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Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., got an up close look at three Rhode Island success stories last week as part of a tour hosted by The Rhode Island Foundation. The small businesses – Armando & Sons Meat Market in Providence, Fielding Manufacturing in Cranston and FarSounder in Warwick – were highlighted as part of the foundation’s It’s All In Our Backyard public-education campaign. Above, Oswald Schwartz of Armando & Sons Meat Market gives Langevin a tour of the Providence store. more
Financial software company Andera Inc. has been acquired by New Hampshire digital banking firm Bottomline Technologies for $44.5 million and company stock. more
Jerry the Bear, Sproutel Inc.’s first toy made to help children diagnosed with a chronic illness learn through play, will ship to 250 buyers at the end of November. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration will hold a series of workshops designed to help Rhode Island businesses navigate the process of contracting with federal, state and local government agencies. more
Food & Wine magazine has nominated two Rhode Island chefs to compete in the fourth annual People’s Best New Chef award contest, which honors talented up-and-coming culinary professionals who have run their own kitchens for fewer than five years. more
On Friday, March 28, representatives from the Facebook Small Business Boost team will hold a free workshop in Providence, hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, to teach approximately 400 small-business owners how they can use Facebook to grow their companies. more
As the March 31 deadline to apply to the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition approaches, the organizers announced Tuesday that they will award prizes valued at more than $200,000 – including up to $50,000 in cash to the top competitor – when the winners are named in May. more
The Cannabis Career Institute will hold a business training session on March 1 for Rhode Islanders interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary or selling marijuana and edible cannabis products if and when the state legalizes recreational marijuana use. more
Would-be founders and fledgling entrepreneurs gathered at 95 Chestnut St. in Providence on March 12 for the final event of the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition’s free workshop series. more
Packaging 2.0 President Michael Brown was running a social enterprise before he even identified with the term – generally, a nonprofit or for-profit venture with dual goals of being successful in business and generating positive social impact. more
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