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Made in Warren is a nonprofit artists cooperative meant to be as affordable for members as it is supportive, says Diana Cole, a stained-glass artist and one of four board members. "Instead of paying a hefty commission in a retail store, in … more
Thomas J. Lydon started Bardon's Water Services & Technologies Inc. out of his apartment in 1985. It has grown into a multistate business with annual sales exceeding $2 million. Lydon, formerly a chief engineer for the Federal Aviation … more
In July, Dean Warehouse Services Inc. added another location in Rhode Island, purchasing an empty, 175,000-square-foot building in the Hopkinton village of Ashaway. The site has already attracted interest from a Connecticut company with a … more
In 1995, shortly after incorporating, East Commerce Solutions Inc. began offering four-year contracts for credit card terminal services to merchants for $19.95 – $20 off the going rate. "I decided I was going to make less profit and give … more
In 2012, Michael Brown sailed into the Pacific to see for himself what decades of ocean-tossed trash piles contained. The debris field, he said, was filled with plastics. "I went out to see it," he said. "Let me run my fingers through the … more
New federal rules are making it more complicated – but safer – to close on residential property, and Downcity Home Closing hopes to help parties navigate the transaction. Three partners launched the Barrington business in January, said … more
Twenty-two years ago, Dan Del Bonis opened a restaurant with a partner. When that didn't work out, he and his father sold the slightly used kitchen equipment to other restaurateurs. And a new business was born. Del Bonis, the owner … more
Newport is well-known for its historical and cultural attractions. A museum that showcases rare and distinctive automobiles, ranging from custom-built vehicles of the 1920s to hot rods from the 1970s hopes to join that list. The Audrain … more
Entrepreneurship in a box? That's part of the concept of Truepreneurs, a new limited liability company formed last year in Providence by 23-year-old founder and "chief of progress" Brandon Monti. Truepreneurs sells an educational … more
In 2012, veteran high school teacher Lee Chartier, 59, of South Kingstown, who has degrees in art, history and adult education and experience redesigning her own homes, decided to start her own company. Her business, Inside Style LLC, is an … more
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