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The Business Council of Westchester is dedicated to the success of our members, helping them create meaningful business relationships, providing current information, education and thought leadership, all leading to business growth and profitability.
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BCW Data Exchange

The Business Council of Westchester Data Exchange provides the latest demographic research to help guide smart business decisions.
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LEAP Program

A one-of-a-kind initiative, gives members direct access to lobbying efforts at the county, state and national levels on issues that directly affect their businesses.
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Build, Connect and Win with The Business Council of Westchester.

The Business Council of Westchester is the county’s largest and most prestigious business membership organization representing more than 1,000 members, including multinational corporations, hospitals, universities, biotech pioneers, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. As the most influential economic development and advocacy organization in Westchester, The Business Council of Westchester’s members enjoy unparalleled access to today’s top thought leaders, diverse business development opportunities and lawmakers at all levels of government. We are dedicated to smart growth, job development, community partnerships, and economic advocacy, creating an environment which leads to prosperity and economic opportunity for all.

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Join the county’s largest and most influential business organization today.

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The county’s largest and most influential business membership organization, The Business Council of Westchester is committed to helping businesses market, learn, advocate, and grow. Over 80 events and programs are offered every year, giving our members ample opportunity to connect and meet with businesses representatives in the Westchester community and beyond. Are you ready to grow your business, participate in advocacy efforts, and get “plugged in” to Westchester’s business community?

BCW Initiative Programs

Westchester Innovation Network (WIN)

WIN is a proven, multifaceted program from the Business Council of Westchester designed to create an environment within Westchester County, NY that pairs innovative products and services with local organizations to test and learn about emerging technologies in a variety of industries.
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Get Inspired by our Westchester Innovation Network (WIN) Initiative

The WIN initiative aligns with the BCW’s advocacy, including universal access to broadband internet, energy reliability, and the creative overhaul of obsolete land uses.

Strengthen the Innovator’s Ecosystem

The first phase of the initiative includes the pairing of Westchester based and outside innovators with local organizations to create short term innovation teams. This partnership allows the innovator to test commercially viable innovations in real-world settings and allows Westchester organizations to see first-hand the types of innovation emerging in their industries.

Practical Innovation

This phase identifies a model municipality and pairs it with a group of innovation experts to outline a 10-part practical innovation implementation plan. The goal is to help the municipality pinpoint day-to-day changes that are needed and provide an easily implemented action plan that will deliver economic activity, cost savings, and improvement to the lives of its residents.

Planning Futurist and Implementation Guide

This phase is focused on developing a plan for what is needed to attract and retain innovators over the next five, 15 and 25 years. This will include practical, hit-the-ground-running actions needed in zoning, financing, planning, and infrastructure.

Talent Attraction/Cultivation

Access the Talent Pipeline

You deserve to work for a great company…and our companies are legendary, so thank you for taking this next step with the BCW and welcome to Westchester County!

Westchester Wants You

From accounting to the trades – and every industry in between – Westchester firms are seeking skilled people like YOU!
Westchester Wants You!

Member News

Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts Chief of Security Selected as 2024 Rising Star: 40 Under 40 by The Business Council of Westchester

David Soltis was selected amongst a group of diverse and highly talented professionals for his ongoing efforts ensuring the safety and security of Empire City’s guests and team members YONKERS, NY – Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts (“Empire City”) is celebrating its Chief of Security, David Soltis, who has been selected as one of 2024 Rising […]
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Yo Digo No Mas 2nd Annual Gala on Thursday, October 17, 2024

Yo Digo No Mas website. https://yodigonomas.com/en/events/gala-2024/
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Tompkins Community Bank Welcomes Ford Young, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager

An expansion of its commercial lending services, Tompkins Community Bank (Tompkins) has welcomed Ford Young as commercial banking relationship manager. Before joining Tompkins, Young served as senior vice president and relationship manager at Santander Bank, NA. Bringing 25 years of banking and financial industry expertise to his new role, Young will be responsible for business […]
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New Crystal Restoration Welcomes Jesse Gelardi as New Project Manager

Westchester County, NY – June 7, 2024 – New Crystal Restoration (NCR) is excited to announce the newest addition to their team, Jesse Gelardi, who will be joining as a new Project Manager. Jesse, a native of Westchester County, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to NCR, strengthening the company’s commitment to providing top-notch […]
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United Way of Westchester & Putnam Honors Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts with Community Service Award at Annual Imagine Gala

L to R: Jonathan Cocchiola, VP of Finance Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts and United Way of Westchester & Putnam Board Member,  Taryn Duffy VP of Public Affairs Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts & Tom Gabriel, President & CEO of United Way of Westchester & Putnam at the eighth annual Imagine Gala YONKERS, […]
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In the News

June 20, 2024

Leadership Conversations Focuses on Senate Majority Leader’s Professional Journey

The Business Council of Westchester’s Valley Bank Leadership Conversations welcomed New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Thursday to share insights into her career and personal journey. Marsha Gordon, the BCW’s president and CEO, moderated the conversation at Kanopi in White Plains, where Stewart-Cousins recounted her diverse career path, including roles in customer service, […]
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June 20, 2024

BCW launches Clean Energy Action Coalition

If there is one subject virtually all business leaders agree on, it is that New York State’s energy landscape is changing. The challenge is that the paths forward are numerous, confusing and often are at odds with the practical realities of implementation costs and technological challenges. The Business Council of Westchester has spent the last […]
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June 18, 2024

BCW’s WIN Program Offers Budding Entrepreneur Leadership Insights

The Business Council of Westchester’s Westchester Innovation Network (WIN) continues its mission of fostering innovation by facilitating a match between former WPHS graduate and recent Sacred Heart University graduate Michael Berlingo and seasoned executive coach Sunni Lampasso. This collaboration brings together the youthful energy and vision of Berlingo, CEO of Starteryou, with the wisdom and […]
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June 18, 2024

Phelps Debuts Newly Renovated $8.8M Medical/Surgical Unit Featuring Private Rooms

Congratulations to BCW Member Phelps Hospital on the unveiling this week of an $8.8M renovation of its fifth floor medical/surgical unit, which has been transformed into a state-of-the-art space with brand new walls, finishes, furniture and equipment. This upgrade, which took approximately one year, is part of the hospital’s ongoing initiative to modernize and enhance […]
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June 13, 2024

Productive Session for BCW Advocacy in Albany

The BCW’s state advocacy program was actively engaged throughout the session including reaching out to legislators during the final last hours of the session. Countless memorandums of support and opposition on bills of importance to the business community were issued to the Legislature; and countless Zoom meetings were held. Additionally, the BCW was in constant contact with […]
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