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The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. recently closed on six small-business loans to Rhode Island businesses, under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 and microloan program. more
MassChallenge has awarded Cape Commons Brewing Co. a $50,000 share of the Boston startup accelerator’s 2013 competition winnings. more
Cranston jewelry retailer Alex and Ani has received an Inc. Magazine “Hire Power Award,” placing at No. 45 on the publication’s list of the top 100 job creators in the country. 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
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
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Rhode Island Small Business Person of the Year and other small-business awards. more
The Rhode Island Foundation announced Tuesday that it will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships, an annual program intended to stimulate solutions to the state’s challenges. 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
Startup Weekend Providence, a 54-hour event that brings students and professionals together in a race to launch a startup in just one weekend, begins Friday at Betaspring. more
Two Rhode Island companies – Calista Therapeutics and Cape Commons Brewing Co. – have earned a place among the top 26 startups competing in the 2013 MassChallenge. more
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