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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        Elizabeth Manchester: Guiding Nonprofits Through The Storm

        Partridge Snow & Hahn Counsel and Chair of the Charitable and Nonprofit Organizations Group, Elizabeth ("Liz") Manchester is featured in the Rhode Island Foundation's Advisor spotlight. The spotlight highlights the work that Liz is doing to help guide nonprofits as they plan for the future after COVID-19.

        "Nonprofits are trying to plan for the future in the best way possible," Liz says. She advises organizations to "be resilient, to minimize risk, and to make certain their employees are safe."

        In her practice at PS&H, Liz offers a unique perspective to nonprofits as she advises them on charitable giving and planned giving. In addition to her legal expertise, Liz has experience working in the nonprofit sector.

        "I've been in their shoes and sat on their side of the desk. I know the unique issues of working at nonprofits and understand the complexities," Liz says.

        The full spotlight can be viewed here. To learn more about the Rhode Island Foundation visit their website at

        Liz joined the Rhode Island Foundation's Professional Advisory Council (PAC) in December 2018. Click here to learn more about Liz and about her practice as Chair of the Charitable and Nonprofit Organizations Group at Partridge Snow & Hahn.


        For current information and resources visit our COVID-19 Advisory Group page