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SALVAGE JOB: Fisherman Wayne Frye Jr. tries to salvage what he can from his derelict boat in New Bedford. /

Derelict fishing boats <br>not welcome in New Bedford

Fishing boats are ubiquitous along New Bedford’s waterfront, which is not a good thing for fishermen – or the city, for that matter. On any...
TAKING A BIG DRINK: Jean Merlain is using his tenure as CEO of the Big Picture Soda Company at the Met School to learn about entrepreneurship and giving back to the community. /

Soda company fired student’s passion for business

When was the last time you talked with a 17-year-old high school senior who knew the difference between revenue and profit, who could talk...

Nonprofit sees low costs by building efficiently

Child and Family, a private nonprofit offering social services to children, adults, families and the elderly, has begun construction of a 38,736-square-foot building in...

Connecting to customers still drives success

Growth companies in the late 1990s often were as much about riding the dot.com wave as anything else, leveraging technology to make hard assets...
HOPE HIGH graduates, front to back, Stephania Cruz, Jennifer Nunez, Lorpu Dolo and Stephen Lawson listen during a job-training class designed to prepare them for work in the hospitality and tourism sector and customer service. /

Hope grads get training, job offers

Hope High School doesn’t have any air conditioning or fans. Yet 15 students, recent graduates who needed jobs, sweated their way through four weeks...
THE CHACE CENTER will house studios, galleries, an auditorium and a café and connect to RISD’s museum. /

Chace Center to add cultural link to city

In the fall, the Rhode Island School of Design will open the Chace Center. On its face, the multi-purpose building will add gallery space,...
CAUGHT UP: Jon Knight, owner of Superior Trawl in Narragansett, designs innovative fishing gear such as the Eliminator Trawl, shown above. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Caught up in new fishnet design

An Ocean State net designer has joined with Rhode Island Sea Grant scientists and three Rhode Island fishermen in developing a net that catches...
EBEN HORTON, owner of the The Glass Station, first developed a love for glass as a child. In 2000, he opened the commercial glass studio in Wakefield. /

Ornament inspired local glass blower

Nineteen years after he started blowing glass during free time while still a high school student, 33-year-old Eben Horton is a survivor in an...
CAUGHT UP: Jon Knight, owner of Superior Trawl in Narragansett, designs innovative fishing gear such as the Eliminator Trawl, shown above. /

Caught up in new fishnet design

An Ocean State net designer has joined with Rhode Island Sea Grant scientists and three Rhode Island fishermen in developing a net that catches...
SIXCIA DEVINE previously worked at the Center for Women & Enterprise before joining RISBDC. /

Personal links seed her clients’ business success

Sixcia Devine began her work in the social service industry in 2000, and she hasn’t let up since. She has excelled at everything she...

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