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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        Joshua D. Xavier Appointed to Panel Assessing U.S. Magistrate Judges

        Last week, PS&H Associate Joshua D. Xavier was given the honor of being appointed to the Merit Selection Panel for The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The panel’s mission is to review the performances and office operations of U.S. Magistrate Judges Lincoln D. Almond and Patricia A. Sullivan, who are being considered for reappointment when their terms end this fall.

        Xavier will serve on the panel alongside retired state Superior Court Judge Michael A. Silverstein, who will act as chairman; Providence lawyer Jose F. Batista; assistant federal public defender Joanne Daley; Assistant U.S. Attorney Dulce Donovan; retired attorney Deming E. Sherman; Providence Police Col. Hugh T. Clements Jr.; and Jordan Seaberry, director of advocacy and public policy at the Nonviolence Institute.

        The panel members may interview Judges Almond and Sullivan, and are required to submit their report discussing whether or not they should be reappointed by March 9.

        Xavier counsels employers on a variety of employment related topics such as handbooks, severance agreements, terminations, harassment and discrimination complaints, leave acts, overtime payment, and misclassification claims.

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