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North Kingstown’s Lafayette Mill got a boost Dec. 9 with the addition of Bridge Technical Talent, which consolidated offices in East Greenwich and Warwick and moved 20 employees into 4,000 square feet of space. The mill has 80 percent occupancy. The Hive has also been a catalyst since opening in September, offering co-working space in 2,500 square feet. Pictured on left is James Wright, partner at Bridge and Michael Baker, Advantage Group owner, at Bridge’s new office. more
Food & Wine magazine has nominated two Rhode Island chefs to compete in the fourth annual People’s Best New Chef award contest, which honors talented up-and-coming culinary professionals who have run their own kitchens for fewer than five years. more
Laura Boucher is a 23-year-old registered nurse with the goal of having a full-time job, preferably at Bradley Hospital, because of its focus on mental-health care for children and adolescents. more
On Friday, March 28, representatives from the Facebook Small Business Boost team will hold a free workshop in Providence, hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, to teach approximately 400 small-business owners how they can use Facebook to grow their companies. more
Trolls – once devious, fearsome members of a mythical race – are now an unwelcomed reality in our modern innovation economy. more
As the March 31 deadline to apply to the 2014 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition approaches, the organizers announced Tuesday that they will award prizes valued at more than $200,000 – including up to $50,000 in cash to the top competitor – when the winners are named in May. more
The Cannabis Career Institute will hold a business training session on March 1 for Rhode Islanders interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary or selling marijuana and edible cannabis products if and when the state legalizes recreational marijuana use. more
When Michael Townsend, creative director and founder of Tape Art, works with a company like General Electric on leadership development, he draws images on adhesive tape stuck to walls or buildings that ultimately will be removed. more
Derek Coelho was considering his next career move when he needed to find a repairman for a smartphone he’d just bought. “I went to the guy’s house on a Friday night and he replaced the battery and the speakers,” said Coelho. “I was in and out in 10 minutes and he charged me $80.” Soon after Cellular Medic was born, first in Massachusetts in 2009 and since March at a second shop on Atwell’s Avenue in Providence. Above, co-owners Eli Acevedo, left, and Coelho help customer Raylah Philip. more
Small businesses nationwide reported improved optimism as 2013 drew to a close, and reports of capital spending increased significantly, but the index measuring business owners’ sentiment in December still fell below previous mid-year readings and trailed the pre-2008 recession average by six points, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said Tuesday. more
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