Entrepreneurship

SAUL KAPLAN, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, chats with Dr. Annie De Groot, CEO of Epivax, in front of the state's booth at BIO 2007. /

R.I. courts biotechnology firms <br> at international gathering in Boston

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick grabbed national headlines at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s international convention in Boston last week with his pledge to invest $1.25...
FRESH EYES: From left, Marilyn Bray, Gloria Beckmann and Madeline Mutch admire the Federal Reserve building during a May 5 walk along the new Independence Trail Providence. /

‘Independence Trail’ spotlights R.I. heritage

Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., each have major allure as historical tourism destinations. But Robert Burke, owner of the Federal Reserve and Pot au...
ENTREPRENEURS with sales of at least half a million dollars will make up the membership of the new Enterprise Club of Rhode Island, founded by Jeff Deckman, left, and Robert Fiske. /

New club focuses on successful R.I. entrepreneurs

Frank Lubrano, an accomplished entrepreneur and owner of Lubrano Value Advisors LLC, said his first reaction to the creation of the Enterprise Club of...
THE CURVE, the smallest BlackBerry with a full keyboard, will include includes a camera and a music and video player as well as e-mail and telephone functions. It is due out this month, in advance of Apple's new iPhone. /

New BlackBerry aims to challenge iPhone

Research In Motion Ltd. plans to sell a smaller BlackBerry e-mail device this month, adding a new design before the debut of Apple Inc.’s...

Technology helps small businesses <br>to grow, adapt to new world

Throughout the month of May, Chambers of Commerce throughout the country will recognize small businesses for their achievements and contributions. One look at the...
NICK RABAR, corporate executive chef of the Chow Fun Food Group, says being part of a restaurant group allows chefs to flourish and create great menus and dishes. /

Restaurant groups can offer<br> the best of both worlds

The secret to Rhode Island’s reputation as a dining mecca is the large number of independently owned and operated restaurants available to us night...

R.I. holding its own in biotech realm

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick made quite a splash at the BIO International biotechnology convention held in Boston last week by announcing a $1.25 billion...
PADDLEFEST-GOERS bundle up against the breeze from Wickford Harbor. /

Ahoy there!

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Kayak Centre of Rhode Island held its annual Demo Days Paddlefest Weekend May 5 and 6 at Wickford Town Beach...
STARTING with coffee shops and low-seating-capacity restaurants, the Lepore brothers -  Gary, left, and Glenn -  built their architecture firm one small job at a time. Now the identical twin architects' portfolio is expanding to include far larger projects, such as brand-identity work for restaurant and hotel chains. /

From chowder stalls to ‘medispas’

Identical twins Gary and Glenn Lepore recall one of their first projects as a startup architecture firm was a small soup stall called Chowderheads...
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Lighthouse wins IBM business award

LINCOLN – Lighthouse Computer Services Inc. today announced it has been honored with the 2006 IBM Business Leadership Award. Lighthouse accepted at the recent...
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