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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

ArtsWestchester to award $48,000 in grants for 2024 Juneteenth celebrations and launches Countywide Calendar of events

ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County Government, today announced that it would provide 16 grants to support the arts and cultural components of a full calendar of Juneteenth celebrations planned for Westchester and Rockland Counties. A total of $48,000 in grants will be awarded to organizations participating in a month-long celebration of Juneteenth activities. A […]
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WESTCHESTER’S FAVORITE JAZZ FESTIVAL RETURNS!

White Plains, NY (May 13, 2024) – JazzFest White Plains is back with performances by Grammy-winning stars and a food festival. Running from September 11 to 15, the five-day extravaganza highlights 18 captivating live performances spread throughout downtown White Plains. The artists range from emerging talents to world-renowned artists, including four Grammy Award-winners and nominees. […]
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Zeidel & Associates Spearheads Food and Beverage Deals for The Betsy Hotel, South Beach

Zeidel & Associates has orchestrated two pivotal agreements on behalf of the owner of the South Beach, Miami hotel, The Betsy, recently honored with an inaugural Michelin Key rating for hotels. The first, a consulting agreement with renowned chef Laurent Tourondel, who has been with the boutique hotel for many years, confirms the celebrated chef’s […]
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Zeidel & Associates Negotiates Strategic Partnership between Major Food Group and Alta Marea Group

Zeidel & Associates has helped orchestrate a strategic partnership between longtime client Major Food Group (MFG) and Alta Marea Group (AMG), the owner of the Marea restaurant brand. The Westchester, NY-based law firm drafted and negotiated a contract that binds the two organizations to create a powerhouse alliance that facilitates Marea’s global expansion with MFG’s […]
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Yankwitt LLP and Morano Group Help to Memorialize and Honor the Victims of the October 7th Attack on Israel

Yankwitt LLP and its longtime client, Morano Group, are partnering to support Westchester County’s endeavor to commemorate the tragic events that transpired in Israel on October 7, 2023. Morano Group and Yankwitt LLP have agreed to share in the cost of the landscaping services for the creation of Westchester’s October 7th Memorial, sponsored by the […]
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In the News

May 16, 2024

Op-Ed: Superfund Bill Not So Super for NY Businesses

By John Ravitz, Executive Vice President & COO, Business Council of Westchester The following guest article appeared in the May 12th issue of Mid-Hudson News Climate change is real, and New York should continue to invest in energy efficiency, renewable electric power, and other greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies. These actions can have direct benefits […]
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May 15, 2024

Congressional Debate a Lively Exchange on Range of Key Issues

The Business Council of Westchester and News12 co-hosted a debate on Monday for one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races. Rep. Jamaal Bowman and County Executive George Latimer appealed for voters’ support in the race for New York’s hotly contested 16th Congressional District. The one-hour debate in White Plains addressed many issues, including the Middle […]
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May 15, 2024

WIN Program Streamlining Visa Application Process for Foreign Workers 

The Business Council of Westchester’s Westchester Innovation Network is helping Richmond Community Services find employees by matching it with an artificial intelligence-powered platform that streamlines foreign worker visa applications. The BCW WIN matched Richmond Community Services with the software platform Immigr8 to speed up the hiring process through the federal H-1B visa program for specialty […]
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May 9, 2024

Manhattanville Named Legacy Teach-Out Partner for Wells College

BCW Member Manhattanville University has announced it has been named legacy teach-out partner for Wells College in Aurora, NY.   The college in upstate New York announced that it will close next month after 156 years and is among a number of private colleges and universities to announce closure due to declining revenues. Frank Sánchez, […]
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May 8, 2024

Accounting Firms Joining Forces to Expand Presence in Region

Two of Westchester’s leading accounting firms are joining forces to expand their presence in the NYC region. BCW Member Citrin Cooperman, named #18 on the “Top 100 Firms” list by Accounting Today, has announced the successful acquisition of BCW Member Maier Markey & Justic LLP (MMJ), a White Plains based CPA firm. MMJ will join […]
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