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Dr. Philip R. Rizzuto, a native New Yorker, 
was recruited to Rhode Island by a large medical practice 25 years ago. He started Providence-based Rizzuto Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery in 2000. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Emphasize your expertise

Dr. Philip R. Rizzuto | Rizzuto Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery owner ‘The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a defining event that reveals the strengths...
Nina Pande founded Providence-based Skills for Rhode Island’s Future in 2016. The nonprofit is dedicated to closing the state’s workforce skills gap. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Hiring? Embrace the nontraditional

Nina Pande | Skills for Rhode Island’s Future executive director Diversity, inclusion and work-life balance are business-critical imperatives that will continue shaping hiring practices as...
Agueda Del Borgo co-founded Providence’s Places & Spaces Realty in 2007. She began serving as the Realtors association’s 2022 president in November.

Teamwork drives success

Agueda Del Borgo | Places & Spaces Realty LLC broker owner Rhode Island Association of Realtors president Perspective matters. Although real estate is often a...
Sonya Janigian opened Sonya’s Clothing in 1983 in downtown Providence. A second shop opened in Cranston in 1991. The Providence shop closed a year later. Sonya’s has been located on Oaklawn Avenue since 2005.

Connect with loyal clients

Sonya Janigian | Sonya’s Clothing owner Being in the retail sector for over 38 years, we have faced many challenges. None has been as impactful as...
Elizabeth “Betty” Robson
J.F. Moran Co. CEO and president
Betty Robson was named CEO and president of J.F. Moran Co. in 2015. She has more than 40 years of experience in international trade working in the family-owned and operated Smithfield business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Relationships key to supply chains

Before the pandemic, most consumers and many businesses were blissfully unaware of the steps involved in getting toilet paper into the supermarket. Today, everyone...
Michael Falvey
Falvey Insurance Group CEO and president 
Michael Falvey started the business as Falvey Cargo Underwriting in 1995. The North Kingstown-based company has grown from a two-person operation to become one of the top five providers of cargo insurance in the United States. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fight for your culture

Michael Falvey | Falvey Insurance Group CEO and president Socialization is an integral part of the Falvey Insurance Group culture. However, when we were sent...
Betty Galligan started East Providence-based Newberry Public Relations and Marketing Inc. in 1997. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Know your finances

Betty Galligan | Newberry Public Relations and Marketing Inc. founder and president No one taught me how to run my business. I had to figure...
Diane C. Fournaris in July was named state director for the R.I. Small Business Development Center at the University of Rhode Island. She previously served as associate state director of the program. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Develop a response plan

Diane C. Fournaris | R.I. Small Business Development Center state director Like the small-business owners we counsel, the R.I. Small Business Development Center prepared as...
Evan Smith
Discover Newport CEO and president
Evan Smith joined Discover Newport in 1990 and was promoted to CEO and president in 2005.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Keep marketing

Evan Smith | Discover Newport CEO and president For most travel and hospitality companies the question about how to effectively market their services during the...
Kathleen Breen Combes joined Festival Ballet Providence as executive director in 2019, following a long dance career that included serving as principal dancer with Boston Ballet. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Set the highest of standards

Kathleen Breen Combes | Festival Ballet Providence executive director My 19-year career as a professional dancer taught me a lot. Now, as an executive and...

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