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PAUL A. Doughty, right, president of Local 799 International Association of Firefighters in Providence, speaks with a firefighter at the Providence Public Safety Complex. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should R.I. police, firefighters live in-state?

A House-passed bill would eliminate a statewide requirement that police and firefighters live in Rhode Island.Supporters of 2017-H 5351 say changes could improve the...
PERSONAL TOUCH: Mickey Silva, owner of hockey-stick manufacturer ZEAL Hockey, paints a stick in his Providence facility. The company sells, finishes and customizes 14 stick-blade shapes in a variety of colors, graphics, decals and performance coatings. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Providence company offers customized hockey sticks

Youths, ages 25-plus targeted Mickey Silva played club ice hockey at Amherst College, and was always intrigued by the engineering and marketing behind the fast-paced...
ORIGINAL RECIPE: Owner Tracey Cinelli prepares a fresh beverage in her Skyroc Brewery facility in Attleboro. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Home-brew kit leads to Attleboro business

A decade ago, when Tracey Cinelli gifted a home-brew kit to her husband for Father’s Day, little did she know it would lead to...
FITNESS VETERAN: Jay Wagnon, area developer, and Lori Snietka, director of sales and operations, at Orangetheory Fitness in Cranston. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Jay Wagnon

The Pitch: Orangetheory Fitness is quite simply the best one-hour workout in the country – members see amazing results because our scientifically based workout...
Mark Correia, CEO of Preventure, began his career in corporate health and well-being right out of college. He joined Preventure in 2003, and today he focuses on its people and the workplace, much like the company does in its products and services. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Find success by putting people first

RIGHT out of college, I joined a fitness startup called Healthtrax. The culture there was driven by results and personal development. They invested in...

Wearing down sanctuary cities

Supporters of the sanctuary movement around the U.S. believe they have morality on their side. The deportation regime unleashed by President Donald Trump is...

Making good jobs a promise in R.I.

When I was a kid, 12 years of education – a high school degree – was enough to get a solid job with a...

Work-life balance

How often do you check email or do work from home outside of normal business hours? Daily 100% A few times per week 0% On occasion 0% Never...
RICHARD CULATTA, the chief innovation officer for Rhode Island, is leaving his position next month.

Innovate jobs, not funding

Richard Culatta’s decision to resign as Rhode Island’s first chief innovation officer gives the administration an opportunity to correct a mistake made the first...

No raise? It’s not you

The kind of company you work for makes a big difference to your chances of getting raises, new research has found.This adds to growing...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick