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Five questions with Caroline Skuncik

Caroline Skuncik | Executive director, I-195 Redevelopment District Commission 1. Why doesn’t the I-195 district require affordable and workforce housing in residential developments? Increasing...
REIMAGINING WORK: The Citizens Financial Group campus in Johnston just passed its one-year anniversary, and its design and amenities have increased worker interaction, says the company. Plenty of windows lighten the mood for Louise Corrigan, left, vice president of lease administration, and Melissa Abatiello, portfolio specialist.
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New campus amenities can recharge employees

With the completion of electrical systems at Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s campus in Johnston, work on the new buildings is now done, about a...
CARRYING A COMPANY: RISD graduate Michael Harris has founded Grayman Studios, a consulting company for producers of luggage and other soft goods.
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After school, he made travel his new career path

After graduating in 1997 from the Rhode Island School of Design, Michael Harris pursued a career that took him to luggage manufacturer and retailer...
THREADING A NEW NEEDLE: Ocean State Innovations uses a novel approach to find success in the textile industry, thanks in large part to ownership partner Ben L. Galpen, left, and Edward W. Ricci II, CEO and partner.
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Redefining the role of middleman in the textile market

Ocean State Innovations in Portsmouth is putting a modern spin on Rhode Island’s storied textile industry. Once a powerhouse, local textile companies today are...

R.I. Division of Purchases rejects Eat Drink RI food hub proposal

PROVIDENCE – Eat Drink RI LLC’s proposal to convert the former Shooters nightclub at 25 India Street to a central food market made up...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
CENTRAL LOCATION: David Dadekian, owner and founder of Eat Drink RI, stands in front of the site of the former Shooters nightclub at 25 India St. in Providence, where he has proposed to create Central Market, a retail center where the public can gather and experience the best of the state’s small food-production businesses. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Local food businesses excited for Eat Drink RI’s Central Market

After being named Whiskey Magazine’s 2017 American Craft Producer of the Year, Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. wants to expand its footprint from South...

Possibly another ‘60 days’ until Shooters site plans are submitted, says...

PROVIDENCE - While 60 percent of the design phase for the redevelopment of 25 India St. in Providence, the former Shooters nightclub property, has...
DAVID DADEKIAN, founder and owner of Eat Drink Rhode Island, is organizing a second food-focused venture, the West Park Food Hall in the Smith Hill neighborhood of Providence. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION/CONNIE GROSCH

Five Questions With: David Dadekian

David Dadekian, the founder and owner of Eat Drink Rhode Island, is now organizing another food-focused venture, the West Park Food Hall in the Smith Hill neighborhood of...
INVESTED: Rhode Island Foundation President and CEO Neil D. Steinberg and Jessica David, senior vice president of strategy and community investments, have helped launch 12 Rhode Island entrepreneurs through RIF’s innovation fellowship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Six years in, RIF innovation fellows’ impact unclear as they fight...

Six years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation announced it was accepting applications for something called an innovation fellowship. The program, funded by local philanthropists...

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