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New York State Is #1… for Wrong Reasons!

This week the New York State Budget for FY 2021-2022 passed both houses of the State Legislature. The budget, at $212 billion, is the largest in New York State’s history and is nearly a 10% increase over last year’s record-high budget. It contains $4 billion in new taxes granting New York State the distinction of [...]

By | 2021-04-08T15:48:29-04:00 April 8th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Iona College Launches ‘Designer-in-Residence’ and Makerspace Program  

BCW member Iona College announced this week that Rob Kissner, Founder and President of the Digital Arts Experience, has joined the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation as its inaugural Designer-in-Residence. Kissner will work on creating a dynamic Makerspace Experience at the Hynes Institute where students can tinker, design, create and build prototypes for new [...]

By | 2021-04-08T14:01:08-04:00 April 8th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Area Housing Market Continues at Fast Pace with Strong Sales in Q1

The Hudson Valley’s housing market began the first quarter of 2021 at the same fevered pace that closed 2020 with strong sales in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties, according to a report released this week by BCW member Houlihan Lawrence. According to the report, single-family homes sold in Westchester increased 38.9% from the [...]

By | 2021-04-08T16:36:48-04:00 April 8th, 2021|News|0 Comments

PepsiCo Invests in WCC Students in Support of Equity Programs

Congratulations to Westchester Community College (WCC) on its selection as a partner by PepsiCo and its philanthropic arm, The PepsiCo Foundation, in a new scholarship and professional mentoring program that will address the issue of minority underrepresentation in high-demand fields. As part of its commitment to lift up Black and Hispanic businesses and [...]

By | 2021-04-01T14:24:36-04:00 April 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

NY Labor Unions Lead Rally in Support of Downstate Gaming

“A Sure Bet for New York’s Future” Alliance continues to grow supporters with nearly 60 labor unions, businesses, faith-based and community organizations joining forces in support of a full-scale gaming license for Empire City Casino in Yonkers. The Alliance, which is co-chaired by the BCW, recently held a virtual rally led by New [...]

By | 2021-04-01T14:23:31-04:00 April 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

BCW’s Gordon Participates in County’s Vaccine Public Service Campaign

BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon is among the top leaders in Westchester County participating in the county’s COVID-19 Public Service campaign. The County has put together several public service announcements with local business leaders, clergy and medical professionals including County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler and Senior Pastor Reverend Troy DeCohen of [...]

By | 2021-04-01T17:25:15-04:00 April 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Strong Opposition to Proposed Tax Hikes Gaining Momentum Statewide in Business Community

A groundswell of opposition to proposed tax hikes in New York State’s budget is beginning to gain momentum as evident this week in a series of letters sent to the Governor and state lawmakers from the business community expressing its strong opposition any proposed tax increases. And the Business Council Westchester is taking [...]

By | 2021-03-25T17:50:39-04:00 March 25th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Regeneron Reports Breakthrough in the Treatment of COVID-19

A significant breakthrough in the battle against COVID-19 was announced this week by BCW member Regeneron Pharmaceuticals which said a new study found its monoclonal antibody cocktail reduces the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 in high-risk patients. Researchers at the Tarrytown-based company studied more than 4,000 recently diagnosed patients and found [...]

By | 2021-03-25T12:58:06-04:00 March 25th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Pace Healthcare Hub to Help Meet Demand for Nurses and Health Professionals 

Thanks to a $1 million state grant, Pace University is poised to transform Lienhard Hall, home to its College of Health Professions on the Pleasantville campus, into a modernized Healthcare Hub. Pace will add important programing for students preparing for careers in the region’s burgeoning healthcare and biotechnology sector while adding to, and [...]

By | 2021-03-25T12:30:42-04:00 March 25th, 2021|News|0 Comments