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Erin Donovan-Boyle is executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, one of the state's largest business-advocacy organizations. She discusses some of the changes in the business climate in the state and new initiatives for the … more
Lisa J. Raiola is founder and president of Hope & Main in Warren, Rhode Island's first culinary business incubator. She's also vice president of institutional advancement at Roger Williams University. Raiola, who lives in Bristol, conceptualized … more
1What is Buy Local RI and how is the Rhode Island Foundation involved? Buy Local RI is a campaign to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at local businesses. We strive to build a strong economy and vibrant community by promoting locally owned … more
People head into coffee shops to surf the Web, why not to stitch a pillow? That was the thinking behind a new business in North Providence, Whipstitch Sewing Café, which combines hot coffee with sewing machine rentals. You can sip as you … more
Curious about how the lobster gets from the ocean floor to the plate? A new business in Newport gives city visitors a hands-on demonstration of lobster trapping, explaining how they are caught, and adds the option of a steamed dinner at the end of … 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
Mount Dream is an online network that aims to give would-be entrepreneurs a private source of consumer feedback on new or recently launched business ventures. "My goal is to be the first place people turn with their everyday ideas to see if … 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
Anniversaries come and go, but this month there is one that should be noted with some Rhody pride. Hope & Main is the Warren nonprofit, food-business incubator that opened last October, and it has been busy. In the last 12 months, more than … more
Kevin Hegarty loves being out on the water, so about 12 years ago he decided to take what he loves and make it into a business. 12 Meter Charters Inc., owned by Hegarty and Eli Massar, is a yacht charter company based in Newport that mostly … more
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