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Business Profile: Pure Salon, Yorktown

Business Profile: Pure Salon, Yorktown

Somers resident Daniela Chiazzese said last week she is living her dream. Chiazzese, who has been working in the hair salon industry since she was 15 (sweeping and washing hair), has owned Pure Salon in Yorktown for the past three-and-a-half years. “My dream was always to open up my own business,” she said.. She said […]

Business Profile: Tayne Law Group Solves Consumer Debt Problems

Business Profile: Tayne Law Group Solves Consumer Debt Problems

A recently published report by the Urban Institute says one in every three Americans has debt in collections and this widespread phenomenon can be found all over the country. Westchester, one of the wealthiest places on the map, is no exception. As striking as this news is, it is no surprise to Leslie Tayne, Esq. […]

Business Profile: Northeast Dental, Yorktown

Business Profile: Northeast Dental, Yorktown

Yorktown resident Dr. Amanda Wiechert had no difficulty choosing what she wanted to do for a living. “I always wanted to be a dentist, ever since I was in sixth grade,” Wiechert said last week in her new office at Northeast Dental in the Underhill Plaza Shopping Center in Yorktown. “I just made it happen.” […]

Business Profile: Sairani Market, Mahopac

Business Profile: Sairani Market, Mahopac

 When Rose Naeem moved from Pakistan to the United States in 1999, she wasn’t awfully homesick because much of her family was already in the states. But still, nothing could replicate the food and culture that she experienced while living and growing up in the Middle East. “I miss it,’ Rose said of the culture. […]

Business Profile: Training for Warriors Mahopac

Business Profile: Training for Warriors Mahopac

By Tiffany Jansen Trainers John Praino and Bill Felice know that fitness is about more than getting physical. “The mental aspect is just as important,” John said. It’s having the right mindset that keeps you going day after day, rain or shine, until you reach your fitness goals. But when the girl across from you […]

Hartsdale’s Girl AGain Trains Teens, Attracts Doll Lovers

Hartsdale’s Girl AGain Trains Teens, Attracts Doll Lovers

A White Plains mother has taken her lifelong experiences from raising a daughter with autism and opened a store that helps train young adults for the workplace while raising awareness about the disorder. Marjorie Madfis learned firsthand about the difficulties faced by those with autism from her daughter, Isabelle, and in recent years, she’s learned […]

Business Profile: Escape Spa, Yorktown

Business Profile: Escape Spa, Yorktown

By Daniel Lefkowitz Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and leave your worries behind as you experience total beauty inside and out. Already open for three months, Escape Spa is an up and coming business located in Yorktown’s Parkside Plaza on Route 202. With the help of friends and neighboring businesses, such as Snap […]

Group Masters Swimming Techniques at JCC Pool Program

Group Masters Swimming Techniques at JCC Pool Program

The next time you hear anyone complain about exercising or they find excuses to avoid physical activity, keep Roger Kahn in mind. Or for that matter, one of his swimming buddies. Kahn, 58, helps lead a four-day-a-week Master Swim Program at the Jewish Community of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale close by his home of nearly 30 […]

Business Profile: THEX[TRA]CHANGE, Mahopac

Business Profile: THEX[TRA]CHANGE, Mahopac

On the weekends, it’s almost a sure bet Louie Maiello is scouring local tag sales around the Lower Hudson Valley region in search of items and mementos not wanted anymore. He’s done it for years and has always enjoyed it. “I always had a infatuation with going to tag sales on the weekend, finding stuff […]

Business Profile: CrossFit OSA, Fitness Redefined, Kent

Business Profile: CrossFit OSA, Fitness Redefined, Kent

The difference Gary Sorrentino saw in his body after starting CrossFit was remarkable. Always someone who used to exercise as a bodybuilder strictly lifting weights, Sorrentino was always strong and had the muscles to prove it. But when he started CrossFit in December 2010, he knew almost immediately this was how he wanted to stay […]

Business Profile: Muscoot Tavern, Somers

Business Profile: Muscoot Tavern, Somers

The Muscoot Tavern has been a Somers landmark since the 1920’s. Its new owner wants to keep the popular tradition of the restaurant, but added last week he is putting his own stamp on the establishment, which is located at the intersection of routes 35 and 100. Katonah resident Bobby Epstein said the building was […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Animal Hospital

Business Profile: Yorktown Animal Hospital

Briarcliff resident Dr. Philip Raclyn and Croton resident Dr. Steven Kasanofsky have co-owned the Yorktown Animal Hospital since 2002, as well as two animal hospitals in Manhattan. They came to Westchester in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and have not regretted their move to open the hospital. “After 9-11 everybody got a […]

Business Profile: Triple B BBQ, Brewster

Business Profile: Triple B BBQ, Brewster

As far as Bob Soto is concerned, the longer he cooks his food, the better it will come out. Whether it means beginning his cooking the night before or taking a certain item off the menu rather than rush it to be ready by a certain time, Soto understands patience is a virtue, even for […]

Business Profile: Old Bet Farm Market,  Somers

Business Profile: Old Bet Farm Market, Somers

Bedford resident Jimmy Habal recently received a request from a customer at the Old Bet Farm Market for some radishes. The radishes could not have been any fresher because Habal took them directly from the soil of one of the greenhouses located behind the Somers store. Fresh produce is one of the trademarks for the […]

Business Profile: Ciro’s Restaurant & Lounge, Mahopac

Business Profile: Ciro’s Restaurant & Lounge, Mahopac

Karma can be a heck of a thing to battle. Lou Cilento, owner of Ciro’s Restaurant & Lounge, gets that. Of the scores of owners to have occupied the 115 Secor Rd. address in Mahopac, few have achieved the necessary level of success to sustain a prolonged run in the food and service industry. Executive […]

Business Profile: Kymar Limited, Facilities and Construction Management, White Plains

Business Profile: Kymar Limited, Facilities and Construction Management, White Plains

For individuals and businesses looking to build, renovate or even relocate, the prospect of having to navigate through confusing zoning regulations and building codes, architect and builder proposals, professional contracts and licenses, not to mention, the government and legal agencies monitoring the construction field, can become overwhelming. If along the way mistakes are made, then […]

Business Profile: Baldwin Golf Center, Baldwin Place

Business Profile: Baldwin Golf Center, Baldwin Place

Yorktown resident Rocky Cambareri has been a regular on local golf courses since he got a job at the Mohansic Golf Course at the age of 11. He translated his passion for golf into his profession. Cambareri, a PGA member, is one of the owners of the Baldwin Golf Center, which is located in the […]

Business Profile: Local Boys Junkyard Removal, Mahopac

Business Profile: Local Boys Junkyard Removal, Mahopac

He might only be 24-years-old, but Robert De Lucia recently made a life-changing decision. For the last five years, De Lucia has owned the business Local Boys Junkyard Removal in Mahopac. While he’s run it and put plenty into the business, it was more of a part-time gig, something he worked at when he wasn’t […]

Business Profile: Yogolicious, A Flavorful Hangout for Harrison Youngsters and Families

Business Profile: Yogolicious, A Flavorful Hangout for Harrison Youngsters and Families

By Jon Craig Fun, family, flavor. Those are just three of the key ingredients that make Yogolicious a sweet success. And three’s the charm for the family-owned business, which opened its third Yogolicious shop at 117 Lake St. in West Harrison in October. Located at the corner of Gainsborg Avenue, across from Passidomo Veterans Memorial […]

Business Profile: The Manhattan Chili Co., Pleasantville

Business Profile: The Manhattan Chili Co., Pleasantville

“It smells good in here.” That’s a typical first reaction upon walking into The Manhattan Chili Co. on Marble Avenue, which celebrated its grand opening last week. Founded by Bruce Sterman and his wife, Luda Pincus, the eatery got its start in 1984, when the couple fell in love with the chili recipes of a […]

Business Profile: Learning the Basics of Personal Finance at My Money Workshop

Business Profile: Learning the Basics of Personal Finance at My Money Workshop

Three and a half years ago when Richard Yaffa, CEO of Bedford-based My Money Workshop, began to notice there was a lack of knowledge amongst high school and college students about the basics of personal finance, he started talking about the problem with friends and colleagues. The country was immersed in a deep recession with […]

Business Profile: Rita’s Italian Ice

Business Profile: Rita’s Italian Ice

Yorktown resident David Goldes entered the frozen confections business when he opened a Rita’s Italian Ice in Elmsford five years ago. Two years later he decided to branch out by opening a new Rita’s in Yorktown. “A friend of a friend” recommended that he enter the ice and frozen custard business in Elmsford, Goldes recalled […]

Business Profile: TOTAL Firearms Techniques, Brewster

Business Profile: TOTAL Firearms Techniques, Brewster

As a fireman techniques instructor, Ralph Nudo knows he has a responsibility to teach his students how to handle any gun–whether it’s for competition or self-defense–safely and wisely. “If you’re going to handle a firearm, you have to be safe,” Nudo said. “Safety is our main concern.” And that’s what Nudo preaches as one of […]

Business Profile: GNC, Cortlandt Town Center

Business Profile: GNC, Cortlandt Town Center

Ricky Jaisingh has been associated with General Nutrition Centers for many years. He started his career working in the corporate of side of GNC for over 15 years. He started as a sales associate and within a year became an assistant manager, then later became a manager. He eventually became the regional sales director for […]

Business Profile: Spruce Hill Inn, Putnam Valley

Business Profile: Spruce Hill Inn, Putnam Valley

The Spruce Hill Inn has been a fixture in Putnam Valley since the 1930s. Now, it could be closing as soon as next month if it doesn’t begin to drum up more business. Joanie Mitchell has owned the bar along Oscawana Lake Road for more than 20 years of the inn’s existence. It’s been a […]

Business Profile: Stand Up Motion, Jefferson Valley

Business Profile: Stand Up Motion, Jefferson Valley

Putnam Valley resident Jerry Patterson is not only the owner of Stand Up Motion in Jefferson Valley, he is also its chief paddling officer. Stand Up is a paddleboard company that opened in 2011. It is open daily from June to October. “Stand up paddle boarding is all about having fun,” Patterson said last week..“I […]

Business of the Week: New Light Laser, Mt. Kisco

Business of the Week: New Light Laser, Mt. Kisco

Finding a hair removal system that’s quick, comfortable and successful on all skin types and hair color can be difficult. But Pat McMann, owner of New Light Laser, can achieve all of that more easily with the latest state-of-the-art laser technology. McMann, who has been in the hair removal, skin rejuvenation and tattoo removal business […]

Business of the Week: Café Piccolo, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Café Piccolo, Mahopac

By Janine Bowen A Mahopac Café is offering up a little taste of Italy, thanks to an owner with a lifetime of bakery experience. Café Piccolo has been a Mahopac staple for the last 17 years, when owner Tony Piccolo moved into the area after getting married, and opened the business with his brother-in-law. “Everybody […]

Business of the Week: Laura’s Boutique, Carmel

Business of the Week: Laura’s Boutique, Carmel

Trends in fashion can change overnight and at a swift pace, but for Laura Rudovic Waters keeping up with the latest styles and designs are all part of owning a business. Waters opened up Laura’s Boutique in the past couple weeks and it is a ladies collection store that has the hottest fashion including dresses, […]

Business Profile: Hudson Fare, Shrub Oak

Business Profile: Hudson Fare, Shrub Oak

Mohegan Lake resident Alex Arrieta has shopped with his family at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Shrub Oak for years. “Every time we came to the mall we realized that there weren’t a lot of food options we thought were healthy for the kids and even for ourselves,” Arrieta said last week. Arietta and his […]