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FISH FILET: William Bangs, right, executive sous chef at The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, observes as demi sous chef Nicolas Rizzo ­prepares a black sea bass.

BOUNCING BACK: Manager training widens career path

Think of it as a combination of a Boy Scout campfire game and a classic round of Jenga. Teams make piles of sticks, scraps...

Altus Dental’s teledentistry leads to strong revenue

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2023 $75 million and above No. 4. Altus Dental Insurance Co. CEO (or equivalent): Joseph Perroni, CEO and president 2022 revenue: $86.3...

Feast & Fettle feasted during the COVID-19 pandemic

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2023 $5 million to $25 million No. 2. Feast & Fettle Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Carlos Ventura 2022 revenue: $19.8 million 2020 revenue:...

Keane’s Wood Fired Catering kept the fire burning beyond COVID-19

PBN Fastest Growing Companies 2023 $250,000 to $5 million No. 3. Keane’s Wood Fired Catering CEO (or equivalent): Padraic and Kaylyn Keane, owners 2022 revenue: $1 million 2020...
REACHING OUT: Alison Bologna , center, Shri Studio Inc., Shri Service Corps and Shri Bark founder and WJAR-TV NBC 10 morning news co-anchor, participates in a class in her new yoga studio in Pawtucket. Joining her are Alex Godin, left, of the Life Inc. social service agency in Tiverton, and Michelle Peloquin, of The Arc of Blackstone Valley social service agency in Pawtucket.

After opening yoga studio, she has stretched for more

It’s a late summer morning and the stately brick building that is Shri Studio Inc.’s new home is about to officially open for business. A...
GETTING CONNECTED: Job Club Rhode Island Director Stephen Colella says the organization has worked with more than 1,800 clients and helped place them with more than 100 employers. 

Stephen Colella, Job Club Rhode Island director

PBN Leaders & Achievers 2023 Stephen Colella Job Club Rhode Island Director IF YOU HAVE NOT been on a job interview lately, Stephen Colella wants you to...
BLAZING A TRAIL: As Rhode Island’s cannabis sector has gained traction, attorney Megan Sheehan has been growing her legal practice, Green Path Legal, right along with it. 

Leaf and law: Sheehan combines her passions

Life lessons come from all directions. Consider the takeaway for Megan Sheehan, a Barrington lawyer: “My great aunties told me, ‘I just discovered vape...
MAKING THE ASSIST: Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center patient Andrea Blair, right, of Cumberland, wears the ­EksoNR exoskeleton and moves through a walking session with the guidance of physical therapist Allissondra Dutra. 

High-tech exoskeleton lending a hand, arms and legs

Early last December, Chuck Allen was enjoying a lazy afternoon at home in North Kingstown. His wife, Becky, had run out for a few...
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS:  Judy Rametta, president of StarTrak Studios in Warwick, works with her husband, Jack,  assembling audio and visual projects for local businesses, politicians and charity causes.

Her job has become quite the production

Judy Rametta isn’t what you’d call a name dropper, and she wants people to know that celebrities don’t stop by her production house, StarTrak...
PICTURE ­PERFECT: Brandi Morgan Raupp, right, owner of East Coast Capture LLC, and her crew set up a photo shoot at a preschool in Cranston. From left are photographers Kayla Oliveira and Olivia Lace. 

Her kid-focused studio is capturing the market

Remember school photo day? The cookie-cutter headshots, the weird lighting, each kid’s chin tilted in the exact same direction, all of which led to...
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