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Elizabeth Catucci last September was named CEO and president of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. She succeeded longtime Chamber leader John C. Gregory. The former director of marketing and business development for PKF O’Connor Davies LLP, Catucci also served on the Chamber’s board of directors for four years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Know your ‘why’

Elizabeth Catucci | Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce CEO and president I have had the opportunity to work with many different types of leaders...
CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP: Bob Romano, president of Coutu Bros. Movers, purchased the business in 2000 and recently expanded with the acquisition of MGM Express Movers. / PBN PHOTO / RUPERT WHITELEY

Buying competitor a bold move for Coutu Bros.

The beginnings of Bob Romano’s ownership of a moving and storage company weren’t auspicious. His only truck broke down on its first delivery. “Very first...
After co-owning her medical billing and practice management consulting firm Comprehensive Practice Management Services Inc. for over 15 years, Sylvestre assumed sole ownership in 2018. Under her leadership, the company rebranded as Grey Ledge Medical Management and is now positioned for regional growth. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Find the time to learn

Julie Sylvestre | Grey Ledge Medical Management owner and president Time— no one has enough of it. In business, available time decreases each day. As...

Metal Supermarkets opens first R.I. franchise location in Warwick

WARWICK – Metal Supermarkets has expanded to Rhode Island, opening its latest franchise store at 177 Chestnut St. in Warwick, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported...
THE FORMER Park View apartments, located at 31 Parade St., Providence, will be renovated into 12 apartments. The project was approved for $1 million in Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits. / COURTESY ARMORY REVIVAL COMPANY.

R.I. Commerce Corp. authorizes credits, incentives for 6 projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. has authorized incentives to encourage several employers to expand operations in the state, as well as tax credits...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha announced Tuesday that 19 contractors are facing charges for not complying with a final order from the R.I. Contractors' Registration and Licensing Board involving poor construction work. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL

19 contractors charged for failing to comply with CRLB order involving...

PROVIDENCE – Nineteen total contractors are facing charges for failing to comply with a final order from the R.I. Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board...
Don Nokes is a 40-year veteran of the information technology industry. He founded NetCenergy in 2003 with Dan Charland. In 2016, with their team of 35 employees, they reengineered their business model, catering to professional services and medical providers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Letting go

Don Nokes | NetCenergy LLC co-founder and president As business leaders or managers, many of us have experienced positive business growth and refinement of our...
LEADERSHIP CHANGE: Joseph D’Alesio, left, president and chief operating officer, and Frank Romeo, CEO, recently took on new roles at BETA Group in Lincoln. The planning firm has lent engineering, construction, design and other services to numerous infrastructure projects throughout Rhode Island and New England. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

BETA Group has engineered a change

One year after moving into a more spacious building, BETA Group Inc. is absorbing another change that became official at the start of 2020. The...
THE OCEAN HOUSE and its restaurant, COAST, were each given the 2020 AAA Five Diamond designation for lodging and dining, respectively, AAA Northeast announced Wednesday. / COURTESY THE OCEAN HOUSE

Ocean House, COAST restaurant receive AAA’s Five Diamond designation

PROVIDENCE – The Ocean House and COAST restaurant each received the 2020 AAA Five Diamond Rating, AAA Northeast announced Wednesday. The 72-room hotel, which first received...
STEADY GROWTH: Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyard in Portsmouth, with her son Bill Wilson, the operations manager. Parker Wilson says the vineyard has seen steady growth in its seasonal tasting and events business, a function of increasing interest in agritourism and the “eat local” movement. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN survey: In election year, more R.I. companies say no to...

Rhode Island businesspeople have revived their optimism about the future of the state economy, but they appear reluctant to back up their improved outlook...

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