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BARBARA COTTAM, chair of the R.I. Board of Education, spoke at the Computer Science for Rhode Island Summit held on Dec. 13 at the University of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Two sections of Newport targeted for revitalization grants

PROVIDENCE – Newport may be known for its seaside mansions, but two neighborhoods in the community are being targeted for revitalization efforts.Citizens Bank’s charitable...
FAVORABLE CHANGES: Rick Simone, executive director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association, said merchants in the Federal Hill section of Providence are pleased with changes to the city’s licensing and permitting system that have made the process faster and easier, adding the city’s Board of Licenses has been more responsive to merchant concerns.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence mayoral candidates vie for pulse on small businesses

It may be hard to think of the many rundown and abandoned houses that have tarnished Providence’s neighborhoods in the context of small business...

To reach the next stage, leave the old ways behind

Clare King | Propel LLC owner and presidentPropel develops innovative textile technologies for war fighters and firefighters. We’ve been in business for more than...
NOSTALGIA SELLS: Jennifer Ricci, co-owner of Providence-based vintage store Rocket to Mars, sits at a 1960s Royal typewriter, with a 1950s Moss Lighting Co. tall lamp. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where ‘vintage’ is always in style

Nothing says “vintage” like a heavy, yellow-tinted glass ashtray with a picture of Burt Reynolds looking up from the bottom.Or an Elvis trash bucket,...
CUSTOM SHOP: Ben Antaya is the owner of Rome Point Woodworking in South Kingstown, a custom woodworking shop specializing in renovations and new constructions of kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces.
 / COURTESY ROME POINT WOODWORKING

Woodworking made to order – and last

Rome Point Woodworking specializes in renovations and new constructions of kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces.Proprietor Ben Antaya leads a team of three employees. After...
MAKING IT HAPPEN: Rhode Island companies with great ideas and superb execution make up the winners in PBN’s Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies program.

Entrepreneurial success is not easy to pigeonhole or manage

This week’s edition of PBN includes the annual Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies special section, including profiles of 33 companies that were recognized for...
GIVEN PAWS: From left, Ageless Innovation co-founders Andrew Jeas, chief operating officer; Ted Fischer, CEO; Tom Canterino, vice president of business development; and Meghan Gamboa, senior vice president of marketing, review software governing their animatronic cats and dogs in the company’s Pawtucket office. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ageless Innovation creates companions for the aged

Innovative Companies | Innovative CollaborationChildren aren’t the only ones who can benefit from being engaged with toys and products, according to Pawtucket-based Ageless Innovation LLC.The...

To be relevant, successful companies listen, learn and communicate

In this time of instantaneous and ubiquitous communications, it would not seem difficult for any enterprise to know what its key stakeholders are thinking...
ACTIONABLE DATA: From left, Niru Chennagiri, director of informatics at Medley Genomics, and Patrice Milos, CEO, review notes on genetic information at the company’s Providence office. 
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Medley Genomics looks to engineer cancer treatment, one tumor at a...

Innovative Companies | Biotechnology and Life SciencesWe’ve all heard of data analytics. But what if this data could be used to treat what may...
SIX RHODE ISLAND BUSINESSES WERE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY by the Social Enterprise Greenhouse as winners of the inaugural Best for Rhode Island program. The statewide initiative recognizes companies which leverage their business operation to positively impact society and the environment. / COURTESY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GREENHOUSE

Six local businesses honored by SEG in Best for Rhode Island...

PROVIDENCE – In its inaugural Best for Rhode Island initiative, the Social Enterprise Greenhouse has recognized six local companies for their efforts using their...
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