Wednesday, July 28, 2021


Home Economy Entrepreneurship


E.G.’s Arctura awarded $1.15M grant from U.S. Dept. of Energy

EAST GREENWICH - Arctura, a wind-energy technology company, on Monday said it was awarded a $1.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The...
FAMILY MOLD: Francis H. Curren IV, right, vice president of Pease & Curren Inc., a family-owned precious-metal refinement company in Warwick that works with jewelers, pawn brokers, medical offices and recyclers, watches as David Silva, manager/operator, pours molten metal into a mold. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Curren ensures metal refining family business in capable hands

It’s hard to sum up Pease & Curren Inc.’s business in a single word. Much of the 40,000-square-foot building in Warwick suggests manufacturing: unfinished, concrete...
HOMEMADE TOUCH: Husband and wife Mahran Izoli, right, and Nur Shahida Roslan are the owners of Feed the Cheeks, a specialty cookie shop, which started as a home business then moved to a Providence storefront during the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Making cookies full time

Like any card-carrying millennial, Nur Shahida Roslan created an Instagram account to document her food and travel adventures. She named the personal page “Feed the...

Franchisee: Jeffrey Kulas

Franchisee: Jeffrey Kulas | Budget Blinds of Cranston | Cranston Pitch: Budget Blinds designs and installs blinds, shades, shutters and drapery for inside a person’s...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: A much-needed refreshment

It is summertime, and your favorite restaurateur may be looking forward to a well-deserved vacation. This usually happens every July. Restaurants close for two...
SITE VISITS: Geraldine Barclay King, owner of Geri’s Bluffing Boutique in Woonsocket, says she wants to see business resources meet business owners where they are working to learn about their challenges and needs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Everybody’s Business: ‘I knew … the odds would be against me’

(Editor’s note: This is the 11th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each is asked their views on...
CHRONICLING LIVES: Joe Rocco, left, and Ted Canova are the founders of Tributes, which offers people the opportunity to share their life stories on video. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Duo’s venture memorializes people’s lives through tribute videos

Ted Canova was struck by an idea he kept a secret for 20 years for fear of being thought crazy for thinking of it. The...
AFFORDABLE ADVICE: Shaun Jones intends to cater personally to clients without expensive or hidden fees with his new venture Jones Fiduciary Wealth Management. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Jones launches financial advisory firm with single-fee business model

Shaun Jones learned the value of money and how best to acquire it when his parents cut him off at the age of 13....
BUILDING ANEW: Jessica Kennedy is cofounder and chief operating officer of Beeline Loans Inc., a startup that offers a web platform for potential borrowers to seek mortgage approvals quickly. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Kennedy made a Beeline out of the legal world

Jessica Kennedy has gone from Florida to Boston to Rhode Island and from the workaday rat race to helping others out of the often-blood-boiling...
Bruce Newbury

Dining out: They’ve got people talking

What makes the dining-out experience difficult to define are the parts that at the same time make it so appealing. We discovered this to...

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