If you haven't been to the Grillo's Pickles website, you should. There, you'll find the fantastic story of how this company began. We've copied part of it here to save you a click.
Grillo's Pickles began with a pickle cart, just a small wooden stand in downtown Boston, where Travis Grillo and his friends would sell two spears for one dollar. Travis would make the pickles by night using his family's 100-year old recipe - one he'd memorized from making pickles every summer as a kid. In the morning, Travis would bike to the Boston Common and set up the cart with his buddies. They'd hang out all day, urging people to try the simple Grillo family pickle. It was a small business but Travis worked hard for it. He made more pickles, biked more miles, and slept less hours than he ever had before. Read More..
Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born. Read More..
Fred and Danny Magnanimi grew up watching their father create beautiful, handcrafted jewelry in the family's Cranston, RI jewelry manufacturing business. When the boys grew up, Fred moved to New York and began working on Wall Street as an investment banker, while younger brother Danny, still enamored by the family business, stayed home. Increased competition from overseas businesses created significant challenges for the business, but Danny was confident he could find a way for the family business to evolve and thrive. This was his mission, this was his passion. Read More..
PS&H Partner John Ottaviani to be Panelist at Blockchain Event
John Ottaviani, a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP, will be a panelist at an event hosted by Rhode Island Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Association (RICBA) to discuss how Rhode Island can become a Cryptocurrency and Blockchain friendly state. The discussion will explore in detail what barriers blockchain/crypto companies face at the state and local level, the talent pool and most importantly, how to regulate the space.
Topics to be discussed include:
What is the blockchain?
States that are allowing crypto/blockchain?
Challenges crypto companies face at the federal and state level, etc..?
How do we engage with local Universities to encourage young talent building the next Amazon’s, Google’s, Apple’s to stay in Rhode Island?
Hanaan Rosenthal, CEO of Rosewind Capital
Travis Winden, Head Portfolio Manager / Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Expert at RoseWind Capital
Stephen Ucci, State Representative for the Rhode Island General Assembly
John Ottaviani, Partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn
The event is Thursday, October 18th, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Department of Labor and Training, 1511 Pontiac Ave., in Cranston. For more information, click here.