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Innovate Newport to host blue tech pitch session in November

NEWPORT – Blue tech companies are invited to take their ventures to the "Piranha Pond" next month at Innovate Newport. Inspired by the popular "Shark Tank"...
ONE-MAN SHOW: John Yglowski is the owner and sole employee of Sea Creature Aquarium in North Providence, selling saltwater and freshwater fish and related supplies.
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Sea Creature’s exotic fish in demand

On a Thursday evening, you might find John Yglowski driving to the local airport and picking up 14 boxes. Not an unusual sight for...
Brittany Riley opened The Haven Collection Inc. in 2019. The Middletown-based company has two family care 
centers in the town and one in New Jersey. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Culture sustains success

Brittany Riley | The Haven Collection Inc. founder and CEO If there is one thing we can take away from the past three years of growing...
NEW BREED OF COMPANIONSHIP: Meghan Gamboa, Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and senior vice president, holds an animatronic cat at the company’s Pawtucket headquarters. The cats, dogs and birds produced by Ageless Innovation have been shown to be beneficial for the mental health of the elderly.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

For her, Ageless Innovation much more than pet project

It was a combination of soccer, Hasbro Inc. and Bryant University that brought Meghan Gamboa to Rhode Island, where she now works as co-founder and senior vice president...
SEIZING THE MOMENT: After working as a technician in the printing business for more than a decade, Gary Wallace, owner of Hall of GraFX in Providence, jumped at the chance to start his own print shop when one of his customers decided to retire and Wallace purchased his printing equipment for $12,000.
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Everybody’s Business: ‘I had no business plan … I invested...

(Editor’s note: This is the 26th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
CANNABIS ­CULTIVATOR: Mammoth Inc. is among the state’s cannabis cultivators hoping to expand once marijuana sales for recreational use become legal in December. Above, trimmer Alyssa Kenyon works in Mammoth’s Warwick facility. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Competition, delays could limit cannabis job growth

For years, growers and sellers participating in Rhode Island’s medical-marijuana program have been frustrated watching counterparts in Massachusetts and other states with legal recreational...

Jayd Bun of South Kingstown tops Yelp’s 100 best eateries in...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In state that is well-known for its seafood, a local Chinese restaurant has emerged as the best in New England, according...

AtomICs takes top honor in Get Started R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A molecule-based data information storage system, AtomICs, rose to the top in Cox Business' annual Get Started Rhode Island competition last week. As...

U.S. Navy Seal veteran will lead participants to ‘The Journey to...

U.S. Navy Seal veteran Scott Daly will lead participants to "The Journey to Elite" during the 21st Century Business Forum on Oct. 12  Daly since...
MARKET OPPORTUNITY: Joe Tuberville, left, and Alan Oversmith, owners of full-service moving company Two Men and a Truck in Warwick, say Rhode Island appealed to them because it was an untouched market with a lot of potential and a need for their services.
COURTESY TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

Franchisee: Joe Tuberville and Alan Oversmith

Joe Tuberville and Alan Oversmith Two Men and a Truck  |  205 Hallene Road, Warwick The pitch: Two Men and a Truck is a full-service moving...
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