The Bottom Line http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: Feroce Moves From Alex + Ani To BENRUS http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-feroce-moves-alex-ani-benrus <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Giovanni Feroce formerly of Alex + Ani and now starting a new lifestyle product line by reviving the BENRUS&nbsp;brand. They discuss the new product line: how it was started, its immediate future and the potential for manufacturing products in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:39:59 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 36595 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Feroce Moves From Alex + Ani To BENRUS The Bottom Line: When Historic Tax Credits Are Off The Table http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-when-historic-tax-credits-are-table <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Grow Smart Rhode Island Executive Director Scott Wolf. They discuss the future of the historic tax credit and how projects waiting in the wings may never come to fruition.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:39:22 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 35897 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: When Historic Tax Credits Are Off The Table The Bottom Line: Flexibility Key To Success At Blount Fine Foods http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-flexibility-key-success-blount-fine-foods <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p></p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Todd Blount, president of Blount Fine Foods located in Warren, RI and Fall River, MA. They discuss how the company found itself expanding during the recession, how to anticipate public tastes, and the effects of technology on production and employee skills.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:45:51 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 34799 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Flexibility Key To Success At Blount Fine Foods The Bottom Line: Brown University Offering Programs For Executives http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-brown-university-offering-programs-executives <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p></p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Karen Sibley, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Brown University to discuss the joint executive MBA degree program and the IE Business School of Madrid, Spain.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 18:58:02 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 34430 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Brown University Offering Programs For Executives The Bottom Line: The State of Catering In RI http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-state-catering-ri <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p></p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Lisa Mattiello, founder of Pranzi Catering and Events of Providence and Newport. She was recently named Small Business Person of the Year in Rhode Island for 2014.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:35:46 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 34064 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: The State of Catering In RI The Bottom Line: How Farmers Help Grow RI’s Economy http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-how-farmers-help-grow-ri-s-economy <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Ken Ayars, chief of the Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture. They talk about the state of local farming, the changing definition of farming and how farms contribute to the local economy.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 33617 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: How Farmers Help Grow RI’s Economy The Bottom Line: Paolino Bets On Table Games In Newport http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-paolino-bets-table-games-newport <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk Joe Paolino about plans he and his partners have to revamp Newport Grand. The idea is to turn the struggling slot parlor into an entertainment complex that offers table games, but that all hinges on residents approving the move at the polls.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:00:59 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 33332 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Paolino Bets On Table Games In Newport The Bottom Line: A Lean Production Saves Time and Money http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-lean-production-saves-time-and-money <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk Scot Jones, president and CEO of Groov-Pin Corporation of Smithfield. The firm manufactures industrial pins and fasteners for a variety of customers. They discuss how getting lean and mean on the production line has saved the company time and money.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:52:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 32933 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: A Lean Production Saves Time and Money The Bottom Line: Planning For Climate Change And Business Investments http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-planning-climate-change-and-business-investments <p>Save the Bay’s Executive Director Jonathan Stone joins Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy and Rhode Island Public Radio’s Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line. They’ll talk about the intersection of planning for climate change and business investments.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50 p.m.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 32232 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Planning For Climate Change And Business Investments The Bottom Line: The Message Pension Mediation Sends To Outside Businesses http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-message-pension-mediation-sends-outside-businesses <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:46:48 +0000 Dave Fallon 31912 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: The Message Pension Mediation Sends To Outside Businesses