New York Medical College Offers Disaster Planning for Businesses

More than 75 Westchester community members participated in a two-day course at New York Medical College (NYMC) on December 18-19. From flu to natural disasters, emergencies can cause businesses big problems. Even emergencies that impact employees and not the business itself an be an issue, said Dr. David S. Markenson, the director of [...]

By | 2020-01-16T16:24:04-05:00 January 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

IndieBio Looking for Applications for Life Sciences Start Ups

The IndieBio life sciences accelerator has officially launched in New York and is now accepting applications until March 1st ( Each team accepted into the program will receive $250K, lab and co-working space and mentorship during the four-month program that kicks off in April 2020. IndieBio is looking for early-stage companies where biology is the [...]

By | 2020-01-16T15:39:30-05:00 January 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Arts Organizations Win Matching Funds from Westchester County

Legislator and Art$WChallenge Grants Reception (photo credit: Leslye Smith) Camille Geier (representing grantee Arc Stages), Lynn Sobel (representing grantee Jacob Burns Film Center), Westchester County Legislator and ArtsWestchester board member Margaret Cunzio and Westchester County Executive George Latimer Westchester County Executive George Latimer and the Westchester County Board of Legislators [...]

By | 2020-01-16T16:53:48-05:00 January 16th, 2020|News|0 Comments

End-of-Year Housing Report Shows Shift in Market

The Westchester County housing market has experienced a paradigm shift, and at last fell into balance in the fourth quarter of 2019. Sellers came to terms with the need for overall price corrections and after a sluggish and challenging start, buyers found the improved value landscape that they have been waiting for, according to the [...]

By | 2020-01-09T15:43:27-05:00 January 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Wegmans to Open in June Signaling Rebirth of I-287 Corridor

At long last, Wegmans has announced it will open its Westchester grocery store in June. The Rochester-based, family-owned grocer this week finally announced that it will open its first Westchester store at 106 Corporate Park Drive in Harrison near I-287 on June 7. Wegmans opening is part of an entire repurposing of the I-287 corridor [...]

By | 2020-01-09T16:14:01-05:00 January 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

BCW Applauds Tax Cut for Small Businesses in Governor’s State of the State, But Urges Action on Budget Deficit

In his 10th State of the State Address on Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo revisited some past proposals including legalization of recreational marijuana and announced some new ones including borrowing $3 billion to complete environmental projects across the state. Cuomo also proposed cutting taxes on small corporate taxpayers from 6.5% to 4%, a proposal that would [...]

By | 2020-01-09T17:17:07-05:00 January 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

“Take a Peek” at the Peekskill Printlife Photo Exhibition on Saturday, January 4

Peekskill City Manager Richard Leins; City of Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey; and Shara Hyams, Director of Marketing, Photofinishing at Fujifilm North America Corporation; at the opening reception for the Take a Peek: Peekskill Printlife Photo Exhibition held recently at the Peekskill Central Firehouse The City of Peekskill and FUJIFILM North America Corporation hosted [...]

By | 2020-01-02T14:49:30-05:00 January 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Rising Stars Rise to the Occasion as Volunteers at ANDRUS

From left to right: Rising Stars Jackie Kopcho and Josh Strauss Members of the BCW’s Rising Stars volunteered to serve dinner at this year’s ANDRUS holiday dinner. ANDRUS, a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 4,500 children and families each year, held a holiday party for children, families and staff on December 18 [...]

By | 2020-01-02T16:48:27-05:00 January 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Element 46 Incubator Program Seeking Applications for Next Cohort

Westchester County Office of Economic Development is seeking applications for the next cohort of budding entrepreneurs for its Element 46 incubator program. Element 46 incubator provides training, mentoring and free workspace, to enable startups to develop their businesses within a network of peers. Entrepreneurs are embedded in an existing start-up community within Westchester. To apply, visit [...]

By | 2020-01-02T16:41:29-05:00 January 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

BCW’s Gordon named to Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard’s Transition Team

Mayor-Elect Shawyn Patterson-Howard, the first woman elected mayor in Mount Vernon and first woman of color elected mayor in Westchester County, has announced her transition team which will help guide the new administration. The transition team has been organized into six committees that will address Public Safety, Economic Development, Government Operations & Finance, Health & [...]

By | 2019-12-19T16:02:28-05:00 December 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments