The Westchester County Association will host a networking reception for young professionals on Tuesday, July 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Elements Bar at 161 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.
Other sponsoring groups include the Young CPA/Westchester chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs and the New Lawyers Section of the Westchester County Bar Association. For more information, contact Julia Salem at the Westchester County Association at (914) 948-6740.
“Coach Your Sales People Into Sales Champions” is the topic of the Westchester County Association’s Lunch & Learn program on Thursday, June 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mapleton Room at Good Counsel, 52 North Broadway, White Plains.
Keith Rosen, president of Profit Builders and an award-winning columnist and author and an executive sales coach with more than 20 years experience, will speak, along with members of the Westchester County Association.
For more information, contact Julia Salem at the Westchester County Association at (914) 948-6740.
Helping small business is this year’s theme for the annual Yonkers Business Week, starting Monday.
Among the programs scheduled are a seminar on raising credit, starting a business and writing a business plan, buying a franchise, managing and transferring risk, and using social media Web sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
Featured speakers include Stew Leonard Jr., president and chief executive of the well-known family food market, who will address the kickoff breakfast on Monday at the Polish Center. Jonah Lehrer, author of “How We Decide” and “Proust Was a Neuroscientist,” will discuss the science of decision-making at a breakfast on Thursday morning at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. Former JPMorganChase economist Marc Goloven will speak at the annual dinner Thursday at X2O Xaviars on the Hudson.
Yonkers Planning Commissioner Louis C. Kirven will host a luncheon and tour of commercial real estate investment properties in the city on Thursday.
Yonkers Business Week also will feature familiar favorites, including its annual Business Expo at the Royal Regency Hotel on Tuesday, and awards programs recognizing local businesses and student entrepreneurs.
For more details, go online at www.yonkersbusinessweek.com.
The Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District will present a free seminar, “Secrets of Internet Marketing,” Tuesday morning from 8-9 at the Yonkers Riverfront Library at 1 Larkin Center. Speakers include Mara Rupners, communications director for ArtsWestchester; David Hoffman of Search Smart Marketing; and City Hall Director of Communications David Simpson.
Five businesses will be inducted into The Business Council of Westchester’s Hall of Fame when the organization holds its annual awards dinner Wednesday night at the Glen Island Harbor Club in New Rochelle.
The inductees are:
• New York Life Insurance Co., for Corporate Citizenship. The company employs about 1,000 at its Sleepy Hollow campus, where it provides child care, adoption assistance, a fitness center, tuition reimbursement, and a volunteer program that does food collections and youth events in the county.
• Hospitality Resource Group Inc., for Entrepreneurial Success. Founded 12 years ago, the company employs 19 at White Plains and at satellite offices in Manhattan and Connecticut.
• Dorf Law Firm, for Small Business Success. Founded by Jon A. Dorf as a solo practice in 1992 in Mamaroneck, the practice has diversified and grown to 12 people.
• Therese Ferretti, Collins Brothers Moving Corp., for Women in Business. Ferretti, who started at the business as a receptionist in 1985, is now president of the company and oversees operations in Larchmont and elsewhere around the country.
• Berkeley College, Family Business Success. The White Plains college is run by brothers Kevin, Randy, Tim and Brian Luing.
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson will speak on developments in the city before the Commercial and Investment Division of the Westchester County Board of Realtors on Thursday, April 25 at 8:15 a.m. at the board’s office at 60 S. Broadway in White Plains.
For more information, e-mail Leah Warncke at the board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockland Economic Development Corporation and Rockland Business Association will sponsor a free program for county-based minority – and women-owned businesses on Thursday, March 26, at 9 a.m. at the IBM Executive Conference Center in Palisades.
The program will discuss opportunities available to minority – and women-owned business enterprises that join a state certification program. To learn more or to register, contact Jayne Nichols at the REDC at 845-735-7040 or email@example.com.
The Yonkers Downtown BID is presenting a free seminar, “Eco Mania: Profiting from Being Green,” Tuesday, March 24, 8-9 a.m. at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center.
Panelists will discuss ways that businesses and residences can use clean energy. There will also be an overview of the free training programs available for businesses to improve their bottom line by using green technology.
Panelists include Paul Vitale, vice president, government and community relations, Business Council of Westchester; Sue Gerry, senior assistant for environment to Westchester County Executive Andrew Spano; Jim Dixon, vice president, Energy Services, Con Edison Solutions; Steve Sansone, executive director of the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District.
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties, Inc. will hold its tenth annual Business-to-Business Expo on Thursday, March 26, at the Yonkers Public Library at One Larkin Center in Yonkers from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
There is no fee associated with the event this year. Space is limited, and participants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more details and to get a registration form visit the chamber Web site at www.aaccnys.org.
The Rockland Economic Development Corporation will hold a free Procurement Technical Assistance Center program on doing business with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Friday, March 20, at 9 a.m. The program will be held in Room 100 of the classroom building at Westchester Community College in Valhalla.
Eleanor Lincoln, a small business specialist with the U.S. Military Academy Directorate of Contracting, will present, “Reverse Auction – A Pricing Technique.”
African-American Men of Westchester will hold their New York state Legislators Breakfast meeting Friday, March 20 at 8 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Westchester at 277 Main St. in White Plains.
The Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District will sponsor a free seminar, “Curb Appeal: Store Merchandising Tips,” tomorrow, March 10 from 8-9 a.m. at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center.
Speakers include Maureen Farrell, project manager and treasurer of the New York City Chapter of the Retail Design Institute; Nicole Innis, owner of Innis Designs; and Steve Sansone, executive director of the Yonkers BID.
The seminar is part of the Yonkers Downtown BID’s new Sunrise Seminar Series designed to provide local business owners/merchants with practical tips and guidance to help them during these tough economic times.
The worst business environment in decades has failed to dent interest in this Thursday’s Mega Mixer Business Expo, the annual trade show sponsored by The Business Council of Westchester.
The program will run from 2-6 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. Two hundred exhibitors and 1,000 visitors are expected, about the same as last year. In the tougher economic climate, businesspeople are looking to expand their list of prospects, council spokeswoman Hillary Millman said.
“People are looking for opportunities anywhere they can find it,” she said.
A new feature this year is the Speakers Spot. Council members will give 15-minute talks on the following topics: how to transition from unemployed to being a business owner; new media; building brand awareness; housing solutions for relocating employees; infrared thermography; going paperless; and voice over the Internet (VoIP) telephone service.
A feature continued from last year will be the Green Aisle, featuring 30 ecology-friendly companies. Visiting businesses will be invited to take the “Green Business Challenge” by adopting environmentally sound practices.
Admission to the Mega Mixer is $10; attendees may register online at westchesterny.org or by calling (914) 948-2110. Walk-ins are welcome.
The “Meet The International Experts” program scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
No new date has been set for the event, which was sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service/Westchester Export Assistance Center and the World Trade Council of Westchester.
“How to Thrive in Today’s Economy” is the topic of the Westchester County Association’s Lunch & Learn program on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Sam’s of Gedney Way in White Plains.
A panel of chief executives and business owners will discuss how they make informed decisions to create growth opportunities. They include Jason L. Friedland, president, Shleppers Moving & Storage; Gary Murphy, principal, Maid Brigade; David Singer, vice president of sales and marketing, Robison Oil; and Mitchell Taube, chief executive, Digiscribe. Markham Rollins III, co-chair and chief executive of The Rollins Agency and a member of the Westchester County Association’s board of directors, will moderate.
For more information, call Julia Salem at the Westchester County Association at 914-948-6740.
The Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District will sponsor a free program on obtaining access to credit and cash on Tuesday morning, Feb. 10 from 8-9 a.m. at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center.
Scheduled to speak are Bruce Davison, vice president of commercial banking at Citibank, and Niall Henry, assistant vice president at Hudson Valley Bank. Peter G. Klein, vice president of Fidelco Group, will moderate.
The program is part of the Yonkers Downtown BID’s new Sunrise Seminar Series to provide local business owners with tips and guidance during the current recession. For more information, contact the BID at 914-969-6660 or Frank Pagani of Thompson & Bender at 914-762-1900, extension 24.
The Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce roundtable lunch meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 20 has been cancelled, chamber President Frank T. Fraley said. The next roundtable lunch meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11.
The Young Professionals Advisory Committee of the Westchester County Association will hold their final summer happy hour Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Brazen Fox Restaurant & Bar at 175 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. Admission is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Contact events manager Julia Salem at 914-948-6740 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Summit Business Media has named Rye-resident Andrew L. Goodenough as chief executive of the Manhattan-based provider of information to the insurance, financial and professional-services markets.
Goodenough, 52, replaces William F. Reilly, who will continue to serve as non-executive chairman.
In September, Goodenough was named Summit’s president.