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BIG IN SANTO DOMINGO? A trade mission to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Miami this month will feature Porino?s pasta sauce, among other locally made items. /

Bringing a taste of R.I. to Caribbean nations

Creative Findings LLC got into the food export business after its president, Leonard Rosenblatt, tasted frozen cheesecake on a stick. He was having dinner with...

Firm looks south to find profits

Building on connections made on a trip to Mexico five years ago, an East Providence-based specialty chemicals company has built a successful export operation...
Alexander Lebedev, owner of the National Reserve Bank of Russia, spoke at World Trade Day last May, after which a formal Russia program was established at Bryant. /

Successful trade requires a cultural understanding

Although the Cold War ended nearly two decades ago, the views promoted during that time have left a gap in cultural understanding between the...
U.S. SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER said
last week that he was confident a new bill
to impose tariffs on Chinese imports would pass. /

Senators predicts China currency bill will pass

Two U.S. senators who pushed legislation last year for tariffs on Chinese imports predicted last week that a new measure aimed at forcing China...
ELECTRO STANDARDS has seen a considerable payoff from CE certification on one of its instruments. The Sepe family, from left: Mike  Sepe, Ray  Sepe Sr., Brenda Sepe, Ray  Sepe and Ken Sepe. /

Reaping rewards of meeting EU standards

If you are traveling to Europe and hoping to play one of the continent’s favorite sports, don’t take a baseball and bat. Similarly, if...
KAREN M. KENNEY, executive VP of Liberty International transportation and Logistics, is the new president of CONECT. /

A new leader for New England trade alliance

Karen M. Kenney is the new president of the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT), a nearly 700-member group that promotes the...

Patents key to creative economy

Increasingly, patents are considered a company’s most valuable asset. So, as we continue to move into a “creative economy,” Rhode Island needs to assess...

Designing economy breeds vitality

A key component of the “innovation economy” is the commercialization of intellectual capital. To wit: the brainiacs have to leave the comfort of the...

QVC, Kirks Folly team up to raise money for autism

Jenniefer Kirk, co-founder of Kirks Folly, a Providence-based designer and manufacturer of fantasy jewelry, home accessories and clothing, has embarked on a “Dreams Come...
WOODING DESIGN is a small family-owned firm, but its innovative ideas and broad range of expertise have helped it land several high-profile projects. Above, founders Peter and JoAnn Wooding and their son, Rob, an architect and Web designer. /

Design to fit how people live, work

Rhode Island has plenty of interior designers, architects, industrial designers and Web artists. But it has no other firms quite like Wooding Design, a...
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