CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Grillo's Pickles

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.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

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.
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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.
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        Best Practices For Board Governance: Cautionary Tales For Nonprofits

        PS&H attorney, Elizabeth O. Manchester presents Best Practices For Board Governance: Cautionary Tales For Nonprofits during the Rhode Island Bar Association 2019 Annual Meeting.

        There have been several national stories that have resulted in formerly highly respected nonprofits being accused of abuse in the wake of the #MeToo movement and other misconduct, causing executives to leave organizations and funders to think twice about supporting these organizations. Whether you are serving on a board, advising clients who are board members or funders or represent charities, it is critical to understand the basics of board governance to protect yourself and your clients from legal and reputational risks. The panelists cover some of these cautionary tales and provide insight into minimizing risk. 

        Joining Liz for the presentation are Katherine Kishfy, Esq, Hinckley Allen and Rebecca E. Dupras, Esq., Orson & Brusini, Ltd..

        Click to view the Rhode Island Bar Association 2019 Annual Meeting full schedule. For more information and to register online, click here.


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