Here Are Our Top Business Stories of 2017

The most clicked, shared, and buzzed about posts from 914INC.’s coverage of the Westchester business scene in 2017.

With 2018 off to a snowy start, we thought we’d share the 2017 business stories that caused the biggest flurry of interest. Taken from last year’s 914INC print issues and our 914INComing blog, it’s clear that our readers want to know which businesses are thriving here — and why.


10.  Building Company Culture

To woo — and keep — top talent, local businesses are wielding an array of perks and benefits, from unlimited vacation time and free fitness classes to in-office massages.

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9. This Rye Mom is Revolutionizing Baby Sleepwear

Baby DeeDee, a locally-owned company by Brooklyn-transplant Dominique de Bourgknecht, is bringing lux infant and toddler sleepwear to the fore.


8. Danone North America is Latest Business to Embrace a Downtown Westchester HQ

The global company — whose brands include Dannon and Evian — will house 400 US employees at its new downtown White Plains office.


7. Wunderkind Samantha Krieger, 26

Executive Director, The Bristal at Armonk

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6. Could Westchester Be Home to the New Amazon HQ?

The county executive sees Westchester as prime real estate for the Seattle-based commerce mogul’s second home.


5. Take an Exclusive Tour of Jägermeister’s New White Plains HQ

The German liquor brand invited 914INC. to check out its new digs — complete with a bar, a giant game of Connect Four, and a disco ball. (What, your office doesn’t have all that?)


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4. The New GM at the Ritz-Carlton Westchester Tells Us Why Service Is King

We chat with William Yahr, of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester, about keeping up the brand’s legendary image.


3. Is Mount Vernon the Next Urban Hotspot?

Developers are making big bets on Mount Vernon becoming Westchester’s next hotbed for urban living.


2. Here Are Westchester’s Wealthiest People, According to Forbes​

​Katonah philanthropist/investor George Soros and several other county-dwelling businesspeople land on Forbes’ 2017 Billionaire’s List.


1. The 11 Best Places to Work in Westchester

Forbes recently released its 2017 list of America’s Best Employers, and it includes four companies with local HQs, as well as some recognizable chains with a Westchester presence.


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