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Edible Arrangements opens Yonkers store

July
30

Edible Arrangements LLC has opened a store in Yonkers at 471 McLean Ave.

The Wallingford, Conn-based company markets franchises in businesses that sell fruit arranged like floral bouquets sold through the Internet and at retail outlets.

Begun in 1999, Edible Arrangements has eight other stores in the Lower Hudson Valley, in Carmel, Eastchester, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Mount Vernon, Pearl River, Tarrytown and White Plains.

Posted by David Schepp on Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 at 10:44 am |
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Starwood unit to open luxury hotel in Malaysia

June
17

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said today it has plans to open a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, under the hotelier’s St. Regis brand.

The 200 room luxury hotel, which would also have 200 residences as well as restaurants and meeting halls, is scheduled to open in 2014, White Plains-based Starwood said.

Shares of Starwood were lower in late-afternoon trading, down $1.07, or 2.2 percent, to $47.18 a share.

Posted by David Schepp on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
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Starwood unit to open hotels in China, Taiwan

June
16

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said today its Le Meridien hotel division plans to open one hotel each in and Xiamen, China, in 2009, and Taipei, Taiwan, in 2011, as part of a planned expansion of the brand in the Asia-Pacific region.

The announcement follows plans released last year to open five Le Meridien brand hotels in Thailand, three of which are planned for this year. Le Meridien, which Starwood acquired in 2005, operates 110 hotels in 50 countries.

Posted by David Schepp on Monday, June 16th, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
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Minority business summit is Thursday

June
10

The Westchester/Greater Connecticut chapter of the National Black MBA Association Inc. will hold its second annual Entrepreneur Summit and Business Showcase on Thursday, June 12, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains.
The program allows minority businesspeople, supplier diversity executives and financial professionals to network. A number of forums will be held on topics that include business financing, becoming a preferred supplier, brand promotion, and entrepreneur and franchising opportunities.
For more information, email entrepreneur@nbmbaa-wgc.com.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
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Lawmaker to host entrepreneurial panel

April
18

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, will host a forum aimed at helping Lower Hudson Valley residents to start their own businesses.

Galef will be joined by a panel of more than half-a-dozen experts to discuss small-business start up and growth opportunities in Westchester and Putnam counties.

In addition, participants will explain how local and state organizations can assist with writing a business plan, getting help with financing, setting up a corporation and much more. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. May 8 at Cortlandt Town Hall.

For more information, call the assemblywoman’s office at 914-941-1111.

Posted by David Schepp on Friday, April 18th, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
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Fantastic Sams opens first Hudson Valley salon

April
15

Fantastic Sams hair salons said today it will open its first Hudson Valley store Saturday in Hartsdale in the Dalewood III shopping center on North Central Avenue.

The Westchester salon will offer free haircuts Saturday as part of its grand opening, the company said.

Fantastic Sams, based in Beverly, Mass., operates more than 1,400 salons across North America.

The Hartsdale store opens Saturday at 9 a.m., the company said.

Posted by David Schepp on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
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