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CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT BENEFITS TLC4LTC

Event helps patients and caregivers with the helps and services they need.

Born out the need to help others as they transition into elder care and have their needs met more often, several local businesses are joining together to sponsor a Cornhole Tournament to raise awareness and funds for their organization.

Their elimination tournament event takes place on Thursday, September 12, at The Anchor Bay at Pocasset, 12 Old Pocasset Lane, Johnston. The festivities begin with food and drinks at 4:30 p.m. followed by the tournament at 5:30 p.m. Raffles, gift baskets and other
activities will take place as they hope to raise further awareness of this group. This event is being sponsored by The Bridge at Cherry Hill in Johnston, Gentry Moving and Storage in Cranston and Anchor Bay at Pocasset.

Proceeds from this endeavor will benefit TLC4LTC, a not-for-profit organization whose intention is to provide joy and compassion to residents and staff of our skilled nursing facilities by fulfilling a special wish/need that they may have.

Jen Burns, Sales Manager at The Bridge at Cherry Hill, said the opportunity to not only get the word out about TLC4LTC while mentioning the efforts of those who help senior citizens
is a continuous demand. She said while she and her group do its part to bring awareness to this topic, more work needs to be done.

“Senior citizens are often a forgotten group,” she said. The Bridge is an all-encompassing facility aiding senior citizen at various stages of their physical and mental well-being. “For those seniors who are living in assisted living facilities, they may not have family close to them, have anyone come to visit or take them out for lunch or for some other activity. This group gives them some comfort and feeling wanted.”

Lisa Ferreira, Director of Purchasing for the Providence-based Health Concepts, Ltd., said TLC4LTC works to grant wishes to patients who are nearing the end stages of their lives. Their reach is statewide and the hope for the group is giving the people who request something to fulfill their dream, she said.

“Our group has already granted four wishes to caregivers and patients,” said Ferreira, who credits Pam Marchetti with spearheading the group. “We had one resident who wanted to attend a Boston Red Sox Baseball game. We had one person get their life back together after a fire destroyed their home. A third person received day care for their child after their mother passed away unexpectedly. The child’s grandmother was caring for the child at the time. We are working on a fourth member who wants a motorcycle with a side car and play golf.”

As Ferreira mentioned, Marchetti started the group after battling breast cancer. She was impressed by the attention to care she received from her caregivers and other people. Because of those efforts, Marchetti started the TLC4LTC as a way to give back to those people helping
others. The group began several years ago and has since received a 503 (c) non-profit organization designation.

TLC4LTC holds two other fundraisers in addition to the upcoming tournament. They host a wine tasting during the spring and coming up in November, they will put on a Lip Sync Battle that takes place at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln. That event will happen on Thursday, November 7, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ferreira said she met Burns about the opportunity to promote their cause. Along with Gentry President Christine Crum and Anchor Bay Marketing Manager Tracy Cale, they decided that the popularity of hosting an elimination tournament would be both fun and educational. She added that the initial idea of helping others—particularly seniors—appealed to the trio.

“Many of these people are at the end stages of their lives,” Ferreira said. “They are looking to have that one last trip or one last memory of something or some place that is special to them. We are in the service of making that happen for them.”

Cornhole Tournament Tickets are $40 for a team of two, $25 for a single entrant and a suggested donation of $5 to watch the action. Event organizers are looking for individuals and local businesses to become sponsors, which start at $100. Sponsors receive event recognition.

Further details can be found by contacting Jen Burns at The Bridge at Cherry Hill. She can be reached either by calling 401-529-6854 or by email at jjburns@centurypa.com . Gift baskets and other donations may be sent to Tracy Cale at Anchor Bay at Pocasset. She may be reached at 401-421-6610 or at dsm2@anchorbaypocasset.com .

Restivo Monacelli LLP Earns Several Top Recognitions From INSIDE Public Accounting in its 25th Annual Best of the Best Firms

PROVIDENCE, R.I. September 5, 2019 – Restivo Monacelli LLP, an innovative tax, accounting, and business advisory firm, today announced that it earned several prestigious recognitions by Inside Public Accounting (IPA), including “2019 Fastest Growing Firms” and “2019 Best of the Best Firms.” In addition, Restivo Monacelli was one of only two Rhode Island firms to be named a “2019 IPA Top 400 Firm.” 

For 25 years, IPA has analyzed the financial and operational metrics of hundreds of public accounting firms across the U.S. and in Canada to identify the highest performing, “Best of the Best” firms each year. The 2019 recognitions, which were announced yesterday in IPA’s September issue, honors CPA firms for their superior financial and operational performance based on more than 70 criteria. As one of the longest-running and most comprehensive surveys in the U.S., IPA collects data from the 2019 Survey & Analysis of Firms and uses a rigorous scoring system to rank each of the 550 firms that participated against 50 financial and operational metrics. The result is IPA’s 2019 Best of the Best lists, which include 50 U.S. firms above $5 million, 10 under $5 million and five Canadian firms.

The Best Lawyers in America

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Attorneys are Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America ©  2020 Edition

Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara are named “Lawyers of the Year” in the Providence area.

Rhode Island – August 15, 2019 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Principals Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara were recently recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Providence area for Securities/Capital Markets Law and Litigation – Labor and Employment, respectively. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and the designated metropolitan location is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The award reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among their peers for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. 

Negative Leadership, Lacking the Traits.

Years ago, I transferred out of a department where the manager was a leadership failure. In fact, he was considered a poor leader by the senior leadership team. Unfortunately, due to his strong political alliances, he was able to keep his job and survive. There are many known traits of a leader, some are defined by theorists, and this person lacked every single one. Trait theory defines five key attributes of a leader: Capacity, Achievement, Responsibility, Participation, and Status. Let’s agree to take some literary license here and call him “Bob Blank”.

Capacity:   Bob Blank lacked the basic qualities for capacity as a leader. When presented with challenges to solve, he consistently sought inward looking solutions. When offered alternatives, his pattern was to either ignore it or alter the solution so that it no longer resembled the original idea. He often did not pay attention to details. When told of a large group moving into a facility under his control, he thought the information was a joke, and actually laughed. He consistently ignored other commonplace problems, such as staffing, until they became so out of control, they were brought to the attention of the VP.

Achievement:   Bob Blank’s leadership achievements are suspect.  Bob’s degree has nothin g to do with his career path, and it is not clear how that degree qualifies him for the roles he held in Business Development or Finance. As far as subject matter expertise, it quickly became apparent that he lacked basic understanding of new business acquisition. He consistently requested that he be provided with many examples of job descriptions, status charts, and many other materials. His “knowledge” proved to be very limited.