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Five Questions With: Forrest A. Daniels

5Q: Forrest A. Daniels CEO, Rhode Island Free Clinic 1. You took on the role of CEO a little over a year ago. What were some...
CREATIVE CONFECTIONS: Aura Fajardo Quintero, owner of Aura’s Chocolate Bar in Cranston, says inspiration for a new product can strike her at any moment, which has led to bestselling products using Venezuelan chocolate and locally sourced ingredients such as bee pollen, honey, or whiskey.
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Chocolatier’s recipe uses ingredients from her two homes, Venezuela and R.I.

Aura Fajardo Quintero did not plan to become a chocolatier. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Fajardo was a graphic designer before moving to Rhode Island and...
BETTER TOGETHER: Shannon Sexton Potter opened the UpRiseHer coworking space in Providence last July to help women build a community and empower one another. 
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She wants to help women connect, thrive and ‘energize their lives’

Walking into one of the rooms at UpRiseHer is almost like walking into your own living room. Warm colors, patterned chairs, soft pillows and,...

Five Questions With: Aimee Brewer

Attleboro-based Study Memorial Hospital has been around for more than a century, but now it's undergoing a name change. The health system, which now...

State launches pilot program to give salary supplements to early childhood...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee, the R.I. Department of Human Services and the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children are...
JUMPED THE BORDER: ­Edward Dow, CEO of Massachusetts-based Solar Cannabis Co., has opened a dispensary in Warwick. He’s seen sales in Rhode Island growing steadily while business in Massachusetts has declined. 
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Cannabis complications: Promising marijuana industry falling short of expectations

Dr. Jason Iannuccilli has invested a lot in his lab in the past year. Like many entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, the co-founder of Pure­Vita...
VALUE JUDGMENT: Karen Rice, a certified valuation analyst at the Providence accounting firm Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd., says it is important for business partners to agree early on about how the value of a company will be calculated to determine how an exiting partner will be compensated. 
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When starting a business, don’t forget about the exit

When starting a new business, the last thing on an owner’s mind is the moment they will walk away from it. But drafting an...

Newsweek names Women & Infants one of nation’s top maternity hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Care New England Health System’s Women & Infants Hospital is once again among the nation’s top maternity hospitals, according to rankings recently...

Five Questions With: Dr. Jonathan Gates

Dr. Jonathan Gates is the new chief medical officer at Wood River Health. In this role, he identifies and prioritizes rising-risk patients for care,...

Reach Out and Read, Neighborhood Health to host annual READ and...

PROVIDENCE – Reach Out and Read Rhode Island and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island will host their annual READ and ROMP, a family...
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