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Power Breakfast a Big Success

From left, Sean Murphy of Murphy Brothers Contracting Inc, Maria Lopez of Tompkins Mahopac Bank; Manny Correia of Tompkins Mahopac Bank; Charlie Dumas of Tompkins Mahopac Bank; Jennifer Flowers of Accreditation Guru, Inc; BCW Vice President of Membership & Programs Sara James; Allison Madison of Madison Approach Staffing; Geri Pell of Pell Wealth Partners; Doug Singer of Falcon & Singer PC; and Craig Heard of Gateway Outdoor Advertising


More than 125 business leaders from both non-profit and private sectors were on hand Wednesday for the Tompkins Mahopac Bank Power Breakfast which featured an insightful panel discussion on best practices for corporate social responsibility.

Titled “Corporate Responsibility Done Right,” the program featured a distinguished panel that included: Craig Heard, President/CEOGateway Outdoor Advertising; Alison Madison, President, Madison Approach Staffing Inc.; Doug Singer, Co-Founder, Falcon & Singer PC; Sean P. Murphy, Vice-President, Murphy Brothers Contracting Inc. and Geri Pell, Private Wealth Advisor, CEO, Pell Wealth Partners. The program was moderated by Jennifer Flowers, Founder & CEO, Accreditation Guru, Inc.

Key themes discussed included factors in determining a social responsibility program that makes sense for your business, a lively discussion about promotion of efforts, internal reporting; aligning efforts with both pragmatic goals and passion, time and resources, communication between donors and businesses, and the effects of a social responsibility program on company culture, identity, and employee retention.

“This week’s Power Breakfast was a huge success with a record turnout. The enthusiastic response to this excellent program underscores our vibrant and caring business community members here in Westchester. It was wonderful to see our members connect about this important topic and think about plans for even greater impact into the future” said BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon.

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