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CREATING an atmosphere where employees want to get involved is part of Item Group's 'flat' or 'horizontal' management structure. /

Item finds new home with room to grow

It took two years to find a new permanent home for Item Group, but only two days to make an offer on the 80,000-square-foot...
A CRANE drops the Blackstone Valley Explorer in the water in Central Falls. The boat is used for tours highlighting the region?s history and natural beauty. /

Event highlights benefits <br>of ‘green’ tourism efforts

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s strategy in northern Rhode Island has become an international model for sustainable tourism, a new movement in the industry...
OYSTERS GROWN at Moonstone Oysters' farm are ready to be shipped. /

Aquaculture is growing fast in R.I.

The first oyster farm in Rhode Island was started in 1798, but until now aquaculture has been practiced here on a small scale. But...
'THE LOOK' EXHIBIT at Rough Point features this black strapless dress by Christian Dior for Yves St. Laurent, circa 1959. /

Big turnover in Newport hospitality

Visitors to Newport this summer will find a host of new events, hotel accommodations, restaurants and shops, following an unusually dynamic off-season for the...
ADA TERRERO, owner of Ada's Creations on Broad Street, in Providence, has built a strong and profitable business, but federal data show the average Hispanic-owned firm in Rhode Island earned 15 cents for every $1 of revenue at a white-owned firm in 2002. /

For minorities, unequal returns

Ada Terrero attributes the success of Ada’s Creations – her bakery, café and restaurant on Broad Street in Providence – to honesty,...
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Top business plans focus on safety, health

The developer of software that transforms cell phones into automated security devices and a student team that uses peer pressure to help lower employers’...
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R.I. house prices drop in 1Q<br> but brokers’ sales grow

Two reports issued last week on first-quarter Rhode Island residential real estate sales painted contrasting pictures of the market, suggesting that while Realtors may...
MODERATOR Christopher Lydon, left, and panelists Michael Lysaght of Brown, Philip Long of MIT, IT consultant Jack Templin and Seth Goldenberg of RISD, discuss the impact of fast-changing technology on society and the economy. /

Rapid advances expected to transform human life

By 2015, technology will have significantly changed life as we live it in the developed world, impacting every aspect of society and the economy. That...

Legislators target REIT tax ‘loophole’

Forget for a moment whether it’s good or bad. Here’s how it works: A company creates a subsidiary to buy and manage property –...
THE HAMPTON INN to be built off Division Street in Pawtucket is seen as the potential linchpin for redevelopment of the city's waterfront.  /

Pawtucket Hampton Inn plans nearing fruition

A long-delayed plan to build a Hampton Inn on Pawtucket’s waterfront is finally moving forward, with construction expected to begin this summer, after all...
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