Products and commodities made from new and increasingly flammable materials present a major risk factor for property and casualty insurers such as FM Global. Yet leaders at the Johnston-based company were determined to develop innovative processes that protect their clients’ business operations from the risk of fire – either during the manufacturing process or while in storage.
By Alli-Michelle Conti
The Learning Community, a public charter school, and its sister organization, The Teaching Studio, have developed an innovative, successful model for helping children to become better learners in urban school districts with high levels of poverty.
Basing your business’ market share in dollars per square foot seems an odd metric, unless you sell carpeting. But for East Providence-based Peregrine Property Management, that per-square-foot statistic describes how far the business has come, and where it is today.
Nick Kishfy, founder and CEO of MojoTech, is no stranger to making something from nothing. The Barrington resident began his career working on venture-backed startups, bringing other people’s ideas to life. He would watch them take off, but without the satisfaction that comes from launching one’s own product.
When Peter Schieffelin launched First Point Power LLC in April 2010, it was a one-man operation. Flash forward to today and the electricity provider boasts four full-time employees, hundreds of independent sales representatives and thousands of customers.
The history of Coventry-based Preventure Inc. goes back to the 1990s, when it operated as a network of fitness clubs. But when the company transformed into the corporate-wellness-plan administrator that it is today, the business really started to take off.
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