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NEW ARRANGEMENTS: Newport Yachting Center Office Manager Leanne Arsenault, left, is no longer using her regular office desk. Now she greets visitors from a makeshift desk at the door with a plexiglass shield. At right is Carter Fisher, Newport Yachting Center dock master. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Office alternations: Pandemic reshaping the workplace as employees begin returning

The community candy dish in the office is gone. So is the team lunch, the over-the-desk conversation and people ­rushing into a crowded elevator. As...
IN A BUNCH: Cooley Group’s sales and customer service team gather virtually to collaborate on a new market opportunity. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: New reality for sales team

(Editor’s note: This is the eighth installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...
Warwick-based Vertikal6 was formed in 2015 following the merger of Atrion SMB and RhodeOne Technology Solutions. CEO Rick Norberg, who founded RhodeOne as a one-man shop in 2002, now leads a 50-person team focused on helping organizations elevate their technology. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Find strength in company culture

Rick Norberg | Vertikal6 CEO Through all the uncertainties of today, the bonds that hold our communities together have proven to be unwavering and stronger...

Phase II reopening

Is your company in alignment with the state’s Phase II guidelines for reopening? Yes: 100% No: 0% Will your company be returning up to 33% of the...
THE DOJ has reached a settlement with ChemArt folloing an investigation of a complaint of a discriminatory hiring practice and retaliation. AP FILE PHOTO/J. DAVID AKE

ChemArt settles with DOJ over discrimination and retaliation complaint

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with ChemArt Co., a Rhode Island-based manufacturing company, over claims of discrimination and...
CLASSES IN SESSION: Stacy Sadlier, human resources director at Seven Stars Bakery LLC, says when the bakery was forced to lay off many of its workers during the shutdown, some employees lost access to English-learning courses. They have now resumed in a distance-learning format. The bakery hopes to recall its workers by the end of June. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Training on core skills still crucial in crisis

While many workforce-development initiatives in Rhode Island are aimed at training people in highly skilled labor, such as pipefitting and computer-assisted manufacturing, others seek...
CROSS-TRAINED: Cooley research and development team members Peter Charpentier, left, and Art Menezes perform experiments on a new Cooley geomembrane technology. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: R&D altered in time of crisis

(Editor’s note: This is the seventh installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...
DETERMINED: Community College of Rhode Island graduate David Mota is interviewing for a position as a vascular intervention radiographer at Rhode Island Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Health care students charging into action

David Mota puts his phone away to eliminate the temptation to touch it before he slips into a medical gown. Positioning his goggles just...
SOCIAL IMPACT: Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Dana Alexander Nolfe has exponentially increased the health care practice’s presence on social media since she started with RIMI in April 2018. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MEDICaL

Alexander Nolfe helps build R.I. Medical Imaging’s brand while brightens its...

C-SUITE AWARDS 2020 CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, LARGE PRIVATE COMPANY: Dana Alexander Nolfe | Rhode Island Medical Imaging Inc. IF NUMBERS INFORM AN IMAGE, Dana Alexander...

The challenges of reopening

Is your company feeling challenged by the process of reopening? Yes: 60% No: 20% We have been operating throughout the pandemic: 20% What challenges is your company facing?...

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