When manufacturer James Starkweather and insurance professional George Shepley decided to join forces back in 1879 in an attempt to change the way people in Rhode Island thought about insurance, little did they know the impact they would have in the state.
NsGene Inc.’s innovative brain-repair therapy couldn’t have come at a better time, as one of the neurodegenerative diseases it would treat – Parkinson’s disease – has gotten a lot of press lately.
By Michael J. DeCicco
Ever notice a flooded street, a severe pothole or a tree downed on power lines and not known who to notify about it? It’s not serious enough for 911, and a call to a local city department or utility may take days for a response.
Having spent the better part of the 1980s working on nuclear power plants, structural engineer Patricia Steere made a career switch to bridge engineering and joined a Providence-based engineering firm.
Insuring a coastal home comes with a great deal of risk, particularly when you consider such ongoing threats as erosion, flooding and the battering of strong weather. But Pawtucket-headquartered Narragansett Bay Insurance Co. has literally and figuratively been able to weather that storm – and flourish as a result – due to a strong foundation and a calculated strategy.
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