RSSAll Entries in the "BUSINESS PROFILES" Category

Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

Raj Venkat has continued a long tradition in northern Westchester by owning the Yorktown Pharmacy for the past 11 years. The store has been in business since 1930. It is a throwback to the locally owned drug stores that were common before CVS and other chains began to dominate the market. Venkat purchased the store […]

Business Profile: Smalley’s Inn, Carmel

Business Profile: Smalley’s Inn, Carmel

The Halloween season is a special time at Smalley’s Inn in Carmel. The exterior of the restaurant, which originally opened in 1852, is decorated for the season and the dining area resembles a haunted house you could find in an amusement park. The area is loaded with decorations and mechanical ghouls and zombies that cans […]

 Wings Fly at Tuck’d Away Grill, Tuckahoe

Wings Fly at Tuck’d Away Grill, Tuckahoe

By Morris Gut –  Michael Cuozzo, a young energetic veteran of the food service business, has opened Tuck’d Away, a casual grill and bar offering tempting comfort foods and networking on Yonkers Avenue just steps away from Tuckahoe Metro North. He is joined by Chef Ken Austria, a graduate of the former New York Restaurant […]

Business of the Week: The Lash Loft Beauty Bar, Mahopac

Business of the Week: The Lash Loft Beauty Bar, Mahopac

By Tiffany Jansen Just last month, The Lash Loft Beauty Bar opened in Mahopac. As you’d expect, the beauty salon is located upstairs and specializes in Xtreme eyelash extensions – in fact, it’s the only place in the area where you can get them. “It’s been so nice to see old friends again and to […]

Business Profile: Suburban Wines  and Spirits, Yorktown

Business Profile: Suburban Wines and Spirits, Yorktown

Mount Kisco resident Lance Cerutti is continuing a tradition as the latest owner of Suburban Wines & Sprits, which is an institution in Yorktown. The store has been in existence for the past 55 years, Cerutti noted last week. “I bought this store 10 years ago,” he said. “I was always passionate about wine and […]

Head Over Wheels Salon, Millwood

Head Over Wheels Salon, Millwood

Helping cosmetologists find their way in a competitive industry is what Dominique Simons had in mind when she opened the high-end Head Over Wheels Salon in Millwood offering cutting edge styles, color, makeup and facial services. The salon’s European-style décor features white counters and cabinets and LED lighting that complements the hair styling services provided […]

Business Profile: Ski Haus, Brewster

Business Profile: Ski Haus, Brewster

Since he was a little kid, Ross Nichols has held a passion for skiing. And for the past 43 years, he’s been able to sell that passion to thousands of his customers. Open since 1962, Ski Haus in Brewster has provided ski equipment, from the latest skis and snowboards, to the warmest clothes to brave […]

Business Profile: The Alley Café Creperie, Carmel

Business Profile: The Alley Café Creperie, Carmel

Oscar Bello can remember trying his mother’s cooking of crepes for the first time and thinking it was “bland tasting.” But after more practice and more servings, Oscar started tasting a difference in her cooking and thinking; “Now we’ve got a gem.” “She got really good at it,” Oscar said her mother, Yolanda Naved. “It […]

Business Profile: Rachele Rose Day Spa, Hartsdale

Business Profile: Rachele Rose Day Spa, Hartsdale

Tucked away on the second floor at 110 S. Central Avenue in Hartsdale is an oasis of wellness and tranquility that provides clients with an extensive menu of treatments and services that enrich and luxuriate the body, mind and soul. Rachele Rose Day Spa, opened in 2008, provides the traditional spa experience with a special […]

Business Profile: Shuppee, Chappaqua

Business Profile: Shuppee, Chappaqua

A love of fashion and a genuine desire to make her customers look good was the inspiration behind Adelaide Dolgetta’s Shuppee, a relatively new store in the heart of Chappaqua. Shuppee offers one-of-a-kind costume and fine jewelry items, scarves, handbags, clothing and myriad accessories to suit any woman. Dolgetta, a friendly entrepreneur, has always had […]

Business Profile: DT Vapor & Smoke, Cortlandt

Business Profile: DT Vapor & Smoke, Cortlandt

A new store in Cortlandt is offering both traditional and new ways to smoke. DT Vapor & Smoke sells organic cigarettes and tobacco, cigars and new vapor cigarettes. Cortlandt resident Tom Doan is the owner of the establishment, which opened in late September. .Another Cortlandt resident, Tracey Cong, is the store manager. Cong said vapor […]

Business Profile: Mahopac Auto Body

Business Profile: Mahopac Auto Body

Jerry Cosenza wanted to work closer to home. After spending 25 years commuting to Mount Vernon in southern Westchester County from his Cortlandt home, the auto mechanic wanted to own a business where the drive would be short and he could spend more time with his family each day. That’s when, driving along Route 6, […]

Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance, Mt. Kisco

Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance, Mt. Kisco

It took a death in the family for Regi and Geetha Mathews to find their true calling in life. The couple was mourning the loss of Geetha Mathews’ mother from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma six years ago when they began to consider a new direction. After several more years they discovered a unique business opportunity called Right […]

Village Creamery & Sweet Shop, Valhalla

Village Creamery & Sweet Shop, Valhalla

While ice cream is often considered a summer staple, locals can enjoy the homemade produce at the Village Creamery & Sweet Shop in Valhalla all year long. A host of delicious treats, including a large assortment of candy, milk shakes, smoothies are available. For the colder months, there are hot cocoa floats, homemade fudge, cappuccinos, […]

Business Profile: Lifestyles  & Interiors By Lisa, Croton

Business Profile: Lifestyles & Interiors By Lisa, Croton

Lifelong Cortlandt resident Lisa McTernan said last week, “I felt from a very young age I’ve always thought like a designer.” McTernan recalled, “As a young girl I noticed how someone’s house was painted.” McTernan said for fun as a young girl she would build and design towns in a sandbox. When she was in […]

Business Profile: Ms. Dancewear Inc., Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: Ms. Dancewear Inc., Mohegan Lake

Mohegan Lake resident Susan Stanford had young daughters who were dancers who “had a hard time finding dancewear.” Finding dancewear is not a problem at Ms. Dancewear Inc., the store Standford owns in Mohegan Lake, provides a wide array of dancewear. The store sells dancewear, dance shoes, and clothing for gymnastics, cheerleading, amateur and professional […]

Reckless Country, Carmel

Reckless Country, Carmel

Jaime Ferrucio was looking for a way to live the best of both worlds. Hoping to work from home, while still working a job that paid enough to make her financially independent, Ferrucio decided to make the bold move of starting her own online clothing company called Reckless Country. Having a 9-year-old daughter who is […]

Amatuzzo & Magnani, Personal Advisers with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Pleasantville

Amatuzzo & Magnani, Personal Advisers with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Pleasantville

There was a time when hiring a financial planner was a service reserved for the wealthy. Today, however, millions of Americans seek the help of professionals to prepare them for retirement and other life-changing events. In Pleasantville, financial advisers William Amatuzzo and Michael Magnani understand the diverse needs of investors. Their company, a financial advisory […]

Getting to Know the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester

Getting to Know the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester

The YMCA …so much more from A – Z is the message new President and CEO Cynthia Rubino wants to get out to the Westchester community. Based at 250 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester is going through some major changes. “As a charitable, not for profit organization, the […]

Business Profile: Dance Expression, Peekskill

Business Profile: Dance Expression, Peekskill

Philipstown resident Arleen Grafer said last week dancing has been a passion for her two daughters, Peekskill resident Jessica Grafer and Cortlandt resident Christine Ferreria, since childhood. That passion was translated into a vocation for the family when they opened Dance Expression in Peekskill in 2004. Grafer said last week there was a simple reason […]

Business Profile: Spotlight Studios, Mahopac

Business Profile: Spotlight Studios, Mahopac

When Kristi Tumminia teaches dance, she puts everything she has into it. That’s not hard for her though, considering the passion she has for performing everyday and the desire to see her students excel. “I’m all about working for it and living through your dancing,” Tumminia, the owner of Spotlight Studios in Mahopac, said. Spotlight […]

Westchester Broadway Theatre Celebrates 40 Years of Great Shows

Westchester Broadway Theatre Celebrates 40 Years of Great Shows

Coming out of the “Mad Men” era of New York’s advertising industry to create Westchester’s first dinner theater turned out to be a fortuitous move for Westchester Broadway Theatre’s founders Bob Funking and Bill Stutler. The idea of creating a place where suburbanites could see Broadway quality theater productions at half the price of a […]

Business Profile: Fat Sal's Bar and Grill, Buchanan

Business Profile: Fat Sal’s Bar and Grill, Buchanan

Just in time for the new football season, Fat Sal’s Bar and Grill opened in Buchanan on September 2. More than 100 customers came to the new establishment on opening day. Fat Sal has two meanings. Fat Sal is a happy cow that wears an apron featuring the Autism Speaks logo and serves as the […]

Business Profile: : Margeliz Center, Yorktown

Business Profile: : Margeliz Center, Yorktown

Margaret Dobkowski said it is difficult for a spouse or other family members to deal with a loved one with ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. There were no adult day care programs in the local area for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other cognitive disorders until three years […]

Business Profile: Curious Comebacks, Carmel

Business Profile: Curious Comebacks, Carmel

Over the past four years, Anne Peppis has run Curious Comebacks not as a means to make loads of money, but as a spot in town to meet people and make good friends. As someone who was already retired from her first career in the fashion business, Peppis, a Kent resident, still wanted something to […]

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 […]