Kimberly Bishop, an executive recruiter and career management expert, will speak on finding a job, recession-proofing your career, and transitioning to a new industry on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Doral Arrowwood in Rye Brook. Admission is free.
BusinessWeek named Bishop to its list of World’s Top Recruiters. She has been featured on CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Crain’s, and Money Magazine.
“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.
Broad questions involving intellectual property rights will be explored at a two-day conference sponsored by Iona College in New Rochelle next week.
The Conference on Intellectual Property takes place Friday and Saturday, June 12-13. Keynote speakers are Joy Garnett, an artist who appropriates news and documentary photographs from newspapers, the Internet and other media and re-invents them as paintings, and Laura M. Quilter, an attorney and researcher in technology and information law and policy.
About 30 scholars from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America are expected to attend. The conference is being organized by Amy D. Stackhouse, associate professor of English at the college.
Fees are $125 per person with academic affiliation and $165 per person with non- academic affiliation. For more information or to register, visit www.iona.edu/cip.
A program scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division in White Plains on stress management in the workplace has been cancelled due to lack of registrants, the Business Council of Westchester said.
The Rockland Business Association will hold its second annual Green Council Seminar on Wednesday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at Rockland Community College in Suffern. The program will focus on making businesses more profitable through the adoption of “green” principles.
The association will unveil a Web-based toolkit that will help businesses become more sustainable. Melissa Everett, executive director of Sustainable Hudson Valley, will speak on “Green Jobs in a Green Community: Connecting the Dots.”
A panel discussion will feature George Hoehmann from Camp Venture Inc., John Lorenzo from Instrumentation Laboratory, Arthur Barikyan from Orange & Rockland Utilities, and Ed Gray from Rockland BOCES.
Vendors will demonstrate green technology products and services, and Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef will speak. For more information, call the RBA office at 845-735-2100. Admission is $20 for members and $35 for non-members.
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 email@example.com.
Health care experts from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division will present a seminar on the topic “Keeping Your Spirits Up…When Business Is Down” to members of The Business Council of Westchester.
The program is scheduled for June 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the hospital’s White Plains campus, Staff Annex II Building, 21 Bloomingdale Road. The session will focus on successful stress management strategies for employers and employees. The cost is $35 per person. Reservations are required and can be made at www.westchesterny.org.
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties and QBR/The Black Book Review will host the West/Rock African American Book Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza.
The festival will hold an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday evening at Lvsiadas Portuguese Restaurant in Mount Vernon from 6-9 p.m. For details, visit www.aaccnys.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A light supper will be served.
Community Housing Innovations, a nonprofit organization based in White Plains, will offer a free foreclosure prevention workshop on May 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Public Library, 28 South First Ave.
The program will include a presentation by attorney Peter Spino, who heads the Foreclosure Prevention Program at Community Housing Innovations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice. For additional information, call 914-595-0980.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or (914) 231.3226.
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 Rockland Business Women’s Network will host a presentation on “Public Speaking without Fear” on Wednesday from noon to 2 pm at Pasta Cucina, 253 S. Little Tor Road, New City. The speaker will be Karen Seeman, a public relations officer for Toastmasters, an international group that helps people develop public speaking skills. Cost is $25 for members who pre-register by 5 pm on Tuesday, and $35 for non-members and members at the door. For more information and to register, call 845-357-3312.
For the time-strapped entrepreneur who’s starting a new enterprise in Westchester County, there’s good news. Counselors are making house calls.
The Westchester chapter of SCORE, the free business counseling service, will send advisers to small companies if the owners are too busy to make it to one of SCORE’s workshops in White Plains. Home offices don’t qualify for the service, just companies with separate plants, warehouses, offices or other physical locations.
Counselors can discuss areas such as sales and marketing, financing and financial control, personnel management, strategic planning, information technology, and record keeping. To arrange for a visit, contact SCORE at 914-948-3907 or visit www.scorewestchester.com.
Vanessa Saunders, associate broker at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New City, will host a seminar on “Protecting Your Credit and Your Home” at the Nyack Library at 59 South Broadway on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. Saunders will be joined by Tracy Becker, president of North Shore Advisory Inc., a credit restoration and education company. Buyers, sellers and other interested parties are invited to attend.
“It is critical to have as much information as possible from knowledgeable sources so that buyers and sellers can be comfortable and confident with their decisions,” Saunders said. “This is particularly essential in today’s economic climate.”
For more information about the seminar, call 845-634-0400.
Gilman Ciocia Inc., a provider of tax planning and preparation services, said that it will hold taxpayer workshops in Rockland County to educate the public about tax planning.
Workshop presenters will discuss strategies to reduce current income taxes, recover back taxes, protect personal assets and achieve financial security. The workshops will be Jan. 7 and 21 at Romolo’s at 77 South Route 303 in Congers at 6 p.m. Individuals may sign up for the free workshops at www.gtax.com/seminars or by calling 1-800-TAX-TEAM.