Client success stories

We're fortunate to work with inspiring entrepreneurs every day and we're delighted to share some of their stories with you.  We invite you to work with us and build your success too.  Visit our contact page; we look forward to working with you!

Community Capital Success Story - Hudson Milk Company

Hudson Milk Company: The Rubino Family Shrub Oak

The Hudson Milk Company is a modern take on old-fashioned dairy delivery. Thomas and Therese Rubino began second careers as milkman, delivering icy, fresh unadulterated milk in old-school glass bottles dropped off (and once empty, picked up) weekly. A butcher’s son who grew up in Manhattan with his mother buying family groceries in the cheese…

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Jumpin Jakes: Jacob Cascioli

At Jumpin Jakes, preschoolers to 10-year olds jump, climb, slide and bounce their way to a good time in giant fun, inflatable play structures. While the real world, the one beyond the tents and blow-up bouncy castles, is evolving with painful slowness, the economy inside Jumpin Jakes is spinning to a completely different beat. Entrepreneur…

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Chappaqua Wine & Spirit Company: Kirk Sprenger

If you’re an oenophile, your nose knows that the glass is full at the Chappaqua Wine & Spirit Company, tucked into a fresh, new eco-friendly space with an accessible vibe ripe for tasting and inquiring. Even if your grape expectations are modest, this gem establishment uncorks the finest esoteric varietals (especially off-the-beaten-path French finds) specializing…

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The Red Barn Bakery: Randall Dodge

The retail downturn propelled Randell Dodge, a handbag designer for Ralph Lauren, Barney’s and Bergdorfs, to start fresh economically at age 50 and, in a sense, reconnect to a sweeter past. She began baking pies perfected as a child for her large family. The 100-square foot kitchen in her Bedford cottage became an oven for…

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Marvin Vasquez: Multi Marketing USA

When it comes to opinions and workload (delegating is the new micromanaging), you’re happy to share. Marvin Vasquez puts that generous spirit to work for you in his Multi Marketing USA, an idea generation firm. Some work, rest and play; others work rest and play. Mr. Vasquez is the latter, turning his Yonkers apartment into…

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Liebman’s: Jonathan Newman

Back to school is big business, and no where bigger than at Liebman’s where late August there is a palpable buzz, children jumping about modeling new school uniforms: dress shirts, blazers, pants, jumpers and pleated skirts. Located at 510 Main Street in New Rochelle, Liebman’s has been a fixture of the downtown since 1926. In…

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Katie Key: Sweet Mama’s Raw Food for the Soul

Katie Key casts a bespoke informality over her caterer’s kitchen, where she mixes a repertoire of vegan ‘raw food for the soul,’ the tagline of her young business, Sweet Mama’s. Cheesecakes made without cheese and homemade pies made without butter, eggs or sugar have environmental power. Power being the magic word. In addition to being…

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Mode A Salon: Flavio Oliveira

Many of those born to achieve resent the small distractions—and the hair styling industry provides plenty of them. Perhaps this is why Flavio Oliveira, from a pulsing urban town,Juiz de Fora, three hours fromRioand the size ofWestchester, opened a chic, refreshingly modern salon animated solely by clients and the tasks at hand. In the course…

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The Salon de Lash: Kaori Bleifuss

Even if you’re not a fan of going long—gel tips, extensions, award speeches—it’s worth going to great lengths, or at least to The Salon de Lash, for eyelash extensions. The fringe benefits of the customized, natural-looking lash extensions meticulously applied individually by ace aesthetician and owner Kaori Bleifuss’s swift and steady hand leave you looking…

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Jim Bilodeau

Jim recently moved into a condominium development–a new duplex with a spiral staircase carved from the shell of a downtown bank—affordable housing made possible by a loan from Community Capital that filled in a critical financing gap for the developer. He now pays $710 a month in mortgage and interest, plus condo fees and taxes,…