Financial Services

IlluminOss Medical gets $0.9M financing

TIVERTON – IlluminOss Medical Inc. has secured $925,000 of a $2.68 million Series A financing round led by Foundation Medical Partners, according to a...

Even small companies seeking to protect data

UNICOM, a Woonsocket-based computer technology consulting company, was recently approached by a client concerned about the costs it would incur if its e-mail communications...

Continuity plans seen as crucial

The pitch from business continuity planning experts is simple: Companies need to prepare so they can minimize the amount of lost business in the...

Wickford PR firm specializes in preparedness

Eric Cote had no idea when he and partner Ken D’Ambrosio set out to start a communications firm eight years ago that they’d develop...

Banks set up multi-level recovery systems

If Hurricane Katrina taught those in financial services anything, it was that no level of disaster preparedness is too great. From losing one branch...

Making it easier to take help from businesses

A little boy was dead from encephalitis, two others had gotten sick, and a fourth had meningitis. There was no apparent connection, but such...
DURING A VISIT earlier this month to Long Beach, Miss., President George W. Bush speaks with, from left, Patty Steagall, Shannon Orr and her son Matthew, and Judy Dill.  /

SBA has learned its lessons from Katrina

As a businessman appointed last summer to take over a much-criticized federal agency, coming to Washington has been an education. A central lesson after...

Businesses find flood insurance costly, crucial

At Hope Global in Cumberland, no one mentions the “f-word”: flood. During the downpours in October 2005, the company’s 300,000-square-foot office was awash...
RICHARD DUMONT, owner of R.N.D. Builders in Seekonk, had to drop everything to serve a year-long tour in Iraq with the R.I. Army National Guard. Above, he works on a house his company is building in Cumberland. /

Paying a price for their service

Richard Dumont was in the process of building two houses and one home addition in November 2003 when he received notification of his deployment...
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Bills would narrow gaps in premiums

An alliance of businesses and consumer advocates is pushing for a major overhaul of Rhode Island’s small-group health insurance market, promoting legislation that would...
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