in my career have I spent so much time on crisis management. The...
Designer Susan Mocarski founded Providence-based Cleverhood LLC in 2010. The outerwear company designs and sells high-performance rain capes internationally. / COURTESY CLEVERHOOD LLC

Develop a business network

Susan Mocarski | Cleverhood LLC founder and owner During COVID-19, cities have adapted, people are biking and walking more. From Providence to Paris, cities have...
Kathie Mahoney in September was named center director of the Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nonprofit under the auspices of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation. She previously served in 
a similar role for MassMEP. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Get ready for what’s next

Kathie Mahoney | Polaris MEP center director During the pandemic, the manufacturing community has proven again that it is a key resource for driving growth...
David Almonte co-founded FountainHead RI in 2016. The Exeter-based nonprofit helps future business and community leaders identify ways to lead, innovate and collaborate. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Lead from the balcony

David Almonte | FountainHead RI co-founder and president “We’re living in a world of uncertainty” might be the understatement of the century. We hear this...
Scott Fraser is CEO and president of the Rhode Island Health Care Association, a trade group representing 64 nursing homes in the state.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Lead the charge toward change

Scott Fraser | CEO and president, Rhode Island Health Care Association Stepping into this role 22 months ago, no one could have imagined that helping...
Madalyn Ciampi in September became the first executive director of Providence Promise. The nonprofit, parent-driven organization was founded in 2018 and supports the post-secondary aspirations of Providence children and their families. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Keep staff well-being in focus

Madalyn Ciampi | Providence Promise executive director The COVID-19 crisis has impacted nearly every aspect of life, and the roles of many nonprofits have grown...
Brian Britson 
Amgen Rhode Island 
site vice president  
Brian Britson in August was named vice president of site operations for Amgen Inc.’s biomanufacturing site in West Greenwich. He succeeded Thomas Seewoester, who moved on to a new role with the California-based company. / COURTESY Amgen Rhode Island

Engage and stay flexible

In today’s environment, it is incredibly important to recognize how our world – and the workplace – is changing. Like many businesses, we have...
Willa Kammerer is president of Firestarter Interactive, a Providence-based film and storytelling agency that she founded in 2014.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Our stories can help us connect

Willa Kammerer | Firestarter Interactive president In the past six months, our story has changed. All of our stories. In March we had just begun planning...

Breathe, adapt and overcome

Adam Batchelder Owner and executive chef, Smoke & Squeal BBQ The pandemic has tested all facets of business, from large to small, Wall Street to Main...
Mark Preble in July was named acting chancellor and chief operating officer of 
the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He previously served as the university’s vice chancellor for human resources. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Help employees engage, grow

Mark Preble | Acting chancellor and chief operating officer, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth I recently attended a meeting where a team was discussing a very...

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