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Kidder named Chamber Executive of the Year for New England

RICK KIDDER, president and CEO of the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce, has been selected by a committee of his peers from five states to...

Business Best-Sellers Jan. 12, 2018

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the WorldTimothy FerrissThe ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book – a compilation of advice from more than...
CONTAMINANT FREE: Paul Cicillini, carrier for Crystal Springs Water Co., delivers water to the apartment of Natalie Drozhzhin in Providence. Customers are willing to pay monthly for delivery of drinking water they know is free of contaminants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lead in old water lines and housing is a looming health...

The mailed notifications to Providence Water customers have arrived consistently over the past several years, alerting them of the presence of elevated levels of...
NEW DIGS: Jennifer Shaheen, founder and president of Technology Therapy Group LLC, began the company in New York but recently opened a new location in Lincoln and added team members. From left, Tom DiGrazia (standing), creative director; Tyler Smith, software engineer; Shaheen; Courtney Dumont, digital strategist; and Zack Cote, software ­engineer. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. roots intact, Shaheen’s company poised for reincarnation

There are companies that start in smaller, some may say less-glamorous, states such as Rhode Island, grow and move on to the Big Apple...
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Five Questions With Anne Marie Johnson

Anne Marie Johnson | President, Claflin Co.1. Is Rhode Island a good place to grow jobs? Why or why not? We have a beautiful...
SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION: David Osborne joined Virgin Pulse following the company’s acquisitions of GCC and ShapeUp, and as CEO led the successful integration of the three organizations. Part of that success is due to building a culture that helps employees grow, perform at their best and develop their expertise. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘Focus on the people already working for you’

As CEO of Virgin Pulse, David Osborne is responsible for streamlining, optimizing and scaling the company as it solidifies its position as the largest...
ROOM TO GROW: Scott Jensen, director of the state Department of Labor and Training, and Miellette ­McFarlane, interim program director, say when it comes to potential areas for job growth, the state’s strength is in defense manufacturing, with cybersecurity also a great opportunity for growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘[Government] has to move at the speed of business’

Real Jobs RI is a central job-training program created under the state Department of Labor and Training in 2016. It is a demand-driven, workforce...
EASY ACCESS: Ryan Alan Lax, owner of Warwick-based financial-planning and life insurance firm Lax & Co., offers his clients ease of access via a phone application through Lion Street, a nationwide partnership group based in Texas. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Team approach to financial planning

People want to access all facets of life on their phones.That’s according to Ryan Alan Lax, owner of Lax & Co., who says his...
MCINNES MCLANE LLP, a law firm based in Worcester, Mass., that specializes in intellectual property, opened a new office in Providence, in late November.

McInnes McLane opens new office in Shakespeare Hall in Providence

PROVIDENCE – McInnes McLane LLP, a law firm based in Worcester, Mass., that specializes in intellectual property, in late November established a new office in Providence, on...
THE REPUBLICAN TAX OVERHAUL will result in significantly different effective tax rates in a number of industries.

What largest tax overhaul in 30 years means for companies

NEW YORK – The impact of the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades will spread far and wide starting next year,...
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