Entrepreneurship

Markland may sell its 82% stake<br> in Technest Holdings

WARWICK – Markland Technologies Inc., working to transform laboratory technology into real-world products, yesterday said it is "exploring strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value,"...
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Partners J. Hogue and Michael Lozano and are developing the former W.T. Grant Department Store in Pawtucket into a space for artists.

Artists racing ahead of city authorities

Projects run into barriers, especially to mixed useNearly two and a half years after starting renovations, Firehouse No. 13 last week finally got the...
CUSTOMERS line up at the counter for their coffee and pastry during the morning rush. Industrial-sized orders are welcome. /

Doughnuts the old-fashioned way

There is no conveyer belt at Allie’s Donuts Inc.; the doughnuts are all made fresh by hand, the way Allie Briggs made them when...

Warwick to join free BCBSRI wellness plan

WARWICK – Mayor Scott Avedisian Friday announced the city will participate in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s MuniBlue health-management service.Under...
ANNU PALAKUNNATHU MATTHEW took a one-year sabbatical fromURI to document the Americanization of call-center workers in India. Her audio-visual exhibit, above, incorporating photos and recorded interviews, is on display at the URI Fine Arts Center through Dec. 10. /

At Indian call centers, U.S. culture makes its mark

Every day in India, hundreds of thousands of workers answer calls for U.S. companies, mimicking American accents and adopting names such as Paul, Arnold,...
TOMAS AVILA leads a class at the R.I.
Small Business Development Center to help Hispanics launch or expand their companies. /

‘Primer Paso’ a first step for Hispanic firms

Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of Rhode Island entrepreneurs. To get a sense of the issues they face, Providence Business News is...

OceanServer finds profits in low-cost unmanned subs

For 3 1/2 years, OceanServer Technology Inc. has been funding the research and development of unmanned miniature submarines by selling its line of lithium-ion...

Brown team developing a battery made of plastic

Imagine a flashlight powered by the energy stored within its plastic molding. If that sounds too unbelievable to be true, then you probably haven’t...

Pawtucket fights to keep trash transfer station out

In the last few years, Pawtucket has made no secret of its plans to reinvent itself. In an effort to shed its image as...

New film puts spotlight on people of Federal Hill

Jon Raben is a geologist, not a professionally trained filmmaker, and until five years ago – when he dove headfirst into the neighborhood’s history...
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