Business Events Roundup: November 2016

Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

The Westchester County Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals hosts its fifth annual National Philanthropy Day Conference on November 10, with registration beginning at 7:30 am. Nonprofit thought leader Dan Pallotta — best known for his iconic 2013 TED Talk — will be the keynote speaker, marking the first time Pallotta has spoken in Westchester County. Workshops will focus on a range of topics including building organizational capacity, enhancing marketing and communications, putting digital strategies into play, engaging your board, and supercharging nuts-and-bolts strategies. The conference will be held at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown. Tickets can be purchased at; cost is $135 for members and $155 for non-members.


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Protect Your Online Data

Join Westchester Networking for Professionals for lunch at Rini’s Restaurant in Elmsford on November 10. WNFP is hosting the Lunch & Learn: Cyber Security networking event from 12-2 pm, presented by Paul Villanueva, President of Intelligent IT Designs. Learn the steps you can take to protect your online data and avoid being the next victim of cyber criminals while enjoying lunch and making new connections. If you have not already registered, tickets cost $30 in cash only at the door.


Hear from Former White House Official Blair Levin

An exciting opportunity for Westchester professionals is fast approaching. Blair Levin, a former official in the Clinton and Obama administrations and current Executive Director of Gig.U: The Next Generation Network Innovation Project, is joining the Westchester County Association’s Gigabit Broadband initiative as a Voluntary Advisor. WCA is hosting the Gigabit Westchester luncheon on November 10 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. Levin will be the featured speaker at the event. Tickets are $100 for members, $130 for non-members. Register online at

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Discuss Issues for HR Professionals

On November 15 from 8-10 am, the Westchester Human Resource Management Association will host a breakfast program for HR professionals. Located at the Pleasantville Country Club, this event discusses wage and hour issues, federal contractor rules, equal employment laws, and labor organizing rules that have arisen during the Obama Administration. Speaker Michael Abitabilo, Principal of the office of Jackson Lewis P.C. in White Plains, has extensive experience defending single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff discrimination/harassment cases, as well as class/collective actions. For registration fees and information, visit


Celebrate Westchester’s Leading Businesswomen

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We invite you to learn from the most enterprising and successful businesswomen of Westchester County. 914INC. hosts the fifth annual Women in Business Awards on November 17 at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown. The luncheon, which runs from 11:30 am – 2 pm, honors Westchester’s most accomplished executives, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. Our guest speaker is past honoree Katrina Adams, Chairman, CEO, and President of the United States Tennis Association. Adams is the first African-American, first former professional tennis player and youngest person to serve as President in the organization’s 135-year history. Tickets are $85 each or $800 for a table of 10. For more information, visit


Honor Visionary and Leadership Award Recipients

The Westchester County Association will also host the Annual Fall Leadership Dinner on November 17 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. The networking event runs from 5:30-9:30 pm beginning with cocktails, leading into the 7 pm dinner and awards ceremony to honor Alfred B. DelBello Visionary Award and 2016 Leadership Award recipients. Tickets are $300 for members, $350 for non-members; tables of 10 for $2,750 are also available. To register, visit


Rub Elbows at the WNO Meeting

The Westchester Networking Organization is hosting an open networking event on November 21. The meeting is located at the Croton Free Library in Croton-on-Hudson from 6-8:45 pm. From 7-8 pm, Gary Gabaccia will present Confessions of a Corporate Recruiter: as an experienced recruiter, Gabaccia has insights into what hiring managers and recruiters are thinking; he offers common-sense suggestions on how to de-stress your job search and find success. Registration is free; however, spaces are limited. Visit to secure your place at the event.


Promote Multi-Generational Unity

Though Generation X and Generation Y make up a majority of today’s workforce, Traditionalists and Baby Boomers are still going strong — and don’t forget Gen Z on the rise. On November 30, the Women’s Leadership Institute is hosting Understanding and Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce Workshop from 1-5 pm at the Reid Castle – East Library of Manhattanville College School of Business. This interactive workshop provides insight into managing the wide range of generations in today’s workforce and provides a framework for understanding their motivational factors. Registration is $199. For information on group and non-profit/government pricing, contact

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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