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.
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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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

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...
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