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Family Business
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It's been more than 30 years since my father decided to retire. At the time, we were seriously considering closing our doors. But when we looked at the Munroe team, we saw a tremendously dedicated core of people who believed in our company and … 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
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
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
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
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
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
Print struggles today as an industry, but B & M Printing, a family business, has stayed afloat by diversifying and making hard decisions, President Carmel Therien says. Started in 1982 by her sister and brother-in-law, Bertrand and … more
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