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COMING TO LIFE: David Sardinha, Pineapple Studios owner, runs a staff of four focused on graphic art, video and 3-D animation. He cites a 1996 visualization project for the then-proposed Iway as one of his favorite projects. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Producer animated about his work

Pineapple Studios owner David Sardinha runs his small video, animation and virtual production company in Portsmouth by coordinating creative talent, including his own. With three...
STORY TO TELL: A speed-mentoring session facilitated by Hannah Chung, co-founder of Sproutel, showcased some of Rhode Island’s top woman-owned businesses at the May 14 Garage event. / COURTESY GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Manufacturing design to be in focus at Garage

Jerry the Bear, Sproutel Inc.’s first toy made to help children diagnosed with a chronic illness learn through play, will ship to 250 buyers...
INSIDE THE BOX: Taylor Box President Daniel Shedd is the third generation of his family to run the company. “We’ll run one box or a million boxes,” he said, describing the scale of Taylor Box’s orders. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Packaging firm thinks outside box

Whether a box contains staples, Swiss army knives, wedding invitations or high-end credit cards, chances are good Taylor Box in Warren designed, crafted and...
ACTING CREDITS: Dani de Waal and Stuart Ward are starring in “Once,” a production that came to PPAC in large part because of tax credits against total costs of the show. / COURTESY COREY MARTINEAU

Tax credit boosts PPAC offerings

(Corrected, Oct. 9, 1:43 p.m.) When “Phantom of the Opera” takes the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Nov. 27, it will be...
TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Gerald Cohen, left, international trade specialist for the Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, and Raymond W. Fogarty, director of Chafee Center for International Business. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Profit not a priority for college research

Paying a couple of thousand dollars for a student-run research study at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth can be a good deal – but...
SMOOTH MOVES: Burrillville’s Alashan Cashmere Co. designs, markets and distributes cashmere products to a number of high-end boutiques. Pictured above is Donald Fox, left, co-owner of Alashan, in the company’s warehouse with Bob Romano. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Cashmere distributor eyes expansion

The cashmere goats whose hair is used to make soft sweaters, scarves and baby blankets are found far from Rhode Island – in China,...
GUIDING LIGHT: Anna Cano Morales, director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, cites her father – who she says was the first Colombian to come to Central Falls – as her earliest role model. / COURTESY RWU

Latinos will play key role in R.I. economic growth

Anna Cano Morales is working to elevate the profile of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University and help manage a growing Latino...
HARD WORK COMES EASY: After a half-decade of growth, Easy Entertaining Inc. recently opened a space in a building at the Rising Sun Mills in Providence. Pictured above are owner Kaitlyn Roberts, left, and Executive Sous Chef Ashley Vanasse. / PBN PHOTO/NATALJA KENT

‘Fresh and local’ her calling card

At $7.95 for the sandwich and a side, a mouth-watering “signature BLT” from Easy Entertaining Inc. exemplifies the company’s emphasis on fresh, locally produced...
WORD TRAVELS FAST: Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau President Martha Sheridan calls destination-marketing organizations perfect conduits between local businesses seeking to get their message out to a larger audience. / COURTESY PWCVB

Local ambassadors best salesmen for R.I. attractions

Martha Sheridan has more than 20 years of experience in destination marketing, and has accrued awards that underscore her ability to market not only...
CAREER-MINDED: Vance Morgan, center, professor of philosophy and director of Providence College’s Development of Western Civilization program, speaks with PC students Tessa Rutledge and Walter Manning. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE/ KEVIN TRIMMER

Students seek real-world experience

Supplementing a liberal arts education with “real-world experience” is the carrot career-center directors and admissions staff at Rhode Island’s colleges and universities increasingly dangle...
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