1What does it feel like, as a Rhode Islander, to have graduated from the state's only law school at Roger Williams University and now be elected president of the Rhode Island Bar Association?
I am very lucky to be a Rhode Island native. Our …
Robert Murray, president of Bond, spoke recently with the Providence Business News about the company’s decision this year to establish an office in Providence. Bond, headquartered in Everett, Mass., has more than 750 employees and operates in nine states. In Providence, it occupies a 5,000-square-foot office at One Cedar Street. The construction management and general contracting company employs about 25 people on Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts projects, which will be coordinated out of the Providence location.
Phil Olivero, chief technology officer for Lightower Fiber Networks, talks with Providence Business News about the company’s mission, its work in Rhode Island and plans going forward. Based in Boxborough, Mass., the company also has a colocation/data facility in Providence.
Gail Cavanaugh is a business consultant and life-insurance agent based in Portsmouth. A specialist in retailer and merchant services, Cavanaugh talked with Providence Business News about the security – or lack thereof – with the new EMV chips (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) found on credit cards and how retailers should be dealing with the costs associated with buying new EMV equipment.
Dr. Patricia Gifford, a retired geriatrician, is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care. As the team leader for the Providence Village Healthcare Advocacy Service, she oversees volunteers who accompany elderly members to doctor appointments and act as their advocates. Gifford talked with Providence Business News about the Providence Village and its health care advocacy service, which she developed for Providence Village members.
Jeffrey Cannell is the newly appointed director of Providence Community Library. Established as a nonprofit in 2009, PCL, Rhode Island’s largest library system, has nine library locations and 65 staff members. Cannell is an experienced manager of libraries and joins PCL from the Office of Cultural Education in New York, where he was deputy commissioner.
1 The role of Save The Bay includes environmental advocacy and education. How do you balance the two?
Save The Bay's commitment to environmental education is strategic and reflects our belief that advocacy for the bay begins with education. …