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There are no brothers now at Scialo Bros. Bakery. The business that’s held a place on Atwells Avenue on Federal Hill in Providence since 1916 has been owned and operated by sisters Carol Scialo Gaeta and Lois Scialo Ellis, who grew up living above the shop, since 1993. more
There’s a new financial presence in Rhode Island, Customers Bank, with some familiar faces, including Steve Issa, the bank’s New England market president. more
Metryx, a social-venture project hoping to change education via use of a mobile assessment platform, says it is making great strides toward making the application available in a schoolwide format next fall. more
With full-fledged sellers’ markets underway in dozens of metropolitan areas around the country, new research has found curious statistical patterns emerging: Even in cities where listings get multiple offers within days or hours, significant numbers of homes are sitting on the market for six months, 12 months or more with no takers. more
The big story in food this year may well be the emerging culture of “farm to table.” The movement to bring, or more accurately, bring back the relationship between growers and chefs and home cooks alike as well has matured. more
The $114.7 million plan released last week to turn Providence’s “Superman Building” into apartments generated sticker shock across the state, but few alternatives for the Art Deco landmark. more
The Steel Yard in Providence is a unique combination of arts and technical training in welding, blacksmithing, jewelry and ceramics. Its new executive director, Helen Lang, stepped into the position in April, equipped with training in film and theater and extensive hands-on administrative and financial experience with nonprofits, as well as in the corporate world. As Lang puts down roots in Rhode Island and gets deeper into leading the Steel Yard, she’s sharing her vision on how to raise the Steel Yard’s community profile and maximize its potential as a catalyst for economic growth. more
The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries. more
Bristol’s Mount Hope Farm has 127 acres of fields, woods, streams and ponds for walking, hiking and exploring. It has a year-round farmers market. Executive Director Jennifer Bristol, pictured above, came onboard a year ago, tasked with developing a five-year plan for the nonprofit farm. “I’ve talked to hundreds of people and they all have in their mind this picture of what the farm is to them,” Bristol said. “Marrying the visions of all those people to allow them to maintain the experience and support the future and health of [the farm] is what has to happen on our end.” more
New R.I. Airport Corporation President and CEO Kelly Fredericks calls himself a “recovering engineer” who’s embraced the marketing, negotiating and cheerleading duties of a modern airport executive. more
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