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PROVIDENCE will host the 2019 Homebrewers Association Homebrew Con. The decision was announced at the close of the 2018 event held in Portland, Ore. / COURTESY OF AHA

Providence to host 2019 Homebrew Con

PROVIDENCE – In 2019, homebrewers from across the nation will descend upon Providence as Rhode Island's capital city hosts the 2019 American Homebrewers Association's...
JOE PISCOPIO, founder of the Iron Works Tavern in Warwick along with his wife Lori, has agreed to sell the restaurant to the Newport Harbor Corp. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

Iron Works Tavern bought by Newport Harbor Corp.

WARWICK – The Newport Harbor Corp. is adding to its ever-expanding roster of Rhode Island restaurants, announcing today the acquisition of the Iron Works...
EXCESS FOOD: Eva Agudelo launched Hope’s Harvest Rhode Island in February, a nonprofit that works with farms and food-service organizations to identify excess food and transport it to organizations that serve it to those in need.
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Hope’s Harvest promotes equality with food

Eva Agudelo’s childhood was one marked by food ­insecurity.“There were times would skip meals, so I had enough money to eat. That’s a...
Bruce Newbury

June launches busy food festival season in R.I.

Even in the heyday of food festivals in the first decade of the restaurant boom, it would have been tough to top the number...
ONE OF THREE new 300-barrel fermentation tanks arrive at the Pawtucket-based Isle Brewers Guild Thursday. The brewing cooperative confirmed to PBN Thursday it is undergoing a three-pronged expansion. / COURTESY JEREMY DUFFY

Isle Brewers Guild expands space, production capacity

PAWTUCKET - The Isle Brewers Guild LLC is expanding.By the end of the week, three new fermentation tanks will be added to the guild's...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Lawrence R. Kunkel

Lawrence R. Kunkel | CEO, WhiteCap Cocoa Holdings LLC1. Can you explain the genesis of your idea for a 3,000-acre cocoa farm in...
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: Blount employees receive education reimbursements for higher education, seminars and webinars.
 / COURTESY BLOUNT FINE FOODS

Blount Fine Foods

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 44. ENTERPRISE | Blount Fine Foods Employees in R.I.: 663 President Todd Blount Questions answered by: Ronnie King, senior director of human resourcesHow...
MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITY: Alex Inoue is the general manager of Shiru Cafe in Providence. Shiru provides free coffee, tea and juice for college students, and makes its money from companies that advertise recruitment on in-store displays, cups and through staff members. Behind Inoue is a pastry case. / PBN PHOTO/KATE TALERICO

Free java the lure for students

A new cafe has come to Providence’s College Hill with a no-cost pitch some patrons can’t afford to pass up: free coffee, tea and...
HOUSING HANDS: Town Dock employees volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to renovate a house in the Bradford village of Westerly last August.
COURTESY THE TOWN DOCK / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO.

The Town Dock

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 17. MIDSIZE COMPANIES | The Town Dock Employees in R.I.: 83 President and CEO Ryan G. Clark Questions answered by: Ryan G. ClarkWhat...
SERVE’S UP: The Upserve team touts the benefits the company offers at the National Restaurant Association Conference in Chicago. / COURTESY UPSERVE

Upserve Inc.

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 20. MIDSIZE COMPANIES | Upserve Inc. Employees in R.I.: 147 CEO Angus Davis Questions answered by: Alaina Restivo, vice president of talent and...
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