R.I. business owner says a minimum wage hike could endanger his ‘solvency’

Updated at 3:30 p.m.

PAWTUCKET – Bob Wheeler says the potential passage of a minimum wage increase by Rhode Island lawmakers could lead him to make some hard decisions and put his business in jeopardy. Wheeler, who owns Friends of Toto LLC, a dog day care business, says a wage hike to $15 per hour that state lawmakers are…

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  1. My experience from being a member of the Chamber of Commerce for several years representing a major Fortune 50 company as opposed to the dominant membership of small business owners was that many of them were provincial, undisciplined, totally self absorbed with a resentment over doing anything they didn’t like to do. In all my years working, I never encountered a bigger group of whiners. Whether that is the case here, I don’t know but it is food for thought.