From the time he was in middle school through his undergraduate years at Providence College, Richard Voccio worked for his father and three uncles in the costume jewelry manufacturing business. The business, Torino Creations, started small in the early 1960s and quickly grew into a multimillion dollar operation. Along the way his father and uncles demonstrated the importance of a strong work ethic.
By Alli-Michelle Conti
PROVIDENCE – Sen. James C. Sheehan, D-Narragansett, last week presented a $1,300 legislative grant to the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation Inc., and a $900 legislative grant to the Quonset Air Museum.
United Way of Rhode Island recently honored Joanne McGunagle and Carolyn Belisle as Rhode Island 2-1-1 Partners of the Year for their efforts to help the 2-1-1 program – a 24/7 helpline connecting Rhode Islanders to human-services agencies throughout the state – thrive.
Rhode Island Innovation Fellows Amy Bernhardt and David Dadekian will pursue projects in the textile and food industries respectively, the Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday. Bernhardt’s project, Colorfast, will establish a research and manufacturing facility to design digitally printed textiles, while Dadekian’s project, the Eat Drink Rhode Island Central Market, would include a public market and tourism and educational components.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.