30 Top Employers Recognized Among 2,960 Nominations Nationwide. Cranston Public Schools, CVS Health and Hope Valley Industries are finalists for the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award, granted by the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
Select business leaders, appropriately nicknamed “Honorary Jailbird,”’ served a voluntary 60-minute sentence at Legal Sea Foods to raise funds for MDA. Between enjoying a delicious lunch and networking with other participants, MDA Jailbirds called friends and family to bail them out of jail. The $37,000 that was raised at Wednesday’s Lock Up will help fund MDA’s clinic at Rhode Island Hospital, summer camp tuition, essential equipment repairs, support groups and worldwide research.
Junior Achievement of Rhode Island (JA) announced it has received a $14,575 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of Travelers. The grant will support JA’s education programs in thirteen classrooms (grades 5-12), impacting more than 350 students.