Sunday, July 14, 2024


One Last Thing

Learning breeds success

We are fortunate to have world-class businesses here in Rhode Island, and their quality gives us tremendous opportunities to learn. Study your competitors and understand...
Residential Properties Ltd. co-founder, President and CEO Sally E Lapides is a pioneer in her industry, in no small measure because her company evolves with the times, a theme Lapides expands on below. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Adapt for success

When Liz Chace and I opened Residential Properties Ltd. in November 1981, everyone thought we were crazy. Interest rates were 17 percent and real...
As CEO of the Providence-based energy-optimization software company Utilidata, and with more than 20 years experience in the energy and technology industries, Scott DePasquale shares some advice for startups looking to get to that next level. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Locate for place, people and partners

We brought Utilidata to Rhode Island because it offered the right space, talent and partners. Here's how we approached a few key decisions. »...
Todd Blount, leader of Blount Fine Foods since 2000, is on a roll. He was just named the 2015 PBN Manufacturing Awards program honoree for Leadership and Strategy. The company's nearly 60 percent growth since 2011 is the result of a methodical approach to innovation and investment, keyed on the three steps he outlines below. / v

Building for ?the long term

Can your company succeed over the long term? DuPont was founded in July 1802 as a gunpowder mill before it became the massive chemical company...
For two years running Providence-based Swipely has been named one of PBN's Best Places to Work. In 2013 Forbes Magazine named the firm, founded in 2009 by Angus Davis, one of "America's Most Promising Companies." Davis, PBN's 2010 Innovator of the Year, shares some insights on how to make smart decisions. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Committing to decisions

Success depends on smart decisions. Yet often, we avoid decisions that challenge the status quo. Over my business career, I've learned several lessons on...
Atrion's Tim Hebert has had quite a run: winner in PBN's 2012 Business Excellence Awards program for leadership; No. 1 Best Place To Work and No. 3 spot on the Fastest-Growing Companies list for big companies in 2014. He shares some of what he has learned along the way. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Set big goals to make big gains

When I was 4 years old, I found a ginormous rock in the woods. It became my superhero headquarters, the place I dreamt of...
More than four decades as an executive in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds have taught Anne M. Nolan a thing or two about people. Recognized as an Industry Leader in PBN's 2011 Business Women Awards program, she shares key attributes that every leader should internalize. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Qualities that make all the difference

Anne M. Nolan Crossroads Rhode Island, president and CEO AFTER 30 years in the private sector and another 14 at a nonprofit, it is clear to...

Looking forward, authentically

As president of Bank of America in Rhode Island, and with a very active philanthropic profile — he was the initial recipient of PBN’s...
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