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Newport Life magazine revived, will return this summer

NEWPORT – Newport Life magazine is getting a new life. A private investor group acquired the luxury and lifestyle publication from a subsidiary of Gannett...

Musk puts Twitter buy on hold, casting doubt on $44B deal 

DETROIT (AP) – Elon Musk said Friday that his plan to buy Twitter is "temporarily on hold," raising fresh doubts about whether he'll proceed...
SETTING UP SHOP: Laura Guillén, the new Rhode Island executive director for Entrepreneurship for All, is forming a network of mentors and prospective program participants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mass. business incubator arrives in Providence

Getting a business off the ground is no easy feat, especially for people of color. And if Rhode Island’s undersized share of minority-owned businesses is...
BIG MIX: Jan Faust Dane opened Stock Culinary Goods in Providence in 2012 intending only to sell local, small-batch products. She quickly realized she needed to grow the array of offerings. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stock Culinary Goods nurtures community vibe

Jan Faust Dane has been a writer, editor, public relations consultant and an enthusiast of dinner parties, but she knew nothing about running a...
MOVING AHEAD: George Metz, who has Montauk and Narragansett tribal roots, has certified his company, G. Metz Moving and Storage, as a minority-owned business, but in some cases, he feels it’s been a hinderance. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERTY WHITELEY

Everybody’s Business: Declaring minority status wasn’t an easy decision for Metz

(Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each are asked their views on...
Yesenia Rubio opened Notes Coffee Co. in Pawtucket in July 2020. Nine months later, she left a corporate marketing job to give her full attention to growing the business. / COURTESY BRITTANNY TAYLOR

Take a chance on yourself

Yesenia Rubio | Notes Coffee Co. owner My parents came to this country in search of better opportunities. To them, landing a corporate job that paid well,...
HANDIWORK: Mike ­Heimall, owner of Providence Shoe Repair, ­repairs a leather bag at his shop on Mathewson Street. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Cobbler in demand since opening shop in March

When people think of cobbler services, salvaging expensive dress shoes might come to mind. That’s sometimes the case, said Providence Shoe Repair owner Mike...
MALLEABLE METALLERS: Sandi Bonazoli and Jim Dowd are the co-owners of Beehive Handmade, a long-standing metal­work business that recently opened a store and studio space in Warren. Dowd crafts a copper rack for measuring spoons while Bonazoli looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Metalsmiths forge ahead with storefront, in-house manufacturing

In Sandi Bonazoli and Jim Dowd’s Warren metalsmithing studio, Beehive Handmade, equipment ranges from a 100-year-old machine to modern technology such as a laser...
CREATIVE ­­OUTLETS: ­­Barrington woodworker Torsten Mayer-Rothbarth says Etsy Inc. is one of several places he sells his work. Convenience outweighs the downsides for many sellers using Esty, he says. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Price might be high for using online platforms

When Frog and Toad LLC launched in 2001, the owners of the gift shop didn’t see the need to create a website, let alone...

Celebrity chef shares recipe to culinary success at 21st Century Business...

You might say the "Bam!" moment in the life of trailblazing celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse came many, many years ago courtesy of a pastry...

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