By PBN Staff

Published June 4, 2021, 1:24 p.m.

Providence Business News

PROVIDENCE – A new small-business support center at 222 Manton Ave. opened on Thursday.

The center, a collaboration between ONE Neighborhood Builders and Social Enterprise Greenhouse, will provide small-business owners access to resources to grow and launch their business.

The center, located in the city’s Olneyville neighborhood, will provide access to SEG’s network of business experts, programs and services, free internet and use of computers, technology training and advising, one-on-one support, workshops and community events, and resources to connect individuals to economic and workforce development opportunities.

“When our storefront commercial space at 222 Manton Avenue became available for a new lease this fall, we approached Social Enterprise Greenhouse and asked if they would partner with us to open a business support center at the location, tailored to the needs of local merchants and makers in central Providence,” said Jennifer Hawkins, president and executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, in a statement. “We’re pleased our vision is now a reality and thrilled to welcome the many partnering organizations to the site.”

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PHOTO CREDIT: ONE Neighborhood Builders

Soulita skincare brand co-founders Lexus R.S. Fernandez and Evan Delpeche were among the local business owners celebrating the center’s opening with ONE Neighborhood Builders Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins and Social Enterprise Greenhouse CEO Kelly Ramirez.