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MODERN CLASSIC: Pharmacist Christina Procaccianti, right, operates a modern version of a classic American drugstore. Green Line Apothecary is on Main Street in South Kingstown. Above, she talks with Laura Taylor of Exeter at the drop-off counter. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Where ice cream, soda still help medicine go down

Christina Procaccianti’s independent apothecary and soda fountain in South Kingstown provides her clients with a package hard to find elsewhere: expertly filled medical prescriptions,...
GLOBAL REACH: Heidi Hope Guerard, owner of Heidi Hope Photography in Cranston, changes backgrounds to get ready for a portrait session. Guerard has used her website and social media to expand her business internationally. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Web, technology has helped Guerard build global photo business

Mix babies, creative artistry, entrepreneurialism, technological savvy and female drive and you get a leading Rhode Island photographer and businesswoman named Heidi Hope Guerard.Guerard...
HANDS-ON: Anne-Marie Rosario Flores, owner of Anne the Plumber in Woonsocket, works in the basement of a house on Penn Street in Providence with her nephew, Jarrett Flores, an apprentice plumber. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Unafraid of bias, Anne the Plumber cleaning up

There was the iconic Rosie the Riveter, a fictional woman munitions worker of World War II. Then came Lillian Baumbach, recognized in the 1950s...
DENTAL leader: ­Dr. Jennifer Torbett, right, owner of Crestview Dental Associates, with dental assistant Maria Mazzarese. Torbett encourages young women to consider dentistry as a career path. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Torbett advocate for her patients and industry

Dr. Jennifer Torbett has a tip for young women trying to decide on a career: Go into dentistry.It's advice that would have surprised her...
NEW HOMES: Carol O'Donnell, owner of CRM Modular Homes, on-site at an installation in Narragansett. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

O’Donnell builds respect in male-dominated industry

If you want to know how to boost the Rhode Island economy, talk to Carol O'Donnell, who has thrived in a tough business sector,...
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Neal Fine

What are the biggest hurdles to starting a business in Rhode Island?Big hurdle No. 1 is finding seed funding – particularly in the energy...
NAVY TECH: MIKEL President Kelly Mendell, right, looks at a beacon in the prototype lab with software engineer Kayla Gandolfi. The company recently announced a  $23 million U.S. Navy contract for developing  advanced sonar and sensors technology. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

MIKEL helping assure U.S. ocean dominance

Critical technology, helping assure U.S. naval dominance in the world's oceans, is being developed at MIKEL Inc. in Middletown, a small, rapidly growing, high-tech...
DRIVEN: Karen Emma, president of Universal Wealth Management in Cranston, speaks with financial adviser  Greg Voccio. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Former athlete’s drive fuels wealth-management career

The same drive and competitiveness that helped Karen Emma become a top college athlete has led her to build a growing wealth-management business.After eight...
WAVE RIDER: Siren Marine CEO Daniel A. Harper hopes to revolutionize the connected-boat market with the MTC Pro, a new Cloud-based wireless system. / PBN PHOTO/ KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Siren Marine hopes to ride ‘connected-boat’ wave

New Internet of Things technology developed by Siren Marine has the Newport-based company eyeing a leadership role in the evolving "connected-boat" market.The 5-year-old marine-technology...

Making their mark on links

Ken Block, software-engineering entrepreneur, former Rhode Island Republican gubernatorial candidate and government-reformer gadfly, has launched a new company developing a unique, high-quality line of...
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