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TAKING ROOT: ­Gloria Chacón, a licensed arborist and owner of Green View Tree Service LLC, with her crew at a worksite in North ­Providence.
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She went out on a limb, and her tree service has...

Gloria Chacón didn’t plan to become a tree doctor, dealing with all things related to shrubs and woody plant life. “My parents wanted me to...
CLEANING UP: Debbie Martitz 
took over ownership of the family business, Hope Cleaners in East Providence, in 2005.
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Her reputation at Hope Cleaners? It’s spotless, of course

After 57 years in the family’s dry-cleaning business, Debbie Martitz has heard some unusual requests. For example: Can you dry clean a bra? Yes. How...
IN STUDIO: Alison Bologna purchased a 15,000-square-foot building in Pawtucket in January 2020 and turned it into a new home for her yoga studio, Shri Studio Inc. 
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Bologna stretches for more with yoga

2024 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Alison Bologna Shri Studio Inc. founder and owner ALISON BOLOGNA’S GOAL for Shri Studio Inc.’s new home is to be...
POSITIVE IMPACT: XBInsight Inc. President Kathi Graham-Leviss developed a database of thousands of jobs that predicts how successful someone will be at work. 
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Having insight in predicting job success

2024 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Kathi Graham-Leviss XBInsight Inc. president ANYONE WHO’S WATCHED “Succession,” the ­addictive saga about the mega-wealthy Roys, knows how it ends:...
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. 
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Navigating legal gray areas for green leaves

2024 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Megan Sheehan Green Path Legal founder LIFE LESSONS COME from all directions. Consider the takeaway for Megan Sheehan, a Barrington lawyer:...
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. 
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Capturing images, and the market

2024 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Brandi Morgan Raupp East Coast Capture LLC owner REMEMBER SCHOOL PHOTO DAY? The cookie-cutter headshots, the weird lighting, each kid’s chin...
BUILDING A BRAND: Charise Wilson, owner of Lincoln-based Workforce Ready Solutions, assists clients in finding the perfect position by making them take a hard look at their background.
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Workforce Ready Solutions’ Wilson shapes clients’ futures

2024 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Charise Wilson Workforce Ready Solutions owner CHARISE WILSON KNOWS firsthand how valuable mentors are, especially for a job hunter who’s...
ADDING FLAVOR: Mariana R. Silva-Buck and her daughter, Sofia, launched Little Maven Lemonade in 2020, a spinoff from Sofia’s lemonade stand.
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From lemonade stand to fruitful company

2024 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Mariana R. Silva-Buck Little Maven Lemonade co-owner WHEN LIFE HANDS you lemons, don’t just make lemonade. Consider Mariana R. Silva-Buck’s...
THE ROAD HOME: Rosalind Rustigian, owner of V. George Rustigian Rugs Inc. in Providence, took over her father’s business in 1980 after his death following a stint working in New York at Prudential Insurance. 
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Rustigian keeps the rugs rolling

2024 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Rosalind Rustigian V. George Rustigian Rugs Inc. owner WHEN ROSALIND RUSTIGIAN was a teenager, her dad, Rusty, offered her some...
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Judy Rametta, president of StarTrak Studios Inc. in Warwick, works with her husband, Jack, assembling audio and visual projects for local businesses, politicians and charity causes.
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Rametta’s job quite the production

2024 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Judy Rametta StarTrak Studios Inc. president JUDY RAMETTA ISN’T what you’d call a name dropper, and she wants people to know...
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