PBN Award Winners

BUSINESS LEADERS from the region gathered Thursday evening to honor PBN 2019 Business Excellence Awards honorees. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

White, Machtley top honorees at PBN’s 2019 Business Excellence Awards

WARWICK – Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce President Laurie White and Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley were the top honorees at Providence Business...
CHAMBER CHIEF: Laurie White, right, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, talks with Alexandra Rakip, Chamber marketing and events manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Under Laurie White’s guidance, Providence Chamber on right path

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards BUSINESS LEADERSHIP: Laurie White, President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Consistent, forward-thinking, strategically targeted planning, followed by action. Those qualities...
QUICK LEARNER: Ronald K. Machtley acknowledges he didn’t know much about operating an insitution of higher education when he was first hired as president at what was then Bryant College. The school has since become a university. He’s stepping down in May, after 24 years on the job. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Machtley’s influence clear at Bryant and beyond

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP: Ronald K. Machtley, President, Bryant University When Ronald K. Machtley was growing up in Johnstown, Pa., he...
MAKING INTRODUCTIONS: Monica Anderson, Lifespan director of community relations and corporate citizenship, speaks to people attending a Rhode Island Hospital community job fair in October. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Lifespan’s mentoring program part of a different kind of care

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Lifespan Corp. Lifespan corp. came into existence in 1994, when it was founded by Rhode Island...
HEALTHY SMILES: From left, Jamie Oriol, field support coordinator; Samantha Bowen, director of communications and intern Austin Prario discuss their tasks at the American Heart Association of Southern New England in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Local chapter of American Heart Association is pumped to promote culture...

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A NONPROFIT: American Heart Association of Southern New England HEART DISEASE AND STROKE are among the nation’s...
A FITTING MOVE: Denise Chakoian persevered after she was diagnosed with a life-altering illness to become Rhode Island’s first Lagree license holder. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Cancer didn’t prevent Chakoian from reshaping her fitness business

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS: CORE Cycle.Fitness.Lagree Studio ON A TRIP to southern California five years ago, Denise ­Chakoian,...
TEAM LEADER: Anna Johnson, head of school at The Wolf School in East Providence, says a team of teachers and therapists is assigned to classrooms to help students. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

The Wolf School’s model caters to ‘complex learners’

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING: The Wolf School When Ben was a young child, his mother was told he...
STEADY GROWTH: Richard Davia, managing director of creative and branding at (add)ventures, and Carli Kabilyo, assistant director of design and branding, add Post-it notes to a board at the company’s new offices in East Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Multidisciplinary focus on clients keeps (add)ventures consistently growing

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A MIDSIZE COMPANY: (add)ventures It’s been a good three decades for the Providence-based multi­disciplinary brand-culture and communications...

Publisher’s letter

Successful companies tend to share common traits, including strong leadership, committed employees and strong services and products. But keeping the success going, year after year,...
SHOP TALK: Vertikal6 service desk apprentices Steven Walsh, left, and Dylan Herrera share a conversation in the company’s office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Vertikal6 constantly evolving with technology landscape

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A SMALL COMPANY: Vertikal6 THEY SAY big things come in small packages, and that sentiment couldn’t be...
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