Delivering growth through innovation

SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES:  Since taking the helm at Gloria Duchin, Robyn Smalletz has expanded the company's product line to include jewelry and family keepsakes, among other products, gaining market share and adding employees. The company continues to make its products in Rhode Island. Reviewing ornaments with Smalletz, right, are Kate Huot, left, creative manager, and Carole Massey, vice president of product. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES: Since taking the helm at Gloria Duchin, Robyn Smalletz has expanded the company's product line to include jewelry and family keepsakes, among other products, gaining market share and adding employees. The company continues to make its products in Rhode Island. Reviewing ornaments with Smalletz, right, are Kate Huot, left, creative manager, and Carole Massey, vice president of product. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
For Robyn Smalletz, success is a family business. Smalletz is the president and CEO of Gloria Duchin Inc., a metal gift and jewelry-designing company started by her mother in 1979. Both her father and husband also have worked at the business, located in East Providence. But it's Smalletz who has helped turn the family enterprise…

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