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Entrepreneur of the Month

Sam Greco

Sam Greco Construction, Inc.


Success Magazine: Sam, how did
you get started in the construction
industry?

Sam Greco: I started working as a
laborer for Local 190 after graduating
from high school. During that time,
I learned the importance of hard
work, but I wanted to better myself.

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Crisafulli Property Services

Jarrod Hass


Success Magazine: Jarrod, what is
the history of Crisafulli Property
Services? How did the firm develop
and how has it evolved?

Jarrod Haas: The company was formed
combining my background in exterior home improvements and remodeling with the generations of plumbing, heating, and air conditioning trades of the Crisafulli family...

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Chamber of Southern Saratoga County

Pete Bardunias - President

Success Magazine: You are a servant
leader. Why have you developed that
form of leadership?

Pete Bardunias: Honestly, it’s the only
way I know. I’ve never been comfortable
dictating things to someone or asking
people to do things I wouldn’t do myself...

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Executive Cuts

Heather Ciccone

Success Magazine: Heather, you
graduated from Siena College with a
degree in finance. How did you find
yourself on the path to owning a salon?

Heather Ciccone: After I graduated from
Siena and completed all the licenses to
be a securities broker, I realized it was
not my passion and I didn’t love what I
was doing. I wanted to own a business
and work for myself.

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Wade Lupe Companies

Shelley & Robert A. Lupe

Success Magazine: Wade Lupe Companies
has been serving Schenectady for over
sixty years. To what do you attribute your
staying power?

Shelley Lupe: We are a family-owned
business with a strong emphasis on family
values. Our commitment to one another
resonates with our clients and tenants through how we conduct ourselves and our business...

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Mother Teresa Academy

Joyce Maddalone, Founder & Director


Success Magazine: Joyce, why did you
choose to start Mother Teresa Academy?
What was your experience prior to founding the school?

Joyce Maddalone: I have a nursing
background with some business
experience, and am a mother of thirteen
children who attended Catholic schools
in Scotia and Schenectady. I saw a need in
Clifton Park that was not being met...

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Community Care Physicians, PC

Barbara Morris, MD, FAAP
Chief Medical Officer


Success Magazine
: Where did your career
begin?

Barbara Morris, MD, FAAP: I completed
my internship and residency training at
SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse,
New York...

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Clifton Park Driving Range

Ostoja Vucetic - Owner


Success Magazine: Ostoja, you are originally from Yugoslavia. When did you come to the US and what was your experience upon arriving in the country?

Ostoja Vucetic: I arrived on July 22, 1959. I was very apprehensive about starting a new life in a new country. I did not speak English, so I was prepared to accept any job to support myself...

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Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros
Professor of Nanoscience
Senior Vice President & Chief Executive Officer
COLLEGE OF NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (CNSE) OF THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY-SUNY
Vice President and Special Advisor to the President – University-wide Economic Innovation and Outreach


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Erin P. Vestal

Attorney at Law

Success Magazine: Erin, when did you begin practicing law? Where did you work prior to starting your own firm?

Erin Vestal: I was admitted to the bar in January, 2006 and began working right away for a local real estate law firm and title insurance company. In 2008, I opened Vestal Law, PLLC thanks in most part to the love and support from my parents and husband.

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Dorini Builders

Dominic Manzella - Owner
Anthony Manzella - Owner

Success Magazine: Dominic, what
services are offered through Dorini
Builders?

Dominic Manzella: Professional building
and remodeling from design concept;
blueprints; planning; estimating; and
building everything from a new home to a
remodel, addition, kitchen, bathroom, or
finished basement...

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Career Enhancment

Top Ten Interview Criteria

What is the prospective boss looking for?
By Tom Cronin

What are the most impressive qualities that employers see in potential job candidates?...

 

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H2O Solutions

Louis Torres

Success Magazine: How did you get started in the water purification business?

Louis Torres: A friend of mine showed me
and my wife a video about all the problems
with our world’s water supply. I had no idea
our water had so many contaminates—when
you draw it from the tap it looks ok, but when
tested, it’s a different story...

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Stomach Cakes

Laura Carusone-Allison - Owner

Success Magazine: Laura, what sparked your interest in baking? Why specialty cakes, specifically?

Laura Carusone-Allison: I have been baking since I was a very little girl. My first cake was a chocolate Devil’s food cake with seven-minute icing! It was so pretty I didn’t want anyone to eat it. After that, I started making pies and chocolate chip cookies. That is where my love of baking started.
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Success Public Relations

Do You Need a Marketing Strategy?


Most business owners are confused
by marketing, where others are wary of its effect. The reason is due, in part, to market makers confusing the field with conflicting information and the sheer number of marketing opportunities available today...

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Saratoga North Creek
Railroad’s Maiden Voyage


The Saratoga North Creek Railroad made its maiden voyage Wednesday July 20, 2011. It initiated its journey from North Creek at 10 AM and arrived on time in Saratoga Springs at 12 noon. The SNCRR was met with Saratoga dignitaries from the Saratoga Chamber and media who were curious about this new opportunity to promote the Adirondack corridor from Saratoga to North Creek and bring business to both municipalities...

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Walker’s
Farm, Home & Tack

Amy Walker-Bailey


Success Magazine: Amy, you are the
third generation in the family business.
Can you share a little of the Walker store
history with us?

Amy Walker-Bailey: Walker’s was founded
in the 1930’s by my grandfather, Leon C.
Walker. He sold bagged grain and began
selling dairy supplies to local farmers
from his farm in Fort Ann...

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A.C.M.E. Pet Services, LLC

Stefanie Lesher

Success Magazine: Stefanie, what did
you do prior to starting A.C.M.E. in 2006? How did this lead you to entrepreneurialism?

Stefanie Lesher: I was working as a manager at a large computer company, but I wanted something more. I knew from my first job at a small company how much it takes to own your own business...

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Livingston Fuels LLC

Kelly Livingston

 

Success Magazine: Kelly, why did you and your husband Mike start Livingston Fuels?

Kelly Livingston: My husband, Mike, had worked for large oil companies for fifteen plus years. We had watched how national companies treated customers on a local level, as numbers not as people. It felt as though they wanted to make money off of the community, but not interact with the people in it.

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Sunnyside Par 3

James Beaty - Owner


Success Magazine: James, what makes Sunnyside Golf Course and Grill an ideal place to spend the day?

James Beaty: Sunnyside truly is
an ideal place to spend a morning,
afternoon, or evening because we
offer inexpensive golfing and a pub
with great live entertainment and
delicious food. We will cater to any
group or occasion...

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Mangino
Chevrolet Buick GMC
Ralph Mangino Jr. - Owner

 

Success Magazine: How have you created
such a sterling reputation over the past
three-plus decades? What have people come
to expect when dealing with the Mangino
family?
Ralph Mangino Jr: My parents have always
told us to treat people the way we would like
to be treated, and that goes for our business as well as in life...

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MezzaNotte Ristorante


Not all Italian restaurants are created
equal, and I’m here to tell you that
MezzaNotte Ristorante is in a class of
its own. This is not your run-of-themill
spaghetti-and-meatball-restaurant.
MezzaNotte elevates classic Italian
favorites with a contemporary twist, and
the results are simply phenomenal.

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Classic Interiors

Lynn Ricci, WFCP, IDS & Kevin Mc Cauliffe - Owners

Success Magazine: Lynn, how many years of design experience do you have?

Lynn Ricci: I have over twenty-three years of experience in residential design. SM: Classic Interiors has evolved since its inception in 1981. In what ways has the company changed? Lynn: In 1981, Classic Interiors was a small family business specializing in upholstery...

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Neighbors NY Inc.

President – Nancy Talarski
Vice President – Sandra Fowlkes

 

Sandra Fowlkes: Neighbors NY provides non-medical, in-home assistance to seniors and others who need some help in their homes.

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Walker’s
Farm, Home & Tack

Amy Walker-Bailey


Success Magazine: Amy, you are the
third generation in the family business.
Can you share a little of the Walker store
history with us?

Amy Walker-Bailey: Walker’s was founded
in the 1930’s by my grandfather, Leon C.
Walker. He sold bagged grain and began
selling dairy supplies to local farmers
from his farm in Fort Ann...

Full Article>>

A.C.M.E. Pet Services, LLC

Stefanie Lesher

Success Magazine: Stefanie, what did
you do prior to starting A.C.M.E. in 2006? How did this lead you to entrepreneurialism?

Stefanie Lesher: I was working as a manager at a large computer company, but I wanted something more. I knew from my first job at a small company how much it takes to own your own business...

Full Article

Livingston Fuels LLC

Kelly Livingston

 

Success Magazine: Kelly, why did you and your husband Mike start Livingston Fuels?

Kelly Livingston: My husband, Mike, had worked for large oil companies for fifteen plus years. We had watched how national companies treated customers on a local level, as numbers not as people. It felt as though they wanted to make money off of the community, but not interact with the people in it.

Full Article

Sunnyside Par 3

James Beaty - Owner


Success Magazine: James, what makes Sunnyside Golf Course and Grill an ideal place to spend the day?

James Beaty: Sunnyside truly is
an ideal place to spend a morning,
afternoon, or evening because we
offer inexpensive golfing and a pub
with great live entertainment and
delicious food. We will cater to any
group or occasion...

Viewl Article >>

Mangino
Chevrolet Buick GMC
Ralph Mangino Jr. - Owner

 

Success Magazine: How have you created
such a sterling reputation over the past
three-plus decades? What have people come
to expect when dealing with the Mangino
family?
Ralph Mangino Jr: My parents have always
told us to treat people the way we would like
to be treated, and that goes for our business as well as in life...

Full Article>>

MezzaNotte Ristorante


Not all Italian restaurants are created
equal, and I’m here to tell you that
MezzaNotte Ristorante is in a class of
its own. This is not your run-of-themill
spaghetti-and-meatball-restaurant.
MezzaNotte elevates classic Italian
favorites with a contemporary twist, and
the results are simply phenomenal.

Full Article

Classic Interiors

Lynn Ricci, WFCP, IDS & Kevin Mc Cauliffe - Owners

Success Magazine: Lynn, how many years of design experience do you have?

Lynn Ricci: I have over twenty-three years of experience in residential design. SM: Classic Interiors has evolved since its inception in 1981. In what ways has the company changed? Lynn: In 1981, Classic Interiors was a small family business specializing in upholstery...

Full Article

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Career Enhancement

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Neighbors NY Inc.

President – Nancy Talarski
Vice President – Sandra Fowlkes

 

Sandra Fowlkes: Neighbors NY provides non-medical, in-home assistance to seniors and others who need some help in their homes.

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