Passionate entrepreneur driven to assist nonprofits

Updated at 10 p.m.

HOT SPOT: Mobile Beacon staffers, from left, Rick Lindholm, sales manager; Cristina Graham, program director; and Katherine Messier, founder and executive director, speak with Kate Aubin at the Providence Public Library about the broadband-service provider’s 4G mobile hotspot devices, which people can check out from the library – the first and now largest such program in the country.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT ­WHITELEY
HOT SPOT: Mobile Beacon staffers, from left, Rick Lindholm, sales manager; Cristina Graham, program director; and Katherine Messier, founder and executive director, speak with Kate Aubin at the Providence Public Library about the broadband-service provider’s 4G mobile hotspot devices, which people can check out from the library – the first and now largest such program in the country. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT ­WHITELEY
A Rhode Island innovation story may not get more homegrown than Katherine Messier’s. But the impact of her work resonates with nonprofits in every single state in the union, and beyond. Born and raised in Rhode Island, she is executive director of Mobile Beacon – a company she founded in 2010 that provides broadband service…

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