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BRANCH DEVOTEE: Sandra J. Pattie, the CEO and president of BankNewport, says the in-person experience at branches will remain a key part of the community bank’s strategy despite the pandemic pushing many customers to digital platforms. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Banking’s biggest challenge in 2021: Uncertainty

Sandra J. Pattie serves as CEO and president of BankNewport, a position she has held since 2012. She is the first female CEO in...
THE R.I. BOARD of Education approved Thursday increases of tuition and fees for Community College of Rhode Island, pictured, and Rhode Island College. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. education board approves tuition increases for CCRI, RIC

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Board of Education on Thursday signed off on proposed tuition increases for both the Community College of Rhode Island and...
DOING MORE WITH LESS: With a lean staff, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island focuses on its mission through advocacy, grant-making, informal education sessions and intensive grassroots training.

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island addresses barriers and breaks through them

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Nonprofit: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island FOR KELLY NEVINS, executive director of Providence-based Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the organization’s...
IMMEDIATE ACCESS: Dr. Edward McGookin, chief medical officer for Coastal Medical Inc., will soon be able to submit patient data in real time to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, rather than the two to three weeks it takes for a claim to be processed, thanks to an electronic medical records system the insurer is rolling out with Coastal. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

DATA MINING: More companies find value in once-overlooked info

John Sullivan starts each workday logging on to his company’s Tableau account. With a few clicks in the data-visualization program, Sullivan, who serves as BankNewport’s...

CCRI sees gains in graduation rates

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island’s two-year and three-year graduation rates are higher than the national average for community colleges, according to...
NATIONAL LEADER: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island CEO and President Kim A. Keck created several initiatives to improve health care access for all in the Ocean State. In January, she will become the next CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross’ Keck works to create a healthy community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Corporate Citizenship: Kim A. Keck | CEO and president, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island AS KIM A. KECK...
THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS: William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School students, from left, Miracle Dunn, Aiden Nivar-Julius, Dorothy Tavares and Madyisen DaGraca sharpen their cooking skills in a culinary class.  / COURTESY WILLIAM M. DAVIES JR. CAREER & TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

Davies offering students an early start to stronger future

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence in Education: William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School STUDENTS WHO ATTEND the William M. Davies Jr....

Q&A: Ingridt J. De oleo Morales

Ingridt J. De oleo Morales | The Bosworth Co. pump assembler Ingridt J. De oleo Morales, a native of the Dominican Republic, began in the...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of several colleges in Rhode Island that has seen declined enrollments from year to year. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Egan: Local colleges facing significant financial strain if second stimulus doesn’t...

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. Egan, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island, sees resiliency in students returning to local...
SCREEN TIME: Mike Kelly, ­cybersecurity program director for the Community College of Rhode Island, performs a threat check. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

R.I. colleges try to satisfy cybersecurity demand

When the federal government started stepping up enforcement of cybersecurity requirements for agencies and contractors, McLaughlin Research Corp. was in a bind. The Middletown-based engineering...

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