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The question I am most frequently asked by business owners and independent inventors is, “How do I protect my idea?” Whether it is a tangible invention, software application, Web-based marketplace or other advanced technology, the primary concern (besides monetizing it) is ensuring exclusivity over the concept. more
John Shevlin, a professional engineer and senior vice president of Pare Corp., was recently named 2013 Engineer of the Year by the Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers. The award recognizes an engineer who has made significant and lasting contributions to the Rhode Island engineering community. Shevlin started his professional career with Pare in 1986. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. more
Barbara R. Carroll has long known how hard the Italian immigrants in her own family worked when they first came to Rhode Island: Her grandfather had worked in mills operating by the B & B Knight Co. in West Warwick starting at the age of 12. more
Rhode Island Hospital recently celebrated the dedication of a completely renovated family room in its Comprehensive Cancer Center. The renovations were made possibly through a gift from the Michael H. Flanagan Foundation, a nonprofit that serves Bone Marrow Transplant and Leukemia induction patients and their families. more
Julie Longtin, owner of RE/MAX Cityside, was recently named a 2012 CoStar Power Broker by CoStar Group. Longtin qualified as one of the top commercial brokers in Providence based on the total sales transactions she closed during the year, which include multimillion-dollar transactions of multiple real estate portfolios located on the East Side and West End of Providence. These portfolios consisted of 67 apartment rental units, three parking lots and two vacant lots. Longtin was evaluated against other commercial real estate brokers active in the region by CoStar Group. more
One major role of business executives – maybe especially those in human resources – is to teach. Many successful people say they owe the benefit of their experience to professionals coming up behind them. more
The largest accounting firm in Rhode Island, Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., has made connecting with the next generation of New England entrepreneurs part of its growth strategy. Longtime participants in the Rhode Island Business Plan competition, KLR is now launching an Emerging Business Center incubator space in its offices on North Main Street in Providence. more
Bill Bohmbach, founder and president of Portsmouth-based Home Healthsmith, recently earned the National Association of Home Builders’ certified aging-in-place specialist designation. Bohmbach has more than 30 years of experience in adaptive-mobility equipment and previously served in the Navy as an electrician. He founded Accurate Elevator and Lift in 1994, which he sold in 2010 to a major international elevator company. Bohmbach is currently pursuing his certification for home modifications through the University of Southern California. more
Fran L. Giatas was recently selected as the 2013 Administrative Professional of the Year by the Providence chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Giatas is employed as the executive assistant to the president of Care New England Health System, and in the past was the senior executive assistant to the president of Butler Hospital. She has served 31 years in high-level leadership positions, acting as the prime contact for board trustees and corporation members in both roles. Giatas joined IAAP in January 2011 and has since assisted on various committees and served as treasurer and chair of the bylaw committee. During her tenure with the chapter, she has been designated as a member of excellence and has also received the “be the best” award from the New England district director of IAAP. Giatas holds the certified administrative professional designation. more
While new construction has yet to recover from the end of the real estate bubble, home improvement is thriving for companies like Woonsocket’s Moonworks that have the skills and reputation to attract new clients. President Jim Moon, pictured above, started the company in 1993 with a single product, gutter guards. He’s since grown the firm, which now employs 90, and its services. Moonworks also does roofs, installs replacement windows and, most recently, energy-efficiency retrofits. Gutters, however, are still the main product, accounting for roughly half of current sales. more
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