Iona College Unveils New, Modern Home for Hynes Institute

As the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Iona College celebrates the second anniversary of its founding, its new, modern space in the center of the campus reflects its transformational impact. On Thursday, September 12, Iona cut the ribbon on a spectacular, glass-enclosed space, which was added to Spellman Hall to accommodate the thriving [...]

By | 2019-09-19T15:32:20-04:00 September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Simone and Montefiore Break Ground for Pediatric Specialty Care Center in Harrison

The transformation under way along the I-287 corridor got a major boost this week as Simone Development Companies and Montefiore Health System -- both BCW members --  broke ground on a healthcare development that will change the way pediatric specialty care is delivered throughout Westchester County. Simone Healthcare Development, an affiliate of Simone Development Companies, [...]

By | 2019-09-19T15:06:01-04:00 September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

MTA Capital Plan Would Open Train Service to Penn for Sound Shore

The largest-ever capital plan in Metropolitan Transportation Authority history includes nearly $5 billion for Metro-North, an investment that will help open Manhattan's West Side to Westchester County commuters for the first time and fix aging track underneath Grand Central Terminal. The MTA’s five-year, $51.5 billion capital plan announced Monday will increase spending on infrastructure for [...]

By | 2019-09-19T14:31:58-04:00 September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Joins with TRIP to highlight need for bridge repairs in the Hudson Valley

Thirteen percent of bridges in the Hudson Valley are rated in poor condition, according to a study released by TRIP this week at a press conference with the Business Council of Westchester. The study by the Washington, DC based national transportation research nonprofit highlighted the need for repairs to bridges in Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, [...]

By | 2019-09-19T14:31:00-04:00 September 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Member Dorf & Nelson Recognized for its Diversity and Fairness in the Workplace

Dorf & Nelson recently became the first law firm and first private-sector business to be certified as a Gender Fair organization. According to the Rye-based firm, this certification puts Dorf & Nelson alongside large publicly-traded corporations such as Mastercard, JP Morgan Chase and Microsoft. Founded in 2014, Gender Fair promotes diversity and fairness in the [...]

By | 2019-09-12T14:47:57-04:00 September 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Joins in Opposition to “Employee Lien” Legislation in Albany

As the county’s only business membership organization focused on economic development and advocacy, the Business Council of Westchester has joined with business groups throughout the state to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to veto legislation S.2844-B/A.486-B (SWEAT). This legislation, which allows for the creation of an “employee lien” is duplicative and unnecessarily onerous as there are [...]

By | 2019-09-12T10:04:39-04:00 September 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Member Manhattanville College Opens Center for Design Thinking

Left to right: Manhattanville Interim Provost Louise Feroe; President/CEO of The Business Council of Westchester, Marsha Gordon; Director of Economic Development for Westchester County, Bridget Gibbons; Manhattanville President Michael Geisler; Manhattanville Board Chair Dwight Hilson; Associate Provost for Academic Innovation and Design Thinking at Manhattanville, Alison Carson; New York State Assemblymember, David Buchwald. [...]

By | 2019-09-12T10:01:12-04:00 September 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

News12 Will Now be Carried on Verizon’s Fios Cable System

Verizon and Altice USA have announced a partnership that will bring News12 to Verizon’s Fios cable system beginning in November. Early in 2020, Fios customers will also be offered i24News, an Altice news service covering international and national news, which has a U.S. operation while being based in Tel Aviv. They also will be offered [...]

By | 2019-09-05T16:00:19-04:00 September 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Visionary Developer and Business Leader Robert F. Weinberg Dies at 90

Robert F. Weinberg, a visionary commercial and residential developer who over six decades transformed the landscape and economy of Westchester County as co-founder of the Robert Martin Company, died of natural causes at his home in Manhattan on Sept. 3, 2019. He was 90. Working side-by-side with his life-time business partner, the late Martin S. [...]

By | 2019-09-05T15:11:41-04:00 September 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Lionsgate to launch $100 million major motion picture studio complex in Yonkers

In a game changing announcement for the City of Yonkers, Lionsgate and Great Point Capital Management, a media-oriented investment fund run by Robert Halmi and Fehmi Zeko, are teaming to build a $100 million production facility in Yonkers. Situated on land near 1 Larkin Plaza near the Hudson River, construction of the site will being in November. [...]

By | 2019-09-05T15:03:01-04:00 September 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments