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Cindy Laughlin, president of Recruiting Specialists, was recently elected to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Laughlin began her career as an executive recruiter for a search firm that specialized in retail. After acquiring ownership of the firm in 1993, Laughlin built Recruiting Specialists into the talent-acquisition firm that it is today. Recruiting Specialists focuses on many facets of the retail industry, including big box and luxury retail. Outside of the office, Laughlin is also very active in the community. She was previously the president (and now the chairwoman) of Justice Assistance. She is also the education chairwoman for the Massachusetts Association of Personnel Services, as well as a trustee of the Providence Performing Arts Center and she continues to support several of Rhode Island’s nonprofit organizations. more
Kevin Coehlo has been named a help-desk engineer at Tech Advisors. more
Nasha Macedo has been named education and outreach coordinator at the Children’s Advocacy center of Bristol County. more
George W. Watson III has joined Robinson & Cole’s environmental/utilities team as counsel. more
Rickie M. Sonpal has been named counsel of Robinson & Cole LLP’s business transactions team. more
Michael Kapos’ grandfather used to drive the family station wagon door to door selling Table Talk Pies in the 1950s, until one day – in ’53 – he started bringing roasted ground coffee to sell along his route. Eventually coffee would become his livelihood, the livelihood of his son and grandson, and a thriving Pawtucket business. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is calling for stricter regulations to protect service members from predatory lending. more
PROVIDENCE – The Animal Legal Defense Fund has ranked Rhode Island the ninth-best state in the nation in its 2014 U.S. Animal Protection Laws Ranking Report. According to a news release, the ranking puts Rhode Island second best of the New England states, behind Maine, which ranked second nationally, and ahead of Massachusetts, the next-best New England state at 13th. more
NEWPORT – The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation last month announced a $100,000 campaign to restore the habitat for herons and other shoreline birds on the 17-acre island in Narragansett Bay, the Newport Daily News reported. more
Increasing numbers of small businesses are not offering employer-provided health insurance due to the high costs. At the same time, Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) has made it easier and cheaper for most individuals to buy their own insurance via the new health care exchanges. more
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