Rockland Economic Development Corp. will hold a free program on how small businesses can obtain contracts with the Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group.
The program starts at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11 at the Ellipse Room of the Technology Center of Rockland Community College at 145 College Road in Suffern. The program will discuss the local procurement process, what local governments buy, the laws governing the process, and the purchasing group itself and its on-line bidder notification system.
Representatives from Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester counties and representatives from the cities of Yonkers and Poughkeepsie will be present to speak with local business owners. To learn more, contact Pauline Drakopoulos at 845-735-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motivational speaker and Paralympic athlete Ron Williams will speak at a free Financial Fitness Forum sponsored by Westchester County on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the County Center in White Plains.
The program will discuss how to manage personal finances and credit, save for college or retirement, deal with identity theft, and shop for mortgages. Williams will talk about overcoming challenges, setting goals and working toward them. He will make a connection between physical and financial fitness in terms of the discipline, skill and practice needed to achieve personal success.
The free program is part of a countywide financial education initiative that includes a money management Web site (www.westchestergov.com/managingmoney) and a “Dollar Sense” workshop series that will run throughout the year.
One workshop, aimed at seniors and retirees, will take place May 7 at the Neighborhood House in Tarrytown. It’s entitled, “Stretching Your Dollars: Managing Your Money Today.”
To sign up for the May 12 forum, register at www.westchestergov.com/financialforum or call (914) 995-2913.
A Mount Vernon public forum is planned on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the potential impact of state bond funding and federal stimulus on local schools and businesses.
The forum will address New York State EXCEL Bond funding for repairs and improvements to city schools, and federal stimulus spending on minority and women-owned businesses in the city. Westchester County Legislator Lyndon D. Williams will host the program.
Williams’ office said panelists are expected from Empire State Development Corp., the African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester & Rockland, the Westchester County Office of African American Affairs, Mount Vernon City School District Board of Trustees, United Association of Contractors and Developers, the Rapid Start Training Program, the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 3, and local businesses.
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 email@example.com for more information.
The Journal News cut 12 jobs today citing further erosion in ad revenue from retail, housing, automotive and employment sectors of the economy.
The cuts were part of a larger plan by the newspaperâ€™s parent company, Gannett Co. Inc., to eliminate 1,000 jobs across the companyâ€™s 84 news properties in its Community Publishing division, which includes The Journal News and LoHud.com.
The number of positions eliminated at each newspaper was determined locally, McLean, Va.-based Gannett said.