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Feb 08
Orchid & Elm: February Customer Appreciation Month

February is Customer Appreciation Month! And only for you, our loyal customers, we’re offering 15% off any purchase of $50 or more on Orchid & Elm branded merchandise*. Just mention that you saw the February newsletter to get your discount. *Discount does not apply to the work of our visiting artists. Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas […]

Jan 16
Beneficial Ownership Registration of all Small Businesses Now Required

Beginning January 1, 2024, almost all small businesses in the United States are required to report all owners of the business to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). This new requirement is part of a law enacted by Congress in 2021 called the Corporate Transparency Act.  It affects LLCs, S corps, partnerships, and small corporations.  The […]

Dec 13
The Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center Retreats and Workshops 2024

Imagine this: a serene haven nestled in the heart of Cold Spring, New York, where magic unfolds and transformations take flight. Last month, we immersed ourselves in the Deep Reset Retreat at the enchanting Glynwood Farms—a haven that spells pure bliss. Tanya Cole Lesnick and I have been crafting these retreat experiences for years, and […]

Jun 21
4th of July Fireworks!

Peekskill Concert and Fireworks – Peekskill, NY 10566 – July 4th The concert starts at 7pm in Riverfront Green Park and features Billy and the Snowmen. It’s R&B Revue that’s sponsored by Walmart.  Fireworks over the Hudson start at 9:15.  Please note that there is no rain location, so let’s hope for amazing weather. Ossining […]

May 03
Can Medicaid Help?

Nancy is 91 years old and lives alone in her own home. Her family tells me she now  needs 24-hour care at home, but they think she cannot qualify for Medicaid benefits because she (1) owns her home; (2) has money in the bank; (3) has an IRA; and (4) collects a pension. They’ve heard about […]

Dec 12
Inflation Reduction Act. What you need to know.

The new Inflation Reduction Act that passed in congress this year has a surprising amount of tax implications for both individuals and small businesses.  Many of the provisions are extensions of the tax laws that were already in effect but were expiring, such as the Affordable Care Act health insurance premium credits, which were extended […]