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Young professionals mixer is Tuesday

August
25

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 jsalem@westchester.org for more information.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
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Rye resident named CEO of Manhattan B2B firm

July
30

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.

Posted by David Schepp on Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 at 1:15 pm |
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Fujifilm names new president at Valhalla unit

July
29

Fujifilm Corp. has named Hiro Sakai president of Fujifilm Holdings America Corp., the Tokyo-based company said today.

Fujifilm Holdings America, based in Valhalla, has operations in 32 U.S. states and employs more than 6,300 employees in research, development, manufacturing, sales and service of Fujifilm products.

Sakai succeeds Taizo Mori, who has been named president and chief executive of Fujifilm Logistics Co., based in Tokyo.

Sakai will continue to serve as president and chief executive of Fujifilm USA Inc., also based in Valhalla.

Sakai, who joined the company in 1977, was also promoted to corporate vice president, Fujifilm Corp., Fujifilm said.

Posted by David Schepp on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 at 12:57 pm |
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Artists sought for business district murals

July
25

Artists are being sought to design a mural project sponsored by the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District, Rising Development-Yonkers, and the Blue Door Artist Association.
The district wants murals to be painted on the gates and wall of 36, 38 and 41 Main St. Artists’ submissions for mural designs will be evaluated, and three will be picked by the sponsors. No specific theme is required, but artists are invited to reflect on the future of the city’s downtown.
The artwork will be temporary. Artists will be reimbursed for materials. Artists are asked to include compensation requests upon submission. Submissions are due by the close of business Sept. 2. Submissions should be e-mailed to info@yonkersdowntown.com as JPEGs, no larger than 1 MB. Submissions may also be mailed to the Downtown Waterfront BID at 2 Hudson Street, Yonkers, NY 10701.
For further information, contact rachel@risingdevelopment.net or call 914-969-6660.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Friday, July 25th, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
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H&R Block settles ad charges

June
27

An investigation in the Lower Hudson Valley has resulted in a statewide settlement with H&R Block of charges of deceptive advertising practices, the New York Attorney General’s office said.
Under the agreement, the Kansas City, Mo.-based tax preparation company must pay $245,000 in penalties and costs in connection with two sweepstakes games it ran — “Double Your Refund Instant Win Game” from January through April 2006, and “Toss Out Your Bills Instant Win Game” from January through April 2007.
Consumers in both games were provided with scratch-off cards to play, provided they bought H&R Block tax preparation services, the state said. Under state law, companies that run sweepstakes must provide consumers with an opportunity to play without having to buy the company’s services. H&R Block failed to post rules and regulations of its promotions clearly at its offices, and it used false and deceptive advertising material to promote the games in radio and TV spots, the state said.
Investigators for the Attorney General’s office filed charged after visiting 10 H&R Block offices in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, the state said. H&R Block operates 400 retail offices in New York state.
Assistant Attorney General Doris K. Morin handled the case under the supervision of Assistant Attorney General In-Charge Judith C. McCarthy of the Attorney General’s Westchester Regional Office in White Plains.

Posted by Jerry Gleeson on Friday, June 27th, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
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ITT promotes two execs to senior posts

May
15

ITT Corp. promoted vice presidents Angela Buonocore and Aris Chicles to senior vice presidents, the Harrison-based company said yesterday.

Buonocore, 50, joined ITT in 2007 and serves as chief communications officer, having come from the Pepsi Bottling Group in Somers, where she was vice president of corporate communications. Chicles, 46, hired in 2006, is ITT’s director of strategy and corporate development.

(A previous posting to this blog contained incorrect information.)

Posted by David Schepp on Thursday, May 15th, 2008 at 11:42 am |
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