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BCW Urges Legislature to Support MTA Capital Plan

In keeping with the BCW’s legislative priorities, the Business Council of Westchester submitted testimony to New York State Legislative committees on November 8, calling for them to support the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 2020-2024 Capital Program. “We are fortunate to have three Metro-North lines serving our county. The investment that is included in the MTA's 2020-2024 [...]

By | 2019-11-14T16:29:25-05:00 November 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Westchester County Executive George Latimer touts tax cut at BCW’s Key Bank event

Reducing property taxes, creating more affordable housing and achieving fiscal stability, were among the goals Westchester County Executive George Latimer says he sought this year when creating his $2.1 billion 2020 spending plan. In a presentation at the Business Council of Westchester’s Key Bank breakfast on Monday at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, Latimer said he [...]

By | 2019-11-14T16:05:00-05:00 November 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Mount Vernon has first woman Mayor, Incumbent Mayors win in Yonkers, New Rochelle

Residents went to the polls in local elections in Westchester’s cities, towns and villages. Elections were also held for seats on the County Legislature and for two County Court Judgeships. These were the first elections in which New York State offered early voting. Shawn Patterson-Howard, a Democrat, becomes Mount Vernon’s first woman mayor after defeating [...]

By | 2019-11-07T16:45:52-05:00 November 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator

In an exciting new move that will further support and enhance the county’s thriving bioscience industry, a new Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator program is now accepting applications. The Westchester County Biosciences Accelerator is a competitive entry, 6-month long program designed to provide entrepreneurship education and regional networking to seed-stage ventures eager to build their teams [...]

By | 2019-11-07T16:51:30-05:00 November 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

A Celebration of Entrepreneurship

From left, Westchester County Executive George Latimer; Terence Finn of Velotooler; Susanne Shoemaker of Undercare; Michael Sellers of Journeyman Bakery; Lisa Albanese of BioSand Bag Filter; Alexander Davidas of DF Media; Marci Lobel-Esrig of SilverBills; Chris Oates of Blue Yonder Brands; Jack Martin of JackKnife Sharpening; Beth Turner and Katie McCorry of Beyond Flowers [...]

By | 2019-11-07T16:06:49-05:00 November 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

BioInc@NYMC Celebrates Grand Opening of Expanded Space and Five-Year Anniversary

BioInc@NYMC, the fully-equipped biotechnology incubator located on the New York Medical College (NYMC) campus in the mid-Hudson Valley, held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 30, to celebrate its major expansion and mark the incubator’s five-year anniversary. The expanded space will allow the New York State-designated Innovation Hot Spot to incubate up to 20 additional [...]

By | 2019-10-31T16:21:28-05:00 October 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

NewYork Presbyterian’s Westchester Behavioral Health Center Celebrates 125 Years in White Plains

NewYork-Presbyterian celebrated 125 years of providing comprehensive, compassionate behavioral health care and unveiled a new name for its leading academic psychiatric center: NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center. “For 125 years, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center has been an incredible resource for patients and families seeking comprehensive, compassionate care for mental health needs,” said Dr. Laura [...]

By | 2019-10-31T13:52:13-05:00 October 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Gas Moratorium Campaign Featured in Wall Street Journal

Richard Ellenbogen, president, Allied Converters. Photo: The Wall Street Journal In writing about the region's gas moratorium, The Wall Street Journal this week prominently featured BCW member Allied Converters as well as the BCW's concerns over a potential energy shortage. In the article, John Ravitz, executive vice president and chief operating officer of [...]

By | 2019-10-31T16:42:04-05:00 October 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

BCW Member RPW Group purchases 100 Manhattanville Road in Purchase

Robert P. Weisz, president and CEO of RPW Group, recently announced the purchase of 100 Manhattanville Road, adding to the company’s portfolio of major properties in Westchester. The 290,631-square-foot, four-story Class A office building is located on 23.75 acres. It was originally built as Nestle’s corporate headquarters in 1986 and was later converted for multitenant [...]

By | 2019-10-24T17:29:20-05:00 October 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Peekskill to Hold First Public Workshop on Oct. 30 for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative

The City of Peekskill will hold its first public workshop for its $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) award on Wednesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center at the Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill. The community is encouraged to attend these workshops and share their project ideas. In August, Peekskill was [...]

By | 2019-10-24T15:56:20-05:00 October 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments