Small Business Spotlight: SOS HVAC & Plumbing

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Today’s Small Business Spotlight is SOS HVAC & Plumbing! They offer a wide range of HVAC and plumbing services including weatherization services, heating repair, AC replacement and repairs, and plumbing installations and repairs. Their team knows the value of hard work. The father and son duo leading this company bring over 65 years of experience…

Small Business Spotlight: American Burrito

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Today’s Small Business Spotlight is American Burrito! American Burrito is an American Tex-Mex eatery located in Fort Montgomery. They offer all kinds of burritos, tacos, and quesadillas with their own unique twist. They also offer a wide selection of alternatives for those of you with special dietary needs. They have catering, online ordering, and a…

Small Business Spotlight: 1st Independent Realty

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Today’s Small Business Spotlight is 1st Independent Realty owned by Sandra Cotthaus!  With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Sandy Cotthaus of 1st Independent Realty is your neighborhood specialist! Sandy and the other agents at 1st Independent Realty pride themselves on being experts in bringing home buyers and sellers together throughout Orange, Ulster,…

Small Business Spotlight: Orphaned Wildlife Center, Inc

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Today’s Small Business Spotlight is the Orphaned Wildlife Center, Inc! Susan and Jim Kowalczik have been taking care of wildlife and bears for a very long time. They own and live on the land and property where all the animals live so they can do all the daily care and maintenance. There is no other…

Small Business Spotlight: DJM Enterprises

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Today’s Small Business Spotlight is DJM Enterprises! Owned and operated by Darren McCormack, DJM Enterprises specializes in lawn irrigation. They provide irrigation services, sprinkler repair, irrigation installation, and lawn seeding. DJM Enterprises also specializes in outdoor lighting systems! Darren has over 35 years of experience in outdoor lighting systems design, installation, service, and additions. Having…

April’s Business of the Month: Garvan’s Gastropub


Our April Business of the Month is Garvan’s Gastropub! Set amidst locust trees, Garvan’s occupies a building built in 1759. With dining rooms that feature exquisite architecture and a sense of history, Garvan’s itself is a destination and gathering place. Garvan’s American and Irish menu is sure to please with an emphasis on fresh, local…

Dos and Don’ts for a Home Mortgage Refinance, Part 2

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the top areas to prioritize when considering a mortgage refinance. While there are many reasons for refinancing your home loan, from improved rates or repayment conditions to capitalizing on equity and improving your finances, ensuring you take the right steps to reach…

Dos and Don’ts for a Home Mortgage Refinance, Part 1

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If you’re currently paying off a mortgage loan for your home, there may be a few different reasons you’re considering a mortgage refinance. Many do this to achieve a lower payment or more favorable loan terms, while others look to take advantage of their equity in some way during a refinance period, including improving struggling…

March’s Business of the Month: Hudson Valley Audio Visual


Hudson Valley Audio Visual (HVAV) has been servicing Westchester, the Hudson Valley, and the Capital District since the early 1990s. They began servicing hotel conference centers and steadily grew from there- expanding their business out to restaurants, catering halls, and office buildings. The mission of Hudson Valley Audio Visual is to make you look good….

Small Business Spotlight: Orange County Tax

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Today’s Small Business Spotlight is Orange County Tax! They have been serving the Hudson Valley and beyond since 1971, providing dedication and outstanding service to their clients. Their firm has high standards of staying up to date with the latest tax and accounting regulations. Tax season can be a little crazy, so let Orange County…