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Entrepreneurship

Workers trapped by noncompetes

Why have wages been so slow to rise at a time when demand for workers has pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest...
ADAPTIVE REUSE: Erik Bright, right, has recently opened, and is now leasing, an adaptive reuse building at 47 Rathbone St. in Providence, which is catering to design and artist collaborations. With Bright is neighbor Tim Ferland of The Steel Yard.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rathbone Studios preserves piece of city’s commercial history

When Erik Bright purchased a Depression-era set of warehouses in 2016, the buildings had seen better times.Encrusted with graffiti and in disrepair, the warehouses...
FINANCIAL BOOST: A $100,000 Small Business Assistance Program loan from R.I. Commerce Corp. helped Shaidzon Beer co-owners Josh Letourneau, left, and Chip Samson launch their brewing company in South Kingstown. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI helps secure $10M for small businesses through SBAP loans

From kegs and bottles to packaging materials and professional costs, when Shaidzon Beer Co. was setting up in the months prior to its November...
Bruce Newbury

Sarto has sense of place

Some restaurants are menu-driven, others price-driven. One of the newest downtown Providence restaurants describes itself as “neighborhood-driven.”The new Sarto on Weybosset Street is a...
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.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

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...
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