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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...
BOLD MOVE: Lisa Bisaccia, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for CVS Health, was part of the leadership team behind the company’s unprecedented decision to stop selling tobacco products in its stores. / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

‘Apprenticeships [are a] powerful tool for job growth’

Lisa Bisaccia, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for CVS Health, is responsible for the management of all human resources functions for...

Task force recommends $500M bonding for school repairs, construction

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School Building Task Force has recommended issuing $500 million in state general-obligation bonds for public-school construction and repair over...
BARBARA COTTAM, chair of the R.I. Board of Education, spoke at the Computer Science for Rhode Island Summit held on Dec. 13 at the University of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

CS4RI summit brings tech leaders together to inspire entrepreneurs

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The second annual Computer Science for Rhode Island Summit, held through the state’s Office of Innovation, brought together leaders in the...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR DONALD R. GREBIEN called on the General Assembly to pass legislation to fund a new Pawtucket Red Soc stadium in the city. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

Grebien again calls on GA to pass PawSox deal

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien held a press conference Tuesday calling for the General Assembly to act to approve a deal to build...
THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank helped finance a $503,000 solar project for US Extruders, a single-screw extruders manufacturer in Westerly, which is installing roof-mounted solar panels that are expected to save the company $247,000 in reduced energy costs over a 20-year period. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KEN JAMES

RIIB finances $503K solar project in Westerly

WESTERLY – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank helped finance a $503,000 solar project for a Westerly based manufacturer that expects to save thousands in...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announces a new goal for the CS4RI Inititive at the CS4RI Summit Wednesday: double the number of computer science graduates in Rhode Island by 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Raimondo raises bar for state computer science degree goals

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a new goal for the CS4RI Initiative Wednesday: double the number of computer science graduates in Rhode...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO at the podium next to Director of Veterans Affairs Kasim Yarn at the launch of RIServes, a coordinated network of public, private and nonprofit organizations designed to help service members, veterans and their families find services they need in Rhode Island. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Raimondo launches service member, veteran service network

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced the launch of RIServes Monday, a coordinated network of more than 35 agencies and providers to assist...
MANAGED CARE: Dr. Kevin Baill is unit chief of intensive inpatient adult treatment services in the ambulatory detox clinic at Butler Hospital, which recently added a center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS

Butler treating opioid addiction as disease

Rhode Island added a fourth center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment at Providence’s Butler Hospital in November, part of a statewide effort to focus...
THIRTY-TWO RHODE ISLAND municipalities (in green) have called on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to become more involved in debate of a proposed gas-fired power plant in Burrillville. Two municipalities in Massachusetts and one in Connecticut, which neighbor Burrillville, also oppose the project. / COURTESY TOWN OF BURRILLVILLE

Raimondo called on to engage in power plant debate

PROVIDENCE – Nearly all Rhode Island municipalities are calling on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to become more involved in the debate of a proposed...
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