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Paul Defruscio jokes that he feels a little bit like the bottle manufacturer who might have supplied Al Capone's bootlegging operations during Prohibition. But instead of making bottles for illegal whisky and rum, it's packaging for medical … more
From a Unitarian Universalist church to a former dog-grooming studio, Arctic Playhouse has emerged with a dream to become West Warwick's center for the arts. The playhouse began as Daydream Theater, operating in the Bell Street Chapel in … more
Two months after Dana and Stephen Shechtman bought Barrington Books, an independent bookstore, in 2008, the Rhode Island economy started its long decline. The Shechtmans analyzed their sales and quickly reached a conclusion: They had to … more
Michael Kapos’ grandfather used to drive the family station wagon door to door selling Table Talk Pies in the 1950s, until one day – in ’53 – he started bringing roasted ground coffee to sell along his route. Eventually coffee would become his livelihood, the livelihood of his son and grandson, and a thriving Pawtucket business. more
Michael Nallen, the co-owner of Oceans of Pets, competes with corporate giant PetSmart, which recently moved within five minutes of his Diamond Hill Road store. more
Four of Secure Future Tech Solutions’ business clients were attacked within a month this fall by CryptoWall – malware that appropriates computer data and tries to extort a ransom for it, said company President Eric M. Shorr. more
Moving the multidisciplinary design studio Shellshock Inc. to Providence last August, after two years in Boston, has helped the company grow, founder Mark Mason said. "I didn't see the value of being in a location with a lot of congestion … more
A car dealership in Massachusetts avoided a worker's compensation claim last year after internal video surveillance revealed the worker who allegedly fell on the job deliberately put water on the floor. That's one of many anecdotes … more
David C. Baud knows if he does unbelievable work on 99.9 percent of a job, the chances are that his client could get hung up on the 0.1 percent that wasn't up to snuff. That's why he aims for the clients of his family-owned construction … more
James "Bud" Heaton was a teacher-turned-contractor in 1992 when he switched careers for a second time, seeing an opportunity in anchors, waterproof paint and nylon rope. The veteran sailor and boater knew that Newport's only marine-supply … more
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