David Caprio /

Children’s Friend has new executive director

David Caprio has been named executive director of Children's Friend, Rhode Island's oldest nonprofit child welfare organization, succeeding Lenette Azzi-Lessing. He joined Children's Friend...
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<i>Lead with poise, not with noise</i>

Grace under pressure — what an important attribute for anyone aspiring to be in a leadership role. I was researching the topic when I...

New faces abound in city’s hotel management ranks

Editor's Note: This story ran on the front page of our Feb. 12 issue, but due to a technical glitch, the story did not...

Kent Hospital teams up with Cancer Society

WARWICK – Kent Hospital and the American Cancer Society's New England Division have signed a pact to collaborate on several initiatives, including education programs...
Larry Butts /

Larry Butts

Larry Butts recently joined Coffee Express Ltd. as a route sales representative. He will work with existing customers and new office accounts. He previously...
DAVID AND MARK EXTER, of S & W Television & Appliance Co., are taking on the big retail stores like Wal-Mart and Best Buy, not only with their prices, but with the personal touches the big stores can't provide. /

Who’s afraid of the big-box stores?

S & W Television & Appliance Co. BUSINESS TYPE: Independent appliance retailer OWNER: Mark Exter LOCATION: 2735 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence EMPLOYEES: Seven full-time, two part-time (including owner) YEAR FOUNDED: 1946 ANNUAL...

Avoiding problems with OSHA

It's wise to be wary of Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements that apply to small business. OSHA's role is to get small...
BRIAN P. STERN, executive director of the R.I. Department of Administration, will become the governor's chief of staff March 1. /

Carcieri names Brian Stern as new chief of staff

Gov. Donald L. Carcieri yesterday named Brian P. Stern his new chief of staff, effective March 1. He replaces Jeffrey Grybowski, who...

N.E. Fiberoptic Council offers scholarships

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The New England Fiberoptic Council (NEFC), a regional professional organization promoting the photonics and fiber-optics industry, today announced it will...

Genesis Center seeks nominees for immigrant awards

PROVIDENCE – The Genesis Center, a provider of literacy and job training, today announced it is seeking nominees for a new immigrant awards program. The...
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