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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 School Students 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 Appliances Sisters 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...
FAMILY MEETING: Marc Perlman, left, speaks during a recent Ocean State Job Lot owners meeting at the company’s North Kingstown headquarters. Also attending are, from left, John Conforti, Richard Portno, Alan Perlman and Steve Aronow.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Ocean State Job Lot families foster workforce community culture

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a family-owned business: Ocean State Job Lot With an office in China and 133 stores in New England, it may...
DYNAMIC DIRECTION: Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University, in the Bruhn Room in the university’s John Hay Library. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Paxson charts Brown’s future in collaborative effort

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Business leadership: Christina H. Paxson, president, Brown University Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University since 2012, knows “you can’t just do...
DEVOTED LEADER: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, right, sees service as not just his profession but as a way of life he is passing along to his children, as it was passed on to him as a boy. Babineau speaks with David Levesque, media relations, Lifespan. 
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Babineau’s early years guide service-oriented work, leadership

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Corporate citizenship: Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, president and CEO, Lifespan Corp. When it comes to creating a career, sometimes family influence is...
PITCHING IN: From left, National Grid Rhode Island employees Walter Palmer and Chelsea Perkins help paint a room at a homeless shelter for the Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket on Oct. 19. National Grid employees volunteer their time for a variety of causes throughout the state.
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National Grid empowers employees’ community service

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Community involvement: National Grid Rhode Island National Grid Rhode Island dives right in when it comes to community service – or at...
OLD SCHOOL: From left, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s Chief Financial Officer Mark Stewart, Melissa Cummings, chief customer officer, and Dr. Matt Collins, vice president of clinical integration, discuss upcoming enrollment at the company’s East Providence Your Blue Store. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELeY

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island blends old and...

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at an enterprise company: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, a...

Publisher’s Letter

Leaders in today’s business world are required to master skills across many disciplines. But perhaps none is so important as the ability to build...

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