October's Essential Business Events

Meet the county’s top Hispanic executives, find your next superstar employees, hear from political analyst Mark Halperin, and more at business events taking place throughout Westchester this month.

Hispanic Business Summit

The 2nd annual Hispanic Business Summit, titled “Crossroads to Customers, Capital & Contracts,” takes place October 7 from 5 pm to 9 pm in the Gateway Center Atrium at Westchester Community College in Valhalla. The event will feature networking, panels, and workshops aimed at helping participants learn to expand their customer base, gain access to capital and financial planning, do business with county government, and get advice on business contracts and incorporation. Attendees will also have a chance to hear from keynote speaker Tony Jimenez, MicroTech CEO and Latin Business Today Advisory Board Member. Register for free at http://www.latinbusinesstoday.com/success.


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Hear From Higher Ed Leaders at BCW KeyBank Speakers Series

Four of Westchester’s leaders in higher education will convene October 8 as part of The Business Council of Westchester’s KeyBank Speaker Series. The event, titled Higher Education: Strategies and Traditions, will be held from 8 to 9:30 am at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. Panelists scheduled to appear are: Stephen J. Friedman, President, Pace University; Belinda S. Miles, PhD., President, Westchester Community College; Michael J. Smith, President, Berkeley College; and Jon Strauss, PhD., President, Manhattanville College. The discussion will be moderated by Geoffrey Thompson, Managing Partner at Thompson & Bender. As part of the event, panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing institutions of higher learning, including creating curriculums to properly train the workforce of the future. Admission is $60 for members, $80 for non-members and $440 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the event, visit www.thebcw.org or call 914-948-2110.


Recruiting New Talent Just Got Easier

Meet with the top undergraduate and graduate students, and experienced alumni from 13 regional colleges and universities at Recruit Westchester 2015, the region’s only collaborative job and internship fair. Presented by the Westchester County Association and its BLUEPRINT for Westchester, the event takes place on Friday, October 9 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook. Employee Registration Fees: $450; $275 for nonprofits. For more information, visit http://recruitwestchester.org/.

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Leaders in Sustainability

On October 16, from 8 am to 9:30 am at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, those interested in sustainable business practices can meet business leaders who have achieved Westchester Green Business Certification. They will share best practices with the business community across a wide range of topics related to sustainability. Learn first-hand how these leaders transitioned their organizations toward a sustainable future. For more information call: 914-948-2110.  


The Business Council’s Annual Dinner â€¨

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The hugely popular historian and political analyst, Mark Halperin, will be the featured speaker at The Business Council of Westchester’s 2015 Annual Dinner. Halperin, whose best-selling book Game Change was adapted into an award-winning HBO film, also serves as Managing Editor of Bloomberg Politics and host of Bloomberg TV’s With All Due Respect. He will discuss the upcoming 2016 presidential election at this year’s dinner, which takes place October 27 at the Hilton Rye Town. For more information, visit www.westchesterny.org.


Leadership From the Inside Out

The Women’s Leadership Institute at Manhattanville College’s School of Business continues its Fall 2015 Professional Development Workshops on October 28 from 1 pm to 5 pm with Finding the Inner Fire that Lights the Way to Success. The half day workshop, featuring facilitator Heather Hansen-O’Neill, of Find Your Fire, aims to help attendees learn how to incorporate their strengths on a daily basis, how to adapt and grow their leadership skills, and find the support needed to succeed. Expanding awareness, effective decision making, authenticity, fostering collaboration, and confident leadership will be key components of the workshop. The event cost is $175 per person. For more information and to register, visit: https://community.mville.edu/pages/wli-leadership-from-inside-out.

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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