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COFFEE BREAK: Kerri Gaffett, owner of Block Island Coffee, takes a break from her psychotherapy business to show off one of her blends at her North Kingstown storefront. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Gaffett brewing up success on Block Island

A career in coffee wasn’t what Kerri Gaffett planned as she sailed around the world with her then-husband and young children, sampling different coffees...
FRESH START: Longtime financial consultant Elaine Dickson, principal owner and CEO of Mavenly Consultants LLC, launched the strategy, financial services and bookkeeping firm in Cumberland in July. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Clients adding up quickly for Mavenly Consultants

Elaine Dickson grew up wanting to be a journalist. But when her family immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica just before she started college,...
ADAPTING: Key Mediation LLC owners Kristen Sloan Maccini, left, and Christine L. Marinello have had to

Key Mediation resolving conflicts online or offline

Christine L. Marinello and Kristen Sloan Maccini just opened the doors to their newly outfitted North Kingstown office when COVID-19 hit. Suddenly, the conflict...
MATCHMAKER: Debra L’Heureux, owner of Get Ready to Date LLC in Barrington, offers personalized matchmaking and dating-coach services for seniors. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

She makes the dating game personal

Debra L’Heureux has always been a matchmaker of sorts. First it was pairing Johnson & Wales University students with their dream careers during her time...
TACTILE TRAINER: Kevin Davis spent 15 years working as a personal trainer in various gyms before setting out on his own and launching Anchor Fitness LLC in Middletown in September. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Bad injury sparks a passion for trainer

A broken back ended Kevin Davis’ skateboarding career. But the injury also forced the Portsmouth native into a gym, igniting a new passion and the...
NO STING: Beeline Loans Inc. co-owners Nicholas Liuzza, CEO, and Jessica Kennedy, general counselor, aim to simplify the home mortgage process by allowing people to complete it online. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Beeline Loans trying to make mortgages process simpler

Getting a home mortgage shouldn’t be painful. That’s the premise of a new mortgage company, Beeline Loans Inc., which recently opened in Providence. Launched in February...
ONLINE OFFERINGS: TigerEye Gift Shop owner Ron Amore Jr. has closed his Warwick shop but is selling holiday gift baskets through his website and pickup system. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New gift shop stocked up with optimism

Ron Amore Jr. took a chance on opening his own gift store, something he’d always wanted, and launched TigerEye Gift Shop LLC in early...
PLASTIC-FREE: Ana Duque is the owner of Green Tenderfoot, a cleaning and beauty product refill station that promotes a low-waste lifestyle. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Green Tenderfoot is focus on letting very little go to waste

Ana Duque’s self-described “zero-waste journey” began when she was working for City Year in Los Angeles. In L.A., Duque found it fairly easy to cut...
COACHING COMPANION: Megan Gallagher is the founder and owner of Here to There Wellness, an online coaching program that launched earlier this year. The program is a companion to her Here to There Counseling business in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A therapeutic boost in your email inbox

As a licensed mental health counselor, Megan Gallagher finds herself revisiting certain topics often with clients. Realizing that some issues seem to be universal, Gallagher...
FORCES JOINED: Alicia Piazza, left, and Nicole Eller combined their strengths in social media marketing to form The Spark Social Inc. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Marketing merger was sparked by social event

Nicole Eller and Alicia Piazza were introduced at a networking event, and it didn’t take long for them to realize they shared a strong...

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