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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

Dr. Haris Choudry Joins Burke Rehabilitation as Program Director for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

Haris Choudry, MD, MPH has joined Burke Rehabilitation as the new Program Director for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency. Dr. Choudry’s prior experience and appointments include faculty at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, National Health Rehabilitation, and Associate PM&R Residency Program Director at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. He […]
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The Osborn Launches Spring WellSpring Speaker Series on March 27 with Marta McDowell, Author of Gardening Can Be Murder

Launching the 2024 spring season of its popular WellSpring Series, The Osborn will host author and horticulturist Marta McDowell discussing her book, Gardening Can Be Murder: How Poisonous Poppies, Sinister Shovels, and Grim Gardens Have Inspired Mystery Writers, on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event will be […]
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester and Putnam Releases 2023 Impact Report: Celebrating Milestone Achievements as it Enters 66th Year

Port Chester, New York, March 1 2024 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester and Putnam (BBBSWP) proudly unveils its highly anticipated 2023 Impact Report, marking significant milestones as the organization embarks on its 66th year serving as an affiliate of the esteemed Federation of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The 2023 Impact Report […]
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Veteran Tax Attorney Ira B. Stechel Joins Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP to Lead Tax Department

Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP is pleased to announce that Ira. B. Stechel has joined our firm as a partner and will lead the firm’s Tax Department. Ira is a veteran tax lawyer with more than four decades of experience representing individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Clients value his comprehensive experience in navigating the wide range […]
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Longtime Zeidel & Associates Client Major Food Group Inks Deal with Hard Rock International

Longtime Zeidel & Associates client Major Food Group (MFG) has partnered with renowned hotel brand Hard Rock International on the design and opening of food and beverage facilities in new and existing luxury hotels and resorts. Under multiple master contracts, which Zeidel & Associates was hired to negotiate, MFG will provide guidance on the design […]
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In the News

February 29, 2024

Healthcare Giants to Create Major New Health System

Nuvance Health and Northwell Health, two nonprofit, mission-driven healthcare organizations, this week announced they have entered into a strategic agreement to form a new integrated regional health system serving communities across two states. The proposed agreement will allow the organizations to come together formally upon receipt of necessary regulatory approval. “This partnership opens a new […]
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February 28, 2024

Historic Gift to Ensure Free Tuition in Perpetuity for Medical School Students

In what is the largest donation made to any medical school in the nation, BCW Member Montefiore’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine announced this week a transformation gift from Ruth L. Gottesman, Ed.D., Chair of the Einstein Board of Trustees and Montefiore Health System board member. The historic gift, reported to be $1 billion, will […]
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February 28, 2024

BCW Defends Value of Film and TV Tax Credits

In a recent letter to the editor published in Crain’s New York Business, BCW Executive Vice President John Ravitz passionately defended New York’s film and television tax credits. Responding to a critical study of the tax credit program, Ravitz highlighted the significant and ongoing benefits it brings to the state’s economy. Ravitz emphasized the pivotal […]
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February 28, 2024

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in Practice: Navigating The Difficult Conversation

CLICK HERE to watch Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in Practice: Navigating The Difficult Conversation.
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February 22, 2024

Legislative Agenda Calls for Fewer Mandates, Creativity to Support State’s Economy

The Business Council of Westchester released its 2024 Legislative Agenda and called on state lawmakers to embrace policies that support a sustainable economy and job creation. The BCW produces the Annual Legislative Agenda each year for federal, state and local representatives on behalf of the business community. Among the recommendations in its 44-page report, the […]
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