Saturday, October 16, 2021



NEW ADVENTURE: Wanting to venture out on their own, Bud and Karen McCann purchased the Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail location in Providence last year. The commercial printer provides mailing services and promotional items as well as creates signs and banners.

Franchisee: Bud and Karen McCann

Bud and Karen McCann Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail | | 102 Waterman St., Providence The pitch: Allegra Marketing – Print – Mail is a...
SECOND CAREER: Steve Eddleston, who used to work as a computer engineer, turned his passion for jogging into a second career. He now owns 14 Planet Fitness locations in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass.

Franchisee: Steve Eddleston

Franchisee: Steve Eddleston Planet Fitness | 14 locations in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. The pitch: Planet Fitness offers a workout environment within a “judgment-free...
BEST DECISION: Liliana V. Dolan, owner of Express Employment Professionals in Warwick, worked as an office manager in a Providence law firm before beginning her own staffing agency and then making it national.

Franchisee: Liliana V. Dolan

Liliana V. Dolan | Express Employment Professionals | 115 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 5, Warwick The pitch: Express Employment Professionals offers 24-hour service to clients seeking...
GRAND OPENING: DQ Grill and Chill co-owner Will Dailey, left, receives an official certificate from Cranston Mayor Allan Fung celebrating the grand opening of the restaurant. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Will Dailey and Damon Draught

Will Dailey and Damon Draught DQ Grill and Chill | 275 Atwood Ave., Cranston The pitch: DQ Grill and Chill features hamburgers and sandwiches, as well...
DOUBLE DUTY: Sneha Sabnani is the owner of both Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchises in Rhode Island. She is pictured above at the Thayer Street location in Providence. A third franchise of the fast-casual restaurant is slated to open in Cranston this summer. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Sneha Sabnani

Tropical Smoothie Cafe | 229 Waterman St. and 272 Thayer St., Providence • The pitch: Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthier...

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