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Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Spotlight

Franchisee

SECOND CAREER: Steve Eddleston, who used to work as a computer engineer, turned his passion for jogging into a second career. He now owns 14 Planet Fitness locations in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass.
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Franchisee: Steve Eddleston

Who Owns The Block?

Who owns the block?

Who's On The Board?

Who’s on the Board?

Lists

Executive Poll

Safe banking

Do you use online banking? Yes: 76.92% No: 23.08%How often do you perform bank transactions online? Weekly: 50% Daily: 33.33% Never: 16.67%Which form of banking is easier for you? Online...

The Week’s Poll

Focus

JOB CREATION: Matthew Morrissey, left, vice president of Deepwater Wind, at the energy company’s Providence headquarters with John O’Keeffe, manager of operations and marine affairs. Deepwater said 800 temporary construction jobs and 50 permanent maintenance and operations positions will be needed to facilitate the construction of a second Rhode Island-based offshore wind farm.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Offshore wind farms are producing hundreds of jobs in R.I.

Rhode Island, looking to leverage the vast coastline after which it draws its nickname, jumped on the offshore wind farm bandwagon early on and...
SAFETY TRACKER: Gilbane Building Co. is piloting a safety device called a ­Spot-R, at work sites outside Rhode Island. It registers data on worker falls and allows management to identify where the injured worker is located. Paul Bechard III, an insurance account associate, demonstrates the device at the company’s Providence headquarters.
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Unions wary of safety technology piloted by Gilbane

Workplace falls can be deadly on construction sites. More commonly, they lead to lost time and productivity when workers are injured.Falls are the most...

One Last Thing

Custom Design Inc. has been making merchandising displays and store fixtures for retailers since 1976. Adam Dias took over from his father, Raul Jr., recently and looks to the future through the lens of past success. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Taking reins of family business requires a plan for success

Adam Dias | Custom Design Inc. presidentTransitioning from one role to another is never easy, particularly when the shoes you’re filling are those of...

Something New

BRINGING JOY: What Cheer Flower Farm distributes bouquets to residents of nursing homes, elderly day centers and other institutional customers. From left, co-founders Marian Purviance and Shelby Doggett.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hope grows where debris flourished

An urban farm isn’t easy to pull off, but the founders of What Cheer Flower Farm transformed a debris-filled lot in Providence to a...

Editorial & Op Ed

It's Personal

Matos honored with Lippitt Award

SABINA MATOS, who represents Ward 15 on the Providence City Council, was recently honored with the inaugural Fred Lippitt Award from the Woonasquatucket River...

Protecting workers from robots

Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and one of the pioneers of the World Wide Web, once declared that the spread of computers and the internet...
Marc A. Streisand

Flexibility of corporate casual

As many of us can attest, as of late, it feels like New England only has two seasons … summer and winter. With summer’s...

Advance your career in every meeting

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve called someone and been told they’re in a meeting. I often wonder if they...

News Briefs

What's Happening

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Soomi Ro, chief of the field procurement service for the United Nations’ Procurement Division, will be the keynote speaker at the procurement seminar at Bryant University July 17.
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Editor’s Choice: Doing business with United Nations

EDITOR’S CHOICE Doing business with United Nations BRYANT UNIVERSITY, in conjunction with R.I. Commerce Corp., will host a United Nations procurement seminar, titled “Doing Business...
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People on the Move

EY NAMES RICK BATES, CEO OF SINGLECARE SERVICES, LLC, AS AN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE...

EY has announced that Rick Bates of SingleCare Services, LLC, the Boston-based provider of consumer savings on pharmacy and other health services, has received...

Jonathan Cook Joins Sayer, Regan & Thayer in Newport

The Newport (RI) law firm of Sayer, Regan & Thayer, LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Cook has joined the firm as an...

Bryson Promoted to Chief Philanthropy Officer at Saint Elizabeth Community

Erica Bryson has been promoted to Chief Philanthropy Officer at Saint Elizabeth Community. She was hired in 2012 as Senior Philanthropy Officer, and has...

Press Releases

BankNewport Celebrates Opening of First Providence Branch

PROVIDENCE, RI (July 6, 2018) – BankNewport celebrated the opening of its first Providence branch at 55 Dorrance Street with an official ribbon cutting...

O’Neil Outar Named RISD’s Vice President for Institutional Engagement

(Providence, Rhode Island) July 03, 2018 – After an extensive international search, O’Neil A.S. Outar joined Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in January...

“PowerDocks Wins 2018 Electric & Hybrid Marine Industry Innovation of the Year Award”

Newport, RI / Fall River, MA – PowerDocks, LLC announces the winning of the Electric & Hybrid Marine Industry acclaimed Innovation of Year Award...

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