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WEB PLATFORM: Melissa Bowley started Momunity, a web-based technology platform, to connect new and expecting mothers with resources in their communities. / COURTESY MOMUNITY

Connecting new moms to resources

Melissa Bowley’s idea for Momunity was born out of her own experience.A mother of two, Bowley had difficulty during and following her pregnancies connecting...

SEG feeds R.I. startup scene well

The Social Enterprise Greenhouse has accepted a new cohort for its Food Accelerator program, and this seems like as good a time as any...
LINDA MCMAHON, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, visited the Rhode Island district office in February./ SBA RHODE ISLAND/ RYAN P. BRISSETTE

McMahon ventures to promote small businesses under Trump

PROVIDENCE – Linda McMahon, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, says President Donald Trump chose her to lead the federal agency because he...
THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE has announced the 15 businesses that will participate in its 2018 Food Accelerator program. / COURTESY SEG

SEG announces food accelerator cohort

PROVIDENCE – The Social Enterprise Greenhouse Food Accelerator program has announced a new cohort comprised of 15 Rhode Island food businesses.The program will begin...
NEW ­DESIGNS: Elana Carello, owner of Elana Carello Sweaters, sketches new designs. She has found success in pop-up shops and artisan shows and has seen her sales grow. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Designer experiments, reinvents, hits stride again after returning to R.I.

Elana Carello of Elana Carello Sweaters – a Cranston designer who came back to the Ocean State from New York City about 10 years...
CRAFT BREWS: Shaidzon Beer Co. co-owners Josh Letourneau, left, and Chip Samson opened the brewing company in South Kingstown in November to provide craft beers with a European influence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brewing European flavor

Co-owners of Shaidzon Beer Co. – Josh Letourneau and Chip Samson – are no strangers to the craft-brewing business.A Rehoboth native, Letourneau served as...
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Fine dining is back

“There’s absolutely an appetite on diners’ parts to be dazzled!” This observation in a recent published report from Caroline Potter, the chief dining officer...
WINNING DESIGNS: Kyna Leski and Chris Bardt, owners of modern-architecture firm 3SIXO LLC in Providence, received a 2017 American Institute of Architects award for a modern home in Montauk, N.Y., and both were recently inducted into DESIGNxRI’s Rhode Island Design Hall of Fame. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Anchored to modern design

Kyna Leski and Chris Bardt both hail from families that appreciated the arts.Leski is the daughter of an architect. Bardt is the son of...
MASSCHALLENGE has announced the launch of the MassChallenge Rhode Island accelerator with applications opening on Feb. 7.

MassChallenge announces R.I.-specific accelerator program, application dates

PROVIDENCE - MassChallenge, which received a $100,000 matching Innovation grant from the R.I. Commerce Corp. in March 2016 to set up a Providence office,...
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold four grant writing workshops in anticipation of its April 2 application deadline. / COURTESY RISCA

RISCA to host grant workshops prior to April application deadline

PROVIDENCE - In anticipation of its April 2 deadline, the R.I. State Council on the Arts publicized four dates on which it will hold...
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