PASSIONATE BREWER: Morgan Snyder Jr., center, is co-owner of Buttonwoods Craft Brewing. Snyder has worked in the brewing industry, including home brewing, since graduating college in 2011. Adam Henderson of East Providence tastes the “30 Is The New 40” double IPA. At left is bartender Jennie Paquin. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Neighborhood born, brewed

In one year, Buttonwoods Craft Brewing LLC has grown from a Kickstarter campaign to an employer of seven.Co-owner Morgan Snyder Jr. opened the Cranston-based...
SURVEILLANCE TECH: Joe Janson, founder, owner and CEO of NVTS Night Vision Technology Solutions in Jamestown, in his design and integration testing lab with components to be integrated into a large camera system.

NVTS has vision for problem-solving

Specialized cameras that integrate seamlessly with technology and provide secure services for the military and commercial customers are the business of NVTS Night Vision...
PSYCHIC READING: Roxanne Jasparro, left, owner of Bewitched of Scituate, a psychic reading and merchandise shop, does a reading for Trisha Wagner of Scituate.

Bewitched in Scituate

Just for the record, there is such a thing as witchcraft in Rhode Island, says Roxanne Jasparro.Not to worry, though. She says she’s a...
CREATIVE MIND: Alison Van Hemelrijck, owner of Rijck Leather, in her studio at Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown. Van Hemelrijck previously worked in fashion design in California before switching gears to become a leather-goods manufacturer. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Rijck Leather easy to identify with

A 2007 University of Rhode Island graduate, Alison Van Hemelrijck escaped the cold of New England for a career in fashion in Los Angeles....
ADAPT TO SURVIVE: Ilana Ball, owner and president of Total Asset Solutions in Woonsocket, adapted her business selling homes and condos into property management and maintenance after her potential sales turned to rentals when the Great Recession hit in 2008.

No job too small for Total Asset’s Ball

Ilanna Ball jumped into real estate shortly after she graduated from Rhode Island College. She purchased her first investment property by age 21.She added...
ENERGIZED: Tim Blanchard, right, CEO of Energy Source, a Providence-based company that does energy-efficiency projects for businesses in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and beyond, speaks with Dalton Ling, energy-efficiency ­consultant.

Energy Source shining light on savings

How do you persuade a business owner to spend thousands of dollars on energy-efficiency upgrades? Show them the money – that is, tell them...
BRAINSTORMING: Carlos Toro and his team at Steer LLC in Providence brainstorm in their studio space. Foreground from left, Ryan Sherwood, project manager; Ed Eacueo, team lead; and Carlos Toro, founder and team lead. Background from left, Xander Monge, videographer/editor; and Povilas Mecys, front-end developer and designer. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Steering a digital vision

Carlos Toro, director and owner of digital media company Steer LLC, prides himself on the fact that he hasn’t had an “office job” since...
GROWING CAMPUS: John M. Kelly is president and CEO of Meeting Street in Providence. The nonprofit, which provides educational and child-development services, is undergoing a four-part, $14 million expansion. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Meeting kids’ needs

Meeting Street, which provides educational and child-development services, moved onto its Eddy Street campus in 2006, and since then has doubled in size.The nonprofit...
IMMUNOLOGY ADVANCES: Dr. Anne S. De Groot, CEO, and William Martin, chief operating and information officer, co-founded biotech company EpiVax, which has made advances in computational immunology – a branch of medicine covering the human immune system – genomics and vaccine design.

EpiVax on cutting edge of research

EpiVax Inc.’s motto is “science without fear.”From its new headquarters in the Rising Sun Mills complex, a former wool mill in Olneyville, the privately...
ARTS ADVOCATE: Uriah Donnelly, executive director of Warren-based The Collaborative, co-founded the nonprofit arts organization to support local artists and “get their work seen by everybody.” / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The Collaborative is where creativity reigns

Relocating to Warren in 2015, Uriah Donnelly knew he wanted to open an arts organization and launch a music festival.By Jan. 1, 2016, he...
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