Warren’s Zim Sailing has stayed above water in the competitive market for small sailboats by relentlessly focusing on customer service maintained by experienced, full-time workers. As the economy and boat market have begun to recover in recent years, Zim’s growth has been steady. The company posted 30-40 percent growth over the past four years – from selling roughly 50 units annually in 2009 to 300 units in 2013, according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Robert Adam. Above is Adam, right, with owner Stephen F. Perry.
Jeffrey Osborne performs Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” at the 2014 Pell Awards on June 9 at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence. Osborne, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and city native, was presented with the New England Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts for his longstanding support of music and the arts in Rhode Island.
Campgrounds in Rhode Island are not exactly thriving, but they’re holding their own, in large measure because of the state’s ample natural assets. But camp operators recognize that future camping success demands more than that.
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