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LUNCH BREAK: Wright’s Dairy Farm considers its 200 cows employees of the company. Some of the cows enjoy some feed in a barn on the 400-acre farm, which has been operating for more than a century. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Meet the Makers: Land of milk and ice cream

(Editor’s note: This is the 18th installment in a monthly series highlighting some of the region’s unsung manufacturers that make products essential to the...
COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS: Jeffrey Kerkhoff, owner of Jephry Floral Studio on Broadway in Providence, with customer Melissa Lamoine of Cumberland. Kerkhoff said he feels comfortable in a neighborhood that has improved in value and esteem since he first opened his floral business 20 years ago.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

As investment boosts city neighborhoods, can developers avoid displacing the poor?

Twenty years ago, Jeffrey Kerkhoff opened a floral ­studio in a narrow backroom of an upholstery business on Broadway, on the west side of...
NEIL D. STEINBERG, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation announced a new $10 investment initiative from the Rhode Island Foundation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIF announces $10M impact investment program

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation is looking to invest $10 million in local business projects during the inaugural year of its new Impact...
ABOVE IS THE SITE of an upcoming ceremonial groundbreaking on Sept. 14 for Urban Greens, a stand-alone building that will address a lack of fresh-food alternatives in the West Side neighborhood of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Construction has begun on Urban Greens building in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Construction has begun on Urban Greens, a stand-alone building that will address a lack of fresh-food alternatives in the West Side neighborhood...
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