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AGGRESSIVE GROWTH: Adam Lastrina, co-owner of Knead Doughnuts, is pictured at the company’s newest location at 135 Elmgrove Ave. on the East Side in Providence, which opened in April. The company opened its first location in downtown Providence in December 2016 and hopes to open four locations within five years.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE TALERICO

Twice is nice for Knead

Rhode Island got its first taste of Knead Doughnuts last year, and co-owner Adam Lastrina says that ever since, it’s been wanting more.And Knead...
NEW ADVENTURE: Wanting to venture out on their own, Bud and Karen McCann purchased the Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail location in Providence last year. The commercial printer provides mailing services and promotional items as well as creates signs and banners.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Franchisee: Bud and Karen McCann

Bud and Karen McCann Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail | | 102 Waterman St., ProvidenceThe pitch: Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail is a...
APPLICATIONS FOR the Social Enterprise Greenhouse's Health and Wellness Accelerator are due August 1.

Application deadline approaches for SEG Health Accelerator

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to apply for the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Health Accelerator is Aug. 1, the business incubator reminded Wednesday.The nonprofit's program begins...

Rubius Therapeutics enters agreement to buy former Alexion site in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – Rubius Therapeutics Inc., the Cambridge, Mass.-based company recently approved by the R.I. Commerce Corp. for up to $9 million in incentives to...

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 23, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
PHIL ADAMS WILL SERVE AS interim director of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as of July 25. / COURTESY UMASS DARTMOUTH

UMass Dartmouth names Adams interim director of the Center for Innovation...

DARTMOUTH - Former World Energy Solutions CEO Phil Adams will serve as the interim director of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Center for Innovation and...
FAMILY CONNECTION: Charles Chin, left, president of the Rhode Island chapter of the On Leong Chinese Merchants Association in Cranston, Peter Kwong, center, and Edward Moy look at an association flag. Moy’s grandfather was a past president of the association.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

What happened to Providence’s once-bustling Chinatown? It’s a forgotten story of...

By the time Charles Chin arrived in Providence at the age of 4 in the mid-1950s, a new Chinatown was developing in the city.Gone...
Shannon Hughey Cornicelli opened her first gym in Rhode Island with 10 members in 2008. Today she owns three 10,000-square-foot gymnastics facilities and is developing a custom athletic apparel business, as well as managing events. / PBN PHOTO/Rupert Whiteley

Dream big and keep believing and you will succeed

Shannon Hughey Cornicelli | Pixie Dust Inc. president, and Dream Big Gymnastics and Ninja ownerIt’s great to have big dreams, but many businesses fail...
FAMILY HOBBY: For Michael Mancini, owner of American Muscle Car Restorations in North Kingstown, restoring cars began as a family hobby that has turned into a full-time career.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Restoring ‘muscle’ in vintage cars

For Michael Mancini, car restoration was first a family hobby, “a bug” he caught from his father and uncles.Today, Mancini owns the 17-person, North...
FRESH snacks: Lauren Ruggiero holds her chihuahua, Maui. Ruggiero launched Buppy Pets out of Hope & Main in Warren a year ago to produce made-from-scratch, healthy dog treats.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Healthy treats pets will eat

After watching multiple Netflix documentaries about the harmful impacts of too much sugar, fat and low-quality food in her and her husband’s diets, Lauren...
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