Westchester County Business Journal

Westchester dads open School of Rock in Mamaroneck
November 2014
IMG_3910Fathers in the county are keeping the classics alive with a new generation of rock stars – Westchester kids.Two childhood friends opened a new branch of the School of Rock franchise in Mamaroneck in September. With corporate backgrounds, Tory Ridder and Ned Kelly, and their business partners Steve Kennedy and Tony Reilly, are getting a taste of what it’s like to be entrepreneurs – and rock band managers.
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Eating disorder treatment center finds home in Irvington
November 2014
IMG_3967A southern California-based company has turned a nearly 11-acre Irvington property into a residential eating disorder treatment center said to be the only one of its kind in the state.Monte Nido & Affiliates owns centers in California, Oregon, Massachusetts and Manhattan specializing in treatment for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and exercise addiction. After receiving its license from the state Office of Mental Health in late October, Monte Nido Irvington this month welcomed its first four patients to a 23-room mansion at 100 S. Broadway.
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Startup company Burbio began as parents’ scheduling solution
November 2014
Julie and Dennis Roche never had an efficient way to keep track of their four sons’ different schedules until they created one themselves, called Burbio. The Pelham couple turned the digital calendar site into a community resource and a tech startup that Dennis said has grown quickly since the launch of the latest version in September.
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Larchmont entrepreneur embraces the style in contrast
December 2014


Selection of Danish pillows, photo courtesy of LPKim Photography.


Louise Fischer is in the business of delivering a piece of her homeland to other people’s homes. The former advertising executive, who grew up in Denmark and now lives in Larchmont with her family, started an online store selling imported Danish home goods.
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