Michael Marinaccio, dean of the School of Business at Monroe College, will present a free workshop on writing business plans and sticking to them on Aug. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The event will be sponsored by the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Cross Cultural Solutions at Two Clinton Place in New Rochelle. On street parking is available. Attendees will have time to network and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested but not required and can be made by calling 914-632-5700.
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.
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.
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.
Rockland Economic Development Corporation and Rockland Business Association will sponsor a free program for county-based minority – and women-owned businesses on Thursday, March 26, at 9 a.m. at the IBM Executive Conference Center in Palisades.
The program will discuss opportunities available to minority – and women-owned business enterprises that join a state certification program. To learn more or to register, contact Jayne Nichols at the REDC at 845-735-7040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-948-6740.
The “Meet The International Experts” program scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
No new date has been set for the event, which was sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service/Westchester Export Assistance Center and the World Trade Council of Westchester.
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.
Pace University Law School will host a panel discussion on how Westchester communities are affected by the mortgage crisis on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The program will be held in the law school’s classroom building, room C-02, at 78 North Broadway in White Plains. Panelists will include public interest attorneys, community advocates and members of the judiciary. Admission is free for the public. For more information, contact Roz Galtz at 914-422-4693.
The Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District is hosting a free seminar titled “How to Market in Down Economy.” The presentation, designed to help business owners in tough times, will be Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Yonkers Public Library, 1 Larkin Center.
Speakers will include Liz Bracken-Thompson, partner and executive vice president of Thompson & Bender, a public relations firm; Peter G. Klein, project manager for Struever Fidelco Cappelli, the partnership that is leading the redevelopment of downtown Yonkers; and Steve Sansone, executive director of the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District.
SMA Management Systems will host a free executive breakfast and round table focusing on the topic “Leveraging Information to Meet Today’s Business Challenges.” The event will be Dec. 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the company’s offices at 399 Knollwood Road, Suite 311, in White Plains. Subjects covered will include how businesses can analyze and pinpoint the changes affecting their companies and their competitors. For more information or to register, contact June Glover at 914-686-0300 Ext. 155 or email@example.com.
The Westchester County government will host two upcoming workshops to provide information to minority- and women-owned businesses looking to compete for government contracts.
The first workshop, “Understanding Westchester County’s Procurement Process” will be held Monday and will show attendees how to submit a bid, request for proposal or request for quotation. The speakers will include Tracey Mitchell of the Minority- and Women-Owned Business Program, John Hsu of the Department of Public Works and James Ferrara of the Bureau of Purchase and Supplies.
The program will last from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rexcorp Platinum Mile Office Park, 711 Westchester Ave.
A seminar on “Writing a Winning Proposal” will follow on Dec. 2. That program will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at 707 Westchester Avenue, also in the Rexcorp Office Park. To register for either program, call Candy Palmer at 914-948-6098, ext. 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Westchester County Associationâ€™s Young Professional Advisory Committee continues its Home Buyers Series with a panel discussion by local Realtors and attorneys from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 1133 Westchester Ave. in White Plains. A cocktail reception will follow the talk.
The program will be moderated by William R. Zeltner, an attorney with Bertine, Hufnagel, Headley, Zeltner, Drummond & Dohn of White Plains. The panelists include Gary Herbst, president of Buyers Edge Realty in Tarrytown; Jessica Rohm, senior managing director, Cappelli Enterprises Inc. in White Plains; Scott Richardson, associate broker, Keller Williams Realty in White Plains; and Sally Fitzsimmons, an attorney with Bleakley Platt & Schmidt in White Plains.
Admission is $25 for WCA members and $30 for non-members. Contact Julia Salem at (914) 948-6740 for more details.
Westchester County will hold its third forum for people having mortgage troubles, or people thinking of buying a house, on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the council chambers at Mount Vernon City Hall at 1 S. Roosevelt Square.
A panel of experts will talk about how to prevent foreclosure, and what resources are available. County Planning Department staff also will discuss a program that provides funds to remove lead-based paint from older homes and apartments.
The program is sponsored by the Westchester County Office of African American Affairs, the African American Advisory Board, the Westchester County Planning Department and Westchester Residential Opportunities. Call (914) 428-4507 or (914) 995-2934 for more information.
The Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley will host a jobseekersâ€™ seminar April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The â€œHow to Get a Job in the U.S.A.â€ workshop is geared toward immigrants, foreign nationals or anyone entering the U.S. job market, the library said.
To register, call the library at 845-352-5700.