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Krugman talk rescheduled for May 1


New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman will speak on the national economy on Friday, May 1 at 1 p.m at Westchester Community College’s Academic Arts Building Theatre in Valhalla. The free event is rescheduled from earlier this month, when it was postponed for weather.
Krugman, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize for Economics, is a professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University on Friday, May 1. For information, call 914-606-6900.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 8:35 am |
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Library system plans business workshops


The Westchester Library System will launch a workshop series, “Your Business is Our Business,” at area libraries. The program will show businesspeople how to effectively search commercial databases, research trends that impact their industries, review magazines and trade journals, and use other library tools to grow business.
The first workshop is Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at Stark Business Solutions, 100 S. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco. The event will be hosted by Mount Kisco Library, which is closed for construction.
For more information, or to schedule a workshop or tutorial at an area company, contact Kate Meyer at kmeyer@wlsmail.org or (914) 231.3226.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Friday, March 20th, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
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Iona College offers tax return advice


Students from Iona College’s Hagan School of Business in New Rochelle are offering free tax help to the public on four Saturday mornings between now and April 15, starting this Saturday.
Volunteers will be available for consultations between 9:30 a.m. and noon on March 7, March 14, March 28 and April 4. The service will be at the lower level Computer Lab of Hagan Hall at the college campus at 715 North Ave. It’s first-come, first-served, and walk-in only.
Bring the following: last year’s tax returns; this year’s tax package and/or label; W-2 and 1099 forms; information on any other income; information on deductions or credits.
For more information, call (914) 633-2267.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
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Investment workshop slated for young professionals


A program to help young professionals invest and plan for the goal of buying a home will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Hudson Valley Bank, 21 Scarsdale Road in Yonkers.
“Investing and Financial Planning for Young Business Professionals” is the third program in the Home Buyers Workshop Series. It’s sponsored by the Young Professionals Advisory Committee of the Westchester County Association.
Featured speakers are Gerry O’Donoghue of O’Donoghue Financial Planning, and Rodd Berro, president of Pegasus Asset Management Inc.
Reservations are required. Contact Julia Salem at jsalem@westchester.org or call 914-948-6740.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
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Pace University tops earnings list


Students who graduate from Pace University can expect to earn roughly the same as those who graduate from Ivy League colleges, putting Pace among the top 50 colleges in the nation, a survey of salaries has shown.

Pace graduates earn a starting median salary of $53,200, only a few thousand less than graduates of Yale University, according to a recent article in BusinessWeek.

Yale was number one on the list with a starting median salary of $59,100. Other schools listed along with Pace include Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Columbia.

The article listed a mid-career median salary of $89,700 and top incomes of $187,000 for Pace graduates. Pace has campuses in Pleasantville, White Plains and Manhattan.

The BusinessWeek list was compiled from analysis on a report published by PayScale that lists Pace University as one of the “Best Northeastern Colleges in the U.S. by Salary Potential.”

Visit BusinessWeek Web site to view the Pace listing.

Posted by David Schepp on Thursday, August 14th, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
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