NBC's Erica Hill, Henry Kissinger Coming To Westchester This Month

Plus other major business events to look out for

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Dr. Laura L. Forese To Appear at First Niagara Bank Conversations

Dr. Laura L. Forese, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian—who was selected as one of 914INC.’s Women in Business honorees this year—will be the featured speaker at The Business Council of Westchester’s First Niagara Bank Leadership Conversations event on November 10. The event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at 42 Restaurant & Events in White Plains. Dr. Forese, a noted leader in hospital administration and medical care, has worked to greatly expand the impact of NewYork-Presbyterian in Westchester by welcoming two community hospitals – NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville and NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor – as part of its family of healthcare facilities as well as maintaining its long-term Westchester Division campus in White Plains. Tickets for the event are $60 for members and $80 for non-members. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the First Niagara Bank Leadership Conversations event, visit www.thebcw.org or call 914-948-2110.

WCC to Host Henry Kissinger at Annual President’s Forum

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Westchester Community College’s annual President’s Forum event, Building a World Order: Strategies and Tactics, with former Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger (above) and former Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns will take place on Sunday, November 15. The event begins at 7 pm in the Academic Arts Theatre. The noted speakers will answer such questions as: How best do we build a global architecture of security and cooperation? Can we learn from crucial episodes in recent conflicts and world history? Moderating the event is Lester Crystal, longtime executive producer of the PBS NewsHour and former President of MacNeil Lehrer Productions. The President’s Forum, a fundraising event for student scholarships and faculty and institutional development, has been presented by the college’s Foundation for the past 30 years. Tickets range from $75 to $300. Reserve tickets online at www.mysunywcc.org/events. For further information, please call 914-606-6558.

Former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer To Speak in Tarrytown

To get Ari Fleischer’s insider’s view of the politics and policies that shape our national debate, head to the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown on November 18. Fleischer, a Pound Ridge native and former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, will share his insight on politics as part of an event sponsored by Sterling National Bank. The event takes place from 5:30 to 8 pm; space is limited, so register by November 11. For more information, contact: Stephanie Yaniga, (845) 369-8478, or Phyllis Cimino, (914) 768-6836; events@snb.com.

WCA Celebrates Leadership at Annual Fall Dinner

The Westchester County Association’s (WCA) annual dinner takes place this year on November 19, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown. The lineup includes a special memorial tribute to Alfred B. DelBello, Esq., Chairman Emeritus, WCA, as well as awards for Joseph DePaolo, President & CEO, Signature Bank; Ron Cohen, President & CEO, Acorda Therapeutics; New York Medical College, accepted by Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA, Chancellor for Health Affairs & CEO; and Wilson Kimball, Commissioner of Planning and Development, City of Yonkers (Ms. Kimball was one of 914INC.’s Women in Business honorees last year: https://westchestermagazine.com/Women-in-Business-2014/Wilson-Kimball/). Ticket information: Online reservations taken for this event until 11-16-2015. For event inquires after 11-16-2015, contact Julia Emrick at jemrick@westchester.org or 914-948-6444.

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Meet the Most Successful Female Leaders at 914INC.’s 5th Annual Women In Business Luncheon

Celebrate 19 of Westchester’s top leaders at 914INC.’s 5th  annual Women in Business luncheon on November 20. The luncheon, from 11:30 am to 2 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tarrytown, highlights the most enterprising and successful businesswomen in the county. Erica Hill, co-anchor of Weekend TODAY and a national correspondent for NBC News, will deliver the keynote speech. Single tickets are $85; $800 for a table of 10. For more information, visit: https://westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/Women-in-Business/Tickets/. For sponsorship information, contact Jennifer D’Ambrosio (914) 345-0601 X149.

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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