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2018 Business Excellence Award Program

November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$130 – $189
H. JOHN KEIMIG, CEO and president of Healthcentric Advisors, and Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, the president and chief operating officer of The Washington Trust Co., have received the top individual honors in Providence Business News' 16th Business Excellence Awards program.

Thank you to everyone who attended, all our sponsors and congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

  • Business Leadership Award – Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University
  • Corporate Citizenship – Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, president & CEO of Lifespan Corp.
  • Excellence at an Enterprise Company: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Excellence at a Large Company: Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc.
  • Excellence at a Mid-Size Company: Trinity Repertory Company
  • Excellence at a Small Company: Capital Good Fund
  • Community Involvement: National Grid Rhode Island
  • Excellence at a Social Service Agency: Adoption Rhode Island
  • Excellence at a Nonprofit: Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode Island
  • Entrepreneurship: Renaud Megardpresident & CEO, NFI Corp.
  • Education & Learning: Project GOAL Inc.
  • Family-owned Business: Ocean State Job Lot
  • Workforce Development: William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School
  • Women-owned Business: Gil’s Appliances

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Partner Sponsors

COX BUSINESS is acquiring RapidScale, a California-based managed-services provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.



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