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Yonkers Business Week starts Monday

May
1

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.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 4:17 pm |
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Job skills workshop set in White Plains Thursday

April
29

Westchester County will host a free workshop, “Developing Job Skills in Hard Times: Alternative Ways to Career Success,” Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. at the YWCA of White Plains and Northern Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains.
Employment experts will discuss such topics as volunteer work that can lead to a paying job, opting for a vocational trade, and opening your own business. The Westchester County One Stop Employment Center, BOCES, the Women’s Enterprise Development Center and JobStar at Westchester Community College will provide speakers.
For more information, call (914) 995-2476 or e-mail mal6@westchestergov.com. A light supper will be served.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm |
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Library system plans business workshops

March
20

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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Local execs to share insights on Thursday

February
9

“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.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 1:29 pm |
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Business workshop to focus on credit and cash

February
9

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.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 11:11 am |
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Minority business summit is Thursday

June
10

The Westchester/Greater Connecticut chapter of the National Black MBA Association Inc. will hold its second annual Entrepreneur Summit and Business Showcase on Thursday, June 12, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains.
The program allows minority businesspeople, supplier diversity executives and financial professionals to network. A number of forums will be held on topics that include business financing, becoming a preferred supplier, brand promotion, and entrepreneur and franchising opportunities.
For more information, email entrepreneur@nbmbaa-wgc.com.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
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Breakfast topic: solutions for a soft economy

June
10

“Business Solutions in a Soft Economy” will be the topic of Wednesday’s Monthly Breakfast Club meeting of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland.
Clarence Stanley, director of the Small Business Development Center at Lehman College, will speak. The event takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office at 100 Stevens Ave. in Mount Vernon.
A Breakfast Club flier is available online at the chamber’s Web site at
http://www.aaccnys.org/sponsors/breakfastclub2008.pdf.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
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RBA promotes online help for entrepreneurs

May
23

The Rockland Business Association has formed a partnership with IBM Corp. of Armonk and IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank, to promote a free online toolkit (http://us.smetoolkit.org) aimed to help minority entrepreneurs.
The SME Toolkit focuses on assistance for small and medium business owners in emerging markets as well as women, black, Hispanic, native American, and Asian entrepreneurs. The site includes highly developed business information, tools, and training services. Specialized pages are dedicated to Green business, technology, and business planning.
Among other things, there’s an online calculator that helps small businesses determine their readiness for financing; free software to build a Web site; free forms for worker performance evaluations; community tools such as online conferencing, blog capability, group calendars, survey and quiz builders to help small businesses make decisions; and a multilingual business directory to help small businesses link locally, regionally and globally.
The RBA will provide a link to the site on its Web site (www.rocklandbusiness.org) where it will be available to both members and nonmembers. The organization said it will promote the toolkit to its members and will hold user-training sessions in the future.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 10:25 am |
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RBA promotes online help for entrepreneurs

May
23

The Rockland Business Association has formed a partnership with IBM Corp. of Armonk and IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank, to promote a free online toolkit (http://us.smetoolkit.org) aimed to help minority entrepreneurs.
The SME Toolkit focuses on assistance for small and medium business owners in emerging markets as well as women, black, Hispanic, native American, and Asian entrepreneurs. The site includes highly developed business information, tools, and training services. Specialized pages are dedicated to Green business, technology, and business planning.
Among other things, there’s an online calculator that helps small businesses determine their readiness for financing; free software to build a Web site; free forms for worker performance evaluations; community tools such as online conferencing, blog capability, group calendars, survey and quiz builders to help small businesses make decisions; and a multilingual business directory to help small businesses link locally, regionally and globally.
The RBA will provide a link to the site on its Web site (www.rocklandbusiness.org) where it will be available to both members and nonmembers. The organization said it will promote the toolkit to its members and will hold user-training sessions in the future.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 10:25 am |
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6 WOMEN GET BUSINESS GRANTS

May
19

Six women-owned businesses in Westchester County received a total of $11,000 in grants through an entrepreneurship program sponsored by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center Inc. of White Plains and the Women & Co.® Microenterprise Boost program.
WEDC provides business training and support services to entrepreneurs in the Lower Hudson Valley. The six business owners also will receive business skills training from WEDC.
Women & Co. is designed to help low- and moderate-income women owners of businesses with five or fewer workers. Citi Foundation funds the program. More than 300 women entrepreneurs across the United States have received a total of more than $350,000 in grants from the program.
The winners of $2,000 grants were Leslie Allicks, Lola’s Tea House, Pelham; Rhonda Campbell, Trinity Design Management Group, Mount Vernon; Maxine Palmer, Riverdale Avenue Flowers and Gifts, Yonkers; creative designer/illustrator Donna Simons of Pound Ridge; Tamara Wrenn, Just Us Women Productions, New Rochelle. Marilyn Miller, Pilates on Hudson Inc., Peekskill, won $1,000.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Monday, May 19th, 2008 at 12:55 pm |
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Lawmaker to host entrepreneurial panel

April
18

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, will host a forum aimed at helping Lower Hudson Valley residents to start their own businesses.

Galef will be joined by a panel of more than half-a-dozen experts to discuss small-business start up and growth opportunities in Westchester and Putnam counties.

In addition, participants will explain how local and state organizations can assist with writing a business plan, getting help with financing, setting up a corporation and much more. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. May 8 at Cortlandt Town Hall.

For more information, call the assemblywoman’s office at 914-941-1111.

Posted by David Schepp on Friday, April 18th, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
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