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ON A MISSION: Minnie Luong, head of kimchi producer Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, said it’s her mission to educate people about the unique Korean dish made from salted and seasoned fermented vegetables.
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Food entrepreneur finds future by connecting with the past

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Minnie Luong, Chi KitchenMinnie Luong, head of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, came to the United States as a small...
DECISIONS, DECISIONS: Mary Jean Keany, owner of Anamika Design in Newport, looks through swatches for an interior design project. 
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Keany’s put her design firm on growth pattern

Business Women Awards 2019 | INDUSTRY LEADER, CREATIVE SERVICES Mary Jean Keany, Anamika Design LLCFOR INTERIOR DESIGNER Mary Jean Keany, the key to her business...
THE R..I. COMMERCE Corp. approved three Innovation Vouchers Tuesday evening with a combined value of $131,403.

Commerce RI approves three Innovation Vouchers

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors approved three Innovation Vouchers Tuesday evening. The recipients were Rite-Solutions Inc., Tank Vision Inc. and...

Students win $12K in scholarships in Lt. Gov. pitch competition

PROVIDENCE – Nine Rhode Island high school students were awarded $12,000 in postsecondary scholarships in the Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge pitch competition on Saturday,...
NEW LOOK: The Howes family, owners of R B Howes & Co., which has made treatments for both diesel and gasoline for almost 100 years, with some of their rebranded merchandise. Ownership of the company is being transferred from parents Robert B. Howes, right, and Deborah L. Howes, second from right, to their children Robert B. Howes II, left, and Erika B. Howes.
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Howes about more than diesel

After nearly a century in business, a North Kingstown company that makes and sells lubricants and fuel additives is making changes for the road...
MIX MASTER: Recording and mixing engineer Dacota Fresilli formed DG Engineering in Providence in January, a one-man music-mixing company, with hopes of eventually opening a full-service mixing studio. His goal this year is to mix 1,000 songs.
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Local recording engineer looking for quality mix with driven artists

Dacota Fresilli has ­already earned top honors in his field, but the South Kingstown native isn’t letting that get in the way of his...
FINANCIAL PLANNING: Jeffrey Kreyssig, owner of Padgett Business Services, meets with client Abbey Dyer, office manager for Narragansett Property Management, in his Narragansett office.
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Franchisee: Jeffrey Kreyssig

Franchisee: Jeffrey Kreyssig Padgett Business Services | 140 Point Judith Road, No. C29, NarragansettThe pitch: Padgett Business Services provides financial services, such as accounting and...
HOPE HOPKINS has been appointed program director of MassChallenge Rhode Island. The organization is now accepting applications for its 2019 accelerator program. / COURTESY MASSCHALLENGE

13 R.I. entrepreneurs chosen for MassChallenge business accelerator

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen "high potential" Rhode Island entrepreneurs are among 25 startups chosen for having promising ideas in different industries and they soon will...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS reported a $32.6 million loss in the first quarter of 2019.

Rubius Therapeutics reports $32.6M loss in Q1

SMITHFIELD – Rubius Therapeutics Inc. reported a net loss of $32.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, or 42 cents per diluted share,...
KEEPING PACE: Doan Tran, left, senior technician, with Michael McAlister, co-owner of North Smithfield Automotive Center, which has grown steadily and kept pace with technological changes.
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North Smithfield’s car doctor

Michael McAlister has been repairing cars since most Americans drove gas guzzlers and were lucky if the odometer made it to 100,000.The first phase...
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