|Posted by Karin Caro on December 6, 2013 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Brittany Blu took a trip to Wreckless Lacrosse headquarters to take a sneak peak at some of the new apparel hitting shelves December 16th.
See more wreckless apparel and images from their latest photo shoots, as well as a chance to win some free Wreckless gear on their facebook page:
|Posted by Karin Caro on December 5, 2013 at 11:15 PM||comments (0)|
It's almost two weeks that we have moved into our new space at 300 West Main in Smithtown and I am still overwhelmed with joy. I feel like I have moved into a Manhattan apartment! Not only is it beautiful, but we share it with multiple businesses we own. This shared space has been both efficient and exciting. The resources under one roof consists of accountants, sales, telemarketers, writers, bloggers, designers...the list goes on! It has been an overall, remarkable feeling...a high...throughout all of our companies.
This week, we set up TheDailyBlu.com studio. TheDailyBlu was launched in April as a tool to market our cleints and get their message out. The site has become an incredible assett and has taken off faster than we were ready for. Business doesn't wait and to keep the excitement and constant energy, I decided to invest in equiptment and production to make sure that the quality of the videos is present as well as a level of integrity. I have to thank Donna Drake, Brittany Winter for their help and committment...I love the staff and I am so happy to work with them!
Stay tuned for all of our new shows starting this week on www.TheDailyBlu.com
oh...one last thing, we redesigned the logo....thank you Ula!
|Posted by Karin Caro on December 4, 2013 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
The TRU SALON
437A North Country Road, St. James, NY 11780
The Tru Salon of Saint James, NY is the exclusive home of Tru the Product. Setting this hair-care line apart from most is the paraben free solution used in all of the products. Paraben, for those who don’t know, is the most commonly used preservative used in cosmetics, meaning your facial cream or deep conditioner holds a greater shelf life. This may sound good from the outside, but these chemicals hold negative value when you saturate your hair with it. Tru the Product is designed to care for, and style your hair, without any of the “mold-fighting” parabens.
Interested in trying Tru the Product? Come down to the salon anytime during business hours and purchase a $5 ornament for our Christmas tree and you will receive a Tru the Product sample bottle of shampoo or conditioner. 100% of the proceeds from the ornament purchase will be donated to Angela’s house, an organization to assist families caring for medically frail children at home, or in special homes requiring 24 hour nursing support.
|Posted by Karin Caro on December 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
We received this amazing, heart warming letter from a student at Hauppauge High School regarding our presentation for career day. We love getting such good feedback. Thank you to all the students and teachers for having us!
Hi Mrs. Caro!
I was one of the students at Hauppauge High School today that saw your presentation with Brittany. I just wanted to tell you that you guys did an amazing job.
I have always been very concerned about my future and career choice. Today you really inspired me to work harder in life to find something I have a passion for and also make a great living out of it.
You also opened up my mind to new possibilities in the business industry. I’m similar to you in that I’m very spontaneous in my work ethic and I have to constantly be switching up what I’m doing. I thought that this was a weakness of mine because I usually see successful people as the ones that can focus on their task and stick with it until completion. I didn’t believe that this weakness would work well in marketing and business because the job requires so much focus. You really made me re-think that because you said that this trait is actually a strength. I was also able to connect with you because I contemplated being a child or school psychologist all the time and I was even thinking about pursuing this as a career. After your presentation though, I became more open to majoring in business and I can possibly see myself being successful in it. Even from a young age, I’ve been interested in real estate and watching HGTV. To me, business seemed like a very risky career ch oice though. Is there any advice you would give me if I entered the business field?
Overall, your presentation today really got me thinking about taking a chance in business. I’m only 15 years old, but after hearing about the internships, I feel like I need to start working and interning right now! I want to experience everything I can so that I can pick the perfect career for me.
Thank you so much for inspiring and motivating me today. Please tell Brittany that her story was also great because she looks quite young and she already has a fantastic career at BluChip.
Thank you once again. I hope you have a wonderful day!
|Posted by Karin Caro on December 3, 2013 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Every week, Karin, Michael Ardolino and John Fitzgerald come together to discuss what's happening in the Long Island real estate industry. The discussion is topical, informative and reflective on the news of the day and week. There's a lot of laughs and banter everyone will enjoy and certainly a lot to be learned! Tune in every Friday at 11:30 am on www.TheDailyBlu.com
|Posted by Karin Caro on December 2, 2013 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
If you have lost a child, please consider attending the Angela's House Candlelight Vigil at Eisenhower Park in Nassau County on December 7th at 4pm.
Our children live in our hearts and our lives forever and this is a way to show our continuous love for them.
Parents and family are invited to share their love with us at this important memorial service. After a moment of silence and some comforting remarks, all attendees are invited to leave a white flower (flowers and candles are provided) at the base of the angel statue.
We gather to remember...but we wil never forget. If you or someone you love can benefit from the love and support of Angela's House, please contact Bob Policastro, the Founder BPolicastro@angelashouse.org. Call us at BluChip 631.337.1603 for any questions about the event.
|Posted by Karin Caro on November 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM||comments (0)|
Good Samaritan Hospital recently hosted a Healthy Sunday program at St. Francis de Sales in Patchogue. Healthy Sundays is a community outreach program sponsored by Catholic Health Services to promote health and wellness through educational information and health screenings for the underserved. Volunteer staff administered flu vaccines and provided cholesterol/glucose screenings to more than 100 participants. In addition, through the generous donations of Al’s Angels and Fidelis Care health insurance, 50 families received bins of food and $15 Butterball turkey certificates for Thanksgiving. Al’s Angels’ mission is providing moments of joy and comfort to families that are challenged with financial hardship.
“These generous donations were really useful this year since there were so many families in need,” said Catholic Health Services Project Coordinator, Healthy Sundays Program Luz Puello.
In Decemer, Al's Angels will be donating 20 bins of food for the children and families at Angela's House for the holidays! On December 16th, Al's team will make the delivery to The Milieu Cover Party at The Tilles Center 6-8pm. The BluChippers will then deliver to Angela's House.
|Posted by Karin Caro on November 26, 2013 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
Is there a difference?
Before you reach for reach for those yummy candied yams on Thanksgiving, there's something you really need to know…they're not really yams! For many years, Americans typically refer to their cherished and traditional sweet potato dish as yams. But there's actually a difference between the two and as it turns out, they're not even related! They are two different species of root vegetable with very different backgrounds and uses.
In colonial times, many Africans referred to the sweet potato as a "yam" and the U.S. government perpetuated the error by labeling them as "yams" because they wanted to distinguish between the two varieties. One has white flesh and the other with orange and the USDA labels the oranges ones "yams" to distinguish them from the lighter version. What is actually harvested in the United States are sweet potatoes. Most yams are native to Africa and Asia and don't usually find their way to the U.S.
Want a delicious SWEET POTATO recipe for Thanksgiving? Give this one a try:
Preheat oven to 400 Degrees
6 medium sweet potatoes unpeeled
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
Wash and scrub potatoes and place in large pan and cover with water. Place pan over high heat left uncovered until potatoes are done. Then, lower and let simmer for 20 minutes. You know they are done when you can stick with a fork easily. Remove from the pan and place in a colander to cool. When they have cooled, peel the skins and slice them. Layer half in a large baking dish coated with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Layer the brown sugar on them and half the butter poured evenly. Then, add another layer of potatoes and the rest of the sugar followed by the rest of butter. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
For more recipes and great stuff about Long Island see many of the BluChippers stories and contests on www.LITrends.com
|Posted by Karin Caro on November 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
We plan to give FILL an entire truck full of toys & food for kids/families in need on Long Island, NY! Join Milieu Magazine, BluChip Marketing and The Daily Blu for the biggest GIVING party on Long Island on December 16th 6-9pm at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Greenvale at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus and PLEASE bring any non-perishable food and/or toys or $10 to give to Angela's House and Toys of Hope. Food by Vincent's Clam Bar and Networking fun provided by our sponsors: Harlan, Tanger Outlets and Long Island Press. Thank you to volunteers who are already gathering presents. Donations can be picked up in advance.
Call 516.284.3322 for info and Happy Holidays!
|Posted by Karin Caro on November 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Stop by and stock up on our The TRU Salon "Tru the Product" travel size products! Everything you need in travel size containers, perfect for holiday vacationing and traveling to the relatives homes!