The Top Westchester Business Events In January

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to business. Here are three must-attend January business events to put on your calendar.

WCA Economic Forecast Breakfast

Hear key economic trends defining the market, and what’s in store for 2016 at the Westchester County Association’s 2016 Economic Forecast Breakfast, taking place on January 7 from 8 am to 10 am at The Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown.

Featured Speakers Include Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino; Jack Kopnisky, President & CEO, Sterling National Bank; Barbara Benson, Assistant Managing Editor, Crain’s NY Business; Guy Liebler, President, Simone Healthcare Development; John Flannery, Partner, Wilson Elser; and Amy Allen, Vice President and Executive Director, Hudson Valley Workforce Academy, WCA. These local executives will share their views on economic growth in 2016, giving business leaders a better understanding of the global, national, and local trends that will drive the economy in the year ahead. Tickets are $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Guests may register at westchester.org; Pre-registration is recommended.

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“Hot Topics” Event on Affordable Housing in Westchester

In 2009, Westchester County entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that calls for the development of 750 units of affordable housing by the end of 2016. Taking a closer look at this settlement is the focus of The League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns’ “Hot Topics” breakfast on January 12 at 8:30 am at the El Dorado West Diner in Tarrytown. Guest speaker Norma Drummond, Westchester County Deputy Commissioner of Planning, will provide an update us on the status of the settlement and discuss what the county is doing to address affordable housing needs. The event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. to rtownsleague@gmail.com or call 914-332-1301.

BCW Event To Focus On Westchester’s Urban Centers

Featuring the Mayors of Yonkers New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, and White Plains, the Business Council of Westchester’s next KeyBank Speakers Series event examines the renaissance under way in Westchester’s four largest cities. The event, held on January 22 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, will feature the panelist of mayors (New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, and newly elected Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas ) discussing such downtown projects as LCOR’s $250 million transit oriented residential development that recently broke ground in downtown White Plains; RXR Realty’s $197 million residential proposal on the Yonkers waterfront; RXR Realty’s redevelopment plan for downtown New Rochelle; and an $85-million residential tower to begin construction soon in Mount Vernon’s Fleetwood neighborhood. Admission for the program is $60 for members, $80 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.thebcw.org or call (914) 948-2110.

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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