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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
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
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
There was a time when E.F. O'Donnell & Sons Co. Inc. was known for painting and refinishing commercial office space. Before that, most of its work was painting new bridge components on Rhode Island highways. But for the past 30 years, … 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
Maplewood Farm, a three-season business since 1950, is a family affair and the owner wants to keep it that way. Owner Judith A. Carvalho inherited the 37-acre Portsmouth farm from her father, Manuel, who died suddenly in 1988. She works … 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
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