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READY FOR LAUNCH: Elizabeth M. Tanner, left, director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation, and Melissa Travis, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, are preparing for a pilot program in which blockchain technology will be used for the credentials of the state’s CPAs. / PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

CPAs playing key part in R.I. blockchain pilot program

Twenty-five Rhode Island accountants are preparing to be guinea pigs for a digital ID program using blockchain technology that, if successful, could transform the...
ALWAYS IMPROVING: Bradford Soap Works Inc. machine operator Paula Panizza holds a bar of soap while CEO and President Stuart Benton looks on. Benton says he tries to get everyone to focus on incremental improvement every day. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bradford Soap CEO aims to clean more than hands on path...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Strategic Leadership: Stuart Benton, CEO and President, Bradford Soap Works Inc. A bar of soap has taken on a whole new importance...
EXTRA BUSY: Laura Yalanis, a CPA and partner of the tax services group for Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., says the increasing complexity of tax laws, particularly in the wake of pandemic aid, has increased requests for help from tax filers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Accountants fielding deluge of rescue calls

Accountants never really go out of style, but after a year of pandemic, they’re having a moment in the spotlight. Between federal tax law changes,...
GETTING AHEAD: Andrew Parrish, CEO and president of Diligentiam, says it’s crucial for accounting firms to get training in data analytics. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Accounting firms trying to make sense of big data

Accounting is inherently a data-driven profession. Spreadsheets laden with numbers from financial reports and tax filings are staples of the profession. But transitioning from a...
SERVICES SOUGHT: Certified public accountant and certified business appraiser John E. Barrett Jr., principal at Barrett Valuation Services Inc., has experienced increased demand and new challenges in calculating business values since the pandemic hit. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crisis spurs businesses to reevaluate their worth

As principal of Barrett Valuation Services Inc., John E. Barrett Jr. staked his career on his ability to assess risk. But the metrics he has...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS honored is 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers in a virtual ceremony Aug. 20.

25 business leaders honored as PBN’s 2020 Leaders & Achievers

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five local business leaders were honored on Aug. 20 by Providence Business News for their career achievements as part of the publication’s...
FAMILY MOTIVATION: Melissa Travis, CEO and president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, was pushed by her younger brother, Scott – who was battling cancer and since died from the disease – to hold the first Rhode Island Manufacturers Association’s Healthcare Summit, even though she was regularly helping him with treatments. 
COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Melissa Travis, CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public...

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Melissa Travis | CEO and president, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants OVER THE PAST 20 years, Melissa...

PBN announces 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers honorees

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has announced its winners for its second annual 25 Leaders & Achievers Awards program honoring local business leaders. The individuals...
CLEAN LANDING: Thomas McNees, managing operator for PVD Shines at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, works on the shoes of businessman Mike Rogers. McNees says the company performed about 50 shoeshines a day at the airport before it had to halt its services due to the coronavirus pandemic./ PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PVD Shines offers service with a polished finish

Airports have played a central role in Thomas McNees’ life. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a business degree, he previously worked as food...

Rhode Island CPAs advocate for tax filing extension

PROVIDENCE – As concerns over the new coronavirus grow, filing taxes is the last thing on most people’s minds. Except for tax preparers, that is,...

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