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Cheryl Merchant, president and CEO of textiles manufacturer Hope Global, will receive the 2014 New England Businesswoman of the Year award at Bryant University’s annual Women’s Summit on March 14. The award recognizes excellence in a female founder, president or CEO of a New England-based multimillion-dollar business. more
Consumer spending on Small Business Saturday had cash registers ringing across the United States - up to a total of $5.7 billion, a 3.6 percent increase over the $5.5 billion in 2012. more
In an era in which people pride themselves increasingly on avoiding carbohydrates, what do you do if your business, or at least your name, is all about carbs? If you’re Panera Bread, you diversify your menu offerings, make service a top priority and grow your business at an impressive clip. more
Nick Kishfy, founder and CEO of MojoTech, is no stranger to making something from nothing. The Barrington resident began his career working on venture-backed startups, bringing other people’s ideas to life. He would watch them take off, but without the satisfaction that comes from launching one’s own product. more
Katharine Hazard Flynn has worked for the business community – specifically, the finance industry on Wall Street – and with the business community, through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. Now, in her new role as executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center, she is working for the university as well as for and with business and industry, seeking to connect employers with opportunities that “engage” URI’s resources, faculty and student body for mutual benefit. more
Utilidata Inc. will deploy its AdaptiVolt automated voltage and VAR optimization system on National Grid’s electric distribution circuits in Rhode Island for a pilot test of the technology, the company announced Jan. 22. more
MedMates, a health care technology network created to encourage collaboration within and strengthen Rhode Island’s health-tech ecosystem, will hold its first event of the year on Thursday to bring together early stage startups with industry mentors. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition will offer insights on how to structure a business plan at a Feb. 13 workshop. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition has set Friday, Nov. 22, as the deadline for applications to compete in the eighth annual Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
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