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Business Profile: Hair Design Center, Yorktown

Business Profile: Hair Design Center, Yorktown

You could say the Benigni family is the embodiment of the American Dream. The brothers were born in Italy and learned the craft of hair styling in their native land before living in London and then eventually moving to the United States. For the past 38 years the brothers have owned and worked as hair […]

Business Profile: Kine Buddies, Brewster

Business Profile: Kine Buddies, Brewster

When Kine Buddies officially opened this month, the idea of the store was both advantageous, yet still simply explained, by co-owner Eric Peterson. “The idea of the whole store was to take back Brewster,” Peterson said. “For 20 years we had a situation where nobody in this town of Southeast comes down here and no […]

Business Profile: The Network Support Company, Elmsford

Business Profile: The Network Support Company, Elmsford

“Often, in trying to provide as much transparency as possible for employees and clients, companies create problems they never saw coming.” The Network Support Company has actually been in business 18 years, operating out of Connecticut with a growing number of clients in New York, especially in Westchester County. That’s why Founder and CEO James […]

Business Profile: JMCO Events, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: JMCO Events, Mohegan Lake

  Mohegan Lake resident Jimena Coello officially opened JMCO Events last September, but she has actually been in the event planning business “for quite some time.” “I’ve always loved the event planning business,” Coello said during an interview last week. Coello said she strives to put on events that will give her clients something to […]

Business Profile: Reigning Cats and Dogs, Mt. Kisco

Business Profile: Reigning Cats and Dogs, Mt. Kisco

If you’re looking for a place where your dog can have some fun while you’re at work or simply want to pamper your furry friend, Reining Cats and Dogs is the place to go. The Mount Kisco pet day care and grooming establishment has been thriving in the village for more than 15 years, but […]

Business Profile: Law Office of Mark von Glahn, Ossining

Business Profile: Law Office of Mark von Glahn, Ossining

If you need legal services, Ossining resident Mark von Glahn can provide assistance. If you need accounting services, von Glahn can also help. With 25 years of work in the corporate field both in America and internationally, von Glahn opened his one-man office in Ossining last spring. He said last week he provides “a one-stop […]

Business Profile: Melts Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Armonk

Business Profile: Melts Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Armonk

We all have days where we don’t know what to eat or are simply too tired after a long day at work to do much heavy cooking. Sometimes that void is best filled with a grilled cheese sandwich. Brothers Greg and Nathan Kramer tapped into that sentiment last June when they opened Melts, a gourmet […]

Business of the Week: Westchester Putnam Pottery, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Westchester Putnam Pottery, Mahopac

What do you do when you’re unable to find fun activities in your hometown? If you’re Debbie Albanese, you open a paint-your-own pottery studio. Albanese opened Westchester Putnam Pottery in November. “I’ve always had a love for art and did pottery as a hobby for years,” she says. “There are no opportunities for that kind […]

Business Profile: Financial Asset Management Corp., Chappaqua

Business Profile: Financial Asset Management Corp., Chappaqua

There’s a lot more to planning your financial future than picking the right stocks or mutual funds. In an era when there are more products to choose from and the decisions to be made have become increasingly complicated, handling finances and planning for the years ahead have never been more important. Led by principal and […]

Business Profile:Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy, Cortlandt

Business Profile:Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy, Cortlandt

Maureen Gioio grew up in a large family in Ossining and certainly knows about dealing with children. “I’m the oldest of 12,” Gioio said “I’m a mom, a grandmother.” Beginning in early 2015 Gioio will be leading the Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy when it opens in the Cortlandt Town Center through her […]

Business Profile: The Flower Basket Pleasantville

Business Profile: The Flower Basket Pleasantville

Whether you’re decorating for a momentous life event, saying final goodbyes to a loved one or trying to apologize to your significant other, chances are that flowers will be involved — and The Flower Basket in Pleasantville wants to help. Eileen Desmond is the new owner of the Manville Road store, which has been in […]

Business Profile: Calabria Pizza & Pasta, Shrub Oak

Business Profile: Calabria Pizza & Pasta, Shrub Oak

Danny Alo always wanted to name a business after the southern region of Italy where his parents are from, and 18 months ago he achieved that dream when he opened Calabria Pizza & Pasta on Old Yorktown Road in Shrub Oak. “I feel like I’ve been here a long time. I like Yorktown. So far, […]

Business Profile: Hudson Valley Olive Oil, Mt. Kisco

Business Profile: Hudson Valley Olive Oil, Mt. Kisco

Anyone who looks in their kitchen pantry will likely find a bottle of olive oil, but after one visit to Hudson Valley Olive Oil in Mount Kisco, you may have a whole new perspective on the product. Started by Shane Furnia, the shop features more than 50 varieties of oils, balsamic vinegars, which are aged […]

Business Profile: A Bark Above, Somers

Business Profile: A Bark Above, Somers

Christine Sinclair has loved dogs since she was a child and now she has a way to share that passion with the rest of the local area. A Bark Above was opened in Somers in June 2013 by co-owners Sinclair and one of her daughters, Avery. “I’ve had consulting businesses before, but this is the […]

Business Profile: Kent Countryside Nursery, Kent

Business Profile: Kent Countryside Nursery, Kent

For more than ten years, a large vacate lot along Route 52 leading into the Town of Kent has been an eyesore for drivers But now what used to be an empty, depressed site is filled with Christmas tress and holiday spirit and come the springtime, it’ll be a full-time nursery thanks to the efforts […]

Business Profile: My HR Department, Yorktown

Business Profile: My HR Department, Yorktown

If you are the owner of a small or mid-sized  business and need services such as employee recruitment and terminations or want to know how to deal with new government regulations but do not want to hire a full-time human resource employee, what can you do? Yorktown resident Marc Roberts has an answer. Roberts started […]

Business Profile: Mary Jane Denzer, Westchester’s Most Fashionable Destination

Business Profile: Mary Jane Denzer, Westchester’s Most Fashionable Destination

The name Mary Jane Denzer has been associated with the very best in good taste and haute couture for over 35 years. Having recently moved from its previous location on Mamaroneck Avenue to 7 Renaissance Square at the base of the second Ritz-Carlton tower in White Plains, the store features only the highest quality in […]

Business Profile: Protective Safety Training, Putnam Valley

Business Profile: Protective Safety Training, Putnam Valley

As a Village of Ossining police officer, Putnam Valley resident Mike Lantz had completed required training in such skills as CPR, first aid and AED. But often a person in distress needs medical assistance before police and other certified emergency services workers are able to respond to the scene. Lantz owns a company that provides […]

Business Profile: Curves, Yorktown

Business Profile: Curves, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Donna Rosende said last week she is a believer in the national Curves exercise and nutrition concept. Rosende translated her passion for Curves into a business. She opened Curves in Yorktown in January. “I was a member for 14 years and I lost a lot of weight and inches and the program works. […]

Business Profile: Gelardi’s Pizza, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Gelardi’s Pizza, Cortlandt

You could say, metaphorically speaking, that pizza sauce runs through the veins of Mohegan Lake resident Brendan Gelardi. He began working in a pizzeria at 16 and his passion for hot pies has not wavered. About six months ago he opened his first business, Gelardi’s Pizza in Cortlandt “I wanted to do pizza since I […]

Business Profile: Anne Koplick Designs, Brewster

Business Profile: Anne Koplick Designs, Brewster

When Anne Koplik started her business, it was off of her dining room table. The year was 1981. Now, 34 years later, Koplik isn’t working in her house anymore, but at her warehouse in Brewster. The owner of Anne Koplik Designs (AKD), Koplik, with the help of her two daughters Kara and Jill, has transformed […]

Business Profile: A Maze in Pottery, Briarcliff Manor

Business Profile: A Maze in Pottery, Briarcliff Manor

A creative adventure awaits anyone who finds themselves in Briarcliff Manor’s A Maze in Pottery. The idea for this wonderful studio/store was originated by Aggie Shah, who has a background in art and ceramics, having run an interior design business and pottery studio in her native Poland before immigrating to the United States in 2006. […]

Business Profile: Gelardi’s Pizza, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Gelardi’s Pizza, Cortlandt

You could say, metaphorically speaking, that pizza sauce runs through the veins of Mohegan Lake resident Brendan Gelardi. He began working in a pizzeria at 16 and his passion for hot pies has not wavered. About six months ago he opened his first business, Gelardi’s Pizza in Cortlandt “I wanted to do pizza since I […]

Business Profile: CoZi’s Barber Shop, Mahopac

Business Profile: CoZi’s Barber Shop, Mahopac

Bobby Cobelli-Zizolfo believes every barbershop owner has a distinct vision for his shop. Cobelli-Zizolfo wants to foster a place where “gentlemen of all ages” can come in, relax, socialize with each other, listen to great music, and get a great haircut. He wants it to be a center of the community. “When you think about […]

Business Profile: The Little Party Shop, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: The Little Party Shop, Mohegan Lake

Putnam Valley resident Michelle Cavanaugh has been planning parties and selling her handcrafted items for years via the Internet. But in a break in the usual pattern used for businesses, Cavanaugh decided to open a brick and mortar business after selling her products and services via the World Wide Web. Cavanaugh, who last week described […]

Business of the Week Townhouse Diner, North White Plains

Business of the Week Townhouse Diner, North White Plains

What was once the North Castle Diner on Route 22 in North White Plains has been transformed into a bustling new eatery called the Townhouse Diner. Proprietors Irene and Gus Koutros opened in August with a completely different-looking restaurant that is bright, tastefully decorated and a great neighborhood place to eat. For the couple, this […]

Business Profile: Little Feet Daycare, Carmel

Business Profile: Little Feet Daycare, Carmel

By Tiffany Jansen Darlene Roveto had just begun her clinical rotations for nursing school when a colleague recommended that she get some experience working with children to enhance her resume. As luck would have it, a friend of Darlene’s was busy running a daycare out of her home in the Bronx and was more than […]

Business Profile: Jennifer’s German American Restaurant

Business Profile: Jennifer’s German American Restaurant

It has been a little piece of Germany in Yorktown for about three decades. In 1979, Yorktown residents Irngard and Dieter Schramm opened the Lakeside restaurant, which received its name based on it being located on the banks of the Croton Reservoir. The restaurant was closed for a brief period in the 1990s but reopened […]

Business Profile: Expect Natural, Bedford Hills

Business Profile: Expect Natural, Bedford Hills

Taking her passion for organic products and turning it into a brick-and-mortar business has been an exciting development for local entrepreneur Ayo Hart. Hart celebrated the recent opening of her Bedford Hills store, Expect Natural, which features unique children’s gifts and essentials. For the past four years, she and her husband, Nigel, have run a […]

Business Profile: Bob's Diner, Brewster

Business Profile: Bob’s Diner, Brewster

The tattoo on Tom Sprague’s left forearm is all a customer needs to know about his devotion to the family business, Bob’s Diner. The ink, which Sprague got three years ago is of the actual established, nestled inside the village of Brewster’s main street and standing for almost 60 years. As he said, “it’s free […]