Daniel R. Alcott, partner at Rye-based law firm Dorf & Nelson LLP and the founding member of the Tax Exempt Not-for-Profit Organizations Practice Group, has been included in the 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He has received this recognition every year since 2010.
For the third year running, WTP Advisors, a global tax and business advisory firm, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at one of the most important segments of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.
NEW BUSINESSES, RELOCATIONS, OPERATIONS
The Business Council of Westchester has announced a partnership with the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. Based at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion is home to the Marist Poll that regularly measures public opinion at the local, state, and national level. In the first initiative of the new partnership with the Business Council, the Marist Poll will conduct a survey of Westchester residents this month on key issues in the Westchester County Executive’s race.
WESTMED Medical Group, one of Westchester County’s largest multi-specialty medical practices, has just signed a lease for a new 85,000-sq ft building at 3030 Westchester Avenue in Purchase. The building is currently under construction by Simone Healthcare Development and Fareri Associates in the current Harrison Executive Medical Park complex that now has three office buildings. This will be WESTMED’s 5th full-service outpatient medical office in Westchester, complete with all primary and specialty care services, advanced radiology, clinical laboratory services and state-of-the-art technology all under one roof. The estimated time of occupancy is January 2015.
Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center is giving meeting groups the chance to test their culinary skills – and engage in team-building activities — through a wide variety of live culinary experiences. During the hotel’s Iron Chef Competition team-building activity, corporate groups are broken into three teams and set in a converted kitchen complete with a host of knives, pots, pans and appliances. Then, they battle against each other utilizing components of a market table set in the dining room. Afterwards, there is a two-hour dinner inspired by the dishes created. For more information visit www.tarrytownhouseestate.com.
Westfair Tech Ventures, a “Tech Meetup” group, has been organized by local serial entrepreneur John Arenas, CEO of Serendipity Labs, to provide a monthly forum offering support, resources, and guidance for the area’s emerging technology firms. The group will meet at Serendipity Labs in Rye every third Thursday, starting September 19. Within two weeks of forming, leaders from over 50 companies or technology ventures have joined the group.
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PLUS: Thanks to a refinancing Empire City’s mortgage, an additional $3.7 million in revenue will be added to Yonkers’ coffers.
A partnership involving private businesses, colleges and the Cuomo administration will give students the opportunity to obtain an associate degree at no cost. The Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program, known as P-TECH, extends schooling for students through grade 14, with graduates receiving a high-school diploma, a two-year college degree and a promise of being “first in line” for a job with a partnering private company.
Rockland BOCES applied to work with districts throughout Westchester and Rockland counties, while five businesses and both Westchester and Rockland community colleges will work to devise new ways for teaching math, science and technology. Over the next year, all stakeholders will collaborate to create programs geared toward students with challenges in these areas. The schools will be open to about 6,000 students and will be located throughout the state, while each individual program will come up with an enrollment procedure for students.
The city of Yonkers will receive an additional $3.7 million in revenue, thanks to a refinancing of Empire City at Yonkers Raceway’s mortgage. Last month, The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency’s board approved a refinancing package with tax breaks for Empire City’s $325 million overall debt, including its recent $40 million expansion. Empire City will pay $523,000 in previously negotiated sales-tax reimbursements, plus $3 million in additional payments over the next two years and $150,000 in materials or cash for the Coyne Park Senior and Community Center. Empire City also will pay YIDA $500,000 for its economic development efforts.
HOT PROPERTIES – 914INC.’S COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SHOWCASE
Property: 830 South Broadway, Tarrytown
Brokered by: Mark Blandford, Diamond Properties, (914) 773-6242
Description: One of the great Hudson River Valley estates has been redesigned as a corporate treasure. The newly restored grand mansion is nestled on a 10-acre estate, beautifully situated near Tarrytown House Executive Conference Center. Located in Tarrytown’s historic section across from Lyndhurst Castle, the property offers magnificent Hudson River views, as well as tennis courts.
Availability: This standalone building features 11,760 available for lease at $25.50/SF.
Selling Points: The estate is less than one mile south of I-87/I-287 at the Tappan Zee Bridge Exit 9. The property is a true landmark site in the area with exquisite millwork and wonderful views.
Downside: Space is not divisible.
914 DATEBOOK – UPCOMING BUSINESS EVENTS
Computing In The Cloud
Microsoft Store, The Westchester, White Plains. 4:30-6:30 pm. FREE. Robert Cioffi, managing partner of Progressive Computing (PCI), a computer consulting and network installation, design and maintenance firm, will present a series of educational technology seminars for business owners. The session will cover defining the cloud, pros and cons, when and if to convert, and tips on how to choose the right vendor. Light refreshments will be served. Attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 914- 631-7001.
Wine, Music and Puppies – A Wine Tasting Benefit
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights. 3 pm – 6 pm. Tickets start at $60. Join renowned sommelier Amy Dixon and musician Blessing Offor, both Guiding Eyes for the Blind graduates, for a unique music concert and paired wine tasting experience. Includes a sparkling wine reception and tour of the Guiding Eyes facility. Premium tickets are available and include a gift bag with a bottle of wine hand-selected by Dixon. Reservations required by September 30. Call 914-243-2238, e-mail email@example.com. or visit www.guidingeyes.org.
WCA Fall Leadership Dinner
Hilton Westchester, Rye Town. President & CEO of the Super Bowl’s Host Committee–Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.– a Westchester resident, has accepted the Westchester County Association’s invitation to speak at its Annual Fall Leadership Dinner, which is open to the public. Before October 1, tickets are: $275 (members); $325 (non-members); After October 1: $295 (members); $350 (non-members) Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit westchester.org. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tara Lavery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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