Companies that remove snow, supply electricity to commercial customers and remove toxins from drinking water were among the 30 local enterprises that were recognized Wednesday night at Providence Business News’ fifth Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies event, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick.
On a fall Saturday four years ago, 330 people mingled and brainstormed at the R.I. Convention Center, floating ideas to boost a sluggish Rhode Island economy – envisioning paths to growth that would "make it happen" here.
The "Make It …
By Patricia Daddona | Contributing Writer
The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that Raymond “Two Hawks” Watson, an advocate of multi-cultural tourism, received the nonprofit organization’s $300,000 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship this year.
In one room at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Massachusetts, a large table is shared by a half-dozen people, plugged into laptops and oblivious to passing visitors. In a connecting hallway, overstuffed couches attract workers who would rather …