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EYE-POPPING NUMBERS: DiJiPOP’s platform gives companies point-of-sale information and aggregate shopper data, such as on the number of clicks. /

Making online connections for retailers, brands

Optimizing the transaction of goods has evolved for thousands of years, since the first hut became a store or the town square became a...

New facility humanizes animal-shelter experience

The Potter League represents more than 80 years of commitment to providing shelter and care for lost, abandoned, neglected and unwanted animals in Newport...
photo by scott lapham
THE RESTORATION of the Dreyfus Hotel as a live/work complex with a restaurant and bar was chronicled by a group of photographers led by Scott Lapham, darkroom manager at AS220, who worked side by side with the construction crews. /

Creative spaces built on long-term collaborations

Steve Durkee, a principal at Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, began his relationship with AS220 on a personal level, by attending shows and...
ELLIE, a 4-year-old model, waits as Sarah Waldo makes adjustments on a sunshine-
yellow hemp and silk skirt called “The Indie” from Waldo’s organic clothing line. /

Clothing designer finds niche in organic wear

From mattresses to food, parents are willing to spend money on the safest and the healthiest products for their children. And organic in any...
FASHION TEMPLATES: Karen Beebe, left, and Devon King, owners of downtown boutique Queen of Hearts, offer their customers a place to purchase handmade clothing, accessories and home goods created by local artists and designers. /

One year later, an artful success

High-energy retail results from easy access, store diversity and a large population of consumers. With parking issues and vacancy rate challenges, Providence’s downtown has...

DEM renews focus on business recycling

Since 1996, all Rhode Island businesses have been required by law to recycle, though only businesses with 50 or more employees are obliged to...
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Mark Miller says ElderLawAnswers.com has found a niche in a growing market. In 2007, the Web site had more than 4 million visits, averaging roughly 72,000 unique visitors per month. /

Senior legal issues a click away

If the numbers indicating online success are in clicks, memberships and posts, one locally-based Web company is building an impressive résumé: ElderLawAnswers.com. While the...
LUKE MANDLE, of Two Ton Inc., used the renovations of his Pawtucket office to showcase his designing skills. Founded in 2004, the company is beginning to gain traction, Mandle said. /

Architectural firm a one-stop shop

Luke Mandle moved to Rhode Island in 2004, armed with a sense of purpose and a business plan for his architectural firm detailed down...
SAILING INTO TOWN: The R.I. Convention Center will host the 2008 Providence Boat Show this week, an event that recently came under the ownership of the Newport Harbor Corporation. Above, a shot from the 2006 show. /

Boat show promises to pack power

The 2008 Providence Boat Show will bring together under one roof more than 300 bright, new boats at the R.I. Convention Center. About 25,000...
KLR TREATS its employees with as much care as its clients. Above, from left, are Anthony Mangiarelli, Lawrence Kahn, Sarah Hann and Margaret Robicheau. /

Strong team helps Kahn, Litwin & Renza grow

The success of a business truly depends on customer satisfaction. And according to managers at Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., treating employees with as...
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