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Family Business
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When a business has been around for more than a century, it's been doing something right. For Tourtellot & Co. Inc., it's always been about preserving relationships and changing with the times. Tourtellot, a fruits and vegetables wholesale … more
Ever notice the perforated metal lining the glass door of your microwave oven? That's just one of the common parts for products Ferguson Perforating of Providence manufactures. Keeping a low profile and doing business with clients mostly … more
Inside the Ocean State Job Lot store in Pawtucket, Joe Auger flipped through a sales flier. He was on the hunt for an outdoor extension cord, the one advertised at $15 for 25 feet. One aisle over, his wife, Susan, found a gift for their … more
Romance led the co-owners of an 82-year-old Italian jewelry business to set up shop in Newport in June. Simona Cataldo, a native of Rome and chief operating officer at Child & Family, and her husband, Alessandro Cataldo, of Naples, Italy, … more
Graphic Ink Inc. opened its doors in 1997 with two employee-owners, including one who kept the books after-hours, after finishing her other job. Eighteen years later, the business on Warren Avenue in East Providence is still located in the … more
Precision is paramount at South County Artificial Limb & Brace Co., a South Kingstown-based firm that provides custom design and fabrication of orthotics and prosthetics. Joshua R. James, clinical director, is the second-generation owner of … more
Whenever Tracey Beck wants to be reminded of the skill of the workforce she manages, she can walk into a newly renovated Starbucks or a Dunkin' Donuts. The shiny-smooth, stone countertops, over which the lattes and decafs are served, are … more
For nearly 35 years, Alexander's Uniforms has rolled with the changes in medical-uniform retailing. The company purchased by Joan and Michael Gentili in 1980 first moved from downtown Providence to the retail center of Warwick, then it took … more
Harry Adler remembers eating lunch one day in 1987 when he started reading a story profiling a company called The Home Depot in the trade magazine Hardware Age. "I continued both reading and eating, but it ended up being more reading than … more
With its unique designs, Tatutina Inc. has brightened the eyes of children throughout the region for more than 30 years. Now the company is trying to reinvent itself to connect more directly with consumers. The idea for the family-owned … more
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