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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

Stream UnCharitable until Midnight 4/15

HOW IT WORKS: -Sign up at rocofilms.com/film/uncharitable to pay $5 per viewer (to help cover distribution costs). -You will then be directed to an information and registration page. -Upon registration, you will be able to stream the film on your computer any time until April 15, 11:59pm EST. -Invitation code: UJS-JILL TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtaPoh74LIo
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Yankwitt LLP’s Scott Wenzel Honored with Shining Star Award by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Yankwitt LLP, Westchester’s go-to law firm for high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation, is proud to announce that Senior Associate Scott Wenzel was honored with the Shining Star Award at Haub Law School’s 29th Annual Law Leadership Awards Dinner. The Shining Star Awards recognize up-and-coming leaders in the alumni community who have demonstrated significant contributions early in their […]
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Exclusive Podcasts for Your Website

Stay at the forefront of behavioral technology through podcasting and continue to normalize the mental health conversation. Make your podcast available on your website and wherever you listen to podcasts (apple, spotify, etc.) Be sure to subscribe and follow along to our podcast so that you get notified when new episodes become available: podcast.show/bli
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The Osborn Presents Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider’s Guide to Jeopardy! on May 2

The Osborn’s WellSpring Series will present Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider’s Guide to Jeopardy! with author Claire McNeal on May 2, 2024 at 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in The Osborn’s Auditorium at 101 Theall Road in Rye. This insider’s guide […]
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The Rye Arts Center Wants You to Party With A Purpose

Join The Rye Arts Center (RAC) at its biggest party of the year! On Saturday, May 4th, at 7:00 p.m., The Rye Arts Center will host its annual fundraiser at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The Capitol will be transformed into RAC Studio 51, their version of the iconic 70s nightclub, and an […]
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In the News

April 11, 2024

Ridge Hill Ownership Breaks Ground on Phase I of Redevelopment

In a big boost for the City of Yonkers, the owners of Ridge Hill held a groundbreaking this week for the launch of a major redevelopment plan. “It’s good to see a company like North American Properties that has the ability to run shopping centers with the success they’ve had in this changing retail market,” […]
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April 10, 2024

More Than 400 Non-Profit Leaders Attend United Way’s Annual Summit

More than 400 of the Hudson Valley’s Non-Profit Leaders met at the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s 22nd Annual NonProfit Leadership Summit to learn from national experts on how to fashion their organizations into nonprofits for the future. Making the most of opportunities and being prepared to capitalize on them is one of the […]
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April 10, 2024

BCW Podcast Network Is New Audio Destination for Business Professionals

The Business Council of Westchester is expanding their communications platform by launching the BCW Podcast Network, a new audio destination for business professionals. The BCW Podcast Network debuted this week with inaugural episodes of six empowering shows, covering a wide range of topics and genres that are trending in the business community. Starting in May, additional […]
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April 9, 2024

WIN Participant Novel Tutoring Concludes Literacy Pilot Project

BCW Westchester Innovation Network (WIN) participant Novel Tutoring recently concluded a literacy pilot project with the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester to help parents and educators use Novel Tutoring’s platform to teach reading skills to children. The Active Reader Early Literacy Pilot recruited educators and parents to participate in the introductory online workshops. The […]
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April 9, 2024

BCW Joins with Groups Raising Grave Concerns About Amendment to Consumer Protection Law

The Business Council of Westchester is among 30 business organizations and trade associations throughout the state that have a signed a letter to Gov Kathy Hochul expressing their grave concerns regarding the proposed amendments to the state’s consumer protection law found in Part JJ of the Transportation and Economic Development Article VII Budget Legislation. “While […]
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