Entrepreneurship

LIN TV to sell low-700MHz licenses for $32.5M

PROVIDENCE – LIN TV Corp. (NYSE: TVL), parent of local television stations WNAC and WPRI, today announced an agreement to sell 32 lower-700 megahertz...

Roskelly wins 17 design awards in 2007 AGDAs

PORTSMOUTH – The 2007 American Graphic Design Awards program has honored Roskelly Inc., Creative Brand Consultants, with 17 awards for its branding and...
BELINDA BATON, a 33-year employee of Hope Valley-based Greene Plastics Corp., works on a Victorian Lace bracelet that is one of several new products. After decades of catering to the wholesale trade, the firm has begun selling more items directly to consumers. /

Bead firm shifts model to succeed

The jewelry manufacturing business has been shrinking for decades in Rhode Island, but Greene Plastics Corp., which makes more beads than any other company...

Slater invests $3.1M in FY07, marks record returns

The state-backed Slater Technology Fund is “optimistic” about fiscal 2008, “after significant success in the fiscal year ending June 30,” the state-backed venture capital...
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Renaissance brings local arts scene closer to guests

Walking into the small room next to the Renaissance Providence Hotel’s front desk, the first things you see are locally designed Providence T-shirts and...

Tailoring suits to fit ‘like a glove’

The phone call to Frank’s Fine Tailoring had a definite cloak-and-dagger feel to it. “An old friend of yours wants to see you,” the voice...

Building skills to be competitive

Marcia LaBelle, vice president of operations at Nameplates for Industry Inc., already sees positive results forming from an introductory lean manufacturing course employees are...

8 more leaders named to URI innovation panel

KINGSTON – Retired R.I. Supreme Court Justice Robert G. Flanders Jr., chairman of the University of Rhode Island Commission for Innovation and Research, today...
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R.I. Business Plan Competition to double prize money

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition today launched its 2008 season. With a record $150,000-plus in prizes, the contest will rank among...
THE 30-ACRE Salisbury Farm joins another 510 acres of protected farmland in the "farm loop" of western Rhode Island, the DEM said. /

R.I. DEM, USDA team up to preserve Salisbury Farm

JOHNSTON – State and federal officials yesterday visited Salisbury Farm to join owner Wayne Salisbury in announcing the $1 million acquisition of farmland development...
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