April’s Can't-Miss Business Events

A seminar to boost your social media skills, a young professionals happy hour, and a look at the future of Westchester, among the many networking events in the county’s business scene.

Increase Sales Through Social Media
Most small businesses are using social media to market their business, but are they communicating properly to convert their content into sales? An upcoming event from Westchester Networking for Professionals (WNFP) aims to help attendees learn: How to incorporate social media content in your marketing plan, how to create meaningful content, how to conduct social media engagement that will grow your business, how to measure the results, and how to allocate the proper resources to your efforts. Presented by Mike Dardano, owner of Buzz Potential, which focuses on communication services that help small businesses, the lunch, learn, and networking event is on April 13 from 12—2:00 pm at Rini’s Restaurant in Elmsford. For more information, visit http://wnfpevents.webs.com/.

Boost Your WordPress Skills
Join the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce for a power lunch seminar, WordPress 101, which will teach attendees the ins and outs of using WordPress for maintaining your website. The event takes place on April 13 from 12—1:30 at the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce office in Peekskill. Attendees will leave the class with the skills to add pages and schedule blog posts, create links to other websites and your own PDFs, alter the navigation menu, change slideshow images and more. For more information, visit, www.hvgatewaychamber.com.

Calling All Young Professionals!
Looking for an opportunity to meet other emerging leaders in Westchester and the surrounding areas? Check out the Westchester County Association’s (WCA) Young Professionals Happy Hour on April 19 from 5:30—7:30 pm at Lola’s Mexican Kitchen in White Plains. Learn what the YP’s and the Westchester County Association are all about, and how you can get involved. Free to attend, with a pay-as-you-go bar and complementary appetizers; no RSVP required. For more information, contact Joelle DiNardi, jdinardi@westchester.org.

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Honor The New Crop of BCW Hall Of Famers
Celebrate this year’s winners of the annual Business Council of Westchester’s (BWC) prestigious Business Hall of Fame Awards on April 19 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The winners in their respective categories are: Corporate Citizenship: Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, Michael Israel, President and CEO; Entrepreneurial Success: Steiner Sports in New Rochelle, Brandon Steiner, Founder and CEO; Small Business Success: The Westchester Bank in White Plains,  John Tolomer, President and CEO; Women in Business Success: Wendy Wollner, Founder & President, Balancing Life’s Issues, Inc; Family Owned Business: The College of Westchester in White Plains, Mary Beth Del Balzo, President; and Chairman’s Recognition Award: N. Dain’s Sons Co., Inc. in Peekskill, Jeffrey Dain, President. For more information, contact: (914) 948-2110 or visit http://web.thebcw.org/events/Hall-of-Fame-Awards–1418/details

PWW Networking at Winston
Professional Women of Westchester is hosting a networking event at Winston in Mount Kisco on April 19. Meet and mingle with your peers at this powerful women’s group’s latest get-together. The event takes places from 6 to 8 pm;  appetizers and cash bar; $15 per person PWW Members, $20 Non Members. For more information, contact www.professionalwomenofwestchester.com

Pitch to the Westchester Angels
Join Westfair Communications and the Westchester Angels for a two-part event open to startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and spectators. The event, on April 21 from 9:30 am—1:30 pm at BioInc@NYMC in Valhalla, features morning and lunchtime sessions, plus a keynote from David Heath, president and founder of Bombas. Winners will gain business counseling and potential further pitch sessions with the angels. If you are interested in pitching, submit to be considered: http://westfaironline.com/event/pitching-to-the-angels/

What Will Future Westchester Look Like?
Hear from America’s top innovation hubs that are driving the New Economy forward—and what this means for Westchester—at the WCA’s newest event, Westchester: County of Tomorrow, which takes place on April 29, from 7:30 am—1 pm at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison. This conference about the future will cover how other cities have capitalized on public-private partnerships, infrastructure, transit-oriented development, and innovation eco-systems, through panels, networking sessions, and featured speakers including: Silicon Valley: Jerry Sanders, CEO, SkyTran, a revolutionary, high-speed, elevated, energy-efficient Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system; New York City: Seth Pinsky, former president of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Michael Bloomberg administration; Raleigh: Jason Widen, co-founder of Innovate Raleigh, founder of HQ Raleigh; Austin: Susan Dawson: E3 Alliance, tech entrepreneur, former head of Austin, TX Chamber of Commerce; and Chattanooga: Mayor Andy Berke, overseeing the city’s smart-grid Internet and an economy that has been revolutionized. To register, visit: http://westchester.org/article.php?a=654.

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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