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Rivals Become Partners: Main Event and Mauzone Caterers Merge

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Main Event Caterers, a premier kosher catering firm owned by Eddie Izso of Englewood, Joey Bodner of Teaneck, and Marty Bodner of West Hempstead, has merged with Mauzone Kosher Products LLC to become Main Event-Mauzone Caterers. The merger took effect November 1.

Izso, a vice president of Main Event Caterers, said the...

Jewish Woman Entrepreneurs: Success Is Doing Hashem’s Work

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Oftentimes, when women get together the talk quickly turns to babies, children and household tasks. But that wasn’t the case as several hundred, primarily Orthodox, women gathered for the 2015 Jewish Woman Entrepreneurs’ annual conference.

Held Oct. 18 and 19 at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Ct., the third annual JWE conference gave more than 200 women–from aspiring business owners to longtime corporate leaders–a chance to network, discuss best business practices, make contacts and learn from others in similar situations.

“I go to a lot of business conferences, but I’m definitely the odd man, or should I say odd woman, out. I love business conferences, but I’m really...

Mompreneur Bonnie Katzenstein Combines Entertainment, Fashion and Art to the Underserved Community

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New Rochelle—To call Bonnie Katzenstein anything but a creative entrepreneur would be an understatement. Katzenstein runs two successful local businesses that draw upon the inspiration of her artistry and fashion sense. As the successful owner of a fashion brand and store and an art business, she’s doing it all.

A graduate of the New York Academy of Art in Manhattan where she received a master’s degree in fine arts, Katzenstein has always had a passion for the creative side. For the last 15 years, she has been giving art lessons to adults and children in both painting and drawing. Lessons are basic but creative and tackle topics such as beginner’s portraiture, how to draw a...

Hydrochic Has Got You Covered for Swimwear

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Women of all ages, sizes, backgrounds and ethnicities who seek swimwear with more coverage, whether for religious or modesty or other reasons, know the name HydroChic (hydrochic.com). An extremely popular product line, their wide variety of stylish separates with UV protection, designed for sport and swim, recently had their first plus-size photo shoot for featuring product pictures for both their catalog and website as well as for Amazon. “We pride ourselves on fitting and flattering every taste, need and size and shape,” said Sara Wolf, a co-founder of HydroChic. “With this photo shoot, we’re ramping up attention for our plus size line.”

Wolf, along with partner Daniella...

Calculating Real Real Returns for Whole Life Insurance

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Every year, Thornburg Investment Management publishes a report entitled, “A Study of Real Real Returns,” in which the performance of various financial assets is evaluated after taking into account the diminishing factors of management expenses, dividend taxes, capital gains taxes and inflation. Recognizing that individual circumstances may vary significantly, this calculation still provides a broad approximation of the real real return, i.e., the gain (or loss) an investor realizes after all investment costs have been considered.

In its 2013 summary (issued October 2014), the report assessed the performance of 10 asset classes over periods of 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 years. While the...

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