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Social Enterprise Greenhouse – a social venture itself – may be explained best as the fuel for other startup efforts that promote positive change in Rhode Island and beyond. And while there are other organizations helping social entrepreneurs, SEG is the only one of its kind in Rhode Island. more
When Peter Crump and Matt Dempsey became business partners at Providence-based general-contracting firm Site Specific LLC back in 2007, the duo worked out of a basement with three employees for six months. Over the past seven years, things have certainly changed. more
Headquartered in Warwick, Automated Business Solutions, an office equipment provider and servicer, has been in business for more than 20 years. For a small business, that kind of staying power would be a testament to success in and of itself. But what is particularly impressive about ABS is the fact that despite a still-sluggish economy, it saw 36 percent growth from 2011 to 2013. more
These aren’t your average printers. more
Five-year-old Provdotnet LLC, which provides data-center solutions to Alex and Ani LLC, Atrion SMB and 7-Eleven, among others, is enjoying remarkable growth. By parlaying its expertise in data-center services, the company realized a nearly 300 percent increase in revenue from 2011 to 2013, with year-end 2013 revenue of $1.2 million. Provdotnet is continuing to see gains and expects sales of nearly $2 million in 2014, said Ron Sacks, CEO and managing partner. It’s a number that the firm is likely to see. A year ago, Sacks and company predicted 2013 revenue of between $1 million and $1.5 million. more
From its humble beginnings as a portable sawmill operation back in 1911, South Kingstown-based and family-owned Arnold Lumber Co. has grown into a $60 million operation boasting nearly 200 employees, four lumberyards, a masonry division, a kitchen center, a door shop, construction-lending division and a specialty commercial window division – Seaside Casual Furniture, which manufactures and distributes premium outdoor furniture throughout the United States and beyond. more
Roughly 30 percent of Providence’s public school students are “chronically absent,” missing 18 or more days of school every year. That’s a huge problem, according to research that shows chronic absenteeism is a major predictor of whether a student will drop out before completing high school. more
Long-time Amica Mutual Insurance Co. Chairman, President and CEO Robert A. DiMuccio has been named the business leadership award winner in Providence Business News’ 14th annual Business Excellence Awards competition. more
Many businesses emphasize keeping a lid on overhead costs, but Peter Schieffelin’s First Point Power LLC ups the ante for success when curbing this expense and has the revenue growth to prove it. more
Having spent the better part of the 1980s working on nuclear power plants, structural engineer Patricia Steere made a career switch to bridge engineering and joined a Providence-based engineering firm. more
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