For some veterans, venturing out is what they want to do

NO QUIT: Veteran Raymond Sienko makes Christmas ornaments in his Newport home in hopes of making it into a side venture with the help of the Veterans Affairs Providence Health Care Employment Resource Center. Only a small number of veterans who get assistance from the center seek to start a small business. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN
NO QUIT: Veteran Raymond Sienko makes Christmas ornaments in his Newport home in hopes of making it into a side venture with the help of the Veterans Affairs Providence Health Care Employment Resource Center. Only a small number of veterans who get assistance from the center seek to start a small business. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Three years ago, a woman selling ornaments at a kiosk in the Providence VA Medical Center caught Raymond Sienko’s attention while he was waiting for an appointment. The ornaments, made with three mussel shells attached to a piece of cardboard with a fake pearl in the center, were going for $6 each. “I thought, ‘My

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