Eco Shrimp Garden – Making a Sizeable Splash Newburgh, NY

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According to a souvenir t-shirt you got as a kid, life’s a beach. Turns out the tee was wrong, at least when it comes to shrimp. Americans now consume 1.2 billion pounds of shrimp each year, with the hazards of the harvest destroying our oceans’ ecosystems. Environmentalists call it “meals of mass destruction.” Jean Claude...
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Bare Air-Free Baby Bottle by Bittylab: Priska Diaz

Bittylab - Priska Diaz

With so many baby products on the market how do you choose what’s best for your little bundle of joy? Especially if they’re not always bringing you joy—screaming with colic, reflux and gas? Asking friends, family and scouring mommy blogs for tips can just confuse you. The new Bare Air-Free baby bottle makes sense of...
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Simply Sweetz – Michele Dominici

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“Along with a business loan, Community Capital helped me create a roadmap to grow the business.  It also awarded me an education scholarship to work with a digital professional to build a new website and an e-commerce pilot that will get underway this summer.” — Owner Michelle Domenici Support Provided:  Business loan, technical assistance and...
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Aura Salon: Leticia Villagran

Aura Salon

Think of Aura Salon as a safe haven for your hair. Leticia Villagran’s boutique has a relaxed, romantic feel thanks to crystal chandeliers, brick floors, antique settees, vases of French tulips, and mini-mullioned windows all couched in a charmingly historic building on Chappaqua’s King Street. And since hair is never just hair for women—it can...
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Dented Can Greetings: Cards for the Brutally Honest

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When Chaya Herman was a teenager she and her best friend were shopping in a Hallmark store for a greeting card. “Wandering through aisle after aisle of lame greetings, we were at a complete loss. Every card looked the same and conveyed the same sappy, generic message. ‘Where’s the dysfunctional family card section?!?!?’ I wondered...
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Spick and Span

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Palisades Cleaning Service: Mercedes Nunez Tomkins Cove, Rockland County, NY Mercedes Nunez came here as an 18-year old who spoke no English, forced to leave her infant son behind in the Dominican Republic and clean factory floors at night to provide for him. Now 39, Mercedes is an entrepreneur, finding secure employment for herself and...
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Take a Time-Out at Rise Above Floatation

Rise Above Floatation

Stay centered in a sensory-deprivation pod: Micah Saccomanno, Mt Kisco, NY An athlete in need of sports visualization of accelerated recovery? Your boss has your cell phone on speed dial? Suffering from insomnia, back ache or writer’s block? Your teen crashed the car—he’s fine, it’s totaled? Planning a bar-mitzvah or wedding? Serenity. Now. Get yours...
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Frank and Joes FINAL

Frank and Joe’s Deli, Scarsdale: Lou Presta It may seem typical on the outside, in its sign-frenzied suburban shopping center location, but this neighborhood gem’s grab-and-go sandwiches hit the spot in a hurry. A family business, Frank and Joe’s Deli, now run by Lou Presta who began sweeping the floors at age seven in his...
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The Newest Shared Workspace in Westchester

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Ground Floor Coworking, New Rochelle: Roy, Kathy and Miriam Gilwit Freelancers, entrepreneurs and telecommuters are on the rise—which means lots of people working at home in their sweats. But after a while, sitting cross-legged on your couch balancing a laptop and taking conference calls at the kitchen table can get old. Not to mention lonely....
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Revitalization and Opportunity in Poughkeepsie

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$100,000 Loan Backs Rehab of Abandoned Home by YouthBuild Students  Community Capital New York, Inc., the non-profit community lender serving the lower Hudson Valley, celebrated the transformation of a blighted property into a newly renovated, energy efficient house at 206 Winnikee Avenue on Monday along with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney,...
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