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SELLING SUCCESS: Soren Ryherd, center, founder of The Retail Project RI, an initiative launched through the Innovation Fellowship program at the Rhode Island Foundation, looks over products with Lindsay Stickel, brand development manager, left, and Paige Snyder, project manager, at their Wayland Square office in March. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ FRANK MULLIN

No longer concerned about offending, Rhode Island Foundation has become a...

Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story that originally ran in the April 22 issue. On a fall Saturday four years...
TOP OF HER GAME: Lauren Motola-Davis, managing partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, speaks with partner Jeffrey M. Liptrot at the firm. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Sentences in friend’s death pushed her to legal career

Technically, Lauren Motola-Davis, a managing partner at the national law firm Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, lost the first jury trial she tried...
STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING HEALTH: Dr. Matthew Collins, left, vice president for clinical integration at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, works on Choosing Wisely programming with Smita Wadhwani, manager of case management, and John Davia, lead wellness consultant. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Communication key to wise treatment choices

Dr. Matthew Collins, vice president for clinical integration at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, once had a patient who repeatedly went...
EXPANDING HORIZONS: When Durval Tavares founded Aquabotix Technology in 2010 he took advantage of incubator space available at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center, now re-branded as the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Looking beyond the ivory towers

Editor's note: In celebration of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, staff writers and contributors examined the stories and trends that defined the region's business...
SURVIVAL TACTICS: Mikayla Anthes, Farm Fresh Rhode Island healthy foods/healthy families coordinator, and Raven Horn of Woonsocket discuss nutrition at the Children's Booth at the farmers market collaboration between the Thundermist Health Center and Farm Fresh Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Broader reach on diminishing base

Editor's note: In celebration of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, staff writers and contributors examined the stories and trends that defined the region's business...
WHAT'S NEXT? Spectators in the Volvo Ocean Race Village watch one of the race boats leave the dock during its 2015 stop in Newport. In 2018, the round-the-globe race will come back to the City By The Sea for its only North American stop. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/CARMEN HIDALGO

Three decades of progress

Editor's note: In celebration of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, staff writers and contributors examined the stories and trends that defined the region's business...
A MODEST SUCCESS: A shipbuilding program at New England Institute of Technology was successful at training Rhode Islanders for jobs in the industry, but like many similar programs, it is too small to fill the demand. Fred Santaniello, foreground, director of workforce development and programs at NEIT, is seen with Teddy Small, a participant in the SAMI program, who later found a job. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. jobs growing but long way to go

Editor's note: In celebration of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, staff writers and contributors examined the stories and trends that defined the region's business...
SUCCESS BREWING: Stephanie Additon, owner of Java Skincare, is seen in her store at 14 Main St. in North Kingstown. Additon's showroom has an eclectic assortment of items for sale. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Her instincts, passion fuel Java

A psychology degree is not the typical credential associated with running a business, but Stephanie Additon is not a traditional entrepreneur.Additon launched Java Skincare...
THE RIGHT FIT: Deborah Schimberg, right, owner and head of Verve Inc., which makes Glee Gum and other confections, discusses product packaging with Molly Lederer, director of communications and marketing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Verve founder has ‘green’ outlook

While studying comparative literature at Brown University in the late 1970s, Deborah Schimberg didn't envision founding a company that makes chewing gum from sustainable...
ACCESSIBILITY: Nicole D'Andrea, design director and CEO of D'Andrea Handbags, displays some of her creations. D'Andrea tested the accessories with members of University of Rhode Island sororities. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Function, flair go hand in handbag

Nicole D'Andrea wanted her MacBook to fit inside her "Mr. Arrogant" handbag, one of several styles her company designs, so she put the zipper...
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