Business digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:48

    Warwick Day Care holds annual board meeting Warwick - Warwick Day Care Center, Inc., a local not-for-profit organization, held its annual board of directors meeting on June 15. The board is comprised of the following members: Dolores Freed; Christine Heim, fund raising; Amanda Luhavalja, treasurer; and Scott Schwartz, secretary. Board members held a discussion with NYCON lawyer Michael West regarding not-for-profit boards and their roles and responsibility. Warwick Day Care Center was established in 1969. As a not-for-profit child care center, the board will focus on fund raising and public relations. Anyone interested in volunteering please e-mail GWL woman creates social media company: 'Buzz ChicT’ Greenwood Lake - Maria Gagliano of Greenwood Lake has been a “mommy blogger” for the past six years and loves everything about social networking. “Making connections with people is important to me,” said Gagliano. “I have always been creative and love to write and take photos. Blogging gave me that platform.” So, she was happy to become the social media specialist for another mom and her new company that launched last winter. Facebook, Twitter, blogging and updating the Web site were all things Gagliano had been doing for herself for the past six years as she grew her mommy blog which receives over 36,000 views a month. After being approached by another local mom about advertising, she figured why not do this for others who feel they can’t afford a social media specialist? That’s how Buzz ChicT was established. “I really wanted to help the people with whom I have been working with over the past few years,” she said. “The handmade, homemade crowd, the people who have been trying to make a difference in the world without huge amounts of money and have been doing it on their own. Running a company is a lot of work and smaller companies don’t have the time to grow their company and handle all the social networking like Twitter and Facebook. Handling this for them at a price they can afford, allows them the time to market themselves while giving them an online voice.” To learn more, call 973- 632-0910; e-mail to:; or visit: TZ Bridge conference available online New York — The Manhattan Institute has posted a full online video of its conference, “Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge,” in co-sponsorship with The Business Council of Westchester County. To view the conference, visit: MTA announces Fourth of July weekend services New York - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will offer enhanced railroad service on Friday, July 1, to allow customers to get an early head start on the long Fourth of July weekend. On Monday, July 4, the subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, and the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. More details are below. Metro-North Railroad On Friday, July 1, will provide additional early-afternoon service from New York City for customers who want to get a head start on the long weekend. On Monday, July 4, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule with extra service on the New Haven and Harlem Lines. New York City Subway On Monday, July 4, the New York City Subway will operate on a Saturday schedule with increased service following the Macy’s fireworks celebration. The fireworks display will originate from six barges located on the Hudson River between 20th and 55th Streets from 9:20 to 9:50 p.m. After the fireworks, there will be increased subway service on the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, L and 42nd Street S Shuttle. MTA Bridges and Tunnels To help smooth travel for those who will be hitting the road for the holiday weekend, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning at 12 noon on Friday, July 1, through end of the morning rush on Tuesday, July 5.