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RBS CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP'S Chairman and CEO Ellen Alemany earned the No. 4 spot on American Banker's 2012 list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. / COURTESY AMERICAN BANKER

Citizens’ Alemany named 4th-most powerful woman in banking

PROVIDENCE – Ellen Alemany, chairman and CEO of RBS Citizens Financial Group Inc., has been recognized as one of The 25 Most Powerful Women...

Loyalty is a recipe for growth

In an age of digital discovery and social media, here’s something that more and more local businesses are learning: Existing customers can be one...
DR. KATHLEEN HITTNER is retiring Oct. 17 as the result of a management reorganization being put in place by Lifespan president and CEO, Dr. Timothy J. Babineau. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Hittner to retire as part of Lifespan reorganization

PROVIDENCE – As a result of reorganization of the senior management structure at Lifespan, Dr. Kathleen Hittner, senior vice president of community health and...

Your sales voice: What is it saying to you?

I was recently at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., giving a seminar sponsored by Sales & Marketing Executives International. I had an informal logistics...
BAG IT: Lucas Flavin bags groceries at Shaw’s supermarket in Barrington. The store is phasing out the use of plastic bags. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Shaw’s plans to eliminate plastic bags in Barrington

If one of the largest supermarket chains in New England won’t defend the plastic shopping bag from environmental attack, who will? With Barrington poised to...
SCIENCE TEACHER JESSICA WATERS from Beacon Charter High School for the Arts was selected as the 2013 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. / COURTESY JESSICA WATERS

Beacon Charter educator named R.I. Teacher of the Year

(Updated, Friday, Sept. 21, 11 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – Jessica Waters, a science teacher at Woonsocket’s Beacon Charter High School for the Arts, has been selected...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY has named Edesia founder Navyn Salem its 2012 New England Businesswoman of the Year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bryant names Salem businesswoman of ’12

SMITHFIELD – Edesia founder and executive director Navyn Salem will receive the 2012 New England Businesswoman of the Year award later this week at...
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