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Thursday, October 1, 2020

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PEDDLING HIS GOODS: Brian Leosz bakes his products in the Olneyville section of Providence and takes them by bike across the city to be sold. / COURTESY MARIANNE LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

Baker delivers croissants à la bike cart

Brian Leosz had a sweet tooth as a child and an aunt who baked. This was the foundation of a sweet career in croissants. Leosz...
CREATIVE OUTLET: In her spare time, Krystal Amaral, a full-time attorney, makes and sells custom-designed jewelry through her Tiverton store, Created Purpose. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Tiverton shop a chance to display artsy side

Twisting wire into jewelry offered Krystal Amaral a creative outlet during her time in law school. Now an attorney, Amaral is still making jewelry –...
KEEPING TRACK: Dr. Ian Madom has co-founded a company named MY MOC Inc. that administers an online platform called MOCingbird to help doctors keep track of their license and education ­requirements. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Online platform helping keep doctors in good standing

Dr. Ian Madom knew his medical license was due for renewal in the spring of 2018, but a required eight hours of opioid training...
ACCOUNTABLE: Dolly Towne is the owner of Bookkeeping Towne LLC, in East Providence, which specializes in accounting and bookkeeping for food services. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

She’s crunching numbers on a smaller scale

After more than 15 years in corporate bookkeeping, Dolly Towne decided to bow out when she had her first child. But she soon missed...
GAME KEEPERS: Courtney Price, left, and Sadie Price opened Good Game Grill on Weybosset Street in Providence in September. The café has more than 200 board games available to patrons. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

At Good Game Grill, it’s all fun and board games

Coffee, pastries and a side of Scrabble has long been the model of the increasingly popular board-game café scene, born out of the Toronto-based...
DECOR DUO: Designer Tony Vene­tucci, right, opened AV Home Collection in Newport in June with his sister Lisa Abadie, left, also a designer, after being given the opportunity by manufacturer A&B Home Inc. to design his own home-decor collection about seven years ago. / COURTESY AV HOME COLLECTION

By design, Ventucci returned to retail with Newport home-décor store

When A&B Home Inc. offered Tony Venetucci the chance to design his own home-decor collection about seven years ago, he didn’t hesitate. Getting back to...
CAREFUL CONSIDERATION: ­Michelle Kissinger, owner of Personalized Care Coordination LLC, offers advocacy services and medication management for elderly folks living on their own, away from other family members. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Registered nurse in business of coordinating care for elderly at home

An extra set of eyes and ears, with the training of a registered nurse. That’s the idea behind Personalized Care Coordination LLC, a new...
CARD-CARRYING MEDIUM: ­Jessica Lee gives group and individual readings at her Newport business, Jessica Lee Psychic Medium. 
PBN PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Ex-Fla. psychic saw a future in Newport

Jessica Lee instantly fell in love the first time she visited Newport. A then-Florida resident, she was in town for three days and already...
WARRIOR SKINS: Dana Paul, left, CEO of Ritual Motion in Warwick, and Fred Tindall, director of production, show off the company’s new gloves to help competitive video game players prevent injuries from repetitive hand motions. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

For R.I. company, glove is a great fit for gamers

Dana Paul was watching a video game with his kids last year when he realized how crucial repetitive hand motions are to gaming. Knowing...
TEA IT UP: Amber Jackson with some of the products available through her business, Black Leaf Tea and Culture Shop. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A tea business infused with community

Amber Jackson moved to Providence from Chicago and was drawn to something she needed. Educated at Middle Tennessee State University and Alabama A&M University,...

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