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PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza, left, announced the launch of another round of the Providence Design Catalyst program. This year, the program will provide $150,000 to the program's cohort. Applications opened Nov. 1. On the right, R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen. / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

Applications open for next round of Design Catalyst program

PROVIDENCE – Applications for the next round of the Providence Design Catalyst program are now open, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and DESIGNxRI announced Thursday.The...

DesignxRI Design Week plans textile-manufacturing panel

PROVIDENCE – During DesignxRI Design Week, Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network will host a free panel discussion for manufacturers, designers...

2018 Hall of Fame inductees announced by DesignxRI

PROVIDENCE - One week prior to the commencement of the 2018 DesignxRI Design Week RI, the capital city-based economic development nonprofit announced four inductees...
DESIGN WEEK RI begins on Sept. 13 and runs through Sept. 22, featuring over 35 events. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Design Week begins Sept. 13

PROVIDENCE – The fifth annual Design Week RI begins Sept. 13 and will run through Sept. 22. In a communique, DESIGNxRI, the sponsor of...
SUCCESS STORY: Lisa J. Raiola is the founder of Hope & Main, a Warren-based food-startup incubator that has worked with more than 350 businesses. Three of the 51 initial PBN Something New small businesses are either graduates or current members of Hope & Main.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

From ‘Something New,’ the strong survive

“To some people, small sounds like a limitation,” said Travis Webster-Booth, owner of TWB Creative, a copywriting and business-services firm launched in October 2014...

In regulation, the small things add up fast

The pervasiveness of state-imposed regulations has been a topic of contention for years among the business community in Rhode Island.“Manufacturing employers there are...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA speaks at the DESIGNxRI Providence Design Catalyst. / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

DESIGNxRI graduates Providence Design Catalyst cohort

PROVIDENCE – DESIGNxRI celebrated the culmination of the Providence Design Catalyst program Thursday evening, graduating 13 Providence-based design business owners.The 2018 program brought $120,000...
AWARD-WINNING DESIGNERS: Gordon and Laura Moss are the married co-owners of Functional Aesthetic Design±Build, a design and build company in Providence that was recently awarded a DESIGNxRI Providence Design Catalyst award. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Building on their passion

Long before they’d met, Laura and Gordon Moss both had a passion for architecture.The married co-owners of Providence-based Functional Aesthetic Design±Build LLC pursued their...
CASEY SEYMOUR KIM, of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, performs during "The Musical." The Gamm Theatre will host its annual Gamm Gala 33 fundraiser on April 9 at the Pawtucket Armory in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Philanthropy Calendar, April 6, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...
CASEY SEYMOUR KIM, of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, performs during "The Musical." The Gamm Theatre will host its annual Gamm Gala 33 fundraiser on April 9 at the Pawtucket Armory in Pawtucket. / COURTESY HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Philanthropy Calendar, March 30, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...
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