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The longtime chief operating officer of Crossroads Rhode Island has been named the Career Achievement winner in the 2016 Providence Business News Business Women Awards program, while the outstanding Mentor honoree is an entrepreneur who owns and operates three companies committed to equity in sports. more
Two years after losing her left leg below the knee, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott held a celebration that marked how far she's come and how far she's poised to go from here. The launch of The Heather Abbott Foundation near … more
Sierra Barter didn't set out to begin a national movement when she started a nonprofit social organization, The Lady Project. Instead, she and her friend co-founded what they thought would be a fun way for interesting women to network, for … more
The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that Raymond “Two Hawks” Watson, an advocate of multi-cultural tourism, received the nonprofit organization’s $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship this year. more
(Updated, 4 p.m., Aug. 21) Some of the region’s most notable companies have been named in Providence Business News’ fourth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies awards program. more
Anyone who's ever planned a wedding, or a large-scale party, knows it's typically a lot of work. But for Stephanie Frazier-Grimm, founder of Couture Parties LLC and nonprofit The Confetti Foundation, it's her full-time job and she loves it. … more
A professional skater, an entrepreneur, a founder and executive director, Carolyn Drumm – with a little inspiration from Oprah Winfrey – is sharing her passion with those less fortunate. Drumm, of Warwick, started figure skating at the … more
"There's a big misconception that people are homeless because they did something wrong or … if they would just get a job, they wouldn't be homeless," said Karen Santilli, Crossroads Rhode Island's formerchief marketing and strategy officer and new … more
MANY doctors fall in love with a specialty during their residency, and Dr. Carol Young, vice president and chief medical officer of the Rhode Island Blood Center, is no exception. "It's hard to say what is the best thing about this work, … more
1You recently led WBEZ/Chicago Public Media. How do Providence's and Rhode Island's audiences compare? American audiences in every town or city have high aspirations for the public-media institution that serves their community. But no two … more
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