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HOME SWEET HOME: During the company’s ninth annual Blue Across Rhode Island Day, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island associates spend the day building a house with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Providence. / COURTESY BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD OF RHODE ISLAND

Blue Cross staff appreciate health insurer’s flexible, supportive structure

PBN Best Places to Work Awards 2021 Enterprise Companies #1. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Employees in R.I. 738 CEO and President Martha L....
NICE AND TIDY: Rhode Island Foundation employees and their families perform a community cleanup. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Rhode Island Foundation

PBN Best Places to Work Awards 2021 Small Companies #8. Rhode Island ­Foundation Employees in R.I.: 47 CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg Questions answered by Neil D....

RIF unveils ‘Make It Happen’ principles, timeline for ARPA spending

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island Foundation-led initiative to offer advice on how state leaders should spend more than $1 billion from the American Rescue...
THE NONVIOLENCE INSTITUTE has received a $500,000 gift from Brown University, the Rhode Island Foundation and the Partnership for Rhode Island to help curb the rise of gun violence in the state.

Nonviolence Institute receives $500K grant to help curb gun violence in...

PROVIDENCE – The Nonviolence Institute has received a $500,000 grant from two nonprofits and Brown University to help curb the rise of gun violence...
LEVELING UP: JoEllen Fiorenzano, CEO and president of F.A.F. Inc. in Smithfield, has spent more than four decades at the fashion jewelry designer and supplier, working her way up from what started as a high school job to now leading the company for the past three years. / COURTESY F.A.F. INC.

Whether mentoring, collaborating, or supporting, Fiorenzano gives back in many ways

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Creative Services: JoEllen Fiorenzano, F.A.F. Inc. JoEllen Fiorenzano, CEO and president of F.A.F. Inc. in Smithfield, wasn’t exactly born...
TWO-WAY STREET: As managing director of compliance and ethics and corporate compliance officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, mentoring is not part of Tracy McCaughey’s job description, but she feels a duty to give back and help others along the way, often learning from those experiences. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

McCaughey feels a duty to support, guide others to achieve success

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Outstanding Mentor: Tracy McCaughey, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Many institutions run valuable mentoring programs. But, effective mentoring...
MATCHMAKER: As assistant director of SupplyRI at the R.I. Commerce Corp., Doris Blanchard connects Rhode Island suppliers with large institutions in the state that agree to purchase goods and services from those suppliers, allowing the suppliers to grow and scale up. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Blanchard connects small businesses with needed funds to help them grow

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Government/Quasi-Government: Doris Blanchard, SupplyRI With diverse skills in banking, finance, economic development and networking, Doris Blanchard, assistant director of...
PATIENT-FOCUSED: Throughout her various leadership roles, Christine Gadbois, now the CEO of CareLink Inc., has worked to expand health care access to patients. At her initiative, CareLink recently developed a psychiatry consultation program for nursing home and group home residents. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Gadbois sets tone for CareLink through leading by example

PBN 2021 Business Women Awards Industry Leader Health Care Services: Christine Gadbois, CareLink Inc. Volunteering as a 13-year-old candy striper set up Christine Gadbois for a...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION and Gov. Daniel J. McKee jointly announced Monday that they are launching the $150,000 initiative to help enhance the growth and support of minority-owned businesses across Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation, McKee administration launch $150K initiative to support minority-owned businesses

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation and Gov. Daniel J. McKee jointly announced Monday that they are launching the $150,000 initiative to help enhance...

How should the state spend an anticipated $1.1 billion in new...

Under the federal American Rescue Plan signed into law in March, Rhode Island is expected to see $1.78 billion in new pandemic aid. State leaders...

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