Doers and Dreamers – Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Some children are vulnerable to so many things in our society today and it’s a pleasure to meet someone whose mission is to look out for them. Say ‘Hello’ to  our Doer and Dreamer this week, Richard Heyl de Ortiz. Your name:  Richard Heyl de Ortiz Business or organization:  Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children […]

Doers and Dreamers – Hari Prakash & Theresa Widmann

Our Doers and Dreamers this week are bringing a new energy and vitality to our community with a unique approach. Say ‘Hello’ to Hari Prakash and Teresa Widmann who have transformed an Uptown space into a  studio teaching a fascinating form of yoga. Your name(s): Hari Prakash & Theresa Widmann Business or organization:  SHUNIYA Occupation: […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dr. Joseph Cohen

This week, everyone gets to say ‘Hello’ to Dr. Joe Cohen. A lot of our previous  ‘Doers and Dreamers’ were people who have been drawn to the area recently. Like myself, Dr. Cohen is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley who has always appreciated it’s appeal, and chose to stay to enjoy what this […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sara and Michael Beames

Say ‘Hello’ to Sara and Michael this week who are a couple of midtown artists/entrepreneurs doing business at The Shirt Factory.  I always find it encouraging to meet people who are no strangers to traveling and living abroad, that settle in the Hudson Valley and love being here. Many of these modern day settlers, like […]

Doers and Dreamers – David Sosa-Michaca

Say ‘Hello’ to David! He is one of Kingston’s midtown businessmen promoting business in that district by being actively involved in planning events and building relationships. David was the key coordinator of the Independence of Mexico and Central America Festival and car show last year which drew lots of vendors and participants. This year, he […]

Doers and Dreamers – Bob Carey

Your name: Bob Carey Business or organization: Carey Construction Occupation: President of Carey Construction. What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? We are a commercial construction company providing General Contracting, Construction Management and Design Build services with a specialty in Historic Restoration throughout the Hudson Valley. We bring our […]

Doers and Dreamers – Arianna Eisenson

Your name: Arianna Eisenson Business or organization: Kingston Electrolysis 41 N. Front St. Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-2600 www.electrolysisofkingston.com Occupation: Electrologist What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal.  As a teenager, I traveled to Connecticut to see a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Andy Milford

Your name: Andy Milford Business or orgizationan: Self Employed Occupation: Artist / Photographer / Web Designer Home What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? My 24/7 approach to my work. I am always carrying a camera and always looking for the shot. Where are you from originally? A small […]

Doers and Dreamer – Debra Bresnan

Your name:  Debra Bresnan Business or organization:  ProFiles: All The Write Stuff www.debrabresnan.com Occupation:  Writer, editor and communications consultant What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? I’ve been in love with words since childhood. Even before I started my business in 1995 – with one small client and a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Katy Dwyer

Your name: Katy Dwyer Business or organization: Katy DwyerDesign Occupation: Graphic Design What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? My goal is to help my clients succeed, and branding and marketing is a big part of that. I don’t go into projects simply thinking: “how can I design a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Shani Francese-Smith and Denee Francese-Smith

Your name(s):  Shani Francese-Smith and Denee Francese-Smith Business or organization: Sissys Cafe Occupation: Cafe owners What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? We really care about our customers. We care about their health, diets and allergies. We are known for our gluten-free friendly menu, but we don’t stop there. […]

Doers and Dreamers – Rich Reeve and Maya Karrol

Your name: Rich Reeve, Maya Karrol Business or organization: Elephant Wine and Tapas Bar , 310 Wall St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401 Occupation: Rich – chef/owner Maya – mgr./owner What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Beef heart, marrow bones, pork belly and vintage punk rock vinyl Where are you […]

Doers and Dreamers – Michael and Theresa Drapkin

Your name(s): Michael and Theresa Drapkin Business or organization: Kingston Wine Co. Occupation: Owners What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Michael: In 2008, I had the great fortune of spending time working on a vineyard in La Caunette, France. My days were spent picking grapes, cleaning barrels, and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Ani Kaiser

Your name: Ani Kaiser Business or organization: Birch Body Care Occupation: Owner What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Working as a Massage Therapist for over 10 years in a variety of settings and cities helped me identify what was missing in the Kingston area, and eventually Birch Body […]

Doers and Dreamers – Michelle Elise

Your name:  Michelle Elise Business or organization: Ellipse (apparel & accessories boutique) and  Michelle Elise (alterations and repairs) and Polly & Ester’s (Etsy shop) Occupation: Fashion designer What makes your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Everything in my store has an element of vintage or beautifully salvaged. My own designs […]