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PASSING IT ON: Ben Giguere, left, founder of Gather LLC, on Atwells Avenue in Providence, shows Jairus Burdick how to make a drinking glass. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Glass blowing for masses

Growing up in New Hampshire and Vermont, Ben Giguere, founder of Gather LLC, a Providence glass blowing studio-cum-community center, drew inspiration for his future...
VALUABLE PRODUCT: United Way of Rhode Island CEO Anthony Maione said UWRI set a fundraising goal of $260,000 from 260 new donors, but the organization has raised north of $500,000 with roughly 115 donors so far. An anonymous donation of another $500,000 has pushed the total above nearly $1 million, a sign donors see the value of UWRI, he said.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years at the...

For 15 years at the United Way of Rhode Island, Anthony Maione has sought to better the lives of Rhode Islanders and improve their...
EIGHT RHODE ISLAND-BASED nonprofit organizations will share $140,000 of the $1.5 million recently donated nationwide by Citizens Bank to increase financial literacy. From left, Keith Kelly, president, Citizens Bank Rhode Island; Tony Maione, CEO, United Way of Rhode Island; Barbara Cottam, head of corporate affairs, Citizens Bank; and R.I. Treasurer Seth Magaziner. / COURTESY CITIZENS BANK

8 local nonprofits benefit from Citizens financial literacy campaign

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to increase financial literacy in the Ocean State, eight Rhode Island-based nonprofit organizations will share $140,000 of the $1.5...
DRAMATIC CHANGE: Johnson & Wales CEO John J. Bowen says the most dramatic change in his 44 years at JWU is its ability to graduate students with a manageable debt, growing its discount rate for first-time, full-time students from 20.7 percent in 2003-2004 to 54 percent today.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Retiring CEO John Bowen has helped JWU expand and prosper. What...

For 44 years, John J. Bowen has been a fixture in the Johnson & Wales University community. In January, the chancellor, president and CEO...

ACLU sues to halt law limiting sex offenders at homeless shelters

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed an emergency lawsuit to halt enforcement of a new state law limiting...
CULTURE MATTERS: Lisa Abbott, senior vice president of human resources at Life­span Corp., Rhode Island’s largest employer, says ensuring employees understand the company’s culture and why it matters is important for successful growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘We’re always going to be in … a war for talent’

As the senior vice president of human resources at Lifespan Corp., Lisa Abbott oversees strategy and operations, especially in relation to customer-service excellence and...
COMPANY PRIORITY: Jeff Guilbert, product-quality leader at Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich, receives a flu shot from University of Rhode Island pharmacy student Kate Syder during one of the company’s in-office clinics this past fall. / PBN PHOTO/­RUPERT ­WHITELEY

R.I. companies offering in-office flu shot clinics for employees

Health and wellness, specifically preventative care, is a major concern for companies throughout the year, but especially so during cold and flu season. It is...
VALUED AND IMPACTFUL: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island volunteers on-site of the Operation Stand Down project in Johnston. They are sorting through the boots that were part of an in-store promotion by Job Lot, buy boots for a vet and get a gift card. From left, Sindy Guderle, nurse case manager; Gabe Goodine, director business operations; Andrea Camara, medical policy analyst; Sam Burling, senior financial analyst. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Blue Cross serves community with a personal touch

Community Involvement | Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Holiday parties at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island look very different...
IN HER HONOR: 
Ed Jankowski, a retiree living in Hopkinton, recently opened a $10,000 charitable endowment with the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of his wife, Joyce. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Bequests to family members favored over nonprofits in R.I. estate plans

Losing Joyce, his wife of 25 years, to ovarian cancer in 2007 reignited Ed C. Jankowski’s relationship with the Catholic Church, specifically St. Joseph’s...
Neil D. Steinberg announces more than $270,000 in Rhode Island Foundation grants.

R.I. Foundation announces $270K in health care improvement grants

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to improve the health care Rhode Islanders receive, the Rhode Island Foundation recently announced more than $270,000 in grants...
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