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Molly Moran-Ogren, left, chair of the R.I. Seafood Marketing Collaborative, meets with her team, Jordyn Kastlunger, fisheries marketing specialist at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, and Nick Celico, Roger Williams University School of Law intern.

PR effort raising profile of local fish on menus

More Rhode Island restaurants and fish markets are taking part in an effort to promote fresh, locally caught seafood than three years ago, according...

Farm Fresh Rhode Island receives new van from Lions Club fundraising

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island became the beneficiary of a new refrigerated van donated to the food support organization by the Lions Club...

United Way of R.I. honors community champions

PROVIDENCE – Two individuals, a nonprofit coalition and a local financial institution were recently honored by United Way of Rhode Island Inc. during the...
TAKING STOCK: Minnie Luong, co-founder and co-owner of Chi Foods LLC, at the company’s facility in Pawtucket. She says she didn’t seek a bank loan when starting her kimchi business because she knew small businesses are viewed as risky by lenders, especially minority- and women-owned businesses. 

In fermented veggies, a family heritage preserved

(Editor’s note: This is the 40th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
OPEN-AIR MARKET: The Providence Flea Market is seeking to become the developer of Parcel 1A in the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence with a proposal for a year-round open-air pavilion and event venue dubbed the Providence Open Market, as shown in this rendering. 

Providence Flea seeks to preserve home by becoming developer of land...

Since 2013, a thin strip of land bordering the eastern shore of the Providence River has served as the seasonal home of the Providence...
Bruce Newbury

Dining Out: Farm to van, then to table

When we think of “farm to table,” the term brings some pleasant images to mind. For me, the vision is one of a painting...

Point32Health Foundation awards $750K to food justice efforts in New England

CANTON, Mass. – Point32Health Inc. announced it will be granting a total of $750,000 through the Point32Health Foundation to 19 nonprofit emergency food response...
WHAT’S IN STORE? Jo Lee, founder of PopUp Rhody, at a Botanic Providence pop-up retail site organized by her company at Stock ­Culinary Goods on Hope Street in Providence. 

Building a venture in pop-up matchmaking

PBN 2023 Business Women Awards ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE: Jo Lee | PopUp Rhody founder DURING THE EARLY PART of her career in the technology sector, Jo...

Farm Fresh R.I. receives $812K in food stamps support

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island initiave to increase access to locally sourced food for lower income residents has received $812,000 in federal funding. The initiative,...

Wright’s Dairy Farm’s ice cream shop opening in Providence this weekend

PROVIDENCE – Here’s the scoop, a new ice cream shop is opening in the city this weekend.  Wright’s Dairy Farm Inc. of North Smithfield told...
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