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CUSTOM DESIGNS: Brianna Moon, CEO and designer of Brianna Moon custom apparel and jewelry, opened a space in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket in June to sell her creations.

Styles that shine in the Moon-light

Years spent working in the jewelry and fashion industries, a move to New York and return home to Rhode Island all led up to...
SPECIALIZED FOCUS: Dr. Valerie Tokarz, a board-certified dermatologist, opened her own practice, Tokarz Dermatology in East Greenwich, in May because she wanted to focus more on specialty laser work.

Tokarz has laser focus on skin care

Dr. Valerie Tokarz, a dermatologist and U.S. Navy veteran, has a practice focused on laser treatments for cosmetic and medical conditions, including disfiguring scars. The...
CARRYING A COMPANY: RISD graduate Michael Harris has founded Grayman Studios, a consulting company for producers of luggage and other soft goods.

After school, he made travel his new career path

After graduating in 1997 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Harris pursued a career that took him to luggage manufacturer and retailer...
FRESH VARIETY: Stu Meltzer, owner of Fearless Fish Market in Providence, shows off Watch Hill oysters, quahogs, a scup and a bluefish. 

How to buy, cook fish fearlessly

Laden with local seafood, the cases at Fearless Fish Market offer a peek at what’s swimming in the waters off Rhode Island’s coast. Wild...
GLASSWORK: Ben Kurose, owner of Greenwich Bay Glass, pulls a gather, or hot ball of glass, to stretch it into a stringer, or thin rod of glass, which is used to apply small detail work.

Handmade pendants top seller at Greenwich Bay Glass

The small glass diffusers are designed for essential oils. They carry just enough so the person wearing a pendant necklace can smell the fragrance,...
FOOD CO-OP: From left, Erb Reinert, bulk and wellness buyer; Jacqueline Sophia, finance manager; Leah Costa, customer service manager; and Jesse Cardarelli, produce manager, are pictured at the newly opened Urban Greens Co-op Market in Providence.

Invested in market’s success

The new Urban Greens Co-op Market in Providence’s West End is bringing a democratic approach to food shopping. After several years of “grassroots” planning, the...
STUFFED QUAHOGS: Cheryl Ursillo, founder and CEO of Grace’s Stuffies, makes gourmet stuffed quahogs using her mother’s recipe.

Stuffies like mom made them

When Cheryl Ursillo began trying to market her gourmet stuffed quahogs, she didn’t encounter much difficulty convincing retailers to carry them. The hard part was...
NONDAIRY: Jacob Conway, left, and Kevin Eve are co-founders and owners of Uproot, which provides dispensers for plant-based milks, now available at the Brown University cafeteria, Johnson & Wales University and other locations.

Milk for all tastes, diets

The inspiration for Uproot Inc., a plant-based milk company founded by Brown University graduates, started with disappointment at the choice in the school’s cafeteria. Kevin...
COSMETIC MEDICINE: Anti-Aging & Laser Institute opened in Providence in February. Owner and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Irving Restituyo is pictured with Executive Director Cindy Lang. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where age is just a number

Those interested in cosmetic medical procedures have a new option in Providence. Anti-Aging & Laser Institute opened at 117 Wickenden St. in February. It offers...
COMBINED TALENTS: Mary Gervais, left, and Cindy Bogart are owners of Artisans List, an online directory and magazine that focuses on traditional home restoration, craftmanship and farm-to-table resources.

Where to find home project pro

As a former editor with Better Homes and Gardens, Cindy Bogart has an eye for the traditional and sustainable when it comes to home...
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