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CONNECTING AND GROWING: The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host its Exhibit Show on Nov. 16 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick. 
COURTESY CROWNE PLAZA PROVIDENCE-WARWICK

Editor’s Choice: R.I. Manufacturers Association to hold exhibit and show

EDITOR’S CHOICE R.I. Manufacturers Association to hold exhibit and show Nov. 16 THE RHODE ISLAND Manufacturers Association will host its Exhibit Show, titled “Connect, Grow,...

Editor’s Choice: Bryant to host NRI Chamber Bold in Business breakfast

EDITOR’S CHOICE Bryant to host NRI ChamberBold in Business breakfast  THE NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND Chamber of Commerce will hold its Bold in Business breakfast event,...
STARTING SMALL: The Providence Public Library, in partnership with Score Rhode Island, will host an informational workshop on how to start a small business on Oct. 1. 
PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Editor’s Choice: Providence Public Library to host small-business workshop

EDITOR’S CHOICE Providence Library to host small-business workshop THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, in partnership with Score Rhode Island, will host an informational workshop on...
TOMÁS ÁVILA TOOK OVER as associate director for the R.I. Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity last August. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Is help on the way for R.I.’s Minority Business Enterprise program?

THE STATE IS STILL STRUGGLING to overcome decades of dysfunction around tracking and enforcing its laws for contracting with minority-owned businesses, even after a...

State of Innovation: R.I.’s ecosystem for entrepreneurs shows resilience

For the developers of Pointz, a navigation app geared toward safer routes for cyclists, Rhode Island offered a wealth of mentoring and networking opportunities,...

Unique gift reflects broad appeal

The concept started as a gift: Toye Onikoyi, a ­University of Rhode Island graduate who was working as an engineer at Rite-Solutions Inc. in...
SETTING UP SHOP: Laura Guillén, the new Rhode Island executive director for Entrepreneurship for All, is forming a network of mentors and prospective program participants. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mass. business incubator arrives in Providence

Getting a business off the ground is no easy feat, especially for people of color. And if Rhode Island’s undersized share of minority-owned businesses is...
FINDING PURPOSE: Lexus Fernandez, right, launched her vegan skincare products company Soulita in Providence with co-founder Evan Delpeche in 2019 after seeking a solution for her sensitive skin as a result of treatment for a ruptured brain aneurysm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Everybody’s Business: Fernandez overcomes obstacles on journey to finding Soulita

(Editor’s note: This is the 20th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each are asked their views on...

‘Biz Bodega’ to assist central Providence entrepreneurs

PROVIDENCE – For entrepreneurs, community resources often play an invaluable role in launching or growing a business. But for some, these innovation opportunities are...

R.I. Black Business Association accepting scholarship applications

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association and the Institute of Economic Empowerment & Development are now accepting applications for the association’s 2022...
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