Others’ Oldies 93 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY   When it comes to collecting or investing in old money, it’s an absolute must to deal with numismatic experts with a solid track record stretching back for decades. Tom Valentino and his partner Dennis are the faces of expertise and honesty, and stand proudly behind their…

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Whether you’re a part of our community, or are just peeking into our window, we are excited for you to join us on Saturday, August 16th for an escape to the “sweet spot” of the Hudson Valley. Our 2nd Annual Community Day in Cold Spring, NY will introduce you to the charm and adventure that…

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Have you ever presented to a targeted audience only to find them disengaged, your message clearly not getting across? Or perhaps you’ve experienced working for a boss who always seemed cold despite your best attempts at conversation. Well, both of these scenarios are most likely the product of a mismatched and ineffective presentation of information.…

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For years Goldie and I have been hyping our former home town of Cold Spring, NY as a charming and practical weekend getaway for NYC couples. The slow pace, friendly shopkeepers and mountain views offer the illusion that you’ve somehow landed in an old European village. For the savvy culture hounds amongst you, this naturally…

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You’ve assembled your profiles, you’ve sent your thank-you notes, and you’ve LinkedIn; now it’s time to take the next steps in cultivating a healthy and active business network. You will begin the ongoing process of nurturing your network, but before you proceed, it will prove helpful to make a pledge to yourself to adhere to…

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For the last ten years or so, living in Cold Spring, I’d find myself in need of some scenery from time to time without committing to a strenuous hike. Walking distance from my doorstep was Foundry Cove— a wildlife sanctuary situated on and around a Hudson River inlet, the shores of which were dotted with…

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“I shall maintain my network.” So easy to say, so seemingly hard to do! Business network maintenance may be the most important way to focus our career energy, yet so often we place our network-related tasks on the back burner, expecting the system to run itself. Good practice dictates that we need to carve out…

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Having spent most of my life as a New Yorker, so many of the ins and outs of navigating this dense and diverse city have long since become second nature to me. So much has changed over the decades, yet there are those aspects of NYC (Manhattan in particular) that iconically remain in place through…

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Aside from its convenience factor, email can be a substantial networking device. But the “substantial” part depends upon how thoughtful your strategy is. Think of how often you’ve used email as a method for connecting two parties; now consider how effective these introductions have been. If the purpose of a particular intro is not well…

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