Laurie Russo

No. 311: IPS wins again, Adelphi’s robots return, Uber Eats the East End and the Iron Horse steps up

Well that was quick: Welcome to the end of a shortened workweek – and welcome to June, dear readers, as we usher in the month of dads, grads, honeysuckle, the Beta Taurids and, here in the Northern Hemisphere, the glorious summer solstice (though you wouldn’t know it from this lousy weather). It’s indeed June 1 out there, and also National Donut Day, so if you need to leave now, we understand. A toast: There are…


Needing a lift, HoodiFit hops Entrepreneur’s ‘Elevator’

By GREGORY ZELLER // The Infinity Towel might not have infinite opportunities to hit it big, but whatever opportunities it has, designer Laurie Russo is going to make the most of them. So Russo, naturally, jumped at the chance when the producers of “Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch,” Entrepreneur Magazine’s network-grade webcast, came calling. Although production has temporarily slowed while her company reevaluates its distribution strategy, the president and CEO of Huntington-based LM Web and Design (dba…


Small steps, all good, for girls in the hood

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Big Picture file comes Laura Alison Design, the functionally fashionable Huntington startup boasting the trendy “Infinity Collection” and an infinite amount of patience. Well, perhaps not infinite patience. But founder Laurie Russo – a professional hairdresser who cut into entrepreneurism when the unique hooded scarves she handcrafted for her daughters generated sudden and significant interest – is certainly a champion of the long view. Now seven years since she…