Monthly Archives: December 2020

Healthfirst Donates 150,000 Meals to Feeding Westchester

Healthfirst, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health insurers, has made a generous donation to Feeding Westchester. The funds will help Westchester County’s largest nonprofit hunger relief organization provide nutritious meals for nearly 40,000 families (or 150,000 people) this holiday season by stocking their Mobile Food Pantry and Fresh Market Program with more than 88,000 [...]

By | 2020-12-18T14:21:36-05:00 December 18th, 2020|Member News|0 Comments

Business Council of Westchester Joins Groups Statewide Calling for Scaffold Law Reform

The following is a letter sent to Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature earlier this month: On behalf of more than sixty-five membership organizations, including trade associations, chambers of commerce, housing advocates, agricultural organizations, and municipal advocates, we are writing to request that you support HR 8222, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2020. [...]

By | 2020-12-17T15:10:37-05:00 December 17th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Podcast Reflects on Pandemic’s Impact on Economy

Business Council of Westchester President and CEO Marsha Gordon and Rockland Business Association President and CEO Al Samuels joined Jonathan Drapkin, President and CEO of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, to reflect on this incredibly challenging year. The pandemic has greatly impacted our businesses – changing the way we work, the way we [...]

By | 2020-12-17T16:45:10-05:00 December 17th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Westchester County Adopts $2 Billion Budget that Cuts Taxes

For the second year in a row, Westchester County Executive George Latimer has cut the Westchester County tax levy by $1 million dollars.  Latimer signed the budget flanked by nurses at the Westchester County Health Department Clinic highlighting the unprecedented year that 2020 has been, and the extraordinary work of our healthcare professionals. Latimer [...]

By | 2020-12-17T15:18:09-05:00 December 17th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Westchester County Looking for Applications for Launch 1000 Program

The Westchester County Office of Economic Development is looking for county residents who may want to create home-based income streams, or launch new businesses or nonprofits. Launch1000 is an innovative, fully remote, self-paced program designed to turn concepts and ideas into business plans and startups. Born out of a global pandemic, the program [...]

By | 2020-12-10T15:49:29-05:00 December 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments

BCW Supports Latest TRIP Study on Bridges and Roadways

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost New York motorists a total of $26 billion statewide annually — $2,959 per driver in the New York-Newark-Jersey City urban area — due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. Increased investment in transportation improvements at the [...]

By | 2020-12-10T15:55:25-05:00 December 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments

BCW Mourns Loss of Rosa Barksdale

Rosa Kittrell Barksdale, owner of Barksdale Home Care Service, and a longtime member of the Business Council of Westchester died this week. She was 84. “Rosa was a much-respected female and African American entrepreneur who was a trailblazer in the home healthcare field,’’ said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council [...]

By | 2020-12-10T16:02:15-05:00 December 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments