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CAREER CHANGE: Jose and Lyndsey Pachon, co-owners of Nexus Property Management in Fall River. Jose Pachon was previously a professional poker player, but after being unable to increase his income playing poker locally, he began looking for a career change and developed a business relationship with Nexus founder and CEO Nicholas D’Agnillo, who he met through his poker playing.
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Franchisees: Jose and Lyndsey Pachon

Franchisee: Jose and Lyndsey PachonNexus Property Management | 251 South Main St., Fall RiverThe pitch: Nexus Property Management, with a corporate office based in...
ENGAGED EDUCATOR: Brian Kampper, a middle school physical education teacher, has created MobileQuest LLC, a business that provides hands-on science, technology, engineering and math programming for after-school and school-break camps.
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Helping kids learn by doing

Children are eager to learn, if the lessons engage their curiosity.MobileQuest LLC is aimed at creating hands-on science and technology-inspired programs for children in...
AQUANIS RECEIVED a $3.5 million federal grant to further its research of using electrical plasma actuators to reduce the aerodynamic stress on wind turbine blades. Above, Aquanis founder and CEO Neal Fine. / COURTESY AQUANIS

Aquanis receives $3.5M federal grant to further wind turbine research

PROVIDENCE – Aquanis Inc. of East Greenwich will receive a $3.5 million federal grant to further its research of “active aerodynamic load control for...
RHODE ISLAND'S seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued to fall in October to 3.8 percent. October 2018 marks the sixth month of declines for the measure, declining 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Steady unemployment declines continue into Oct.

PROVIDENCE – In its sixth month of either 0.2 or 0.1 percentage point dips, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued its decline...
THE CLOSING OF THE BRAYTON POINT power plant by owner Energy Capital Partners is part of a projected shortfall of electricity generating capacity that ISO-New England expects will increase prices in New England for power consumers.  / COURTESY DOMINION RESOURCES INC.

With demolition underway, Brayton Point rebranded for wind energy industry

PROVIDENCE – Once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, the retired Brayton Point Power Station is being remodeled into a logistics port,...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS reported a $26.4 million loss for the third quarter. The company does not yet generate revenue.

Rubius reports $26.4M loss for Q3

PROVIDENCE – Cambridge, Mass.-headquartered Rubius Therapeutics Inc. announced a $26.4 million net loss for the third quarter of 2018 Tuesday. The company reported an...
FIRST PHASE: At the construction site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut.
 The Wexford Innovation Center is at the center of efforts to transform the former Jewelry District into an area driven by innovation, especially in the life sciences. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Wexford tenants to start construction next month

About 13 months after starting, core and exterior construction of the Wexford Innovation Center in the historic Jewelry District of downtown Providence is nearing...
Patrice M. Milos has been a leader in the life sciences for nearly three decades and has lived in Rhode Island since 1989. But until co-founding Medley Genomics roughly two years ago, she had been saddled with time-consuming commutes 
to work, an experience that informed her current position.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Finding purpose, passion, people and finally place here in Rhode Island

Patrice M. Milos | Medley Genomics Inc. co-founder, president and CEOOver the course of my 25-year life sciences career, I have been fortunate to...
CREATIVE STYLISTS: Leah Carlson, right, is a master stylist/colorist and the owner of La La Luxe salon, with locations in Providence and Warren. In the background is Jenna Frerichs of Providence having her hair styled by Tara McCabe.
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La La Luxe cuts ‘outside the box’

Hair styles change, but the tenets of business success remain the same: Become a good leader; develop a solid business plan; offer a quality...
RUNNING SMOOTHLY: Greek market and café Yoleni’s co-owners Alexandra Georgiou Philippides, with her sons Jimmy Philippides, right, and John Philippides. The restaurant opened on Westminster Street in downtown Providence last spring.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Yoleni’s offers taste of Greece

What does it take for a new restaurant to survive? Before anything else, hard work, says Alexandra Georgiou, who opened Yoleni’s in downtown Providence...
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