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AMA Custom Tile and Carpentry

Dimitri Achkar grew up around his father and uncles, all of whom built cabinets, tables and chairs among other works of custom carpentry. Dimtiri learned at an early age to do everything from framing to finish work, and actually fabricated moldings in addition to crafting hardwood floors.  He cannot remember a family member who was not a craftsman in his home country of Lebanon. In 2006 he came to the United States, and soon after his father did too. Both men continued their work with a personalized statement that simply says, “If it has to do with wood we can do it.”

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Business Spotlight: Rivertown Pilates

Rivertown Pilates is a boutique Studio located on Main Street in Tarrytown. Having enjoyed a small expansion and mini remodel in the last six years in business, we cater to students’ individual needs, limitations and goals.  The benefit of a small group setting over larger Studios is vast.

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Business Council Statement on Senate Tax Reform Plan: Elimination of SALT Deduction is Unacceptable

“While The Business Council remains committed to the principles of tax reform, we are deeply dismayed that the Senate’s bill goes even further than the House by completely eliminating State and Local Tax deductibility (SALT). As we have said repeatedly throughout this process, New York is a net donor state, giving far more in tax dollars to the federal government than we receive.

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What’s In A Name… Partnership, Professionalism & Performance

For Marcene Hedayati (Lic. RE Principal Broker/Owner) of William Raveis Legends Realty Group the story about how she came to acquire those titles in parentheses, has evolved over time. She had “retired herself out of retail,” after owning seven franchise Benetton stores in and around Boston. She had a son and daughter to raise, and when she relocated to the Tarrytown area her realtor asked if she could work answering the phones in the office. “I fell in love with Real Estate and got my license shortly after that.”

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