Warwick is the second largest city in Rhode Island. Since 1980, its population has declined by over 5,000 but was last estimated at 82,672. The Gaspée Affair, which referred to the first violent act against the British precluding the American Revolution, took place in Warwick. It was also the home of General Nathanael Greene, George Washington’s second-in-command in the Revolutionary War. Before its dissolution, the drug store chain Eckerd Corporation had its headquarters in Warwick. Today the leading industries are educational services, health care, social assistance and retail trade that require the use of a high quality Warwick outsourced call center and answering service. A live 24 hour telephone answering service is mission-critical for a small business that wants to continue to generate revenue after hours or during the day by way of a virtual receptionist. Having an emergency call center or answering service in the medical profession goes without saying, but having a local answering service as a small business owner is just smart business.