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NICK GARRISON ยท AUGUST 26, 2014 Nick Garrison is the president and founder of Foolproof Brewing Company in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. An avid homebrewer, Nick left a career in marketing in the aerospace industry in 2012 to pursue his dream and passion of launching a craft brewery in Rhode Island. You'll have a chance to sample Foolproof's brews at the 2014 Food & Travel Expo.
By Lori Stabile PBN Web Editor Posted 9/23/14 Hodges Badge Company Inc. has purchased a North Carolina ribbon and badge company for an undisclosed sum, taking over its customer list and manufacturing equipment.
Published: September 23, 2014 09:40 AM By Paul Grimaldi Journal Staff Writer The board of the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation on Monday voted to invest $3 million in a new energy-sector fund run by the Slater Technology Fund.

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Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island's Congressional delegation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) today announced that Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.575-million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop a model...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the state has received a $650,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to help the state plan for a new mass transit center in Providence. One of 72 projects...
The Northeastern Economic Development Association (NEDA) recognized the Greater Rhode Island: Think Bigger website with two top awards at its annual conference earlier this week. The new economic development site, created and maintained by Commerce RI, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce,...

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