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THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation and R.I. Commerce Corp. are collaborating on a project to help support, sustain and grow minority-owned businesses in Rhode Island.

R.I. Commerce Corp., R.I. Foundation collaborate on initiative to help minority-owned...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. and the Rhode Island Foundation are collaborating on a project that will help support, sustain and grow minority-owned businesses...

Romney finds perfect fit applying structure to reading and writing

A love of structure and writing have combined in a new business, The Write Hand LLC. Owner Leticia Romney, a West Warwick resident, said...
ENDURING EQUIPMENT: Darya Blout is the owner of composites and advanced materials manufacturer Canapitsit Customs LLC in Bristol, which designs and makes composite materials that can encase and protect instruments on underwater unmanned vehicles. Blout recently won a Materials Innovation Challenge award through the 401 Tech Bridge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ensuring underwater unmanned vehicles can dive to deep depths

Even as a child, Darya Blout knew she wanted to design something that would work better. The first dream was a racing sailboat. Now,...
Bruce Newbury

Restaurant weeks make strong return

How does the restaurant industry recover from the economic effects of the pandemic? Of course, there are other industries that have been devastated, but...

Duo launches directory for Black artists in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – A performer and technology professional have united to design and launch an interactive online directory to help facilitate the business, training and...
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE is now accepting applications for its upcoming Spring 2021 Virtual Incubator program.

SEG accepting applications for virtual spring incubator program

PROVIDENCE – Social Enterprise Greenhouse is now accepting applications for its Spring 2021 Virtual Incubator program, the nonprofit said on Monday. The five-week business education...
CLIMBING THE LADDER: Junior Jabbie started as an intern at Banneker Supply Chain Solution Inc. in North Smithfield in 2005. Now he is the company’s top executive. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Everybody’s Business: Mentor helped lift him to the top

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
CREATIVE THINKING: Lisa Mattiello, CEO of catering and events-planning business Pranzi Inc. in Providence, has had to think outside the box to develop alternative sources of revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

She’s cooking up ways to overcome adversity

Lisa Mattiello has always loved food, beverages and occasions for people to gather. Growing up in Warwick in a family with five children – she...
INTEGRAL ROLE: Heather Handrigan-Ross, third-generation owner of Atlas Pallet Corp. in Burrillville, says the manufacturer understood with the onset of COVID-19 “that if people wanted to get masks, wanted to get consumer goods, pallet supply lines would have to flow.”  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Third-generation owner keeps pallet manufacturer flowing and growing

In a hot-pink mask and blown-out hair, Heather Handrigan-Ross may not fit the stereotypical look of a manufacturer. But as she strode into the production...
PUSHING AHEAD: A rendering of what the Foodlove market is expected to look like when complete this summer in Middletown. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTAURANT GROUP

NRG on cutting edge of food innovation

In 2020 it was called “pivoting.” In 2021, it’s called “innovation.” The first innovation in the food world this year is being undertaken by Newport...

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