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After selling pagers for about three years, Ray Leung started working with the company that would become Wireless Zone in 1996. It’s been a profitable partnership for Cumberland’s Leung. He’s now president of CRMS Inc., which owns 12 Wireless Zone businesses, including four in Rhode Island. At right is Leung, at the Taunton Ave. Wireless Zone store in East Providence, with store manager Brad Lavoie. more
What business owners need to know about changes in health care laws, corporate income and estate tax codes, the potential for a federal Internet tax and a new electronic unemployment claims process will be the focus of the PBN Summit on Government Regulations & Business Nov. 6. more
Setting goals. Generating ideas. Making plans. Gathering information. These things are all important to a business owner or entrepreneur with aspirations. But they won’t get you where you want to go without one more vital ingredient: Execution. more
When John Wood and his wife, Alexandra “Aly” Marks-Wood, bought property in Portsmouth, built a new 3,000-square-foot building and bought equipment to launch The Green Grocer, they had no way of knowing their new business would face the layers of challenges added by the financial crisis that became known as the Great Recession. more
Prime Restoration & Remediation LLC works to meet the need for cost-effective oversight of restoration work in the wake of unexpected and traumatic property loss. Joe Solomon and Greg Leonard, friends for 10 years and insurance executives … more
An epicurean tour of New England cuisine is available through a new business, Newport Food Tours, which takes diners on a five-restaurant, two-hour spin through the harbor city. Marie Larsen Mechtaly and her husband, Mehdi, launched the … more
There was a time when E.F. O'Donnell & Sons Co. Inc. was known for painting and refinishing commercial office space. Before that, most of its work was painting new bridge components on Rhode Island highways. But for the past 30 years, … more
I am sitting here on my train ride to Boston, finally getting an opportunity to read a recent copy of Providence Business News, and wanted to say that the Cary Collins piece (“Rhody makeover: Focus on 21st-century industries,” Nov. 17, 2015), really hit home for me. more
Danilo Reyes, founder and president of Providence-based Available Staffing Network, is tapping into demand for contract employees. "I noticed things were starting to come back since the recession," he said of his decision to launch his own … more
Every week PBN produces a short feature called "Something New" about a new venture in recognition of the importance of entrepreneurship to the local economy. Some of the featured entities are for-profits using the latest in social media … more
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