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Business of the Week: AFC Urgent Care, Yorktown

Business of the Week: AFC Urgent Care, Yorktown

A Yorktown resident with 25 years’ experience in emergency medicine will lead a new state-of-the-art American Family Care Urgent Care facility that opened last Thursday in the BJ’s Wholesale Club shopping plaza on Route 202 in Yorktown. Dr. Rajesh Gupta said he started two years ago looking to set up his first business after he […]

Business of the Week: Chappaqua Station, Chappaqua

Business of the Week: Chappaqua Station, Chappaqua

Part of Chappaqua’s Metro-North Railroad station has been turned into a popular spot around town thanks to local couple Peter and Erin Chase. In the fall, the Chases opened Chappaqua Station restaurant, a farm-to-town café that aims to put the spotlight squarely on the region’s sustainable food sources. No strangers to the hospitality industry, the […]

Suzanna’s Spa Suite, Mt. Kisco

Suzanna’s Spa Suite, Mt. Kisco

Suzanna Gojcaj, owner of Suzanna’s Spa Suite in Mount Kisco, admits that as a young girl she was preoccupied with the condition of her skin. Like many teenagers, Gojcaj suffered from acne and tried many products to improve her appearance. Now, as an adult, she is putting her industry experience and the knowledge she acquired […]

Am2Pm Boutique, Mahopac

Am2Pm Boutique, Mahopac

Marianna Ashley doesn’t want to follow fashion trends; she’d rather start new ones. And that’s part of the reason Ashley opened Am2Pm Boutique. “I just don’t follow what the celebrities are wearing,” Ashley said. “I really put in what I like. What I think what everyone else will like and that’s just how I do it.” “Having […]

Business Profile: Am2Pm Boutique, Mahopac

Business Profile: Am2Pm Boutique, Mahopac

Marianna Ashley doesn’t want to follow fashion trends; she’d rather start new ones. And that’s part of the reason Ashley opened Am2Pm Boutique. “I just don’t follow what the celebrities are wearing,” Ashley said. “I really put in what I like. What I think what everyone else will like and that’s just how I do […]

Business Profile: Bruised Apple Books and Music, Peekskill

Business Profile: Bruised Apple Books and Music, Peekskill

Peekskill resident Scott Sailor recalled last week he has been collecting books for three decades. His passion translated into a business as he opened Bruised Apple Books and Music on Central Avenue in Peekskill in 1993, which offers used and rare items. “I was just hunting around for a place to open up my shop […]

Business Profile: Pulse-MD Urgent Care, Mahopac, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: Pulse-MD Urgent Care, Mahopac, Mohegan Lake

Hopewell Junction resident Dr. Faisal Ashraf is helping to provide an alternative to a hospital emergency room for individuals who have a minor illness or injury through his family-owned business. Pulse-MD Urgent Care opened its original location in Wappinger Falls in 2011; started its second facility in Mahopac in 2013; and in November 2015 opened […]

Business of the Week: Tayne Law Group, P.C., White Plains and Mount Kisco

Business of the Week: Tayne Law Group, P.C., White Plains and Mount Kisco

The holiday season is now behind us and many people are bracing for the daunting task of tending to post holiday bills. With clients already calling for help, attorney Leslie Tayne, founder and CEO of Tayne Law Group has a unique perspective on handling debt. “Debt is a part of life,” Tayne said in a recent […]

Business Profile: Uncorked, Baldwin Place

Business Profile: Uncorked, Baldwin Place

Somers native Brian Moss never originally planned to make a career of owning wine stores. “Sheer circumstance got me involved in it,” Moss said last week. “I like the world of wines. It wasn’t a plan. I didn’t go to college saying I hope to open a liquor store.” Eight weeks ago, Moss opened Uncorked […]

Business Profile: Fulgum’s Bar and Grill, Montrose

Business Profile: Fulgum’s Bar and Grill, Montrose

Bruce Fulgum took a chance when he left his job with IBM to open Fulgum’s Bar and Grill in Montrose 33 years ago. His gamble paid off as it has become a local institution. “People say it’s like Cheers. It’s just a great local bar,” Bruce said last week. “If 100 people came in, we’d […]

Dodd's Wine Shop, Millwood

Dodd’s Wine Shop, Millwood

Having run Dodd’s Wine Shop in Millwood for 40 years, Dodd Farber knows what it takes to create a winning business. The liquor store, located in the Millwood Shopping Center, is a popular destination for locals, but what makes Dodd’s stand out from the rest of the field is the individual attention that every customer […]

Business Profile: Smashburger, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Smashburger, Cortlandt

The new burger restaurant, Smashburger, in Cortlandt has been open for only a few months but is already a smash hit. “It was very, very busy in the beginning. It slowed down, but it’s still pretty busy, so we’re doing well,” Fairfield, Ct. resident Vincent Petry, the restaurant’s general manager, said last week Petry said […]

Business Profile: The Music Cottage, Brewster

Business Profile: The Music Cottage, Brewster

For more than 20 years, George Krzyzewski used to travel around the area giving music lessons to a wide net of students. Since 2011, those students have been coming to him. George and Lauren Krzyzewski opened up The Music Cottage in Brewster close to five years ago and since then, have only seen a steady […]

Business Profile: Melindesign and It’s A Charmed Life Party Center, Somers

Business Profile: Melindesign and It’s A Charmed Life Party Center, Somers

Somers resident Melinda O’Keefe has a passion for making jewelry and has translated her enthusiasm into her profession by opening up two businesses dealing with jewelry. She is the owner of the jewelry manufacturer Melindesign and It’s A Charmed Life Party Center, where jewelry making parties are held. Both businesses are located at 253 Route […]

Business Profile: Kelly-Oster School of Irish Dance, Baldwin Place

Business Profile: Kelly-Oster School of Irish Dance, Baldwin Place

Irish Line Dancing has been an important part of the life of Brewster resident Karyn Oster since childhood. “I could dance before I could walk,” Oster said last week, adding many family members were avid Irish dancers and some even won world championships. She translated her passion for Irish dance into a long career. The […]

Business Profile: G&K Sweet Foods LLC, Peekskill

Business Profile: G&K Sweet Foods LLC, Peekskill

Peekskill resident Kecia Palmer-Cousins and New Rochelle resident Gay Wheeler-Smith said they created the Peekskill-based G&K Sweet Foods LLC, in part, to pass along the legacy of the southern baking which they grew up with. But the eight-year-old business has resulted in much more than continuing their families’ baking traditions. Their Momma’s Legacy Licious Sweet […]

Business Profile: NOW Hair Salon, Mahopac

Business Profile: NOW Hair Salon, Mahopac

Cutting and designing hair has been a lifelong passion for Mary Heady. For approximately 20 years and at various salons, Heady has been a hairdresser that women (and men) in the area have been going to in order to get the best look.  Between graduating from college with a business degree and then raising four […]

Business Profile: Enrichment Center of Yorktown

Business Profile: Enrichment Center of Yorktown

The Enrichment Center of Yorktown may have changed locations this year, but it is still continuing its tradition of serving children through its before and after school programs. Executive Director Marianne Minard of Ridgefield, CT and Site Director Ginny Hill of Somers discussed the Enrichment Center last week. The Center was established nearly 35 years […]

Business Profile: Carmel Taxi and Car Service, Carmel

Business Profile: Carmel Taxi and Car Service, Carmel

When Ruth Pardo Ayala-Quezada first started Carmel Taxi, it was primarily just her and her sister. Since then, it’s expanded quite a bit since 2006 when the business was founded. “We started growing,” she said. “We started hiring.” And today, Carmel Taxi (also associated with Mahopac Taxi) has become a trademark name in Putnam County […]

Business Profile: DaVinci Inspired Gallery, Brewster

Business Profile: DaVinci Inspired Gallery, Brewster

Brewster resident Doug DePierro has been inspired by the legendary Leonardo DaVinci since he was a boy. “When I was eight-years-old I had a book on Leonardo DaVinci,” DePierro recalled last week. “The things he did were just amazing.” DePierro, who has read many books on the master artist, has had what could be considered […]

Business Profile: Custom Interior Remodeling, Mahopac

Business Profile: Custom Interior Remodeling, Mahopac

Mahopac resident John Malzone is celebrating a special anniversary in 2015. This is the 25th year for the company he created, Custom Interior Remodeling in Mahopac. “I do kitchens, bathrooms, basements, hardwood flooring, tiles, sheet rock, painting, all interior work is what I do,” Malzone said last week. “I only do one job at a […]

Spotted Tiger Acupuncture & Holistic Health, Chappaqua

Spotted Tiger Acupuncture & Holistic Health, Chappaqua

Psychic medium and medical intuitive Francine Tesler jokingly calls her new business associate, acupuncturist Toni King, her “calmer doppelganger.” The women share a recently renovated space housing Spotted Tiger Acupuncture & Holistic Health in Chappaqua. Putting an acupuncturist and a psychic under one roof might seem like an unusual partnership, but both women have more […]

Business Profile: Salon O, Yorktown

Business Profile: Salon O, Yorktown

Fishkill residents Lauren and Alexandra Olivieri have been a hair styling duo for years as Alexandra decided to follow in her mother’s professional footsteps. The Olivieri’s decided to go out on their own and opened Salon O in May in Yorktown. Lauren has been in the hair styling industry for about 40 years and her […]

Tasteful Treats & Treasures, Banksville

Tasteful Treats & Treasures, Banksville

Some people start a home-based business searching the Internet for tips on how to launch their ideas. When Rose Colonna was toying with the notion of creating a new business, she found inspiration in a book called, “How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business.” Thirteen years later, Tasteful Treats & Treasures is among the […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Grill

Business Profile: Yorktown Grill

The Crossett family has long been active in the restaurant field and two members of the clan recently brought their skills to Yorktown. Katonah resident Bob Crossett and Bedford resident Matt Crossett, his brother, opened the Yorktown Grill in the Yorktown Green Shopping Center in late October. While the Yorktown Grill is the first restaurant […]

Business Profile: Simply Believe, Brewster

Business Profile: Simply Believe, Brewster

Christine Craft and Anna Waegelein know many people that have been touched by angelic realm in their life. “Everyone in their life has been brought through things,” Craft, a Brewster resident, said. “Whether it be a sickness, some kind of trauma, drama and there’s either been someone in their life or they felt the presence […]

Business Profile: Iron Vine Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Peekskill

Business Profile: Iron Vine Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Peekskill

Peekskill resident Gabriel Arango opened the Iron Vine Tapas Bar and Restaurant in his city of residence in December 2014, the first eatery he has owned and operated. But Arango’s passion for the restaurant business and restoring buildings began years before his establishment opened its doors. “I’ve helped managed a few other restaurants in Buffalo, […]

Simply Believe, Brewster

Simply Believe, Brewster

Christine Craft and Anna Waegelein know many people that have been touched by the angelic realm in their life. “Everyone in their life has been brought through things,” Craft, a Brewster resident, said. “Whether it be a sickness, some kind of trauma, drama and there’s either been someone in their life or they felt the […]

Business Profile: Tri-State Engineering, Yorktown

Business Profile: Tri-State Engineering, Yorktown

This is a landmark year for Tri-State Engineering, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Yorktown. New Milford, CT resident Bradley Huntington opened his northern Westchester business in 1995 and he also operates a business in the community where he lives, which opened five years ago. “The bulk of the work that we do is […]

J-n-S Car Wash, Hawthorne

J-n-S Car Wash, Hawthorne

After closing his family’s Mount Vernon-based auto repair shop and gas station after 40 years in business, John Repetti didn’t anticipate starting a new venture. But not being one to stay idle for long, Repetti and his wife, Susan, found a car wash for sale in Hawthorne that piqued their interest. Now eight months into […]