Who's In, Who's Out; Upcoming Business Events; Warehouse-Style Space Opens in Ardsley


Roy S. Johnson

Former Sports Illustrated Assistant Managing Editor Roy S. Johnson, a Westchester County resident, was relieved of his Men’s Fitness Editor-in-Chief duties on February 23. Johnson had been a former consultant to American Media Chairman and CEO David Pecker prior to his May, 2007, appointment to EIC.

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O’Connor Davies Munns & Dobbins, LLP, announces that Port Chester resident Ciro V. Cuono, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, has joined as director of the firm’s Business Valuation, Litigation Support & Forensic Accounting Services Practice Group. Cuono, a certified public accountant licensed in New York and Florida, is a certified valuation analyst and specializes in determining the fair market value of closely held businesses in a variety of industries and professional practices, including enhanced earnings calculations of licensed professionals. He can be reached at ccuono@odmd.com or (914) 381-8900.

White Plains-based Leason Ellis, LLP, has announced the addition of Marty Schwimmer, publisher of The Trademark Blog, the first trademark law blog, to the firm’s Trademark, Copyright and Domain Name Practice Group. Schwimmer, who joins the firm as a partner, has experience in all aspects of trademark law, including Internet matters, civil litigation, and international contentious practice. He will counsel clients, prosecute domestic and international trademark applications, and litigate trademark and copyright cases in federal court, as well as handle domain name arbitrations.

 Jeffrey M. Gelb




New businesses, relocations & operations:

The community of Larchmont welcomes orthodontist Jeffrey M. Gelb, DMD. Dr. Gelb has opened his new practice at 2365 Boston Post Road, Suite 104, and he can be reached at (914) 834-3443. Visit the website at gelborthodontics.com.


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914INC.’s commercial real estate showcase

425 Saw Mill River Road

Owned by:
425 Ardsley, LLC
(203) 422-6700

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16,200 square feet, single-story property for lease

Selling points: For use as a warehouse, flex, storage, distribution, and more. On grade, heavy floor load. The building has 16’ to 18’ ceiling heights, one loading dock, and available parking for 20 to 25 vehicles. Located on Route 9A near Mack-Cali corporate parks and with easy access to local highways. Contact Michael P. Rao of the New York Commercial Realty Group at (914) 287-6410 for more details.

Upcoming Business Events

TUESDAY, 3/8/11
The Business Council of Westchester will hold a Business Breakfast Dialogue from 7:30 am to 9:15 am. Attendees are encouraged to discuss business issues with fellow members, and build referrals to grow their business.
Members only online registration is open until 3/4/11, and the fee is $27. The event will be held at Antun’s of Westchester in Elmsford. Register here.

The Con Edison Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program will host a Market Partner Seminar at the Westchester Marriot. Held from 9 am to 11 am, the business to business seminar will focus on how the Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program offers cash incentives and rebates to commercial and industrial customers for energy efficient and gas equipment upgrades and technical studies.
Please register here.

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, and Restaurant 42 will host a Young Professionals’ Networking Reception from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. The cost of the event is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
Visit this page to register.

THURSDAY, 3/10/11
The Business Council of Westchester will hold a Mega Mixer Business Expo from 2 pm to 6 pm. Maximize your potential for business growth along with 1,500 attendees.
Online information for both members and non-members is open until 3/7/11. More information about this special event, which will be held at the Rye Town Hilton, can be found here.

MONDAY, 3/14/11 to SUNDAY, 3/27/11
The fifth annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, an enormously popular multi-county culinary extravaganza that runs for 14 days, will be held from Monday, 3/11 to Sunday, 3/27. Participating restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinners at $28 (excluding beverage, tax, and tip) and many offer three-course lunches at $20.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is presented by The Valley Table. Major sponsors are American Express, WHUD Radio, The Gold Standard, Dutchess County Tourism, and Westchester County Tourism. Others include Harvest-on-Hudson, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, JetBlue, Coca-Cola, M&R Energy, Jeraci Food Distributors, M&T Bank, Hudson Valley Bank, Riverside Bank, Walden Saving Bank, and Empire State Bank.
For more information and a complete list of participating restaurants, call (845) 561-2022 or go online to HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com.

MONDAY, 3/14/11

The Westchester Business Connection hosts an evening of networking and relationship building from 6 pm to 9 pm at Kirby’s Grille & Bar, 345 Kear Street in Yorktown Heights.

WEDNESDAY, 3/23/11 and THURSDAY, 3/24/11
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties will host its Eleventh Annual Business to Business Exchange & Women Leaders Luncheon. The 2011 theme is “Strategies for Success in a Recessed Economy.” For additional information or to make reservations, call (914) 699-6279

THURSDAY, 3/24/11
The Westchester Business Connection presents a Riverview Soiree from the Yonkers Riverview Club, 1155 Warburton Avenue. Held from 6 pm to9 pm, the evening will feature food from fine area restaurants Hasting-on-the-Hudson’s Juniper, Dolphin Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in Yonkers, The Cookery Restaurant, and Harpers on Main of Dobbs Ferry, and Good Life Gourmet, with locations in Irvington and Scarsdale. There is a limit of 80 tickets available; there will be no door admission.

The Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce will host its 2010 Outstanding Business Awards from 8:15 am to 10 am at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion. Awards will be presented for Outstanding Business, Non-Profit Organization of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, New Member of the Year, and the President’s Award. Admission for members is free, guests are $10, and non-members are $15. For more information, contact John Sardy at (914) 631-1705, or JSardy@SleepyHollowChamber.com.

FRIDAY, 3/25/11
Questions affecting the business community will be answered by New York State Assembly and Senate legislators of Westchester and Putnam counties at the Annual New York State Legislators Breakfast, held at the Tappan Hill Mansion (81 Highland Avenue, Tarrytown) from 8am to 10 am Members pay $65, and Future Members pay $80. Advanced reservations are required; there’s a $10 additional walk-in fee.

MONDAY, 4/11/11
Westport resident and social media expert Allan Hoving (www.ahoving.com) will be the guest speaker at the next in a series of ongoing business workshops held at Morton’s The Steakhouse from 6 pm to 8 pm. Hoving will answer questions and surf the social networks live on Morton’s nine-foot projection screen.
Registration for the event is $25 and advance registration is required; contact Kim O’Donnell at (914) 683-6101 or via email at cm.mwp@mortons.com.

THURSDAY, 4/14/11
The Business Council of Westchester will hold its Business Hall of Fame Awards Dinner from 5:30 pm to 9 pm at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.Tickets are $250 for both members and non-members, and registration is open until April 11. Visit this page for more information and to register.

SUNDAY, 6/5/11
The Annual Tarrytown Street Fair, which features 120 vendors selling food, clothing, watches and more, will be held on Main Street in Tarrytown from 10 am to 5 pm. The event attracts thousands of visitors from Westchester County, Connecticut, and the surrounding area. For more information, contact info@sleepyhollowchamber.com, or call (914) 631-1705.

THURSDAY, 6/16/11
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties will host Westchester’s most spectacular Juneteenth event, “10 Influential Black In Business In Westchester & Rockland Counties,” at a location and time to be determined. People of African ancestry who wish to be considered for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties, Inc.’s Influential Blacks in Business Award may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. The awards are open to people of African ancestry who are business owners, or senior executives in the public, private, or non-profit sectors. Call (914) 699-4749 for more information.

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

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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