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Five Star Wealth Management Award

Mark Kalish, Private Wealth Advisor, and Joel Blum, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Goshen have been named recipients of the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional, awarded to less than seven percent of the wealth managers in the region based on research administered by Five Star Professional, a third party research firm. To receive this recognition, a wealth manager must meet ten objective eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with providing quality services to clients including retention rates, assets administered, firm review and favorable regulatory and complaint history. To manage your finances, call the office at (845) 291-7000.

Business Sings Like Grammy Winner

Unless you are a butcher, you don’t want the wurst. ​As a business owner, you ​want to make the best first impression on​ your customers. A typo or grammatical error in your copy can be fatal. New Age Olde Media is a writing, editing, and media consulting service in the Warwick Valley. With 25 years as a reporter and a dozen more in corporate media relations, New Age Olde Media can make your business sing like a Grammy winner. Whether you need print, radio copy, a professional radio voice for your business, or ideas for a media campaign, website or corporate presentations, consider New Age Olde Media and make a call to (845) 986-9885.

One-Hundred Twenty Students Participate in Quarterly Belt Promotion Test

The Chosun Taekwondo Academy recently hosted its quarterly Belt Promotion Test at the Warwick Town Hall. With over one-hundred twenty students testing for rank promotion, the event was overseen by Master Doug Cook. Students were required to demonstrate proficiency in skills ranging from basic self-defense techniques and poomsae, to sparring and wood-breaking utilizing intense kicks and hand strikes. The academy is noted for offering a wide variety of unlimited classes throughout the day, taught by qualified black belt instructors. For more information call (845) 986-2288 or visit

Child Enrichment

Bricks 4 Kidz, an enrichment program for children aged 2 to 13, offers hands-on learning through proprietary themed-based LEGO model builds developed by educators, architects and engineers. The program focuses on STEM allowing children to collaborate with peers, teaching organization while enhancing selfesteem and improving fine motor skills. Summer camps, after school classes, field trips, birthday parties are offered by Bricks 4 Kidz Program President Tina Bossio, resident of Sugar Loaf and mom of an active three year old. To learn more and enroll your child, please visit or call (845) 610-3354.

Eternal Cosmetics An Active Bank Exciting news! Nicole Foy, graduate of the Beau Institute of Permanent Cosmetics, will be joining LOVE LIFE to create permanent cosmetics. Owner and artist Matthew Leahy works tattooing in the back area of the large store which is now celebrating it’s first anniversary of being in business. Stop by to see a large selection of eco budgetfriendly gifts. LOVE LIFE carries an eclectic collection of unique artwork, beautiful handcrafted jewelry, natural body products manufactured locally, and t-shirts with local to global products including Etsy artisans and fair trade companies. Five cents of retail sales is donated to suicide prevention.

Greater Hudson Bank concluded 2014 with a customer appreciation party catered by Grappa Ristorante with desserts provided by Jean Claude’s Artisan Bakery. During February’s “heart month”, the bank supported the American Heart Association, collecting donations from generous customers. Greater Hudson Bank showcases local businesses in its window front. Too Sweet Consignment Shoppe, Keller Crisp Suds, and the Warwick Valley Humane Society have advertised for free in this prime location. Ask Susan how you can become a featured business. Greater Hudson Bank celebrates one year on Main Street. Stop by.

Golf Offers Relief Friday, May 22

Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund will host its seventeenth golf outing. The annual Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund Golf Outing will be held at Crystal Springs Golf Resort on Friday, May 22. This will be the organization’s only major 2015 fund-raiser. They hope to sign up as many golfers and sponsorships as possible. Financial contributions to over 500 families with seriously ill children and other hardships has now exceeded $1,000,000. The requests keep coming, so please visit www.aboutbacf. org to register and consider one of the seven sponsorship levels available. Know that 98% of all contributions go directly to families in need.

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WVCC Chamber Connection First Quarter 2015  

WVCC Chamber Connection First Quarter 2015  

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