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CAREFUL CONSIDERATION: ­Michelle Kissinger, owner of Personalized Care Coordination LLC, offers advocacy services and medication management for elderly folks living on their own, away from other family members. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Registered nurse in business of coordinating care for elderly at home

An extra set of eyes and ears, with the training of a registered nurse. That’s the idea behind Personalized Care Coordination LLC, a new...
CARD-CARRYING MEDIUM: ­Jessica Lee gives group and individual readings at her Newport business, Jessica Lee Psychic Medium. 
PBN PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Ex-Fla. psychic saw a future in Newport

Jessica Lee instantly fell in love the first time she visited Newport. A then-Florida resident, she was in town for three days and already...
UNCOMMON INVENTORY: Stefania Medeiros opened her gift shop, Ethereal Oddities, in June, selling items such as flower-infused soaps and resin-and-wire jewelry she created herself. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ethereal Oddities a store with a ‘witchy vibe’

Stefania Medeiros trades in incense, sage, crystals and metaphysical needs. But, when she talks about her new shop, she is a hard-driving, goal-focused businesswoman. Last...
HE’S GAME: Chris Menta’s Richmond Farms Fresh Market offers the typical and not-so-typical staples, such as elk and buffalo meat. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

This market is a second option in rural Richmond

Where can you find packaged venison, fresh vegetables and imported Italian pastas, among other staples? In Richmond, a small town where, until recently, a...
NEW MARKET: Hassan Namat-Ullah is a co-owner of the new University Mart on Empire Street in Providence. The market features snack foods, bottled soda, milk and some perishables, as well as CBD products and a Bitcoin machine.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Market aims to connect with campus

A FRESH LOOK along with a fresh cup of coffee is what’s in store at University Mart. The independently owned convenience store had a...
LEGAL EAGLE: James A. Ruggieri, managing partner at Higgins, Cavanaugh & Cooney, speaks with assistant Lisa ­Hennessey at the law firm’s Providence office.
 / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Courting clients beyond R.I.

IN THE PAST THREE YEARS, Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney LLP has broadened its base from Rhode Island to two adjoining states. The firm, which is...
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

PBN on WJAR-TV, Aug. 20, 2018

Opening a new business is not for the faint of heart. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
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...
MORE THAN SURVIVING: Since its founding in August 2014, jewelry manufacturer Luca + Danni Inc. has grown to employ 48 people, including owner Fred Magnanimi and Marketing Manager Taylor Franco.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup survival is one key to R.I.’s future economic success

Every week Providence Business News profiles a business that is less than 1 year old, an attempt to capture the energy that a growing...
SCENTED CANDLES: Catherine Kwolek is the owner of Aster Candle, a recently launched homemade-candle business in Lincoln. Her coffee milk scented jar candle is a best-seller. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Candles have whiff of Rhody

An accountant by profession, Catherine Kwolek exercises more creative license in her second field. As owner of Aster Candle LLC, she spends nights and weekends...
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