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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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Former Assistant United States Attorney and Big Firm Litigator Joins Yankwitt LLP as Partner
Yankwitt LLP, Westchester County’s go-to law firm for high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation, has hired former Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) and Am Law 100 litigator Jason Swergold as a partner. Swergold is an accomplished trial attorney who represents clients in criminal and regulatory defense matters, government investigations, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. “Jason is a battle-tested […]
The Nicholas Center Launches December Diaper Drive. Join us!
The Nicholas Center (TNC) is proud to launch our new initiative, The Nicholas Center Provides, which will support local food pantries and community centers with personal care items, diapers and cleaning supplies. Our TNC participants-Autistic adults, will gain valuable vocational skills training, community engagement and a sense of pride as they give to our neighbors […]
The Osborn Pavilion recognized as a “Best Nursing Home” for 2024
The Osborn Pavilion in Rye has been recognized as a “Best Nursing Home” for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report, receiving a 5/5 overall rating. It is one of only four skilled nursing facilities in Westchester County to achieve a High Performing rating in both the Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care categories. U.S. News […]
Tomorrow, Dec 1st at 11:30 am join me LIVE on Zoom for my FREE 45-minute “Instagram for Beginners” crash course. You’ll learn all of my best strategies for: * How to have a great profile * the BEST content to post * How to write great captions with hashtags * How to gain […]
Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley Event at American Christmas Holiday Lane
Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV) recently announced their partnership for the upcoming holiday season with American Christmas by MK Illumination in Mt. Vernon. This marks the second year for this collaboration and will include a RMHGHV event to be held on Saturday, December 16th at Holiday Lane at American Christmas. Guests […]
BCW Announces Election of Four New Members to Its Board of Directors
The Business Council of Westchester, the county’s largest and most influential business membership organization, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors. The new members for three-year terms are Christina O’Shea-Daly, Ronnie Ram, Dr. Rajiv R. Ratan, and Dr. Frank D. Sánchez. Christina O’Shea-Daly is the vice-president of […]
MGM Resorts Unveils Bold New Vision for MGM Empire City
In what would provide a major boost for the region’s economy, MGM Resorts International has unveiled its vision to transition BCW Member Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts into a world-class entertainment destination, MGM Empire City, if awarded a commercial casino license by New York State. The BCW has been an active and long-standing advocate […]
Canadian-Based Accelerator to Partner with WIN in 2024
In another significant win for the BCW’s Westchester Innovation Network (WIN), the Georgian Bay Accelerator (GBA) will partner with WIN in 2024 to match Canadian innovators with U.S.A. businesses and institutions. The first Georgian Bay-WIN collaboration will pair The Active Reader, an early childhood literacy web platform, with the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester […]
Lifting of Natural Gas Moratorium Is Time to Consider All Energy Options
Today’s official lifting by Con Edison of the moratorium on new natural gas installations in Westchester makes it an opportune time to consider all energy supply options. In its letter to the NYS Public Service Commission dated November 17, Con Edison said that a combination of lower peak demand forecast and increased supply resulting from […]