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WATER FEATURE: Something Fishy Inc. CEO Kurt Harrington has more emphasis in getting aquariums into health care settings because of the potential health benefits. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MACDONALD

Something Fishy Aquarium Service

(published Jan. 22, 2001) YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1993 TYPE OF BUSINESS: Aquarium design, installation and maintenance THEN: OWNER/CEO: Kurt Harrington LOCATION: Charlestown EMPLOYEES: 5 ANNUAL SALES: WND NOW: OWNER/CEO: Kurt Harrington LOCATION: Warwick EMPLOYEES:...
FASHION ON DISPLAY: Leather bags and suitcases surround former Lotuff Leather executives Lindy McDonough, left, and Ellen McNulty-Brown in this photo taken in 2016. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lotuff Leather

(published Dec. 16, 2016) YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2011 TYPE OF BUSINESS: Leather goods THEN: OWNERS: Joe and Rick Lotuff LOCATION: 1 Sims Ave., Providence EMPLOYEES: 18 ANNUAL SALES: WND NOW: OWNERS: Joe...
SERIOUS WORK: For Michael Mancini, owner of American Muscle Car Restorations in North Kingstown, pictured here in 2018, restoring cars began as a family hobby that has turned into a full-time career.

American Muscle Car Restorations Inc.

(published July 20, 2018) YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2010 TYPE OF BUSINESS: Vintage car restoration THEN: OWNER: Michael Mancini LOCATION: 65 Foliage Drive, North Kingstown EMPLOYEES: 17 ANNUAL SALES: $2 million NOW: OWNER:...
MODEL EMPLOYEE: Kelly Knee, who started
at Applied Science Associates as an intern in
2004, is now executive director of RPS Group’s
Ocean Science Division, the organization that
was once Applied Science Associates. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Applied Science Associates

(published Aug. 1, 1988) YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1979 TYPE OF BUSINESS: Computer modeler of marine and freshwater environments THEN: OWNER: Malcolm L. Spaulding, founder LOCATION: Narragansett EMPLOYEES: 16 ANNUAL SALES: WND NOW:...
KEEPS ON TRUCKING: Palmer Spring Co. was busy in 1930, when this photo was taken, and it remains busy as the next generation of the Palmer family prepares to take over. / COURTESY PALMER FAMILY

Palmer Spring Co.

(published Nov. 20, 1995) YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1849 (in Boston) TYPE OF BUSINESS: Brake, front-end suspension parts and service for all vehicles THEN: OWNERS: Douglas, Reggie and Chris...
DIGGING UP THE PAST: Deborah Cox, president of Public Archaeology Laboratory, in 2007 with some artifacts recovered from a worksite. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Public Archeology Laboratory

(published Dec. 1, 2007) YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1982 TYPE OF BUSINESS: A private nonprofit organization specializing in terrestrial and marine archaeology, historical research, and documentation and preservation...
GROWTH MODE: Founded in 1999, Performance Physical Therapy now has 15 sites in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Pictured in 2014 are Clinical Director Andrea Mitchell, left, and owner Michelle Collie. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Performance Physical Therapy

(published Feb. 1, 2014) YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1999 TYPE OF BUSINESS: Outpatient physical therapy THEN: OWNER: Michelle E. Collie LOCATION: Flagship clinic at 129 School St. in Pawtucket,...
STILL STANDING: Downtowns across the state are hoping to fuel a post-pandemic rebound. Above, Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Garrett Mancieri, director of the Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative, in Monument Square. / PBN FILE PHOTO/

Resilient downtowns eye paths to post-pandemic recovery

Downtowns across the state and nation have been in an almost constant state of reinvention for decades. While not always the recognized center of commerce...

Stock plunge would need to get much worse to derail economy

WASHINGTON – Monday’s stock-market plunge is unlikely by itself to make a significant dent in a U.S. economy that’s enjoying solid gains in spending...

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