Entrepreneurship

Expo adds arts, farms to the mix

This year, in addition to perusing the booths of more than 100 businesses from across the region, attendees of the South Kingstown Chamber of...
LINDA JANE MAAIA, right, took over Full Channel after her father died in 2004. Above, in her office at the  cable TV company, she works with Jane Cotter, left. /

Cable TV exec never envisioned herself at helm

This is the second in a series of 12 PBN articles focusing on the backgrounds, challenges and successes of some of the area’s most...

Supplying a more upscale clientele

When Ardente Supply Co. was founded in Providence in 1946, toilets didn’t cost $5,000, as does the Toto Neorest with an automated seat, odor...
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How good is your credit?

Dear Dan: A supplier I want to use isn’t offering their best terms because they couldn’t find a credit report on our business. We’re...
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Finding capital sources to suit your needs

This is the first of a three-part series designed to educate business owners on sources of capital for fast-growth businesses.Growing businesses are...

Breathing life into Main Street

State leaders and smart-growth advocates have been pushing for Rhode Island to revitalize its urban cores, bringing in residents as well as businesses, and...
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Middletown woman among 400 richest Americans

NEW YORK – Middletown resident Hope Hill van Beuren, 73, is the sole Rhode Islander listed in this year’s Forbes 400, the magazine’s...

Smithfield Peat honored as a Sentinel of Safety

SMITHFIELD – Smithfield Peat Co. Inc. is one of 19 mining operations nationwide honored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health...
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR: Serial entrepreneur Robert Rabiner, whose new IlluminOss Medical Inc. in Middletown is stabilizing shattered bones using a light-activated glue. /

2007 winners:<br>12 honored at PBN-R.I. EDC-Tech Collective gala

PAWTUCKET – Innovators in a wide range of sectors came together last night for the combined Rhode Island Innovation Awards and Tech Laureates Night...
AT THE URI Fine Arts Center, above, is Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, during an exhibit last fall that chronicled the Americanization of call-center workers in India. The recorded interviews and photographs were the product of a one-year sabbatical.  /

3 R.I. artists win MacColl Johnson Fellowships

PROVIDENCE – Three Ocean State visual artists have been named recipients of the prestigious MacColl Johnson Fellowships, The Rhode Island Foundation announced today. Selected...
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