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PBN Award Winners

WEIGHING IN: Leaders of Bank of America’s many diversity resource groups meet at the company’s East Providence Call Center on Pawtucket Avenue. From left are: Aaron J. Brown, co-chair, Disability Advocacy Network; Jessica Hutchinson, community volunteers chair; Amanda Fournier, of the Disability Advocacy Network; Ashley Sanchez, chair, Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership & Advancement; David Tobin, of the Inter-Generational Employee Network; Zankhana Bateman, of Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development for Women; Alexander Pirri, of the Inter-Generational Employee Network and financial center manager of the Bristol office; Ana C. Mendez, of the Black Professional Group; Sean Dagesse, senior vice president, Rhoden Island market manager, enterprise business and engagement; and Anny Robert, of the Asian Leadership Network. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Myriad sources, perspectives build Bank of America’s workforce

FINANCIAL SERVICES Bank of America Corp.Bank of America CORP. recognizes that the diversity of its employees and an inclusive workspace are the keys to...
team culture: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage CEO Larry Keefe speaks to sales staff during a morning meeting at the company’s East Providence office. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Starkweather & Shepley growing fast, looking out for clients’ best interests

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a large company: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.In January, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. will celebrate...
A RICH, AND NOW PROSPEROUS HISTORY: From left, Tom Parrish, executive director; Meg Donnelly, cutter/draper; Curt Columbus, artistic director; and Amanda Downing Carney, costume shop director, review costumes for the upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol.”   
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELeY

Trinity Rep educates, stimulates on road to fiscal security

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a midsize company: Trinity Repertory CompanyFounded in 1963 and housed in a former vaudeville space, Trinity Repertory Company...
MONEY MATTERS: From left, Roxana Mercado and Ellie Parada, Capital Good Fund loan officers, and Andy Posner, founder and CEO, discuss strategies for helping clients navigate debt and personal finance at the company’s office in Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELeY

Capital Good Fund blazing trails out of poverty

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Overall excellence at a small company: Capital Good FundWith nearly one-half of the U.S. population unable to tap $400 in savings...
COMFORT ZONE: From left, Nick, adopted in 2015, and Matt St. Germain are among the many families Adoption Rhode Island has helped.
 / COURTESY ADOPTION RHODE ISLAND/
MATT ST. GERMAIN

Adoption Rhode Island securing safe homes, stable futures for adoptive children...

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a social service agency: Adoption Rhode IslandFor 34 years, Adoption Rhode Island has been focused on permanently placing...
HELPING HANDS: From left, Erin Cox, program officer; Cindy Larson, deputy director; Jeanne Cola, executive director; Megan Ressler, program assistant; and Deanna Bruno, program assistant, at LISC’s Providence office.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


LISC fosters relationships to build stronger communities in Rhode Island

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a Nonprofit: Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode IslandJeanne Cola says she has the best job in Rhode Island at...
ACTIVE LEARNING: From left, Sherry Lee L., fourth-grader at Veterans Elementary School; Mabel G., sixth-grader at Calcutt Middle School; Isabella R., seventh-grader at The Learning Community; Javier Centeno, co-founder, coach and director of soccer for Project GOAL; Carolina S., fifth-grader at The International Charter School; Gabriela N., fifth-grader at ICS; Christopher G., fifth-grader at ICS; and Julia M., fourth-grader at ICS. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Project GOAL inspires academic, athletic achievement

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence in Education and Learning: Project GOAL Inc.The phrase “having multiple balls in the air” can mean having many opportunities...
A HEALTHY EDUCATION: William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School seniors in the health careers program, front, from left, Claudia Tomczyk, Cortny Botelho, and back, from left, Emily-Rose Furtado and Destiny Torres, learn the technical skills required in many parts of the health care industry.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Davies tailors its educational offerings to the needs of R.I.’s economy

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence in workforce development : William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High SchoolStudents attending William M. Davies Jr. Career &...
DILIGENT DUO: From left, sisters Gail Almeida Parella and Lisa Almeida Sienkiewicz in their store, Gil’s Appliances in Bristol. The two have worked to modernize the store and make it an integral part of the community. 
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Sister team works Gil’s Appliances into a modern community niche

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a women-owned business: Gil’s AppliancesSisters Gail Almeida Parella and Lisa Almeida Sienkiewicz take pride in the fact that...
FOCUSED ON CUSTOMER SUCCESS: From left, Daniel Mercado, digital printing tech, and Renaud Megard, CEO, consult on a printing job in the design studio at Namplates For Industry Corp. in New Bedford.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Megard weaves three companies into NFI to achieve growing success

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence in entrepreneurship: Renaud Megard president & CEO, Nampelates for Industry Corp.Renaud Megard is skilled at recognizing opportunity and making...
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