Business-Events Roundup: September 2016

It’s time to get back to work, so we recommend attending these seminars, ceremonies, and workshops

Meet Successful “She”s

Interested in learning more about high-powered female business execs and how they achieved their successes? Check out Professional Women of Westchester’s September 12 event, “SheShe” Success Symposium. Taking place from 6-8 pm at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Tarrytown, the event features Alana Sweeney, President and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam; Leslie Lampert, Owner, Love Hospitality and 2015 914INC Women In Business honoree; Lisa Kaslyn of Prosper Communications; and Georgette Gouveia of WAG Magazine. Tickets: $15 for PPW members; $20 for non-members.


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Go For the Green

Green business practices have become a mainstay of operational excellence for many Westchester companies. The county’s premier program for promoting such sustainable initiatives is Westchester Green Business-Certified, and they are hosting an open house on September 16 from 8-9:30 am at The Business Council of Westchester’s offices in Rye Brook for recent WGB-Certified members and those who are interested in learning more about membership. It will include an overview from BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon, and a presentation on WGB-Certified by sustainability expert Dani Glaser, as well as a Q&A and opportunity to join the program.


Hear From NY Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Continuing its commitment to bringing the state’s top political leaders to Westchester, The Business Council of Westchester is featuring New York Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie as speaker at its next Political Leadership Series. Heastie will discuss his leadership role in the Assembly and priorities important to his conference at the September 21 event, which takes place from 8-9:30 am in the auditorium at 800 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook. Heastie, who was elected Speaker last February, is the first African American to serve as Speaker of the New York State Assembly. In his first budget as Speaker, he worked closely with members of the Assembly Majority to develop a financial plan that made an historic $1.8 billion investment in the education of our students, addressed the homelessness crisis facing our communities, and gave working families the resources they need to achieve financial independence. Admission to the event is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information about The BCW’s Political Leadership Series, visit

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Honor Small-Biz Whizzes

Join a fun crowd of small-business devotees in honoring this year’s 914INC Small Business Awards winners, 14 of our county’s most successful small businesses and nonprofits. The cocktail event, which includes plenty of networking and mingling, takes place on September 22 from 6-8 pm at The Crown Plaza in White Plains. Tickets cost $25. For more information, contact


Find Financial-Planning Advice

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White Plains-based lawfirm Brown, Gruttadaro, Gaujean & Prato PLLC recently launched a lecture series in partnership with the Gardiner Epstein Group at Morgan Stanley. The three-part program will feature financial planning and legal advice for attendees. The series will kick off on September 22 at BGGP’s offices in White Plains, with a seminar titled “Raising Money Savvy Kids,” which will share insights on how to appropriately talk to and educate your children about money and assets, and lay the groundwork to help them earn, save, spend, and give responsibly. The lecture will touch on topics such as higher education, common legal mistakes to avoid, and what your children should know about money before they move out of the home, whether at college or on their own. To request an invitation to the event, please contact Jennifer Piazza at or call (914) 949- 5300.


Get Schooled in Health Tech

The Westchester County Association’s popular HealthTech event returns this year on September 28, from 7:30 am to 4 pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. Featuring national speakers, medical-research breakthroughs, a pitch contest, and top-notch networking opportunities, the event is a must-attend for anyone interested in the health tech, med tech, or biotech industries—one of the county’s fastest-growing sectors. The agenda includes a keynote address from Tom A. Coburn, MD, a former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma and advisor to the Manhattan Institute’s Project FDA, as well as presentations and panel discussions covering a wide range of topics essential to the growth and success of biotech and health-tech ventures. Tickets cost $275 for WCA members; $325 for non-members. Register online at



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