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Inspiring Minds works to put students ahead

Walk into a Providence elementary school, and you could find someone in a business suit reciting verse about “green eggs and ham.” It’s the work...
FUND RAISING: Frustrated with getting payday-loan controls passed in Rhode Island, some activists launched a nonprofit, Capital Good Fund. Pictured above is Capital Good Fund Loan Systems Manager Jose Fonseca. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nonprofit leads charge to loan alternatives

For more than four years now, a coalition of anti-poverty activists has been pushing for controls on neighborhood payday-loan shops that lend cash for...
CEO (or equivalent):  Brendan C. Kane and Jeffrey P. Spratt, principals 2013 REVENUE: $1.955 million 2011 REVENUE: $826,000 REVENUE GROWTH: 137%

Firm is home sweet home in property management

When the Great Recession gripped Rhode Island, many companies were shrinking, laying off staff and cutting back. Peregrine Property Management – then a fledgling startup...
CEO (or equivalent):  John D. Jarrell, president 2013 REVENUE: $799,348  2011 REVENUE: $249,306 REVENUE GROWTH: 221%

Wanted: forensics stars for growing company

If you’re a fan of cop shows like CSI – and a brainiac – Materials Science Associates could have a job for you. The primary...
CEO (or equivalent):  Mark Correia, president and CEO 2013 REVENUE: $10.76 million 2011 REVENUE: $5 million REVENUE GROWTH: 115%

Wellness demand drives healthy results

Preventure offered the right product at precisely the right moment, and the result has been boom times for the Coventry-based business. Preventure provides workplace...

DiPrete gives survey guidance

Real estate lawyers hoping to help clients steer clear of avoidable headaches can turn to free seminars taught by the team at DiPrete Engineering...
EXCHANGE OF IDEAS: Providence Center psychiatrist Ujala Fawad, above in red, sees promise in CurrentCare. Also pictured above is registered nurse Susan Hardy. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Despite gains, CurrentCare improvements eyed

When someone suffers an accident, they can’t always inform the responding EMTs about medications they’re taking, or tell them about a serious condition they...

R.I. boosts arson investigation; prosecutor named

The cost of arson in Rhode Island comes to millions of dollars each year, and the loss affects everyone through higher insurance premiums and...
TOUGH PILL: Christian Rijos is launching a business as a school project at the Met school in Providence that encourages people to carry a potentially lifesaving dose of aspirin at all times. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Met place where biz ideas come to life

A year ago, 16-year-old Christian Rijos heard a surprising statistic: chewing an aspirin can increase a heart attack victim’s chance of survival by 30...
PEER REVIEWED: The staff members at Robinson & Cole are encouraged to attend events and interact with employees. Aside from boosting morale, it also allows the company to provide a more “personal level” of services, said Regional Business Development and Marketing Manager Nicole Babine Campbell. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL PERRSON

Partners, staff on equal footing at Robinson & Cole

At the Providence office of Robinson & Cole, staff are never treated second class. That philosophy even extends into areas that include client events,...

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