Katherine Herlihy has rejoined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP as a partner.

She left Whiteman three years ago to serve as general counsel at the Life Insurance Council of New York.  Prior to that, she was an associate at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna from 2008 to 2016.

Twin sisters Taylor Ten Eyck, right, and Morgan Willy

Joining a nationwide movement of farmer-florists, twin sisters Taylor Ten Eyck and Morgan Willy recently started their own company called Twin Dahlias Flowers. When it’s completely up and running, the business will not only grow flowers but also create bouquets and arrangements for sale. 

BETHLEHEM — As part of their Fall Speaker Series, the Bethlehem Historical Association is presenting a talk by Dr. Susan Ingalls Lewis entitled “Business Women in Mid-Nineteenth Century Albany” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Delmar Reformed Church.

Jonathan Phillips, president of local company Phillips Hardware, has sold two of his stores to pay off the construction that he had started on a new store in Guilderland at routes 146 and 158. 

The Foxenkill will no longer be a tavern, says new owner Joe Plouffe, but a family-style Renaissance-themed restaurant.

The Dollar General in East Berne, at the intersection of Main Street and Helderberg Trail, had some traffic Monday afternoon. The store, which the Berne Planning Board approved in December, had its grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Kris Monforte

Owner Kris Monforte, 41, said his goal is to open the new restaurant, Orchard Tavern West, on Sept. 1. 

Ami Lahoff

Ami Lahoff gave up a stable, full-time job so that she could strike out on her own. In just a couple of months, she went from selling her skincare and soap products online to having her own retail shop on South Main Street in Voorheesville. 

Troy Miller of CM Fox plans to open his first golf-simulator business in Guilderland in September and to duplicate the model elsewhere in the area in the next couple of years. 

GUILDERLAND — Courtney Miedema, co-owner of Cryo Lodge, a new business in Guilderland, said this week that she became convinced of the therapy’s benefits through her own experience as a serious runner.


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