Pride Business Spotlight: Kent Hunter and Jonathan Bee of Hunter Bee

If you’re from the area, you’ve most definitely heard of Hunter Bee in Millerton, NY. Couple Kent Hunter and Jonathan Bee, owners and—of course—the antique store’s namesakes, opened up the shop 15 years ago.

Before starting their business, and having spent time in the Berkshires, Kent and Jonathan quickly learned of a town called Millerton. While […]

By |2023-06-26T11:03:25-04:00June 26th, 2023|Business|

Investing for the future

James Demmert had to run after our early morning conversation to appear on the Yahoo Finance channel, where he’s a frequent talking head on stock markets. In our brief 45-minute interview, he explained that attending Berkshire School had turned his life around and made him return to set up a New England office of his […]

By |2023-05-02T20:47:22-04:00May 2nd, 2023|Business|

Staged Ryte

As the real estate market gets ready for an uncertain spring season, savvy sellers and their real estate brokers are once again considering staging to present a property for maximum advantage and to outshine the competition. I spent a morning with Dawn Trachtenberg in her packed Ashley Falls, MA, warehouse learning about this creative business, […]

By |2023-04-05T18:40:14-04:00April 5th, 2023|Business|

Navigating the Financial Universe with Nicholas Stuller

Nothing can be as swift as the winds of change when it comes to managing money — especially when those winds shift with sudden, and dramatic force. For Nicholas Stuller, one of the foremost authorities on financial advising, captaining your economic ship requires a steady hand, some calculated risk and a patient predilection for seeking […]

By |2020-07-06T14:05:50-04:00July 5th, 2020|Business|

Apple Lady & Family Farm Advocate

Elizabeth Ryan spoke to us from her truck, parked at the Breezy Hill farm stand in the Union Square market in NYC on a busy Saturday when we had our first conversation about Ryan’s multiple businesses. I wanted to interview her because of the exceptional cherry pies Breezy Hill sells at the Millerton Farmer’s Market. […]

By |2020-06-29T23:23:11-04:00June 29th, 2020|Business|

They’re There for Us

Many of my friends have described their very positive recent experiences at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT, during these last difficult months. Their enthusiastic comments made me realize how fortunate we are to have a local health care facility in our rural area. It made me wonder how the hospital adjusted to this sudden emergency. […]

By |2020-06-02T19:42:05-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Business|

4 Reasons to Refinance a Mortgage – You Still Have Time

Mortgage rates recently reached their lowest level in years. That means if you haven’t yet refinanced your home, you still have time. Here are four good reasons to refinance:

  1. Lower your monthly payments. Refinancing to a lower rate could not only help you reduce your monthly payment, but also save you thousands of dollars over […]
By |2019-10-21T16:39:32-04:00October 21st, 2019|Business|

Local Cable Company Offering a Unique Niche


As multimedia businesses continue to innovate on all platforms in order to keep up with the fast paced environment of social media marketing and brand awareness, one local cable company is utilizing a unique alternative to its traditional media platform that is further expanding its identity as a business staple for both Columbia and […]

By |2022-07-22T10:50:23-04:00August 19th, 2019|Business|
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