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GETTING ALONG: Mary O’Sullivan, owner of Encore Executive and Professional Coaching in North Kingstown, said if a retreat focuses on how to improve teamwork, as an organization, the structure should be as small as possible because dysfunctional teams can still find common ground in a smaller setting. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Retreats can resolve workplace conflicts

Workplace dysfunction takes many forms. Conflicts between co-workers, or between manager and employees, are among the most common.Sometimes, they’re relatively hidden. They show up...
GENOMIC MAPPING: Dr. Barrett Bready is the owner and founder of Nabsys, a bio-science company in Providence that does genomic mapping. The company is planning to put its high-definition DNA mapping instrument up for sale on the commercial market later this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nabsys offers new view of DNA

Figuring out better ways to read and analyze DNA, the so-called building blocks of life, can be a tricky business.But if such a product...
BIG STEP: Marcy Reyes, with some of her students at Central High School in Providence, where she began her Financial Literacy Youth Initiative program. From left, Osury Aponte, Sita Traore, Daniel Gonzalez, Reyes and Ashley Ortiz. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

She’s empowering youths through financial literacy

“I don’t know how to explain it. I had a nagging feeling I was supposed to give birth to something big,” said Marcy Reyes.Reyes...
Bruce Newbury

Rhode Island foodies gladly take the test

Providence and Rhode Island and the foodies who live here are no stranger to testing out new foods. This is not to be confused...
Leslie Taito
Hope Global CEO
Leslie Taito has worn many executive hats in Rhode Island: chief of staff at Hope Global; director of regulatory reform at the R.I. Office of Management and Budget; and CEO of R.I. Manufacturing Extension Services, among others. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Allowing failure can lead to innovation

Leslie Taito | Hope Global CEO Recently, a bright, young employee came to me with an idea to improve a long-standing manufacturing process. He described...

Five Questions With John Hodnett

John Hodnett | President, Lila Delman Real Estate1. How has the company changed in direction, if at all, since you became president in 2018,...
COSMETIC MEDICINE: Anti-Aging & Laser Institute opened in Providence in February. Owner and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Irving Restituyo is pictured with Executive Director Cindy Lang. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where age is just a number

Those interested in cosmetic medical procedures have a new option in Providence.Anti-Aging & Laser Institute opened at 117 Wickenden St. in February. It offers...
BUDGET IMPASSE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the City Council are deadlocked over the fiscal 2020 budget in ways that can be difficult to understand. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

City budget process yields little beyond different sets of reality

The imbroglio of the moment involves the budget for Providence, or rather, the two budgets submitted separately by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the...

GA failure on energy costs us all

The recently ended legislative session let die two bills passed by the Senate, ones that on their face would seem to make strange bedfellows...

New tax regulations for pass-through entities

(Editor’s note: This is part 1 of a two-part column on new tax regulations for pass-through entities. See part 2 here.)As a result of...
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