Thursday, May 6, 2021


Home Economy Entrepreneurship


PROVIDENCE COLLEGE announced Wednesday that it received a $2 million gift from a family of a late alum that will support an incubator space for entrepreneurship at the college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC receives $2M gift to create entrepreneurship incubator space

PROVIDENCE – Providence College became the beneficiary of a seven-figure gift from a family of a late alumnus that will support an incubator space...
Bruce Newbury

Plenty of policy questions on dining in public spaces

The concept of reopening is a three-legged stool that must have a sturdy foundation on all sides lest it collapse. “Reopening” is a more-apt term...

Lotus Noire provides ‘culturally competent’ medical services

Temperance Taylor’s mission stems from problems she has seen and experienced in medical treatment as a Black single mom and family nurse practitioner. Taylor recalled...
FEARLESS: Ted Peffer, owner of I/O Labs Inc. in East Providence, says his custom print, fabrication and framing business is not afraid to take risks when it comes to printing material, providing rarely used options such as wood veneers and backlit film paper. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Developing ‘creative solutions’ for the work of artists, photographers and museums

Ted Peffer quickly dismisses his own creative talents – by no means does he identify as an artist or photographer. Peffer instead describes himself as...

Ice cream, wine and beer: I-195 District park to host new...

PROVIDENCE – The park anchoring the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence looks a little forlorn this spring, but it soon will become much more...

Dining Out: Truly, a season of renewal

Springtime is always a season of rebirth and renewal. That phenomenon is in evidence on restaurant row. Eateries are reporting a return of faithful...
FEELING COMFORTABLE: The waiting area of Dr. Amy Falk’s The Eye Doctor in East Greenwich is decorated with plants and features comfortable chairs as part of the small-town, relaxed feel she brings to her eye care practice. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Falk brings small-town approach to her eye care practice

Curiosity led Dr. Amy Falk to visit an eye doctor’s office while attending high school, sparking her interest in pursuing a career in health...
KEEPING TRACK: Justin M. Kim, left, and Michael W. Lai designed an app to help health care workers track their emotional and mental wellness. / COURTESY CRESS HEALTH

New app focuses on mental wellness of health care workers

Justin M. Kim and Michael W. Lai were in the process of developing an app that allowed users to log their most intimate mental...
GIVING BACK: Cristian Dersidan left a nearly 10-year career in the food service industry to operate a couple of Home Instead Inc. franchises, which provide one-on-one in-home care for senior residents, because he wanted to give something back and help people in the community. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Franchisee: Cristian Dersidan

Cristian Dersidan | Home Instead Inc. | Warwick and North Kingstown The pitch: Home Instead Inc. specializes in direct, one-on-one in-home care for senior residents....

SEG accepting applications for summer incubator program

PROVIDENCE – Social Greenhouse Enterprise is accepting applications for its Summer 2021 Incubator Program for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses, the organization announced Monday. The application...

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