Page 16 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • March 11, 2009 F O CUS on RIDGEWOOD Businesses & Professionals Personalized, expert skin care hile living in Russia, aesthetician Luba Lander began working in the skin care industry with Mary Kay. When she came to the U.S., she acquired her degree as a certified, licensed aesthetician at Capri Institute in Paramus. After doing freelance work as a skin specialist for major department stores, she felt there was neither enough emphasis on personal contact nor freedom to sell the products in which she believed. The more Luba became educated about products and their ingredients, the more she wanted the freedom to suggest the best products for each individual. Luba currently works with clients at Cosmetic Vein Center, offering relaxing and regenerative facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. “Skin of any age or Luba Lander condition can greatly benefit from these treatments. Microdermabrasion can help teens control acne conditions. It can also help to control many other conditions of the skin including the aging process.” Luba says. “I have state-of-the-art equipment and use all-natural ingredients. For instance, I only use sodium bicarbonate with my microdermabrasion equipment whereas other spas use aluminum oxide crystals that can be extremely irritating to the skin. Other services I provide are body waxing (including Brazilian bikini), and eyelash and eyebrow tinting and design. “I believe in the maintenance of skin throughout one’s life. We carry many high quality products for the skin, but I am especially proud to offer advanced Cosmoceutical products. These contain medical grade ingredients and are carefully prescribed.” Cosmetic Vein Center’s board-certified physicians expertly treat disorders of the veins, including varicose and spider veins with state-of-the art laser techniques. Botox, Juvederm, laser hair removal, and massage therapy are also available. Located in Ridgewood, Cosmetic Vein Center is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only. Visit online at or call (201)-445-8820. Richter’s Tire & Auto Service ichter’s Service has a long history. The automotive repair service business was opened in 1926 as “The Gas Station of Distinction” by a merchant seaman named Captain Phillip W. Reeves. In 1935, George Richter leased the station from Reeves. For the next 43 years, Richter ran the business. In 1978, George Richter retired and Paul Rennie, who had started working at Richter’s as a part-time attendant in 1966, bought it from him. Currently, Rennie and his wife Polly are the owners. Richter’s Service stopped selling gas in 1988, and has focused solely on automotive service ever since. “We’re working with yesterday’s traditions and today’s technology,” says Richter’s Auto Owner Paul Rennie. Rennie says a few of the things that make Richter’s stand out are the longevity and history of the shop, and the friendly attitude toward customers. “I think we’re one of the friendlier places,” he says. Richter’s Service backs up their work with a 12 month/12,000 mile guarantee, and they have loaner cars and local shuttle service available for customers. The auto technicians at Richter’s are ASE certified and continually keep up to date with the latest automotive trends and technologies by attending classes, clinics, and hands on seminars. They are also connected to ALLDATA and IDENTIFIX, which provide online and hotline diagnostic repair information. Peter Gerritsen (service manager) and Richter’s is currently offering a 10 perPauline (Polly) Rennie, co-owner. cent discount on any invoice for customers who mention this article. In order to become a member of AAA Approved Auto Repair, Richter’s Service has had to earn consistently high approval ratings from members who rate the repair shop using mail-in customer response cards. Richter’s Service has maintained an extremely high level of customer satisfaction based on these responses. Customers can schedule a service appointment by calling (201) 652-4818, or visit in person at 209 South Maple Avenue in Ridgewood. (This article was reprinted with permission of AAA Traveler.) W R Keane Fit & Wellness is waiting to serve you! eane Fit & Wellness draws on Sheila Keane’s 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry and her extensive educational background, including a master’s degree in exercise science. Services include one-onone personal training in a private studio or in your home. Training is customized to your personality and goals. Whether your goal is weight loss, toning or general fitness and wellness, Sheila’s diverse background makes her the trainer for you. She is also qualified to work with post-rehabilitation, post cardiac, post bariatric, osteoporotic and arthritic and geriatric clients. Keane Fit & Wellness also offers Muscle Activation TechSheila Keane niques. MAT speeds muscle recovery, increases the joints’ range of motion, eliminates compensatory patterns, reduces risk of injury by insuring muscles function optimally, and improves athletic performance and execution of everyday activities. Sheila recommends a MAT session prior to beginning any training program to ensure that your muscles are all working optimally. She also suggests periodic treatment to keep your body in perfect running order. Keane Fit & Wellness is located in Ridgewood. Call 201-341-0183 or 201488-4314 and get started! Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce: Still going strong he Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of individuals, businesses, professionals, and organizations dedicated to advancing the commercial, professional, civic and general interests of our community. Since the Chamber was incorporated in 1927, it has served Ridgewood continuously. It acts as a public relations counselor, a representative to local government, a problem solver, an information and resource center, and as a coordinator of business and professional programs and promotions. The Chamber promotes the maintenance of a dignified and successful business and professional district. An unsalaried board of directors, comprised of five officers and nine directors, determines the Chamber’s poliexperience ridgewood cies. An executive director and administrator carry out board and committee policies. The Chamber works cooperatively with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Commerce and Industry Association, The Village of Ridgewood Government, and other organizations and agencies that serve the residents. The Chamber maintains an office at 199 Dayton Street. The attractive Cape Cod ranch building was originally the municipal bus station and was moved to its present site in the 1960s. The Chamber supports seasonal events throughout the Village of Ridgewood. For more information about the Chamber, call (201) 445-2600 or email The Chamber recently launched its new and improved website! Over the past several months, the Chamber has been working diligently to revamp its website, offering greater exposure to members, improved site navigation, news and upcoming events. Many more exciting developments are still in store, so check back often or sign-up for Chamber’s new eco-friendly E-newsletter. Log on to for all the latest information on Chamber activities. K T