Eric De Feo

I had the pleasure of meeting this next entrepreneur during a small business event with the Hudson Business Coalition (how fitting!). Eric is not only on the board for HBCi but he also owns two unique businesses of his own in Hudson and Catskill, NY. The drive behind his entrepreneurial spirit and opening his ownContinue reading “Eric De Feo”

Ann-Marie Berdar

I love a good refreshing smoothie or smoothie bowl. So, when I found Bare Blends in Albany, NY I was instantly hooked. Soon after I fell in love with this place, a friend referred me to the founder who is not only the creative genius behind their delicious menu but is a true inspiration toContinue reading “Ann-Marie Berdar”

LippyClip

I don’t go anywhere without my chapstick. It also takes me longer than it should to find my chapstick at the bottom of my purse every time I want it. When I found this next company, I was so excited because I had found a solution to my chapstick searching problem! Not only does LippyClipContinue reading “LippyClip”

Talia Agostinello-Burrows

I personally love getting my hair done and being pampered for an event. When you can tell someone your hair vision and they can bring it to life, it’s so satisfying. This next girl boss is an amazing hairstylist with the cutest new salon in Valatie, NY. She has done several of my friend’s weddingsContinue reading “Talia Agostinello-Burrows”

The Everyday Girl Boss: Sandy Adee

This #GirlBoss makes the cutest jewelry straight from the studio she has in the barn at her home! I stumbled upon Elements of Beauty Jewelry Studio one day at a farmers market with my mom. It happened to be Mother’s Day weekend, so finding a pair of handmade earrings was the exact gift I’d beenContinue reading “The Everyday Girl Boss: Sandy Adee”

Small Business Spotlight: Compas Life Apparel

Whenever someone asks me where I’m from when I’m traveling, my response is always “New York…Upstate New York”. Us upstaters are pretty proud of where we’re from, so we generally have no hesitations in letting people know we’re from upstate. This is why I love this next apparel company and their signature Upstate of MindContinue reading “Small Business Spotlight: Compas Life Apparel”

Small Business Spotlight: JoyBox USA

Who doesn’t love getting a gift from someone because of a milestone, new endeavor, because someone was thinking of you, or just because? I know I do! This next small business was created by a woman who’s initial goal was to help small businesses and support front line workers through fundraising. Now, it’s a companyContinue reading “Small Business Spotlight: JoyBox USA”

Small Business Spotlight: Rise and Pine Candle Co.

I LOVE candles. I love the way they make a room smell and feel. I love to curl up on the couch to a good movie or tv show with a candle flickering in the background. So, when I found out my co-worker started making her own candles with really fun names as a sideContinue reading “Small Business Spotlight: Rise and Pine Candle Co.”

The Everyday Girl Boss: Jackie Geisler

My whole life my exercise routine and diet has fluctuated. I’ve tried the hottest new workout programs, diets and tricks – nothing sticks. When going from one extreme to the other, you’re bound to fail. So, I finally decided to try different techniques to maintain and sustain healthy habits and a healthier lifestyle. And guessContinue reading “The Everyday Girl Boss: Jackie Geisler”

Small Business Spotlight: MW Neighborhoods

I love all things Upstate NY. Why? Because I’m a proud New Yorker and Upstate is where my roots are! This next small business owner created his own designs based around Upstate New York and popular regions in the Capital Region and applied them to posters, apparel, drink ware, etc. Originally you could only findContinue reading “Small Business Spotlight: MW Neighborhoods”