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The second decade of the 21st century has been good to the 170-year-old Palmer Spring Co. in Providence. Ryan Palmer, a member of the founding family and a worker with the company, said Palmer Spring is "stable," with a positive sales trend in the … more
Thomas J. Lydon started Bardon's Water Services & Technologies Inc. out of his apartment in 1985. It has grown into a multistate business with annual sales exceeding $2 million. Lydon, formerly a chief engineer for the Federal Aviation … more
If a manager sits back and listens, and is deliberative in a meeting in which her colleagues are more forceful with their comments, is she displaying weakness? And if a company values leadership, and wants to promote managers who are … more
In July, Dean Warehouse Services Inc. added another location in Rhode Island, purchasing an empty, 175,000-square-foot building in the Hopkinton village of Ashaway. The site has already attracted interest from a Connecticut company with a … more
In 1995, shortly after incorporating, East Commerce Solutions Inc. began offering four-year contracts for credit card terminal services to merchants for $19.95 – $20 off the going rate. "I decided I was going to make less profit and give … more
In 2012, Michael Brown sailed into the Pacific to see for himself what decades of ocean-tossed trash piles contained. The debris field, he said, was filled with plastics. "I went out to see it," he said. "Let me run my fingers through the … more
New federal rules are making it more complicated – but safer – to close on residential property, and Downcity Home Closing hopes to help parties navigate the transaction. Three partners launched the Barrington business in January, said … more
Twenty-two years ago, Dan Del Bonis opened a restaurant with a partner. When that didn't work out, he and his father sold the slightly used kitchen equipment to other restaurateurs. And a new business was born. Del Bonis, the owner … more
Newport is well-known for its historical and cultural attractions. A museum that showcases rare and distinctive automobiles, ranging from custom-built vehicles of the 1920s to hot rods from the 1970s hopes to join that list. The Audrain … more
Entrepreneurship in a box? That's part of the concept of Truepreneurs, a new limited liability company formed last year in Providence by 23-year-old founder and "chief of progress" Brandon Monti. Truepreneurs sells an educational … more
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