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While studying comparative literature at Brown University in the late 1970s, Deborah Schimberg didn't envision founding a company that makes chewing gum from sustainable ingredients. "I didn't have a vision of what I was going to do after … more
Anyone who's ever planned a wedding or a large-scale party knows it's typically a lot of work. But for Stephanie Frazier-Grimm, founder of Couture Parties LLC and nonprofit The Confetti Foundation, it's her full-time job and she loves it. … more
Nicole D'Andrea wanted her MacBook to fit inside her "Mr. Arrogant" handbag, one of several styles her company designs, so she put the zipper on the side. "I try to keep the pieces stylish but classic and functional," she said. "I want you … more
As a top executive at a social-benefit corporation, Maureen Cronin gets hired to solve problems and create change. She takes on that role as co-founder and CEO through her firm, Worldways Social Marketing in Newport, partnering with her … more
Rachel C. Narodowy knows restaurant customers can be finicky, so she's built a family-style eatery over the last 38 years that lures locals with the time-tested combination of good food, affordable prices and a welcoming atmosphere. … more
Sierra Barter didn't set out to begin a national movement when she started a nonprofit social organization, The Lady Project. Instead, she and her friend co-founded what they thought would be a fun way for interesting women to network, for … more
Roberta J. Fagan says people are sometimes surprised to see her, a woman, jump out of an Anchor Fuel Inc. truck when she's out on a delivery on Aquidneck Island. But raised eyebrows and trade stereotypes have yet to deter her from wanting … more
At a time when casinos are proliferating across the region, Megan McGuinness' job is to find new ways to entice patrons to choose her clients over the competition. McGuinness, owner of McGuiness Media & Marketing LLC, entered the casino … more
Meg Wirth was studying deaths related to childbirth in Indonesia when one of her colleagues, an obstetrician, died of childbirth complications at a hospital. She calls the death sobering because it highlights how easily childbirth-related … more
When Natalie Morello left New York City in 2011 to open Shoppe Pioneer, a women's fashion and lifestyle boutique in Providence, it was her first time in the Ocean State. Through her prior job as a sales manager, she knew there wouldn't be … more
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