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Santander Bank donates $7.5M in first half of 2021

PROVIDENCE – Santander Bank N.A. has donated more than $7.5 million in grants to 240 nonprofits through the first half of the year, according...
SAUL KAPLAN, the founder of the Business Innovation Factory, speaks at a summit in 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Business Innovation Factory pivots to self-initiated programs

PROVIDENCE – Innovation and design thinking are the business of the Business Innovation Factory, but for the past year, the Providence-based company has applied...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE announced Wednesday that it received a $2 million gift from a family of a late alum that will support an incubator space for entrepreneurship at the college. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC receives $2M gift to create entrepreneurship incubator space

PROVIDENCE – Providence College became the beneficiary of a seven-figure gift from a family of a late alumnus that will support an incubator space...

Creativity is lost without cafes and bars

While the pandemic has caused thousands of small businesses to temporarily close or shutter for good, the disappearance of the dining area in the...

JWU to offer degree in cannabis entrepreneurship

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University is launching a Bachelor of Science degree in cannabis entrepreneurship at its Providence campus, JWU announced Dec. 2. The...
SWEET GIG: Beekeepers James Cook and Samantha Jones stand in front of some of their hives at one of their bee yards near Iola, Wis. The couple has worked with honeybees for several years but started their own business this year.  / AP PHOTO/CARRIE ANTLFINGER

Pandemic’s sting fails to stop beekeepers

IOLA, Wis. – They wrote it right into their business plan – an expectation that, each year, at least half the stock on which...
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Library aiming to help build businesses

Providence Public Library was founded 145 years ago during a period that is now referred to as the Long Depression. Starting with the Panic...

Stepping Up: Weekly series highlighting entrepreneurs’ work against COVID-19 to debut...

PROVIDENCE – District Hall Providence and Social Enterprise Greenhouse are going virtual every Wednesday, offering stories on how entrepreneurs are aiding in the fight...
NEXT LEVEL: Divine Barre owner Ali Bramhall teaches a ballet-inspired exercise class known as barre at her Providence studio. She prides herself on the studio being welcoming and judgement-free. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Providence fitness student raises the barre

When barre took the fitness world by storm, Ali Bramhall was ready. The low-impact, ballet-inspired exercise class was a natural progression for the former-dancer-turned-certified-personal-trainer. After...
CREATIVE OUTLET: In her spare time, Krystal Amaral, a full-time attorney, makes and sells custom-designed jewelry through her Tiverton store, Created Purpose. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Tiverton shop a chance to display artsy side

Twisting wire into jewelry offered Krystal Amaral a creative outlet during her time in law school. Now an attorney, Amaral is still making jewelry –...

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