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Monday, November 19, 2018

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COMPETING EFFECTIVELY: DarrowEverett Chairman Zachary Darrow, left, meets with Managing Partner Joshua Berlinsky at the legal-services company’s Providence office.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Law firm shows strength in private equity

DarrowEverett LLP launched a legal-services company in Providence in 2007 that initially may have been best known for its work in land use and...
CREATIVE STYLISTS: Leah Carlson, right, is a master stylist/colorist and the owner of La La Luxe salon, with locations in Providence and Warren. In the background is Jenna Frerichs of Providence having her hair styled by Tara McCabe.
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La La Luxe cuts ‘outside the box’

Hair styles change, but the tenets of business success remain the same: Become a good leader; develop a solid business plan; offer a quality...
CAPTIVE AUDIENCE: Kevin Breene, owner of Breene Hollow Farm in West Greenwich, is the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Rhode Island Dairy Farm award, presented by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management. Breene has Jersey cows (brown), Holsteins (black and white) and Ayrshire cows (reddish brown). / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Breene dairy farm ‘way of life‘

Since he bought his first calf at the age of 7, Kevin Breene knew he wanted to be a dairy farmer.Now 62, Breene is...
HANDS-ON APPROACH: Chris Waterson, left, general manager of Waterson Terminal Services at the Port of Providence, speaks with Gabriel Spych, services supervisor. In the background is the Nikos N, out of Chennai, India, carrying hand-cut cobblestones from India. Waterson said every WTS customer receives hands-on management on a day-to-day basis.
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Adaptability yields growth

Waterson Terminal Services LLC formed less than a decade ago, a new company that combined the business interests of two previous founders and worked...
ALL IN THE WRIST: Leonard Nihan is owner and CEO of Sea-Band International, a manufacturer of drug-free, acupuncture-pressure wristbands to combat dizziness and nausea for travelers, pregnant women and cancer patients. The company is working to lower prices, create smaller packaging and enter local stores and travel centers.
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Wristband offers drug-free nausea treatment

Sea-Band International creates drug-free, acupuncture-pressure wristbands to combat dizziness and nausea for travelers, pregnant women and cancer patients.Washable and reusable, the wristbands use natural...
GET PACKING: Valerie Achorn, owner of Simplified Lives, a professional packing, organization and downsizing consultancy, has grown her business from a startup in Barrington in 2012 to an eight-person operation in Rehoboth now serving Greater Boston, Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Organized and profiting

As a special-events manager, Valerie Achorn needed to maintain a certain amount of organization in her life and career.She’s also moved “a lot” in...
NO SURPRISES: Justin Gallant is the owner of J.E. Group Properties in South Kingstown, a real estate company that is selling homes by a flat fee, rather than commission. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brokerage’s flat fee boosts home sales

The road to a career in real estate started with the end of pizza. After 18 years of owning several pizza restaurants in Rhode...
NOSTALGIA SELLS: Jennifer Ricci, co-owner of Providence-based vintage store Rocket to Mars, sits at a 1960s Royal typewriter, with a 1950s Moss Lighting Co. tall lamp. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where ‘vintage’ is always in style

Nothing says “vintage” like a heavy, yellow-tinted glass ashtray with a picture of Burt Reynolds looking up from the bottom.Or an Elvis trash bucket,...
BIG MOVE: Feast & Fettle co-founders Nicole Oliveira and Carlos Ventura are planning to move from a Warren incubator space to their own location in East Providence. / COURTESY FEAST & FETTLE/STACEY DOYLE

Delivery that’s worth the wait

After three years in business, Warren-based meal-prep and -delivery company Feast & Fettle Inc. has big plans – starting with breaking a stereotype.“When you...
CAREER ADJUSTMENT: Rodger Lincoln is the owner of New Hope Family Chiropractic, which has two locations, East Providence and Pawtucket. After suffering from a back injury while working in construction, Lincoln eventually found successful treatment through a chiropractor and the experience led him to start his own practice.
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New Hope for drug-free pain treatment

Rodger Lincoln found chiropractic – and a new career – after enduring long-term pain.Lincoln, who operates New Hope Family Chiropractic LLC out of two...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am