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Former Maher Garden Center to reopen with new name, model and mission

November 12, 2019

By Sean Flynn Daily News staff writer

MIDDLETOWN — The Maher Garden Center on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown closed almost two years ago after a more than 40-year run, but now it will be reopening under a new name, model and mission.


Three businesswomen will operate Farm & Flora, at 910 Aquidneck Ave., as a business collective, but they will be conducting training programs in cooperation with The Maher Center that is located next door, as well as some state agencies like the Department of Labor & Training.

RI hosts inaugural forum on housing

November 14, 2019

By: Kim Kalunian, WPRI.com

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — State leaders, advocates and businesses gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Thursday to discuss the affordable housing crisis the state has faced for years.

The goal of the inaugural Housing Forum is to develop recommendations that will later be translated into state and city initiatives, funding formulas and legislation, according to Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor.

Middletown-based social venture will graduate from SEG’s 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator on Thurs Dec 5

November 13, 2019

By Ryan Belmore Whats Up Newp.

Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) for a festive celebration as the graduates of its 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator complete their three-month business development journey and pitch their social ventures to an audience. The 2019 Health & Wellness Accelerator Graduation and Pitch Night takes place on December 5, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the SEG Hub (10 Davol Square, Suite #100, Providence). Food and beverages will be served, and the event is free and open to all. Registration is available at bit.ly/SEG2019HWgraduation.

AVTECH Software, Inc Named One of “The 10 Innovative Companies Disrupting Sensor Technology” by Insights Success Magazine

November 18, 2019

By PR.com

Warren, RI, November 12, 2019 --(PR.com)-- AVTECH Software (AVTECH) has been named one of ”The 10 Innovative Companies Disrupting Sensor Technology” by Insights Success Magazine.

Now in its 31st year in business, AVTECH manufactures Room Alert, the world’s most popular environment monitor for business continuity plans. Room Alert is made in the USA and proactively monitors environment conditions such as temperature, humidity, flood, power, smoke, and more. Room Alert is currently used in 186 of 196 countries by organizations ranging from thousands of small businesses to Boeing, Sprint, Microsoft, over 80% of the Fortune 1000, the United Nations, and many local governments.

Raimondo, URI announce new round of Innovation Campus funding

October 03, 2019

By Scott Blake, Providence Business News

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley on Thursday announced a second round “RI Innovation Campus” funding aimed at commercializing academic research at URI to create new products, businesses, and jobs...

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