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The gift of normalcy

David Piccerelli | Rhode Island PBS president Leading a complex and dynamic organization such as Rhode Island PBS through the pandemic has been nothing short of...
Mark Torok
Anchor Physical Therapy 
owner and founder
U.S. Navy veteran Mark Torok opened Anchor Physical Therapy, an orthopedic and sports outpatient clinic, in 2017. The South Kingstown clinic is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2022 Rhode Island veteran-owned small business of the year.

Persistence pays off

Mark Torok Anchor Physical Therapy 
owner and founder
 I signed a new lease to triple the size of Anchor Physical Therapy in January 2020. By...
Rep. David Cicilline has represented Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District since 2011. He’s chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary’s subcommittee on antitrust issues, serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, chairs the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus and is vice chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Cicilline previously served two terms as mayor of Providence and four terms in the R.I. House of Representatives.

Listen to find consensus

Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-R.I. As we get back to a life that looks more like Rhode Island pre-COVID, our workplaces – and co-workers –...
Yesenia Rubio opened Notes Coffee Co. in Pawtucket in July 2020. Nine months later, she left a corporate marketing job to give her full attention to growing the business. / COURTESY BRITTANNY TAYLOR

Take a chance on yourself

Yesenia Rubio | Notes Coffee Co. owner My parents came to this country in search of better opportunities. To them, landing a corporate job that paid well,...
Steve Duvel joined Gilbane Building Co. in 1997 as an office engineer based in Houston. He relocated to Rhode Island in 2000 and rose through the ranks. In 2019, he was promoted to division leader for New England. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The importance of belonging

Steve Duvel | Gilbane Building Co. New England division leader, senior vice president Much has been said recently about the value of diversity and inclusion in...
Peter A. Mello joined Waterfire Providence in 2011. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Turn uncertainty into opportunity

Peter A. Mello | Waterfire Providence co-CEO and managing director In January 2020, we were preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary since the first WaterFire lighting and...

Young workers prize balance

Douglas H. Sherman | New England Institute of Technology senior vice president and provost There has been a lot of discussion about the “Great Resignation,” which includes baby...
Craig Pickell has been the principal and CEO of Bullard Abrasives for more than 20 years. Bullard Abrasives was founded in 1927 in Westborough, Mass., and relocated to Lincoln, R.I., in 2006. Marvel Abrasives Products of Chicago was acquired in 2014 and relocated to Lincoln in 2017.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

To motivate, inspire

Craig A. Pickell | Bullard Abrasives, Inc. and Marvel Abrasive Products LLC CEO and president; Rhode Island Manufacturers Association chairman MOTIVATION! One of my most compelling...
In 2016, Kaitlyn Szczupak took over S&S Transmissions and Auto Repair Inc., after her father, Scott, died unexpectedly. Looking to expand the business, she moved it from Portsmouth to Tiverton in 2019.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Partner with competitors

Kaitlyn Szczupak | S&S Transmissions and Auto Repair Inc. owner One aspect of successfully expanding and growing a business that may be overlooked is creating relationships...
Mark Fuller was named chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in August 2021. He previously served as interim chancellor at UMass Dartmouth, as the vice chancellor for advancement at UMass Amherst and as dean of the Isenberg School of Management. / COURTESY SCOTT INDERMAUR

In-person interaction essential

Mark Fuller | University of Massachusetts Dartmouth chancellor There have been a lot of lessons learned through the pandemic that we will carry into the future,...

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